Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Woking, Opposition Leader on Woking Borough Council and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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1,860 3-4 year-olds in Surrey would benefit from Lib Dem plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, with gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The cash would triple the funding to £1,000 per pupil per year – up from £302 in […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have strongly criticised Surrey County Council’s plans to axe millions from essential services for local residents. Highway and road safety and budgets will be hit as millions of pounds are taken away from essential Council services, and there will be a £735,000 reduction in the public transport budget as […]

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Votes at 16

by willforster on 11 January, 2016

The Lib Dems have been campaigning to give 16 and 17 year olds the vote for sometime now.  Unfortunately, the Conservative Government has refused to allow young people the vote in the upcoming European Referendum – but the Lib Dems are now pushing to allow 16 and 17 year olds the vote in local elections. […]

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Latest Rydens Way plans

by willforster on 21 April, 2015

This is a final reminder that William Lacey Group are holding another public consultation and exhibition event about building on Rydens Way tonight – Tuesday 21st April, 6 to 8 pm at the Old Woking Community Centre. I would prefer it if Rydens Way was not built on at all, however if it is going […]

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Report on March Full County Council

by willforster on 20 March, 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 10 March, 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 6 March, 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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Kingfield shuttle bus service launched

by willforster on 4 March, 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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Vicarage Road Closure

by willforster on 28 October, 2014

The Kingsmoor Park development has been causing serious inconvenience to local residents around the development site in Westfield since construction work started in November 2013 – unfortunately, that inconvenience is about to get a whole lot worse and will soon impact many more people. In order to upgrade the sewage infrastructure for that development, Thames Water […]

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Report on the December County Council

by willforster on 16 December, 2013

The focus of last week’s Full Surrey County Council meeting was on the five motions submitted for debate – three from the Lib Dem Group, one from the majority Conservative Group and the other from Labour. The living wage The first was from the one Labour County Councillor calling for the Council to pay the […]

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