Will Forster

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Lib Dems criticise closure of Surrey care homes

by willforster on 23 February, 2022

Yesterday, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet agreed to close eight residential care homes. My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised the move which leaves the future of around 150 vulnerable residents in the balance with the risk they may end up being placed in accommodation further away from their family and paying more for the […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have written to South Western Railway asking them to show some community spirit and allow pedestrians through Woking Station during underpass works. The improvement works to the subway under Woking Station is to be welcomed – however, what is unacceptable is the complete disregard for the impact on the […]

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Woking Subway to temporarily close for improvements

by willforster on 10 January, 2022

Woking Borough Council, in partnership with Network Rail and South Western Railways, will soon be carrying out maintenance to the Woking Station underpass. This follows a motion from the Lib Dems tabled by my colleague Councillor Liam Lyons last year, calling for the subway under Woking Station to be improved. The underpass will be closed […]

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The Lib Dems are on track to win seats across the country at the next General Election, including here in Woking, following the historic by-election victory overnight in North Shropshire. The Lib Dems won the once safe Conservative seat of North Shropshire, overturning the Conservatives majority of almost 23,000 votes. It is the second parliamentary […]

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My motion calling for the aggregate yard to be moved out of Woking town centre received unanimous support at last week’s Woking Borough Council meeting. The Borough Council will now use its best endeavours to encourage Network Rail, Surrey County Council and other organisations to move the aggregates yard to a non-residential location away from […]

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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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The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking Borough Council and other public authorities to move the local aggregates yard out of the town centre. The Borough Council has started work on a £115 million project which would transform the area around Victoria Arch.  The Council has already demolished much of ‘The Triangle’ of buildings […]

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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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White Rose Lane to be resurfaced

by willforster on 23 August, 2021

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing White Rose Lane between Tuesday 31st August and Friday 24th September. These roadworks will cause significant disruption, but as much of White Rose Lane is in a bad way – especially the area outside the entrance to Woking Park – it does need doing. Between 31st August and 20th […]

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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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