Fiona Farrell, author of “The Villa at the Edge of the Empire” was the guest speaker yesterday at the AGM of the Avon Loop Planning Association.
I chair this association, and was pleased that so many members came on such a wintry day. We enjoyed hearing Fiona talk about how she wrote the book, especially as our area features so prominently in it. The Avon Loop community has struggled since two-thirds of our residents were forced out by CERA’s red-zoning. Many of the members who came yesterday live near the Loop, not actually in it, and some are new members. They appreciate the events held in our community cottage, and care about the area. Fiona and Juliet Nicholas have also produced a booklet with photos and interviews from six households who were forced to leave the Loop.
This is being published by CEISMIC and will shortly be available as a free e-book.
“It’s good to have our stories told
as new developments unfold.”