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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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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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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During the Full Woking Borough Council meeting on 20th October, the Conservatives were forced to concede to a full public consultation on plans for a ‘McLaren New Town’ following pressure from Lib Dem Councillors and local residents. Although Woking Council is continuing to proceed with its plans to allow large scale house building in the […]

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Woking Borough Council has announced plans to build thousands of houses in the Green Belt in Horsell, Mayford and West Byfleet. Despite receiving over 30,000 objections to its development plans, the Conservative-run Council looks set to press ahead with plans to build hundreds of houses to the west of Egley Road in Mayford and to […]

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Does the Woking canopy have a future?

by willforster on 17 June, 2016

Last night, my Lib Dem colleagues and I submitted a motion to Woking Council criticising plans to remove the Albion Square Canopy less than 10 years after it was built – and we have called for the canopy to stay. The new owners of Albion House have lodged a planning application to redevelop the office block, […]

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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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Council U-turns on Mayford speed limit rise

by willforster on 11 March, 2016

I am pleased to report that Surrey County Council has U-turned on plans to raise the speed limit on Smarts Heath Road in Mayford. The County Council had wanted to raise the speed limit on the section of Smarts Heath Road, west of the railway bridge, from 30 mph to 40 mph as a significant […]

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Work to start on Hoe Valley School site

by willforster on 5 February, 2016

Ground preparation works on the land adjacent to Egley Road will commence early this month – to enable the construction of the Hoe Valley School. Woking Council’s Planning Committee gave the secondary school and leisure complex planning permission in October, and this decision has now been confirmed by the Secretary of State. The groundworks, which include […]

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New Year roadworks on Egley Road

by willforster on 8 December, 2015

Users of the A320 between Guildford and Woking are unlikely to have a happy New Year thanks to Southern Gas Networks – who will be doing roadworks on the section of the road between Barnsbury and Mayford for 6 weeks from 4th January. Southern Gas are planning to replace sections of the gas main under […]

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Hoe Valley School plans approved

by willforster on 28 October, 2015

Last week, the Hoe Valley School got planning permission for its permanent home on Egley Road. Before the Planning Committee debated the application, I was able to relay the feedback I have had as the local County Councillor – and it is was tough balancing act, as the majority of residents supported the school but opposed the leisure centre part […]

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