Will Forster

Lib Dem Borough Councillor for Hoe Valley and County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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Blanchards Hill to be resurfaced

by willforster on 20 April, 2021

Surrey County Council will resurface Blanchards Hill in Sutton Green from 6th May. The Council will start resurfacing Blanchards Hill at 8 am on Thursday May 6th – Polling Day. The resurfacing may take up to 3 days to complete, with work happening between 8 am and 4.30 pm each day. I asked the Council […]

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My Lib Dem colleague, Paul Kennedy, who is running to be Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner in the election, is calling for a return to proper community policing, as half of all people say they never see police patrols in their local area. New analysis by the Lib Dems reveals that 32,229 crimes reported to […]

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45% of Surrey Conservatives are stepping down

by willforster on 13 April, 2021

Following publication of the list of candidates for this year’s Surrey County Council elections, it has emerged that 25 out of 56 Conservative County Councillors are stepping down – a dropout rate of 45%. The decision of so many Tory Councillors to leave office comes less than a year after the County Council was heavily […]

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Lib Dems get Woking Station’s subway improved

by willforster on 12 April, 2021

Following a request from Lib Dem Councillors, Woking Borough Council has committed to improving the subway under Woking Station. My colleague, Councillor Liam Lyons, got unanimous support for his motion during last week’s Full Council meeting.  The Lib Dem Group called on the Council to take advantage of the significantly lower numbers of pedestrians using […]

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Calling on the Council to improve Woking’s parks

by willforster on 8 April, 2021

The Lib Dems and I are calling on Woking Borough Council to improve its parks and open spaces as more people have been using them during the pandemic. With the coronavirus restrictions encouraging people to stay local, residents are spending a lot more time in the Borough’s green spaces. However, Woking’s parks and open spaces […]

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Lib Dems launch their May election campaign

by willforster on 7 April, 2021

Yesterday, Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey officially launched the Lib Dems Local Elections campaign.  Ed, at the Lib Dems digital launch, asked voters to send a message to the Conservatives to do more to support local communities like those in Woking. Delivering his launch speech he said: “By voting Lib Dem this May you will be […]

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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 6 April, 2021

Surrey County Council is consulting on the Woking Parking Review, which is the Council’s plan to change parking restrictions in various places in Woking. The Council is consulting the public about changes to several roads in my Woking South division. On Kingfield Drive Following requests from local people, the Council wants to install a double […]

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Resurfacing in Sutton Green

by willforster on 1 April, 2021

I am pleased to say Surrey County Council has agreed to resurface part of Blanchards Hill and all of Whitmoor Lane in May. Both these Sutton Green roads are not in a good state and really need doing.  That is why next month, the Council will resurface all of Whitmoor Lane and the section of Blanchards […]

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Lib Dems demand review into Eco Park failings

by willforster on 31 March, 2021

The Lib Dems and I have called for a review into Surrey County Council’s failed attempt to build an ‘Eco Park’ to process much of Surrey’s household waste after it was revealed that the Council is in legal proceedings with the builder of the facility. At the Full Council meeting earlier this month, the Cabinet […]

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Surrey County Council creates an ‘HGV Watch’

by willforster on 30 March, 2021

Following concerns from local people about HGVs, Surrey County Council is launching an ‘HGV Watch’ to empower local communities to tackle the problem. The County Council has created many weight restriction orders to stop inappropriate movement of HGVs, but both the Council and Police struggle to enforce these restrictions.  So following a trial scheme in Chobham, […]

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