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.


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7th November 2021 - John P, a man on a mission, in Skynet Drive

The troops gather for the November litter pick: Gordon, Rod, John P, Lorraine, Derrick, Madeleine and John H are entranced by the tale of a fish that Dave recently caught. Meanwhile Dave's grandson and hound stand by. Mike has already departed.
Dave and entourage take the high road (formerly with fabulous view) to the rear of Springfield Close
Dave and entourage now join forces with Gordon for the advance to the east
As yet (watch this space) unidentified fungi in the Bradford Road verge
'Wildflower' verge (presumably Bellway is responsible) adjacent to Dickens Gate with attenuation (SUDS) pond beyond
A closer look at the Dickens Gate SUDS which, unlike its equivalents on other estates (Copenacre, Park Place) is well-filled. Maybe its the nature of the ground here but I would have thought that the geology is much the same at all three sites.
Beech woodland and wildflower verge border the Bradford Road with Rudloe Estate beyond and the northern edge of the SUDS pond at right
We must drag this armchair out of the beech woodland and get Wiltshire Council to take it away (on the litter-pick 'to do' list)
Bradford Road woodland from the remaining miscanthus field. Another planning application for around 100 homes is in the offing for this one remaining green field to the south of the Bradford Road.
A south-west view of the SUDS pond with Dickens Gate at left and beech woodland beyond
And yet another view of the pond from Skynet Drive. Interesting that, with around 250 homes on Rudloe Estate and a further 26 to be added if GreenSquare's Rudloe Regeneration plan goes ahead (heaven forbid), no SUDS pond is planned there.
Road surfacing machine parked in Skynet Drive. Zis machine is, of course, German - ven vill we be 'taking back control'?
Field maple from the Park Place side of the Bradford Road verge
The Rudloe Estate beech
This month's haul, eleven bags, will be collected by Wiltshire Council's French contractor, idverde, tomorrow. Taking back control?
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