Will Forster

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

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Surrey County Council’s property empire

by willforster on 9 October, 2017

During tomorrow’s Full Council meeting, the Lib Dem Group will call on the Conservatives running Surrey County Council to stop further investment in commercial property outside of Surrey and to instead prioritise Council owned vacant buildings to either be used to provide services or to be sold or let. The County Council has invested in […]

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Pavement widening on Guildford Road

by willforster on 1 October, 2017

On Monday, Surrey County Council will start work on widening the pavement on Guildford Road by Claremont Avenue in order to improve pedestrian safety. I am delighted this work is finally happening – it is something I have been pushing on for years.  Being very close to Greenfields School and Woking Park, this pavement is […]

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Over 90% secondary schools in Surrey are full or oversubscribed in Year 7 this term, research by the Lib Dems has revealed. 48 out of Surrey’s 53 secondary schools in the area are either full or over capacity in Year 7.  Meanwhile 5 secondary schools in Surrey are above their overall net capacity, meaning there […]

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Planning application for Freemantles School

by willforster on 9 August, 2017

Surrey County Council is seeking planning permission to expand the specialist Freemantles School in Mayford. The County Council wants to install a new modular classroom unit comprising 4 classrooms and ancillary facilities, as well as create 23 new parking spaces and a new fire access route. As this is a planning application on County Hall land, Surrey County Council not […]

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The Conservative Government’s £1 billion deal with the DUP could have paid for at least one extra teacher for every secondary school across the UK, including 59 more teachers in Surrey, research by the Lib Dems has revealed. Official figures show there are 4,169 state-funded secondary schools in the UK and that the average cost […]

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Up to 354 children living in poverty across Woking Constituency will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May’s plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Lib Dem research has revealed.  In total 6,125 children in Surrey are set to lose out under the plans. Those families losing out are expected to have […]

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Plans by Theresa May to axe free school lunches would waste the £1.96 million invested in Surrey school kitchens, according to the Lib Dems.  It comes after figures revealed 31,178 children in Surrey are set to lose out under the Conservative proposals. When in Government, the Lib Dems invested £160 million upgrading school kitchen facilities to enable them to prepare hot lunches, including […]

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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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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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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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