Will Forster

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Hoe Valley School expansion plan

by willforster on 3 May, 2022

Hoe Valley School have launched a public consultation about plans to expand their existing building and open a sixth form in September 2023. The plans are quite modest, as the school wants to extend their building slightly at the front – but this relatively small change would enable to school to open a sixth form, […]

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Goldev loses appeal on Woking football ground plans

by willforster on 15 December, 2021

Yesterday, the Secretary of State and Planning Inspector announced that they had rejected Goldev’s appeal against Woking Borough Council’s decision not to allow planning permission to redevelop Woking Football Club. Back in 2020, the Council’s Planning Committee rejected plans to build a 10,000 seater stadium and over 1,000 flats around Woking’s football ground, as well […]

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Old Woking High Street to be resurfaced

by willforster on 19 November, 2021

I am pleased to report that Surrey County Council has agreed to resurface the awful section of the Old Woking High Street, near the junction of Shackleford Road. The County Council will resurface the road over 6 nights from Monday 6th December, between 8 pm and 6 am – with bulk of the noisiest works […]

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Kingfield Road traffic lights work

by willforster on 8 November, 2021

Surrey County Council will be upgrading the traffic lights on Kingfield Road, near the junction with Westfield Avenue, from Monday 15th November. Whilst the Council carry out maintenance on the pedestrian crossing, there will be temporary traffic lights – which could lead to some delays.  However, the work should only take a week.

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Following Arriva’s decision to cease running bus services in Surrey, I am pleased to report that Stagecoach have announced that they will be taking over many of Arriva’s current bus routes. Stagecoach will soon be running the key Woking services of 34, 35 and 91 – as well as the 1, 6, 47, 53 and […]

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New look play area for Loop Road Rec

by willforster on 5 October, 2021

Woking Borough Council will start work to refurbish the Loop Road Recreation Ground play area on 18th October. The first two weeks of work will be focused on removing the existing equipment, and it will take a further three to four weeks to install the new play area – which will include disabled friendly play […]

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Re-elected, thank you!

by willforster on 10 May, 2021

I want to say a big thank you for re-electing me as a Borough and County Councillor. I was really touched to be re-elected, especially with such big majorities – I got 58% of the vote in my Woking South County seat and 60% of the vote in Hoe Valley Borough ward.  Thank you so much! […]

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Tomorrow’s elections

by willforster on 5 May, 2021

I have always been drawn to helping the community, which is why I have been serving as a Borough and County Councillor for over a decade. I am re-standing for election tomorrow on May 6th and hope I can have your support. Over the past few weeks, as Covid restrictions have eased, it has been […]

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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 6 April, 2021

Surrey County Council is consulting on the Woking Parking Review, which is the Council’s plan to change parking restrictions in various places in Woking. The Council is consulting the public about changes to several roads in my Woking South division. On Kingfield Drive Following requests from local people, the Council wants to install a double […]

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Lib Dems secure review of 20 mph schemes

by willforster on 22 March, 2021

The Lib Dems secured a commitment at today’s Surrey Police and Crime Panel meeting from the Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro to raise the issue of 20 mph areas with Surrey County Council and Surrey Police. My Lib Dem colleagues and I, along with many local people across Surrey, want to see more 20 […]

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