Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Woking, Opposition Leader on Woking Borough Council and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Archive for the ‘Kingfield’ Category

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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Surrey schools to lose £37 million by 2020

by willforster on 16 March, 2017

On behalf of the Lib Dems, I have launched a campaign against school funding cuts in Surrey. Recent figures from the National Union of Teachers show that Surrey schools will lose over £37 million in real terms by 2020 – the equivalent of losing almost 1,000 teachers. The Conservative Government are cutting funding to schools […]

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Street lights to be turned off at night

by willforster on 30 January, 2017

Surrey County Council is adopting what it calls a ‘Part Night Lighting Policy’ for street lights, which involves switching off the majority of lights between midnight and 5 am. Across Surrey, the County Council has 89,000 street lights and it is going to turn off around 55,000 lights for most of the night in order to save […]

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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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Council announces school bus cuts

by willforster on 14 April, 2016

Surrey County Council has announced it will cut several school bus services in September 2016. The County Council already cut 24 school bus services at the start of the current academic year, but it is now going to cut a further 14 services that serve schools. These cuts include the E331 and E332 buses that serve St […]

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Possible crossing on Vicarage Road

by willforster on 12 April, 2016

Surrey County Council is considering building a pedestrian crossing on Vicarage Road to cater for the growing number of pedestrians travelling between the new development off Balfour Avenue and the shops in Kingfield. There are several footpaths that connect the Moor Lane – now called Kingsmoor Park – development with Vicarage Road.  These paths are […]

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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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Kingfield Post Office closed

by willforster on 10 March, 2016

I was shocked to find out that the Kingfield Post Office closed on 1st March. The Post Office temporarily closed at 5.30 pm on 1st March 2016, following the resignation of the branch’s postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use. The Post Office is currently investigating the options available which will […]

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Rydens Way Planning Application

by willforster on 24 November, 2015

Woking Borough Council has received a planning application about the construction of 11 three bedroom homes on Rydens Way. The plans include building houses on the remaining green space on Rydens Way and converting the middle roundabout section into a formal parking area with space for 20 parked cars.  To view the plans in full, please […]

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