Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate in Woking, Deputy Mayor of Woking 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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Lib Dem Councillor Ian Johnson successfully persuaded Woking Borough Council to waive burial charges to grieving local families. During this week’s Full Council meeting, Woking Council unanimously backed a motion proposed by Ian Johnson – the Lib Dem Councillor for Mount Hermon – that the Council puts an end to charging for burials of children […]

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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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Lib Dems welcome Government’s Rough Sleeping Grant

by willforster on 14 January, 2017

The local Lib Dems and I have welcomed the announcement by the Government that part of a £20 million Rough Sleeping Fund will go to help rough sleepers in Woking. The fund will help new rough sleepers, or people at imminent risk of sleeping rough, to get the rapid support they need to recover and […]

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Lib Dems seeking an end to child burial charges

by willforster on 10 January, 2017

The local Lib Dems are seeking an end to burial charges for children and stillborns. My Lib Dem colleague, Councillor Ian Johnson, has submitted a motion to get Woking Borough Council to waive its burial charges for children and stillborns of local families. It is impossible to imagine how hard it must be for families […]

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Hill View Road resurfacing

by willforster on 8 July, 2016

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing Hill View Road from Thursday 21st July. I understand the work should take 5 days, with resurfacing work only taking place between Monday to Friday and 7 am to 5 pm.  The road will be closed to through traffic whilst the resurfacing has started, but local residents will be able to […]

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My Lib Dem colleague Councillor Ian Johnson had his first meeting as Vice Chairman of Woking Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee this evening. Ian Johnson is the first Lib Dem to take a leading role in scrutinising Woking Borough Council matters for a few years – as back in 2014, the Conservatives changed the Council’s […]

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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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I am very concerned that the closure of both the Redhill Magistrates’ Court and Reigate County Court threatens to undermine access to justice for local people across Surrey. Victims and witnesses will have to travel up to an hour away to attend their nearest court or tribunal proceedings rather than going to their local magistrates’ […]

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Lib Dems campaign for more health facilities in Woking

by willforster on 17 February, 2016

The local Lib Dems in the Mount Hermon area of Woking are campaigning for more health facilities to be provided when Woking Hospice moves to its new facility in Goldsworth Park. Woking Hospice currently occupies a land which backs onto Woking Community Hospital.  With the move to Goldsworth Park, the current site in Hill View […]

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