Will Forster

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

The Lib Dem priorities for Woking Council‏

by willforster on 18 April, 2016

The Lib Dems have announced our top three priorities for Woking Borough Council.  The local Lib Dems and I are prioritising changing the current Conservative Council’s development plans, lowering business rates on small independent businesses and freezing parking charges – if we run the Council after the upcoming elections. Woking Council is currently run by the Conservatives, but […]

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Council announces school bus cuts

by willforster on 14 April, 2016

Surrey County Council has announced it will cut several school bus services in September 2016. The County Council already cut 24 school bus services at the start of the current academic year, but it is now going to cut a further 14 services that serve schools. These cuts include the E331 and E332 buses that serve St […]

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Possible crossing on Vicarage Road

by willforster on 12 April, 2016

Surrey County Council is considering building a pedestrian crossing on Vicarage Road to cater for the growing number of pedestrians travelling between the new development off Balfour Avenue and the shops in Kingfield. There are several footpaths that connect the Moor Lane – now called Kingsmoor Park – development with Vicarage Road.  These paths are […]

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Woking Lib Dems launch election campaign

by willforster on 11 April, 2016

The Lib Dems have launched our election campaign for the Woking Borough Council elections on May 5th by announcing a full slate of 30 candidates across the new 10 wards in the borough. Only the Conservatives and Lib Dems have nominated 30 candidates for the 30 new Council seats – this goes to show that […]

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Surrey County Council gets £1 million for potholes

by willforster on 7 April, 2016

The government has announced today that it will grant £50 million to local authorities to tackle potholes, just over £1 million of this funding will go to Surrey County Council to improve our local roads. This all sounds good news – I know from talking to local residents and looking at our roads, that potholes and […]

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Sinkhole in Old Woking Road

by willforster on 5 April, 2016

On 23rd March, Surrey County Council started doing emergency road repairs at the junction of Old Woking Road and White Rose Lane following the appearance of a sinkhole.When the Council’s highways team started to repair the road surface, they found that the damage had been caused by a utility company’s previous roadworks at the junction. […]

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Following a Lib Dem motion in December, during yesterday’s Full Surrey County Council meeting the Leader of the Council announced that the Council will spend £20 million on resurfacing more than 200 miles of Surrey’s pavements over the next 6 years. I am delighted the Conservative administration at County Hall have agreed to invest in […]

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Council U-turns on Mayford speed limit rise

by willforster on 11 March, 2016

I am pleased to report that Surrey County Council has U-turned on plans to raise the speed limit on Smarts Heath Road in Mayford. The County Council had wanted to raise the speed limit on the section of Smarts Heath Road, west of the railway bridge, from 30 mph to 40 mph as a significant […]

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Kingfield Post Office closed

by willforster on 10 March, 2016

I was shocked to find out that the Kingfield Post Office closed on 1st March. The Post Office temporarily closed at 5.30 pm on 1st March 2016, following the resignation of the branch’s postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use. The Post Office is currently investigating the options available which will […]

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A Local Government Association report released last week shows that councils fear that the Conservative housing bill will see a sell off of homes that will not be replaced and a rocketing of homelessness in communities across Britain. The survey of local authorities, treated as a snapshot by the Local Government Association laid out their […]

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