Will Forster

Former Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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In response to a Lib Dem Freedom of Information Act request, Surrey County Council has confirmed that it has left 20 buildings empty for a cumulative total of 112 years, with one building in Warlingham left empty for a shocking 18 years.  The County Council spent £307,464 in just one year in 2016/17 maintaining its 20 […]

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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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On behalf of the Government, Lib Dem Business Minister Jo Swinson has today named and shamed 70 employers who failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage, including one business in Woking. Between them, these 70 employers owed workers a total of over £157,000 and the Government have charged the businesses financial penalties totalling over […]

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Sheerwater Regeneration

by willforster on 17 August, 2014

In July 2013, Woking Borough Council announced that it and its housing management company, New Vision Homes were to explore the possibility of regenerating Sheerwater. The initial idea was that the Council and New Vision Homes would join up with the social housing and regeneration company Pinnacle and construction company Balfour Beatty to demolish around 500 homes in […]

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Report on the September Local Committee

by willforster on 8 October, 2013

The agenda of last month’s Woking Local Committee was as packed as always and dominated by transport issues from across the Borough. Petitions on parking in Highclere Gardens and Wakehurst Path The Local Committee received two separate petitions from residents in Highclere Gardens, Knaphill and Wakehurst Path, Sheerwater – asking Surrey County Council to convert grassed […]

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Community Grants in Sheerwater and Maybury

by willforster on 21 November, 2012

On Saturday 10th November, I was delighted to have chaired a public meeting where residents of Maybury and Sheerwater voted to decide how £115,000 from Surrey County Council was spent in their local area. As part of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, local groups have been able to apply for money for projects that they believe […]

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The Maybury Neighbourhood Advice Centre

by willforster on 15 August, 2012

The Maybury Neighbourhood Advice Centre that has provided advice to residents in the local area on benefits, housing and immigration for 20 years – is set to close following a decision by Woking Borough Council. When the Neighbourhood Advice Centre (or NAC for short) based at the Maybury Centre in Board School Road, applied for funding […]

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Report on the June Woking Local Committee

by willforster on 2 July, 2012

At Wednesday’s Woking Local Committee there was thankfully a lighter than normal agenda (thankfully since it was the same night at a Euro 2012 semi-final) – however Councillors still got to review a range of reports. Update on Preparations of the Olympic Cycling Event Surrey County Council is dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s […]

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Local Sustainable Transport Fund

by willforster on 29 April, 2012

The Coalition Government has awarded Surrey County Council £3.9 million to encourage sustainable transport and economic growth – and might grant Surrey a further £16 million in June as part of their Local Sustainable Transport Fund. With elections to Woking Borough Council on May 3rd, I am currently very busy campaigning for Lib Dem colleagues. […]

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Surrey County Council Boundary Review

by willforster on 17 January, 2012

The Local Government Boundary Commission have today announced the outcome of their boundary review of Surrey. For sometime now, the Commission has been working with Surrey County Council to come up with a plan for how residents should be represented at County Hall. Currently one third of County Council seats have electoral variances of over 10% from the […]

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