Will Forster

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

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Partial U-Turn on Surrey’s street lights

by willforster on 21 November, 2017

On Friday, Surrey County Council announced that it will amend it unpopular street lighting policy and keep street lights on until 1 am from Thursday 23rd November, rather than switching them off at midnight. In late 2016 and early 2017, the Council turned off thousands of street lights across Surrey between midnight and 5 am […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues at County Hall and I have expressed disappointment after Conservatives on Surrey County Council voted to rubber stamp their unpopular cuts to Community Recycling Centres across the county. The Lib Dems tabled a ‘call-in’ request alongside other opposition Councillors which, if successful, would have forced the Tory Cabinet to consider the […]

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Consultation on Hoe Steam works

by willforster on 5 October, 2017

Back in 2013, I submitted a motion to get Woking Borough Council to protect homes by the Hoe Stream in Kingfield, Mayford and Old Woking from flooding by extending the Hoe Valley Scheme further up and downstream – at long last, the Council is consulting on its plans for a ‘Hoe Valley Scheme Mark II’. […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I are very disappointed following last week’s decision by the Conservative Cabinet on Surrey County Council to slash the opening hours of Community Recycling Centres across the county and increase charges for residents. The decision will see Community Recycling Centres close for an extra 20 days a week, as well […]

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Conservatives running Surrey County Council have decided to drop their plans to close four Community Recycling Centres after an outcry from thousands of Surrey residents.  However, the County Council now wants to reduce the opening hours of all the tips across Surrey as well as dropping the daily free waste allowance which residents currently enjoy. […]

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Over 2000 sign Lib Dem petition against tip closures

by willforster on 2 August, 2017

Over two thousand residents have signed a Lib Dem petition against Surrey County Council’s proposals to close four popular and well-used Community Recycling Centres in Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham. The County Council is also planning to reduce the opening hours of all the remaining tips, as well as scrapping the daily free waste allowance […]

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Lib Dems launch petition to protect Surrey’s tips

by willforster on 18 July, 2017

The Lib Dems have launched a petition to save four Community Recycling Centres earmarked for closure by the Conservative administration at County Hall after a huge outcry from local residents.  Our petition also calls for the County Council to scrap plans to reduce the opening times of every tip in the county by 2 days […]

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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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Ten Acre Farm

by willforster on 31 May, 2017

Woking Borough Council has announced plans to develop land adjacent to Smarts Heath Common, known as Ten Acre Farm, for recreational use. The proposals, which will need planning permission, could see the relocation of Woking Gymnastics Club from Kingfield to a new facility, improved amenities for visitors to Smarts Heath Common and enhanced flood alleviation […]

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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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