Will Forster

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Woking’s ‘Triangle’ buildings to be demolished

by willforster on 24 September, 2020

Next week, work will start to demolish the ‘Triangle’ buildings just south of Victoria Arch on Woking’s A320 gyratory. This is the first stage of a £115 million collaboration between Network Rail, Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council to replace Victoria Arch and change the highway network south of the railway bridge. The scheme […]

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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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New transport network for south Woking?

by willforster on 12 September, 2018

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 of Woking. South Woking currently suffers from poor transport links to central Woking, and Victoria Arch and the roads leading up to it are inadequate for […]

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Surrey and Woking to miss cycling funding target

by willforster on 12 June, 2016

In the run up to last year’s General Election, David Cameron and the Conservatives said they would bring funding in cycling up to the level of £10 per person per year – that is the funding required to ensure adequate cycling infrastructure according to a key parliamentary report. However, since the election the government has been […]

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Victoria Arch

by willforster on 5 January, 2016

I am pleased to report my local Lib Dem colleagues and I have successfully lobbied for a study into how Victoria Arch could be widened to help cyclists, motorists and pedestrians travelling in Woking Town Centre. Network Rail, Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council are now working together to draw up plans for how […]

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Report on Full County Council

by willforster on 16 October, 2015

At this week’s Full Surrey County Council meeting, Councillors debated three motions – one from the sole Labour Councillor and two from the Lib Dem Group. The Labour Councillor’s motion called on County Hall to work with Surrey’s 11 borough and district councils to house refugees from Syria, as well as lobbying the government to […]

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Call for action to save lives on Surrey’s roads

by willforster on 9 October, 2015

On behalf of the Lib Dem Group on Surrey County Council, I have submitted a motion to next week’s Full Council meeting calling for urgent action to tackle the sharp rise in the number of people killed and seriously injured on Surrey’s roads. I have always cared about road safety, but the recently released figures for […]

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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 highest for pothole compensation claims

by willforster on 26 January, 2015

Surrey County Council paid out over £250,000 last year as compensation to vehicles damaged by potholes – the most of any local authority in the country. The County Council received almost 4,000 compensation claims for damage caused by potholes, with the Council being forced to pay out compensation 842 times.  The research by the RAC […]

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Flooding changes transport plans

by willforster on 27 February, 2014

Following the recent floods, Surrey County Council has suspended work on its resurfacing programme and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund improvements, including the South Woking cycle route. Not only were all staff and resources needed to cope with the floods and its aftermath, but the quality of work will be poor if done in the […]

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