Will Forster

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Surrey County Council’s 5 consultations on cuts

by willforster on 1 November, 2018

On the same day as the Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer said in the Budget that austerity is coming to an end, Tory-run Surrey County Council announced that it will consult the public on plans to cut bus passes, Children’s Centres, Community Recycling Centres, libraries and services for people with special educational needs and disabilities. […]

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Low emission buses for Woking

by willforster on 27 June, 2018

Surrey County Council is set to introduce low emission buses to three bus routes in south Woking. The County Council’s Cabinet yesterday agreed to re-tender contracts for several subsidised bus services in Surrey, including the 81, 462 and 463 services that run in Woking.  When the new bus contract starts on 2nd September, buses on […]

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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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