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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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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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It is three weeks since Woking Borough Council accepted a public petition and a motion from Councillors calling for a more measured redevelopment of Woking Football Club. However, despite the passage of time, Ward Councillors and the South Woking Action Group have heard nothing from the Council Leadership, the developers GolDev and the Football Club. […]

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Following a petition from local people and a motion from Councillors, Woking Borough Council has agreed to listen to residents’ concerns about plans to redevelop Woking Football Club and will now seek a more measured development. During last week’s Full Council meeting, Councillors were presented with a petition against plans announced at the end of July […]

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Chosen as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Woking

by willforster on 5 October, 2019

I am delighted to have been selected by the Lib Dems as their candidate to be Woking’s next MP. As a local Councillor, former Mayor and life-long resident I believe I have the experience to serve as Woking Constituency’s Member of Parliament. I have been representing Hoe Valley on Woking Borough Council and Woking South […]

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The Lib Dems and I have criticised the priorities of the Conservatives running Woking Borough Council after they recommended giving RHS Wisley £100,000 for a new facility outside of Woking Borough. Last week, the Council’s ruling Executive voted to recommend that Full Council grant of £100,000 to Wisley to help them build a new Centre […]

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Queen Elizabeth Way to be resurfaced

by willforster on 9 May, 2019

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing much of Queen Elizabeth Way in Kingfield on Monday 13th May. The Council is resurfacing the eastern part of the road, namely the outside Number 42 to 84 and including the cul-de-sac section. The resurfacing work should only take 1 day, with work taking place from 7.30 am until 5 […]

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Construction to start on Vicarage Road crossing

by willforster on 17 March, 2019

Surrey County Council is due to start construction of a pedestrian crossing on Vicarage Road in Kingfield on Monday 18th March. The County Council is building the Vicarage Road crossing to cater for the growing number of pedestrians travelling between the new Kingsmoor Park development off Balfour Avenue and the schools and shops in the […]

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