Will Forster

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Claremont Avenue resurfacing

by willforster on 1 July, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Claremont Avenue on Monday 6th July. The Council originally hoped to resurface the road on 10th June, but had to postpone the work as a result of a sinkhole on Guildford Road. Thankfully, the resurfacing work has been rescheduled.  The Council will commence work at 7 am, and should be finished […]

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The Lib Dems have called on the Government to commit to a Summer Learning Fund that would support almost 1,500 disadvantaged children across Woking to get ready for returning to school. Lib Dem Education Spokesperson Layla Moran, who welcomed the Government’s u-turn on free school meals, warned further action was needed to “ensure no child […]

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I am pleased to say that last night, Woking Council’s Planning Committee overwhelmingly voted to refuse plans to build 1,100 flats and a 9,000 capacity stadium at Woking Football Club’s ground in Kingfield and Westfield. Following speeches against the proposals by a representative of the South Woking Action Group and local councillors, members of the […]

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The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to back calls for a review of the no-deal Brexit impact assessments in light of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter addressed to Woking’s MP, Jonathan Lord, I wrote that: “as the Prime Minister continues to refuse to rethink his position on […]

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The Lib Dems and I have succeeded in getting the Department for Transport to look into flexible rail tickets to help commuters getting back to work after the coronavirus pandemic. With traditional season tickets unlikely to be attractive for many commuters in the future, the Lib Dems have called on the Government and train companies […]

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Surrey Police write off 36,000 unsolved crimes

by willforster on 16 June, 2020

An investigation by the Lib Dems has uncovered that 36,284 crimes were closed by Surrey Police last year without a suspect being identified. Data from the Home Office reveals that Police in England and Wales abandoned 2.2 million crimes in 2019, including more than 300,000 burglaries in 2019 – with a third of forces closing […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to extend furlough support and bring forward bespoke packages of support for key sectors, such as hospitality, or face local unemployment. Acting leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join the campaign to protect workers, said thousands of families face “financial uncertainty” and […]

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A review by a cross-party task group into the decision to build a 9,000 capacity stadium and 1,100 flats at Woking Football Club’s ground has heavily criticised the decision-making process behind the plans. Following the announcement of plans to redevelop the football ground with a £250 million loan from Woking Borough Council, there has been […]

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South Woking roads to be resurfaced

by willforster on 29 May, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Claremont Avenue, New Lane and Robin Hood Lane on 10th June. All three of these roads will be closed to through traffic from 7 am to 6 pm, but access will be maintained for local residents. With roads being very quiet during the coronavirus lockdown, it is an ideal time […]

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On behalf of the Lib Dems, I have written to Woking’s MP Jonathan Lord, urging him to “end the distractions” and support calls for scandal-hit Dominic Cummings to go, so the country can focus on the coronavirus emergency. In the letter, I urge all Conservative MPs to “put the interests of your constituents first, end […]

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