Will Forster

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Woking to host first Pride in Surrey event

by willforster on 14 August, 2018

I am very pleased that ‘Pride in Surrey’ have announced that on 10th August 2019, Woking will host Surrey’s first Pride event. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) group, Pride in Surrey have been inspired by various Pride events which have taken place across the country this year, and alongside charities like Outline Surrey and Educate […]

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Lib Dems gain ground in Woking Council elections

by willforster on 8 May, 2018

The Lib Dems held our two seats up for election in Hoe Valley and St John’s, gained one in Mount Hermon and narrowly missed out on winning another in Goldsworth Park by just 10 votes in the local elections held on Thursday 3rd May. Woking Borough Council is still run by the Conservatives, but their […]

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Consultation on Hoe Steam works

by willforster on 5 October, 2017

Back in 2013, I submitted a motion to get Woking Borough Council to protect homes by the Hoe Stream in Kingfield, Mayford and Old Woking from flooding by extending the Hoe Valley Scheme further up and downstream – at long last, the Council is consulting on its plans for a ‘Hoe Valley Scheme Mark II’. […]

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Pavement widening on Guildford Road

by willforster on 1 October, 2017

On Monday, Surrey County Council will start work on widening the pavement on Guildford Road by Claremont Avenue in order to improve pedestrian safety. I am delighted this work is finally happening – it is something I have been pushing on for years.  Being very close to Greenfields School and Woking Park, this pavement is […]

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Re-elected – Thank You!

by willforster on 7 May, 2017

I was delighted to have been re-elected as South Woking’s County Councillor on 4th May – I want to say a big thank you to all the voters of South Woking for continuing to place their faith in me and sending me back to County Hall with an increased majority. I received 2271 votes (54%) […]

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Woking Borough Council has announced plans to build thousands of houses in the Green Belt in Horsell, Mayford and West Byfleet. Despite receiving over 30,000 objections to its development plans, the Conservative-run Council looks set to press ahead with plans to build hundreds of houses to the west of Egley Road in Mayford and to […]

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Extending the Hoe Valley Scheme

by willforster on 2 June, 2016

Lib Dem Councillors were key to ensuring that Woking Borough Council delivered the Hoe Valley Scheme which has protected hundreds of homes in the Westfield area from flooding, improved the local highway infrastructure, cleaned up a contaminated tip and created new community buildings and a much loved park. However, my colleagues and I have always […]

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Election roundup

by willforster on 1 June, 2016

I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for my local Lib Dem colleagues and I in the recent Woking Borough Council elections. This year’s election was very different to normal, as both the number of seats and wards on Woking Council had been cut – meaning all the Council […]

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Woking Lib Dems launch election campaign

by willforster on 11 April, 2016

The Lib Dems have launched our election campaign for the Woking Borough Council elections on May 5th by announcing a full slate of 30 candidates across the new 10 wards in the borough. Only the Conservatives and Lib Dems have nominated 30 candidates for the 30 new Council seats – this goes to show that […]

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Work to start on Hoe Valley School site

by willforster on 5 February, 2016

Ground preparation works on the land adjacent to Egley Road will commence early this month – to enable the construction of the Hoe Valley School. Woking Council’s Planning Committee gave the secondary school and leisure complex planning permission in October, and this decision has now been confirmed by the Secretary of State. The groundworks, which include […]

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