Will Forster

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The local Lib Dems have welcomed the Early Day Motion tabled by Lib Dem MP Daisy Cooper which raises concerns regarding the proposed new M25/A3 junction alongside RHS Wisley. In the motion, Daisy Cooper MP highlights RHS Wisley’s concerns around the impact the proposal will have on 44 trees along their boundary with the A3, […]

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The Lib Dems have warned Jonathan Lord should hand his head in shame for voting against measures to protect high environmental and animal welfare standards. Conservative MPs rejected amendments to the Agriculture Bill yesterday, which would have forced the UK Government to ensure that British food and animal welfare standards are maintained in any trade […]

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Jonathan Lord must use this last chance to back farmers

by willforster on 4 November, 2020

The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards in Parliament today. I have written to Jonathan Lord warning the Government must not risk farmers’ livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from Donald Trump. Later today, MPs will […]

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Woking Borough Council has unanimously agreed a Lib Dem motion to oppose the Government’s planning reforms which will reduce local people’s say on development and centralise control of the planning system. The Lib Dems have warned that the Government’s planning proposals will disempower local authorities like Woking Borough Council and allow developers to run roughshod […]

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Following a motion by the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council unanimously agreed to introduce “school streets” in Surrey with the aim of encouraging active travel, improving air quality and promoting road safety. A school street is where the road outside a school is closed to vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times except for those […]

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Chobham Common fire leads to petition

by willforster on 29 September, 2020

During August, a major incident was declared on Chobham Common due to a huge fire.  A lot of local residents had to be evacuated, roads closed and around 30% of this Site of Special Scientific Interest – over 500 acres – was destroyed. A whistle-blower firefighter has since come forward to say that this giant fire […]

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Surrey County Council is set to install on-street electric vehicle charging points in Woking. The Council agreed yesterday to create 20 on-street parking bays, spread across 5 locations in Woking, especially for the purpose of enabling electric cars to charge up their batteries. Church Street East, Maybury Road, Montgomery Road and Oriental Road in Woking […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for the annual increase in rail fares to be cancelled, a move which would save commuters in Woking around £55 next year and stop the cost of a Woking to Waterloo season ticket reaching almost £3,500. The call follows the announcement of July’s Retail Price Index – the […]

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Government must extend support to protect local jobs

by willforster on 21 August, 2020

The Lib Dems are urging the Government to continue to furlough support until it is safe and extend support to those who have so far been excluded by the Government. Acting leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey, who is asking the public to join the Party’s campaign to protect workers, warned that the Government must not […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for greater powers for Surrey County Councl and Woking Borough Council to take action on carbon emissions as figures show progress to cut emissions across the UK has stalled since 2016. In Woking emissions have fallen from 450 kilotons of carbon emissions in 2016 to 401 in 2018. Across […]

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