Will Forster

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Woking Football Ground Plans Mark Two

by willforster on 25 February, 2021

GolDev and Wayne Gold are proposing another plan to redevelop the Kingfield Road and Westfield Avenue area around Woking Football Club. The plans are a lot smaller than the previous scheme, with 168 new flats and townhouses. The proposal does not include a new stadium or stand for the football club, and David Lloyd would […]

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Consultation on Loop Road play area

by willforster on 13 February, 2021

Woking Borough Council is consultation on plans to refurbish the Loop Road Recreation Ground play area in Kingfield. At part of the revamping the play area, the Council is looking to install wheelchair accessible play equipment – after a petition back in 2016 requested the Borough Council’s play areas become more inclusive. The plans for […]

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Independent review slams Woking Borough Council

by willforster on 18 January, 2021

Earlier this month, Woking Borough Council agreed to implement all the recommendations of an independent review into the decisions and Council processes behind the Woking Football Club development. This review heavily criticised the way the Conservative-run Council is managed and made more than 20 recommendations for improvement. The independent review confirms the serious issues raised […]

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Granville Road to be resurfaced

by willforster on 5 October, 2020

I am pleased to say Surrey County Council will be resurfacing Granville Road in Westfield on 27th October. Although this is a relatively small residential road, Granville Road is in really bad state.  I have had to report countless potholes here and frequently asked for it to be properly resurfaced.  Thankfully, the County Council has finally agreed […]

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Claremont Avenue resurfacing

by willforster on 1 July, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Claremont Avenue on Wednesday 8th July. The Council originally hoped to resurface the road on 10th June, but had to postpone the work as a result of a sinkhole on Guildford Road. Thankfully, the resurfacing work has been rescheduled.  The Council will commence work at 7 am, and should be finished […]

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I am pleased to say that last night, Woking Council’s Planning Committee overwhelmingly voted to refuse plans to build 1,100 flats and a 9,000 capacity stadium at Woking Football Club’s ground in Kingfield and Westfield. Following speeches against the proposals by a representative of the South Woking Action Group and local councillors, members of the […]

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A review by a cross-party task group into the decision to build a 9,000 capacity stadium and 1,100 flats at Woking Football Club’s ground has heavily criticised the decision-making process behind the plans. Following the announcement of plans to redevelop the football ground with a £250 million loan from Woking Borough Council, there has been […]

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South Woking roads to be resurfaced

by willforster on 29 May, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Claremont Avenue, New Lane and Robin Hood Lane on 10th June. All three of these roads will be closed to through traffic from 7 am to 6 pm, but access will be maintained for local residents. With roads being very quiet during the coronavirus lockdown, it is an ideal time […]

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Council agrees request to delay parking permit rise

by willforster on 31 March, 2020

Following my request, Surrey County Council has agreed to postpone its planned increase of residential parking permits due to the coronavirus pandemic. The County Council wants to increase the cost of residential parking permits in Controlled Parking Zones, and was intending to advertise and consult the public on the increase in April and then implement […]

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Action against speeding on Westfield Road

by willforster on 3 February, 2020

Surrey County Council will start work to make Westfield Road safer and combat speeding from 17th February. As local people know, Westfield Road has been accident black spot for too long.  Since the beginning of 2014, there have been 20 personal injury collisions on Westfield Road – resulting 4 serious and 16 slight injuries. Which is […]

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