Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate in Woking, Deputy Mayor of Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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The Conservatives running Surrey County Council have announced plans to close four Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). These plans follow on from the introduction of hugely unpopular charges to use the CRCs last year which were forced through by the Tory Cabinet, despite widespread opposition by residents and the Lib Dem opposition. The County Council has […]

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As wrote yesterday, the Lib Dems have announced we would boost investment in police forces by £300 million a year – this is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing.  Theresa May, as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2 billion, eroding the […]

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The Lib Dems have launched our manifesto plans yesterday for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police. The Party’s landmark policy would give the people the final say on the Brexit deal which would include the option to remain in the EU. The Lib Dems […]

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Yesterday, the Lib Dems have announced we would end years of pay restraint for nurses, teachers and police in Woking by lifting the 1% cap on public sector pay and increases wages in line with inflation. Under Lib Dem plans, the 9,539 teachers working in Surrey schools would get an average pay rise of £903 by 2021, while […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues at County Hall and I have welcomed the news that the Conservative administration on Surrey County Council has finally agreed to scrap the 4 Cabinet Associate posts which have so far cost the taxpayer nearly two hundred thousand pounds since they were introduced. The Lib Dems have consistently called for these posts […]

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Following a question in the House of Lords by Surrey based Lib Dem environment spokesperson, Baroness Kate Parminter, it has again been confirmed that DIY waste should be disposed of for free. The Conservative Minister Lord Bourne, stated in a written answer on 20th March 2017 that DIY waste is household waste and should therefore be […]

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Speed cushions approved for Westfield Avenue

by willforster on 21 February, 2017

Surrey County Council has agreed to install speed cushions on Westfield Avenue after the plans were approved by local residents in a public consultation. Last year, I got the Council to agree to a full consultation of the residents who live on Westfield Avenue and the roads off it on whether they want traffic calming […]

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Call for Woking Council to oppose tip charges

by willforster on 1 February, 2017

The Lib Dems and I are calling on Woking Borough Council oppose Surrey County Council’s decision to charge residents for bringing construction and DIY waste to local tips as it could increase fly tipping. In September 2016, the County Council introduced charges for construction and DIY waste, gas bottles and car tyres at Community Recycling […]

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Street lights to be turned off at night

by willforster on 30 January, 2017

Surrey County Council is adopting what it calls a ‘Part Night Lighting Policy’ for street lights, which involves switching off the majority of lights between midnight and 5 am. Across Surrey, the County Council has 89,000 street lights and it is going to turn off around 55,000 lights for most of the night in order to save […]

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One of my Lib Dem colleagues at County Hall has written to a Government Minister asking him to scrap Surrey County Council’s unpopular charges for taking household waste to Community Recycling Centres. Lib Dem Councillor Stephen Cooksey, has written to Marcus Jones, Minister for Local Government, as part of our long-running campaign against the charges.  The unpopular fees were […]

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