Will Forster

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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The Lib Dems have launched a campaign to protect furloughed workers and their families with proposals to continue furlough payments when lockdown measures are eased, preventing redundancies. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems, Ed Davey, who is asking the public to join his campaign to protect furloughed workers, said his party’s plans would give people […]

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Following a request from the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council will start a phased reopening of its Community Recycling Centres on 11th May. With fly tipping increasingly becoming an issue across Surrey, last month my Lib Dem colleagues and I asked the Council to reopen local tips.  This was supported by latest Government advice which said […]

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Surrey County Council has cancelled plans to move its headquarters from Kingston-Upon-Thames to Woking due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of the current Covid-19 situation, the current tenants of Midas House cannot move out and the Council cannot get access to all of the building to make it suitable for its use.  In […]

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The Lib Dems have launched a campaign calling for a ‘Frontline Support Package’, a five-point plan to give frontline workers the support they need and the recognition they deserves as they get us through this appalling coronavirus crisis. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey thanked the “army of workers protecting us” in hospitals, […]

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Barnsbury’s Acacia Avenue to be resurfaced

by willforster on 20 April, 2020

Following my request, Surrey County Council will shortly be resurfacing Acacia Avenue in Barnsbury. This small but well used road is in an awful state, which is why I requested it be resurfaced as soon as possible.  Thankfully, the Council agreed and Acacia Avenue will be resurfaced on Wednesday 13th May.  The road will be closed from […]

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The Lib Dems and I have called on Surrey County Council to reopen its Community Recycling Centres with social distancing measures to avoid fly tipping.  This follows the latest advice from the Government that stated that Household Waste Recycling Centres can be open, but should have social distancing measures in place. My colleagues and I […]

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The Lib Dems are calling on the Government to extend a scheme that saves £140 on energy bills to households struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, helping an estimated 3,174 homes across Woking Borough. In a warning from the Lib Dem Climate Change Spokesperson, Wera Hobhouse, the MP said these measures were needed before families […]

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The Lib Dems are calling on the Government to pick up the bill for Council Tax payments in order to ease the financial pressure people are facing as a result of coronavirus. According to the Lib Dems, their proposals would save residents in Woking Borough an average of £462 over the next three months. The […]

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Coronavirus information

by willforster on 23 March, 2020

It is likely to be a tough and frightening time over the next few days, weeks and months as the coronavirus crisis continues. It is vital we all take this incredibly seriously and follow the advice being given. As a local councillor, I want to make sure everyone in Woking is aware of where to […]

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Lib Dems set up Coronavirus Community Taskforce

by willforster on 23 March, 2020

The Lib Dems have set up a taskforce to help coordinate the party’s network of Councillors, members and activists in the community to ensure the most vulnerable are being supported during the coronavirus crisis. The taskforce, which is part of a national initiative by the Lib Dem Party, will help coordinate the Lib Dem response […]

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