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.

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June's litter pick finds John rummaging about in the Bradford Road verge. On my side of the road is a typical find - a half-full bottle of pop. Interesting that many of the bottles and cans recovered on the litter picks still contain a considerable amount of liquid (usually beer or cider). The pictured bottle contains half of its dandelion and burdock and still had quite a bit of fizz; the released aroma was a reminder of childhood and the corner shops in the back streets of Stockton Heath (Warrington). But why do people chuck away so much of  their purchases?

Boxfields Road and environs were a tad chaotic today with vehicles parked in the passing places; Dave directs operations with Viki, Howard, Robin, John, Meg, Rod, Brian, Lorraine and Pat about to venture forth, Mike having already departed
Howard checking the footpath behind Springfield Close along a deserted Bradford Road
The Dickens Gate greenfield development begins to take shape blocking important views of the Marlborough Downs, the Clay Vale and Salisbury Plain from one of the highest points in north-west Wiltshire (see other articles)
Herb robert in Skynet Drive with the Redcliffe 170-home speculation slowly filling the designated (by Corsham Town Council, Wiltshire's Landscape Character Assessment and the Core Strategy) 'strategic gap' twixt Corsham and Rudloe
Yellow rattle in Skynet Drive with the Redcliffe 170-home speculation slowly filling the designated (by Corsham Town Council, Wiltshire's Landscape Character Assessment and the Core Strategy) 'strategic gap' twixt Corsham and Rudloe
John at the Rudloe/Corsham border crossing on the Bradford Road although at the equivalent crossing point on the A4, Pickwick, not Corsham, is now designated. These locations are about 5 kilometers or one McDonald from west Chippenham.
John, now in 'Corsham' and, at the end of my picker, more evidence of the distance of one McDonald from west Chippenham
The landscape version of the title photo with the half-full bottle of dandelion and burdock in the Bradford Road
Lorraine in the vicinity of Rudloe Estate's beech
John returning up the Bradord Road in a location which, until last year, was a lovely, rural spot with a canopy of broadleaf and fruit trees but is now ruined by urbanization
Views of the Marlborough Downs, the Clay Vale, Salisbury Plain and intervening meadowland unnecessarily reduced to this. This illustrates how the planning system and our repesentatives have failed the people, the environment and future generations.
Trouble in Boxfields Road as passing places have been used for parking by attendees at LLPF's football tournament
A fairly modest pile today partly due to litter being hidden by summer vegetation growth; John, Robin, Brian, Rod and Pat discuss today's events
Litter pick finished, Robin directs drivers towards LLPF's parking as traffic backs up onto the Bradford Road (the brown pick-up also belongs to a tournament attendee)
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