Will Forster

Former Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Government to invest £95 million in Woking

by willforster on 17 June, 2019

Last week, the Government announced that £95 million would be invested in Woking to revamp Victoria Arch and the A320 highway network south of railway bridge. Since being elected as County Councillor for Woking South in 2009, I have been pushing for better access to the town centre and railway station from the south side […]

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Elected as President of Woking Mind

by willforster on 14 June, 2019

I was pleased to be elected as the new President of Woking Mind at their Annual General Meeting earlier this week. Woking Mind was founded in 1979 to support the needs of people living with enduring mental health illnesses. At the time, it was recognised that many vulnerable people struggling with their mental health were […]

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I was delighted that a fortnight ago, the Lib Dems achieved our best ever European election result in the party’s history and topped the poll in Woking Borough. Nationally, the Lib Dems got over 20% of the vote and we beat both Labour and the Conservatives for the first time since 1906. We now have […]

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Stepping down as Mayor of Woking

by willforster on 21 May, 2019

Last week, after completing my one year term, I stepped down as Mayor of Woking. It has been a huge honour to serve as Mayor of my hometown, to tour the Borough in support of our great community, and to promote my Mayoral Charity – the York Road Project. I want to thank all residents […]

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My Woking Civic Reception

by willforster on 14 May, 2019

At the end of their term, each Mayor of Woking hosts a Civic Reception, and I recently held my Civic Reception at the HG Wells Centre where I was delighted to pay tribute to Woking’s volunteers. When I was elected as Mayor last year, I knew I would be busy – but little did I […]

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Resurfacing for Westfield Avenue

by willforster on 13 May, 2019

I am pleased to say that the northern end of Westfield Avenue will be resurfaced tomorrow. To resurface this part of the road, Surrey County Council will close Westfield Avenue from David Lloyd to Kingfield Road between 7.30 am and 5.30 pm on Tuesday 14th May. The rest of Westfield Avenue was resurfaced a couple […]

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Surrey County Council own a broad range of land and property assets both in and outside of Surrey, with a total value of around £1.5 billion. At the last Council Cabinet meeting, it was revealed that the County Council will be ‘pausing’ investment out of Surrey for the time being whilst they evaluate the use […]

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Queen Elizabeth Way to be resurfaced

by willforster on 9 May, 2019

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing much of Queen Elizabeth Way in Kingfield on Monday 13th May. The Council is resurfacing the eastern part of the road, namely the outside Number 42 to 84 and including the cul-de-sac section. The resurfacing work should only take 1 day, with work taking place from 7.30 am until 5 […]

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Surrey County Council has a statutory duty to publicise the equalities and diversity profile of its workforce annually, at a minimum, as per the Equality Act. However, the County Council have failed to do so. The Council last publicised these statistics on its website in February 2016 – over 3 years ago now. That is […]

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The Lib Dems and I have condemned the Conservative Government for slashing Surrey County Council budget for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by £4,403.72 per pupil in real terms since 2015, resulting in a loss of specialist provision. The National Education Union, which published these statistics on 15th April, has warned that local authorities […]

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