New to Forbes? This event is for you

Forbes Shire Council is holding a "Welcome to Forbes" reception for new residents at the Forbes Sports and Recreation Club on November 15.

This fun night is an opportunity for new residents to get to know a little bit more about the community they have moved to as well as meet the councillors and local organisations from the Shire.

"After the success of our first Welcome to Forbes event we can't wait to welcome our newest residents to town," says Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM said.

"The relaxed evening makes it easy for even the most reserved people to meet new people and find out a little more about the town you have moved to.

"With the warm nights upon us a low key game of barefoot bowls will definitely be in order. "

The event is a casual affair and a chance to get together with drinks and light refreshments from our local caterers.

"When you move somewhere new you have many questions, such as what are the childcare options like in town, what sporting clubs you can join or who does the best steak!" Mayor Miller said.

"It will also give people an opportunity to talk with others who are in the same boat. It is always nice to know you are not alone in this community."

This will be a bi-annual event as the number of new people to Forbes is ever increasing.

Call the council's Community Relations officer Kimberley Ryan by Wednesday 13th November on 6850 2300 or email community@forbes.nsw.gov.au to book your spot.

Forbes Shire Council hosted its first "welcome to Forbes" event earlier this year and it was a great success. Photo supplied.

Forbes Shire Council hosted its first "welcome to Forbes" event earlier this year and it was a great success. Photo supplied.