Will Forster

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Another ‘surge testing’ operation to begin in Woking

by willforster on 16 February, 2021

A second localised ‘surge testing’ programme in Woking and the third operation in Surrey will get underway this week – in Maybury and surrounding areas after the identification of a case of the South African variant of coronavirus. Test kits will be distributed door to door by staff and volunteers from Thursday.  A map of the […]

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Surrey County Council is set to install on-street electric vehicle charging points in Woking. The Council agreed yesterday to create 20 on-street parking bays, spread across 5 locations in Woking, especially for the purpose of enabling electric cars to charge up their batteries. Church Street East, Maybury Road, Montgomery Road and Oriental Road in Woking […]

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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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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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