Will Forster

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Lib Dems criticise poor choice of highway contractors

by willforster on 29 September, 2021

Yesterday, I questioned Surrey County Council’s process of selecting a new highways maintenance contractor which has resulted in the three final bids coming from companies all with a history of failing Surrey residents. The Council’s Cabinet met yesterday and agreed to award the contract to either Amey, Kier or Ringway. Initially the contract will be […]

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Limited garden waste collection to resume

by willforster on 17 September, 2021

Only a week after the Lib Dems launched our petition calling for remaining garden waste to be collected after the service was suspended, Woking Borough Council has confirmed a limited green waste collection will restart at the end of the month. Joint Waste Solutions will start a reduced winter service that will collect every couple […]

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Petition to collect garden waste

by willforster on 14 September, 2021

Following Woking Borough Council confirming that garden waste will not be collected until 2022 due to a shortage of HGV drivers, the local Lib Dems and I have launched a petition calling for remaining garden waste to be collected. The Council and the waste contractor previously said the suspension of garden waste collections was due […]

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No garden waste collection until 2022

by willforster on 13 September, 2021

Last week, Woking Borough Council announced that garden waste will not be collected until 2022 due to a shortage of HGV drivers. The service has been suspended several times over the summer and the latest hold on collections was due to end on 10th September.  However, the Council has now announced the suspension of the service for an […]

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Lib Dems could win Woking after by-election bounce

by willforster on 19 June, 2021

The Lib Dems shock triumph in the Chesham and Amersham by-election would see some 154 seats across the country flip to the party after they sent shockwaves through the Tory blue wall.  The Lib Dems gained a 25% swing in Chesham and Amersham electing their 12th MP Sarah Green.  Woking would be one of 154 […]

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Taking on leading the Surrey Lib Dems

by willforster on 19 May, 2021

Yesterday, the Lib Dem Group on Surrey County Council elected me as their new Group Leader. I am delighted to have been chosen by fellow Councillors to lead the Lib Dems in Surrey – especially after we had a great set of election results. The Lib Dems gained 5 seats on County Council in the […]

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Tomorrow’s elections

by willforster on 5 May, 2021

I have always been drawn to helping the community, which is why I have been serving as a Borough and County Councillor for over a decade. I am re-standing for election tomorrow on May 6th and hope I can have your support. Over the past few weeks, as Covid restrictions have eased, it has been […]

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Reporting weather related issues

by willforster on 3 May, 2021

Looks like we are in for some bad weather tonight and for the next few days.  Just in case local people need it, I am preemptively posting the website link for reporting any fallen trees, flooding and road blockages. Please report any issues to Surrey County Council here. I hope this is not needed, but […]

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The Lib Dems have called for an ambitious package of £48 billion for local authorities to tackle the climate emergency, of which an extra £140 million would be invested directly in the local community here in Surrey. This new funding would go directly to Surrey County Council to fund green infrastructure, and improve the local […]

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Calling on the Council to improve Woking’s parks

by willforster on 8 April, 2021

The Lib Dems and I are calling on Woking Borough Council to improve its parks and open spaces as more people have been using them during the pandemic. With the coronavirus restrictions encouraging people to stay local, residents are spending a lot more time in the Borough’s green spaces. However, Woking’s parks and open spaces […]

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