Will Forster

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Bus services in Guildford and Woking cut

by willforster on 12 July, 2022

My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised Stagecoach over cancellations and cuts to key bus services in Guildford and Woking. From yesterday, the 1 and 2 bus service in Guildford, have been reduced to every 30 minutes – and from Monday 25th July, the 91 bus service in Woking will reduce to 15 minutes during […]

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Development proposed for Egley Road

by willforster on 21 March, 2022

There are plans to build almost 100 properties and a care home on former Green Belt land off Egley Road in Mayford. The land to west of Egley Road between Mayford and Woking was recently released from Green Belt by both the Government’s Planning Inspector and Woking Borough Council. As a result, Cala Homes and […]

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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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Tories reject proposals for signage only 20 mph zones

by willforster on 19 January, 2022

Yesterday, the Conservatives running Surrey County Council dismissed calls by the Lib Dems and I to roll out 20 mph zones in residential roads and outside schools across Surrey. My Lib Dem colleagues and I put forward a motion calling for a bigger and bolder programme of schemes to implement 20 mph areas using signs […]

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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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The Lib Dems and I are challenging Surrey County Council to roll out a bigger and bolder programme of schemes to implement 20 mph areas using signs only, in a bid to facilitate better conditions for walking and cycling and improve road safety. The Lib Dems are bringing a motion about this to the County […]

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Goldev loses appeal on Woking football ground plans

by willforster on 15 December, 2021

Yesterday, the Secretary of State and Planning Inspector announced that they had rejected Goldev’s appeal against Woking Borough Council’s decision not to allow planning permission to redevelop Woking Football Club. Back in 2020, the Council’s Planning Committee rejected plans to build a 10,000 seater stadium and over 1,000 flats around Woking’s football ground, as well […]

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Surrey Lib Dems back call for climate action now

by willforster on 11 November, 2021

The local Lib Dems and I have backed a letter sent to the COP26 climate change summit signed by hundreds of local Councillors across the country calling on more power for local government to tackle climate change. What the country has faced during the covid pandemic will pale in comparison to the economic and social […]

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Only around 732 families in Surrey have been supported to better insulate their homes under the Government’s flagship Green Homes Grant scheme, new figures have revealed. The scheme was meant to help people upgrade their homes to net-zero standards and cut their energy bills through fitting better insulation or heat pumps, but was scrapped earlier […]

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