Will Forster

Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking and Leader of the Lib Dems on Surrey County Council Learn more

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have called on the Government to double the Warm Home Discount for existing recipients and make it available to 168 pensioners across Woking.  The measure would prevent pensioners being forced to choose between eating and heating this winter. The call comes amid fears that local residents, particularly 1,222 pensioners on […]

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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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New look play area for Loop Road Rec

by willforster on 5 October, 2021

Woking Borough Council will start work to refurbish the Loop Road Recreation Ground play area on 18th October. The first two weeks of work will be focused on removing the existing equipment, and it will take a further three to four weeks to install the new play area – which will include disabled friendly play […]

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Lib Dems criticise poor choice of highway contractors

by willforster on 29 September, 2021

Yesterday, I questioned Surrey County Council’s process of selecting a new highways maintenance contractor which has resulted in the three final bids coming from companies all with a history of failing Surrey residents. The Council’s Cabinet met yesterday and agreed to award the contract to either Amey, Kier or Ringway. Initially the contract will be […]

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County Deal is a power grab

by willforster on 28 September, 2021

The Lib Dems and I have called Surrey County Council’s draft County Deal for Surrey bid a power grab. The County Council is currently putting together a bid for more powers from Central Government as part of a County Deal for Surrey.  However, there is growing concern that the County Deal bid is a simple power […]

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Parents of almost 150,000 children in Surrey would receive vouchers worth £200 a year to spend on catch-up classes and educational activities, under plans announced by the Lib Dems. The policy would empower parents to help their children catch up after months of school closures and disruption during the pandemic.  The vouchers could be spent on […]

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The Lib Dems have published figures showing that 16,872 of State Pensioners in Woking are set to be impacted by the Government breaking its manifesto promise and suspending the triple lock on pensions. The state pension triple lock is a rule that means the state pension must rise each year in line with the highest […]

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Limited garden waste collection to resume

by willforster on 17 September, 2021

Only a week after the Lib Dems launched our petition calling for remaining garden waste to be collected after the service was suspended, Woking Borough Council has confirmed a limited green waste collection will restart at the end of the month. Joint Waste Solutions will start a reduced winter service that will collect every couple […]

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Petition to collect garden waste

by willforster on 14 September, 2021

Following Woking Borough Council confirming that garden waste will not be collected until 2022 due to a shortage of HGV drivers, the local Lib Dems and I have launched a petition calling for remaining garden waste to be collected. The Council and the waste contractor previously said the suspension of garden waste collections was due […]

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No garden waste collection until 2022

by willforster on 13 September, 2021

Last week, Woking Borough Council announced that garden waste will not be collected until 2022 due to a shortage of HGV drivers. The service has been suspended several times over the summer and the latest hold on collections was due to end on 10th September.  However, the Council has now announced the suspension of the service for an […]

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