Will Forster

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Surrey’s 101 service is being overwhelmed by covid

by willforster on 24 November, 2020

The Lib Dems and I have called on Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner to take action to stop the 101 service being overwhelmed by the pandemic, as Lib Dem research reveals 30-40% of non-emergency calls to Surrey Police went unanswered in late summer. In August alone nearly 10,000 callers – representing 32% of total 101 calls […]

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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 and I are calling on the Royal Mail to allow people to send cards, letters and parcels to loved ones in care homes for free for the rest of the year. It comes as Irish postal service, An Post has announced it will carry letters, large envelopes, packets and parcels up to 2 […]

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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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Ahead of a crunch vote in the House of Commons next week, the Lib Dems have teamed up with pubs, restaurants and community clubs across the country to launch a “Keep the lights on” campaign in protest at the 10pm curfew. The Lib Dems and I have warned that no evidence has been published that […]

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The Lib Dems and I have warned malicious calls to the ambulance service are putting lives at risk, following the news that 1,448 hoax calls have been made across the South East Coast Ambulance Service area over the last three years. With the UK in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Lib Dems have warned […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for an extension of the Government’s furlough scheme until the jobs market is ready to bounce back in the wake of staggering job losses across the country. With 2,940 people now relying on Universal Credit in Woking, the Lib Dems want to extend furlough scheme to help stop […]

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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 local Lib Dems and I have today welcomed the election of Ed Davey as the Leader of the Lib Dems and backed his plans for a National Listening Project. In his acceptance speech, Ed Davey announced his plans to “get beyond Westminster” and speak to people across the country so they can tell us […]

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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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