Will Forster

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The Lib Dems and I have condemned the complacency of outgoing Conservatives and pledged to work constructively with Central Government for answers, following the unearthing of a letter dated last week and addressed to the outgoing Leader of Woking Borough Council. The newly-emerged letter, signed by a senior Minister, outlines Government concerns about “instances of […]

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Almost 17,000 pensioners in Woking left out in the cold as broken triple lock promise creates cost of living black hole. The Lib Dems and I have accused the Conservatives of leaving pensioners in Woking with a hole in their pocket after breaking a manifesto promise to protect the state pension. In the wake of […]

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Boris Johnson’s promise to provide 85% of homes and businesses in Woking with high-speed broadband by 2025 is set to be broken. Analysis of House of Commons Library data by the Lib Dems has found that just 3.9% of premises in Woking Constituency had gigabit broadband availability in 2021. At the current rate of progress, […]

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The Lib Dems and have slammed the Conservatives running Surrey County Council’s budget as one that fails residents by making them ‘pay twice’ for social care reforms whilst mismanagement sees money wasted, services cut and £200 million held in reserve. People in Surrey will now be faced with ‘paying twice’ for social care reforms thanks […]

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The Lib Dems have set out a “cost of living rescue plan” that would save thousands of struggling families in Woking nearly £1,000 this year. It comes after Ofgem announced earlier this week, a crippling rise to people’s heating bills, with the energy price cap set to soar by 54% to £1,971 in April. Energy […]

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Woking is set to be hit hard by the expected rise in energy bills in April, new figures have revealed. Analysis by the Lib Dems shows that the average yearly bill for homeowners in Woking is set to skyrocket by £557 – the equivalent of £46 a month – once the new energy price cap […]

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The Lib Dems and I have written to the Energy Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, demanding that he backs the party’s call for a ‘Robin Hood’ tax on the super-profits of oil and gas firms, to raise money to support local families facing soaring energy costs. The proposed one-off levy could raise over £5 billion to help […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised Woking Borough Council’s decision to increase the cost of parking in Woking town centre after the delays and problems with the Victoria Square development. The Council’s Victoria Square development was originally meant to open in Autumn 2020, but its opening has been delayed twice. Firstly, to Spring […]

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On Small Business Saturday, the Lib Dems and I have called for taxes to be slashed on small businesses and backed the proposals which would benefit 1,900 small businesses and entrepreneurs in Woking, from cafes and restaurants to high street shops. The proposed tax cut would save small businesses an average of £5,000 a year by […]

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Victoria Way closed until the New Year

by willforster on 25 November, 2021

Last night, Woking Borough Council have announced that Victoria Way will be closed through Christmas and into the New Year due to problems with the new Hilton hotel. There is no doubt this is awful news for local people and businesses in a key time of the year. The Council and their contractors Sir Robert […]

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