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.
'Scheduled' litter picking resumes having not been supported by Wiltshire Council over the past two months during the third Covid lockdown. April's litter pick fell on Easter Sunday so the turnout was lower than usual. This was also the first weekend following the relaxation of Covid rules on meeting outdoors; the 'group of six' or 'two arseholes' rules came into force last Monday, 29th March 2021. I'm not sure about that second rule, maybe I misheard but there are certainly some arseholes out and about these days. In Boxfields Road, Dave encountered a family of four whose senior member trumpeted "Get out of my way"; he should learn that such arrogance is not tolerated in Rudloe.
The title picture shows a quiet Bradford Road with the first of many McDonald's cups found today. The same mentality that believes that queueing for a McDonald's onto a busy roundabout and then onto a major arterial road (the A350) is acceptable, is also that which believes that chucking your detritus out of the car window is acceptable. But things are about to get worse, both on the A350 and our verges, as a new KFC (Kentucky Fried Crap) will open shortly at the 'McDonald's' (formerly Chequers) roundabout.
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