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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Development proposed for Egley Road

by willforster on 21 March, 2022

There are plans to build almost 100 properties and a care home on former Green Belt land off Egley Road in Mayford. The land to west of Egley Road between Mayford and Woking was recently released from Green Belt by both the Government’s Planning Inspector and Woking Borough Council. As a result, Cala Homes and […]

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SWAG Chair Andy Caulfield to run for Council

by willforster on 13 January, 2022

I am delighted that Andy Caulfield from the South Woking Action Group – aka SWAG – will be running to be a Lib Dem Councillor for Hoe Valley in May’s local elections. I really hope that Andy, who was elected Chair of SWAG shortly after its formation by residents in the summer of 2019, will […]

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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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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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Consultation on Sutton Green Golf Club plans

by willforster on 1 September, 2021

There will be a public consultation on Thursday 16th September between 4 pm and 7 pm about proposals to build on Sutton Green Golf Club. Earlier this summer, it was announced that the golf club had entered into an agreement with the property developer Quinn Estates to build a 15-acre retirement village and 2-acre care […]

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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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Road repairs on Smarts Heath Road

by willforster on 3 March, 2021

On Friday, Surrey County Council will be doing some carriageway patching works on Smarts Heath Road in Mayford. Smarts Heath Road – in between Goose Lane and Saunders Lane – will be closed from 9 am until 3.30 pm on Friday 5th March, so please avoid the road if you can.

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Smarts Heath Road resurfacing

by willforster on 31 July, 2020

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing Smarts Heath Road in Mayford between Hook Hill Lane and Saunders Lane – including over the railway bridge – in mid August. Anyone who has cycled or driven over the railway bridge knows this resurfacing is really needed, I am pleased the road is finally getting resurfaced not just […]

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