Will Forster

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Surrey’s 101 service is being overwhelmed by covid

by willforster on 24 November, 2020

The Lib Dems and I have called on Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner to take action to stop the 101 service being overwhelmed by the pandemic, as Lib Dem research reveals 30-40% of non-emergency calls to Surrey Police went unanswered in late summer. In August alone nearly 10,000 callers – representing 32% of total 101 calls […]

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My Lib Dems colleagues and I have said that people in Woking will not forget the actions of Conservative MPs like Jonathan Lord who voted against providing safe and legal routes to sanctuary for vulnerable refugees. Earlier this week, Tory MPs rejected amendments to the Immigration Bill, despite four people, including children, tragically losing their […]

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The local Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to this week vote in favour of safe and legal routes to sanctuary for vulnerable refugees. In a letter to Jonathan Lord, I argued that safe and legal routes are the best way to combat people smuggling and human trafficking and to prevent dangerous […]

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I have today written to Woking’s MP and challenged them to oppose Boris Johnson’s attempts to break international law. The move comes after MPs yesterday backed the UK Internal Market Bill at the first hurdle, including Woking’s Jonathan Lord.  The new law would give the Government the power to override parts of the Brexit agreement with […]

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Safety and speeding in Sutton Green

by willforster on 14 September, 2020

Following several accidents at the junction of New Lane and Sutton Green Road, I have worked with Surrey County Council to improve safety at the junction. Sometime ago, the Council installed new signage, barriers and other safety features to reduce accidents at this corner.  Although this has helped, there is still a problem with safety and […]

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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 and I have called on Surrey County Council to reopen its Community Recycling Centres with social distancing measures to avoid fly tipping.  This follows the latest advice from the Government that stated that Household Waste Recycling Centres can be open, but should have social distancing measures in place. My colleagues and I […]

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I am delighted that the Lib Dems have selected my good friend and colleague, Paul Kennedy, as our candidate to be Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner in the election on 7th May 2020. Paul Kennedy is a former barrister, accountant and actuary with over 30 years leadership experience working in both private and public sectors.  Paul is […]

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The Lib Dems have revealed there were 11 incidents involving offensive weapons on trains or at rail stations in Woking since 2017.  9 incidents occurred at Woking Station, including 3 so far this year. My Lib Dem colleagues and I think the new figures show the utter failure of Conservative Ministers to keep people safe from […]

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Egley Road speed limit to be lowered

by willforster on 6 February, 2020

Surrey County Council has agreed to my request to lower the speed limit on Egley Road outside the Hoe Valley School. The A320 between Mayford and Woking currently has a 40 mph speed limit.  However, following the opening of the new school, both the County Council and Police have agreed to lower the limit to 30 […]

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