Viki and a big woolly thistle in Bradford Road (photos by Jane Roberton)
Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.
Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.
Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!
Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.
Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/
It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.
Contact rudloescene through the 'Contact' page.
What is Howard celebrating? England winning their last 16 match in the World Cup? No, it's not played yet. France and Uruguay winning their matches? Perhaps not. No, in fact we're both celebrating a tranquil Bradford Road closed to through traffic. We're celebrating the difference between peace, quiet, birdsong, winged insects buzzing, the scents of summer and the mayhem of constant, racing, noisy traffic.
This was further brought into focus when an idiot in a black Audi A3, reg no. RJ14 FUU, whizzed by us, far too close and far too fast. He was clearly on an urgent mission to the back end of Rudloe Estate as a short while later he came shooting out of the estate on the wrong side of the road and headed off down Skynet Drive.
This illustrates unambiguously the attitude of Corsham and Box councillors towards Rudloe. Whilst proposed developments in Corsham town or Box village are resolutely resisted, these councillors have actively thrown Rudloe to the wolves by, for example, voting in favour of speculative, greenfield development here (at the March 2014 Northern Area Planning Committee meeting).