Will Forster

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Lib Dems criticise closure of Surrey care homes

by willforster on 23 February, 2022

Yesterday, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet agreed to close eight residential care homes. My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised the move which leaves the future of around 150 vulnerable residents in the balance with the risk they may end up being placed in accommodation further away from their family and paying more for the […]

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Earlier this week, Woking Borough Council agreed a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister following the partygate scandal. The Council voted to censure Boris Johnson after the initial findings of the Sue Gray report found that the parties held in Downing Street during covid lockdowns were both “difficult to justify” and “failures of […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have written to South Western Railway asking them to show some community spirit and allow pedestrians through Woking Station during underpass works. The improvement works to the subway under Woking Station is to be welcomed – however, what is unacceptable is the complete disregard for the impact on the […]

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Following reading Sue Gray’s update on parties being held in Downing Street during covid lockdowns, the Lib Dems and I have called on Tory MPs – including Woking’s Jonathan Lord – to sack Boris Johnson. This is a damning moment for Boris Johnson. The Conservative MP for Woking cannot hide behind lame excuses any longer. […]

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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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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have come out in support of commuters who are facing more uncertainty following South Western Railways’ decision to introduce a new reduced timetable. South Western Railway are citing reasons of reduced passenger numbers and staff shortages due to a high number of Omicron infections.  The timeframe for reinstating normal […]

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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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Earlier this month, Woking Borough Council agreed to cut grants to community and voluntary groups by 19%. Last year, the Council granted £922,000 to support local community and voluntary groups, but the most recent Executive meeting decided to give £272,000 less funding for the forthcoming year, a 19% cut in support. 47 groups sought funding […]

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The Lib Dems and I have today called on the Government to bring in the army to help drive ambulances in the area, as the latest figures reveal 19 patients were stuck for more than 30 minutes in ambulances outside at the Accident and Emergency department at St Peter’s Hospital in one week alone. New […]

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Against a backdrop of Surrey’s increasing coronavirus infections and the spread of the Omicron variant, Surrey County Council has been pressured into postponing tomorrow’s pre-Christmas Full Council meeting until the New Year. In person meetings are currently the only option for local authorities making formal decisions. The Government has so far resisted calls from all […]

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