Some of these country towns/cities still have their historic Letter-boxes. How nice to see them again. They look so strong and attractive, are painted red just like our new ones, but are far more attractive!
As I was about to enter Victoria Park in Forbes, I noticed a lot of plaques attached to the gate surrounds.
It was wow! Forbes had won "The Australian Tidy Town Award' many times since it was launched in 1968 in Western Australia as an initiative of Keep Australia Beautiful. Towns and Cities receive these awards, if they win the competition for the cleanest, tidiest town. Each year, state and territory winners are announced between August and November. The award is presented in April/May. The awards are focussed on litter reduction and civic pride and how well the town is environmentaly friendly.
It is quite an achievement to win as many awards as Forbes has.
We travelled by car to Forbes. Where to park the car? Plenty of street parking, but take note, parking here is with the rear end of the car to the kerb and the nose pointing out, different to most other Australian towns when parking at a 45° angle.
You will see other cars parked this way, or check out the sign post. Park the correct way so you don't receive a fine.
Some of the streets have "ranking" or "parallel parking," and there are carparks.
The people in Forbes are mostly very friendly... If you walk along the streets in town almost everyone says hello to you...
You will also tend to make new friends at pubs etc easily... It is a true country town... :)