Will Forster

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

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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Surrey Half Marathon

by willforster on March 6, 2015

I hope residents do not forget that the Surrey Half Marathon is taking place on Sunday 8th March. As a result, quite a few roads in Kingfield, Mayford, Sutton Green and Westfield will be closed between about 8 am and 2 pm on Sunday.  Local residents directly on the route should have received information from […]

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On behalf of the Lib Dem Group, I have recently called on the Conservatives running Woking Borough Council to reject plans to privatise and outsource services to Captia – and instead seek to share back office functions with other local authorities. The Borough Council have being privately working with Capita for the best part of […]

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Kingfield shuttle bus service launched

by willforster on March 4, 2015

I am pleased to confirm that from today, Woking Borough Council will finally be running a shuttle bus service between Sainsbury’s on Kingfield Road, Loop Road and Woking Town Centre. This free Bustler shuttle bus service will operate twice a day, every Wednesday and Friday, from outside Sainsbury’s on Vicarage Road to the Civic Offices in the […]

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New plans for Rydens Way

by willforster on February 26, 2015

Local residents have reacted angrily to plans by William Lacey Group to build housing on the last remaining pieces of green space on Rydens Way. Supported by the Conservatives running Woking Borough Council, the developers have recently announced their intention to build 15 two and three bedroom houses and 4 two bedroom flats on the […]

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On behalf of the Government, Lib Dem Business Minister Jo Swinson has today named and shamed 70 employers who failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage, including one business in Woking. Between them, these 70 employers owed workers a total of over £157,000 and the Government have charged the businesses financial penalties totalling over […]

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Coroner’s Court opens in Woking

by willforster on February 23, 2015

Last week, Surrey County Council opened a new Coroner’s Court in the old Magistrates Court complex in Station Approach in Woking. Following the closure of the Magistrates Court, I pushed the County Council to buy the Magistrate Court site and take full control of the court complex – the Council already owned the smaller former Coroner’s Court […]

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