Will Forster

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

Bishop David Brown School Expansion

by willforster on September 24, 2014

Surrey County Council is currently consulting on plans for an expansion of Bishop David Brown School in Sheerwater. If the plans were approved, the secondary school would expand its capacity by one-form of entry in September 2016.  This would increase the capacity of the school from 750 to 900 pupils – allowing 180 pupils, rather than the […]

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The referendum and devolution

by willforster on September 23, 2014

I was delighted and relieved that Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom – however, following the Scottish independence referendum it is clear that there needs to be a radical change in how our country is governed. The three major Party Leaders have rightly promised Scotland and the Scottish Parliament further powers, which in […]

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Woking flies the Saltire

by willforster on September 12, 2014

I am delighted to say that Woking Borough Council has agreed to my request for the Scottish Saltire to be flown above the Civic Offices – the flag is up, where it shall remain until the day after the referendum. By flying the Saltire, Woking – like much of the United Kingdom is now saying we […]

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Fly the Saltire

by willforster on September 9, 2014

In my capacity as Leader of the Opposition on Woking Borough Council - I have formally requested that the Council fly the Scottish Saltire over the Civic Offices in Gloucester Square in support of Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom. The referendum on independence is clearly a matter for Scotland, but I think the rest of the […]

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Blackness Lane Planning Application

by willforster on August 30, 2014

I am very concerned to see that Woking Borough Council has received a planning application requesting permission to build 9 houses on the old greenhouse site off Blackness Lane in Woking Park. I am really worried by and completely opposed to this application – the main reason being that the access to these potential homes […]

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Sheerwater Public Meeting

by willforster on August 29, 2014

I am pleased to see that Woking Borough Council have finally confirmed the date and details of the public meeting about the Sheerwater Regeneration. Following a petition and general concerns (that I’ve written about before) about failings in the consultation on a possible redevelopment of Sheerwater – the Borough Council agreed to organise a public […]

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Morrisons Withdraws Kingfield Store Plans

by willforster on August 22, 2014

Morrisons has confirmed that it will no longer be opening a new store in Kingfield. Last year, the supermarket chain announced that it would open up a shop in Sherpa House on Kingfield Road – but the company has now backtracked and recently stated to me that it is unable to proceed with the original […]

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Sheerwater Regeneration

by willforster on August 17, 2014

In July 2013, Woking Borough Council announced that it and its housing management company, New Vision Homes were to explore the possibility of regenerating Sheerwater. The initial idea was that the Council and New Vision Homes would join up with the social housing and regeneration company Pinnacle and construction company Balfour Beatty to demolish around 500 homes in […]

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Westfield Surgery Extension

by willforster on August 15, 2014

I am pleased that the Southview Medical Practice is trying to expand the Westfield Surgery in Holmes Close. The practice is divided into two surgeries, the largest is Southview Surgery in Constitution Hill but their Westfield Surgery is also a well-used service. With the New Central development now fully occupied and construction on the Kingsmoor Park […]

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Young Carers Forgotten by Conservatives

by willforster on August 13, 2014

At the last Full Surrey County Council meeting before the summer recess, I was very disappointed that the Conservative administration refused to support my call to widen the eligibility of Pupil Premium to include Young Carers. I submitted a motion calling on the County Council to ensure that Young Carers receive more support to enable […]

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