BlazeAid finishes up in the Forbes region

After a mammoth effort from volunteers, involving putting up 41.7km of fencing BlazeAid have finished up their work in the Forbes region.

The BlazeAid volunteers have packed up after helping to put up 41.7km of fences. File photo.

The BlazeAid volunteers have packed up after helping to put up 41.7km of fences. File photo.

The volunteer-based organisation BlazeAid set up in Forbes in early January to provide assistance to landholders affected by the recent flood.

In the three months that they were here, 46 volunteers from around the country travelled to Forbes to assist farmers and landholders to clear and rebuild damaged fencing.

BlazeAid's Dawn Grigg said over the last three months their volunteers had cleared 41.7km of fencing, installing new fencing along 15.6km.

The volunteers were able to install and repair this fencing in 41 of the 45 properties that had registered interest for help. For the remaining properties volunteers had run out of time to complete them.

Ms Griggs said they had a fantastic time helping out in Forbes and glad they were able to help the farmers, even though they sadly couldn't get to them all.

BlazeAid volunteers assisted people in the Bedgerabong, Grenfell, Garema and Wirrinya area

The volunteers have now dispersed, some going home while others have gone on to BlazeAid projects at Coolah and Grafton.

Forbes Shire Council Mayor Phyllis Miller sincerely thanked the last five BlazeAid volunteers in Forbes as they packed up their base and accommodation after working in the Forbes district for three months.

"These volunteers worked tirelessly alongside the rural families and rebuild and reclaim fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed," Cr Miller said.

"These amazing people have worked hard in the summer heat and in very difficult circumstances to assist families and famers after the substantial flood damage sustained in the most recent floods," Cr Miller added.

Catering officer and Parkes volunteer, Alicia Westcott, said being a part of BlazeAid was about working towards making life better for each other.