What is it that you like about living in Forbes?
Brian Clarke is Captain of the Forbes Fire Brigade. He’s lived in Forbes all his life and reckons that in a few years he’ll retire here. He likes the town and what it offers, and really can’t see any point in moving somewhere else. His family ties here are very strong and the town has been very solid in providing employment opportunities, firstly
with the Council and then with the fire brigade.
Brendon Allegri is a Property Sales and Marketing Executive with Ray White Forbes. He is born and bred in Forbes, and, for him too, closeness to family is a huge factor in keeping him there. It’s a small community and provides a nice place to live. The lake provides a great setting for picnics and general relaxation – something that most nearby towns don’t have.
Phyllis Miller is Mayor of Forbes Shire and has been here for just over 40 years. She loves the place because of the loyalty that the other residents have shown her in good times and bad, especially when her son John was killed in
a car accident. They obviously love her, too, since she’s never been run to preferences in a ballot for a position
on Council. She’s very proud of what she’s achieved for Forbes, especially in attracting business to the town.