Will Forster

Lib Dem County Councillor for South Woking and Borough Councillor for Kingfield, Westfield and Barnsbury Learn more

Almost one-third of Surrey parents are unable to take up childcare places with most failing to take up the childcare places because it is too expensive according to a recent report published by Surrey County Council. Instead, they have to rely on other family members, particularly grandparents, to help with all or some of their […]

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Latest Rydens Way plans

by willforster on April 21, 2015

This is a final reminder that William Lacey Group are holding another public consultation and exhibition event about building on Rydens Way tonight – Tuesday 21st April, 6 to 8 pm at the Old Woking Community Centre. I would prefer it if Rydens Way was not built on at all, however if it is going […]

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During last week’s Full Council meeting, I called on the Conservatives running Woking Borough Council to require its waste contractor to pay all their staff the Living Wage as a condition of renewing the Council’s waste contract. The Borough Council has started the process of renewing its waste contract – however, as the opposition group we have said […]

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Action on Westfield Avenue speeding

by willforster on April 19, 2015

I am pleased to say that I have succeeded in getting Surrey County Council to agree to consult local residents about installing traffic calming measure on Westfield Avenue. Many local residents have told me that they are concerned about speeding on Westfield Avenue and that the road has become a rat-run for through traffic.  It […]

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Public exhibition on Rydens Way plans

by willforster on April 4, 2015

William Lacey Group will be holding another public consultation and exhibition event about their plans for more housing on Rydens Way. The event will take place on Tuesday 21st April, between 6 and 8 pm in the Rydens Lounge at the Old Woking Community Centre. Although I would prefer it if these plans did not […]

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Welcome clampdown on payday loan shops

by willforster on March 30, 2015

A recent announcement by the Coalition Government will enable Woking Borough Council to keep a lid on the number of payday loan companies or betting shops that are allowed to open in our area. Local authorities and many residents have repeatedly called for powers to tackle problems caused by the proliferation of betting shops and […]

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Outcome of the parking review

by willforster on March 28, 2015

Following my previous post about a parking review into on-street parking restrictions, following the consultation and review – Surrey County Council has decided to implement all bar one of the proposed new parking restrictions. Due the number of objections and nature of comments received, the Council will not install any further parking restrictions outside St Johns the […]

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Woking schools win upgrade cash

by willforster on March 26, 2015

I was pleased to see that Liberal Democrat Schools Minister, David Laws MP has today announced that several Woking schools will receive a share of a £370 million school buildings fund. Good school buildings are vital to making sure that more children and young people in Woking receive a first class education – and this announcement means Beaufort […]

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Report on March Full County Council

by willforster on March 20, 2015

At this week’s Full Surrey County County Council meeting, my Lib Dem colleagues and I proposed two motions that were unfortunately rejected by the Conservative majority. Firstly – we called for the Council to make a stand and oppose any expansion of Heathrow and Gatwick airports. With Heathrow Airport claiming that expansion there would mean […]

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Permanent site for the Hoe Valley School

by willforster on March 10, 2015

Earlier today, I attended the announcement by Woking Borough Council that it believes the permanent site of the Hoe Valley School should be off Egley Road in Mayford. The Council has come to the view that there is no other viable option other than to build the secondary school in the Green Belt.  If that […]

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