Will Forster

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Another ‘surge testing’ operation to begin in Woking

by willforster on 16 February, 2021

A second localised ‘surge testing’ programme in Woking and the third operation in Surrey will get underway this week – in Maybury and surrounding areas after the identification of a case of the South African variant of coronavirus. Test kits will be distributed door to door by staff and volunteers from Thursday.  A map of the […]

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Update on ‘surge testing’ in Woking

by willforster on 4 February, 2021

Woking’s coronavirus ‘surge testing’ operation is now in its third day, and more than 74% of residents contacted have returned a testing kit, with results already being issued. 5,029 kits were delivered by the end of Wednesday, with more than half of the selected households visited, and 3,761 test kits had been collected. It is […]

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Earlier today, it was announced that a localised ‘surge testing’ programme will be rolled out in parts of Goldsworth Park, Knaphill and St John’s following the identification of a specific variant of coronavirus. Residents within the affected area – as shown on this map – will be visited, with the request that they carry out […]

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Following a question from one of my Lib Dem colleagues, Surrey County Council yesterday confirmed it was opening several coronavirus testing centres, including Goldwater Lodge in Woking, for essential workers who are asymptomatic and have no symptoms. A pilot scheme will be introduced initially at three sites at the beginning of February.  Bourne Hall in Epsom, […]

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The York Road Project and I have written to the Government calling for those working with homeless people to be treated as a priority group in the coronavirus vaccination programme. Several years ago when I served as Mayor of Woking, I chose the York Road Project, as my mayoral charity.  The invaluable work they do […]

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The Lib Dems have called for teachers to be vaccinated against covid after the Government admitted schools were the epicentre of high community transmission. My colleague Daisy Cooper, who is the Lib Dem Spokesperson for Education and MP for St Albans, has written a letter to Ministers Gavin Williamson and Matt Hancock to ask them […]

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Lockdown advice and support

by willforster on 14 January, 2021

As we are in another national lockdown, I want to make sure local people in Woking are aware of where to get the latest advice and support. This virus sadly is not just going to go away quickly despite the hope a vaccine has brought us. As difficult as it is, we will get through […]

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Merry Christmas

by willforster on 23 December, 2020

As Christmas approaches and 2020 draws to a close, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year. There is no doubt that this year has been a difficult one for all of us.  The challenges of separation from loved ones, loneliness and financial uncertainty have conspired to […]

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The Lib Dems and I have condemned the Chancellor for failing to introduce a comprehensive plan to save jobs after it was revealed that almost 3,000 people in Woking are currently on Universal Credit. As a party, we have criticised Rishi Sunak’s constant chop-and-change approach, urging him to put in place a proper plan to […]

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Lib Dems call for County Council to end child hunger

by willforster on 1 December, 2020

We have all become more aware of the need for free school meals in the last few months, but child food poverty did not start with the covid pandemic. That is why my Lib Dem colleagues and I have called on Surrey County Council to take steps to address this growing problem across the county. […]

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