Will Forster

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

Temporary site for the Hoe Valley School

by willforster on January 27, 2015

I am delighted to be one of the first to announce that the Hoe Valley School – a new secondary school for children in south Woking – will be able to open in a temporary site in Woking Park from September 2015. Woking Borough Council have agreed to allocate the gravel parking area of Woking […]

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Surrey highest for pothole compensation claims

by willforster on January 26, 2015

Surrey County Council paid out over £250,000 last year as compensation to vehicles damaged by potholes – the most of any local authority in the country. The County Council received almost 4,000 compensation claims for damage caused by potholes, with the Council being forced to pay out compensation 842 times.  The research by the RAC […]

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People who rely on paying their Council Tax and rent at the cash office of Woking Borough Council are to lose this service in April. The Council’s ruling Conservative Executive approved plans last night to close the cash office in the Civic Offices – despite it handling over 45,500 payments last year. I am against […]

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Accidents on the A3

by willforster on January 12, 2015

My Lib Dem colleagues in Guildford recently launched a campaign calling for the introduction of speed cameras along the A3 to reduce collisions and ease congestion. Sadly, accidents happen all too often on the A3, especially in the Guildford section.  When the crashes are serious, this can have appalling consequences for the families concerned and each time […]

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With the New Year celebrations long gone, the spending plans of the political parties are rightly coming under increased scrutiny before May’s General Election – and official research has already uncovered that the plans of one party could have a devastating impact on education provision in Surrey. According to research from the House of Commons […]

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Consultation on changes to parking restrictions

by willforster on January 6, 2015

Surrey County Council has launched a parking review into on-street restrictions and I want to know what local residents think of the Council’s plans for more parking restrictions across south Woking. The County Council reviews parking restrictions every year and puts any changes it thinks is a good idea out to public consultation.  The plans […]

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A crucial lifeline has been thrown to post offices in Woking thanks to a major Government contract.  The deal, unveiled by Liberal Democrat Pensions Minister Steve Webb, offers support to disabled people and the elderly while also helping to protect the future of the Post Office network. Steve Webb’s deal guarantees the future of the […]

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A library for south Woking

by willforster on December 13, 2014

I was delighted to officially open the new Old Woking Community Centre Library in Sundridge Road last week. South Woking now has a library of its own thanks to funding from my County Councillor’s Members Allocation, support from the library service of Surrey County Council, a hall provided by the Community Centre – and above […]

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Report on December Full County Council

by willforster on December 10, 2014

At yesterday’s Full Surrey County Council meeting, my Lib Dem colleagues and I called for action to be taken to close the remaining gaps in high speed internet coverage across the county as part of the Superfast Broadband project. Sometime ago, the County Council and BT began work on the Superfast Broadband project to ensure that […]

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£1.5 million boost for local mental health services

by willforster on December 4, 2014

Surrey County Council was recently awarded £1.5 million by the Coalition Government to support local people with mental health problems. Thanks to funding from the Transformation Challenge Award, public sector agencies in Surrey should now be able to transform the response to crisis situations with mental health problems.  By developing an integrated mental health crisis […]

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