Will Forster

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Woking Walk In Centre under threat

by willforster on 8 February, 2020

NHS bosses are looking at plans that could involve the closure of the Walk In Centre at Woking Community Hospital. Woking’s Walk In Centre is currently open 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week, and provides a vital service to local people. The Walk In Centre is useful when patients cannot see their […]

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Egley Road speed limit to be lowered

by willforster on 6 February, 2020

Surrey County Council has agreed to my request to lower the speed limit on Egley Road outside the Hoe Valley School. The A320 between Mayford and Woking currently has a 40 mph speed limit.  However, following the opening of the new school, both the County Council and Police have agreed to lower the limit to 30 […]

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Earlier today, my Lib Dem colleagues and I voted against Surrey County Council’s proposed budget for 2020/21 as it would put services to vulnerable people at further risk.  Almost every day I hear from families struggling with their child’s SEND needs or trying to get care packages for elderly relatives.  The County Council rations these services […]

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Action against speeding on Westfield Road

by willforster on 3 February, 2020

Surrey County Council will start work to make Westfield Road safer and combat speeding from 17th February. As local people know, Westfield Road has been accident black spot for too long.  Since the beginning of 2014, there have been 20 personal injury collisions on Westfield Road – resulting 4 serious and 16 slight injuries. Which is […]

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The Lib Dems have launched a national lobbying campaign urging Conservative MP’s to restore public faith in politics and back amendments in the House of Commons to protect the rights of EU citizens and child refugees in the UK. As part of the campaign, I have written to Woking’s MP, Jonathan Lord, asking him to […]

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Thank you for your support

by willforster on 16 December, 2019

I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to the 16,629 people who voted for me to become Woking’s MP in last week’s General Election. Although I did not get over the line in Woking this time, the Lib Dems achieved our best result in a decade. We increased our vote […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have succeeded in halting Woking Borough Council bankrolling a private school.  Woking’s Conservative Executive recommended to all Councillors that a £21 million loan be given to Greenfield School.  The school, which recently moved from Brooklyn Road to the old International School site on Old Woking Road, was seeking a loan to expand and add extra […]

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Lib Dems secure agreement to promote greener travel

by willforster on 10 December, 2019

Last week, I was pleased to help secure a commitment from Woking Borough Council for them to look at reducing or even removing parking charges for those driving the most environmentally friendly vehicles. With new flexible pricing systems coming to town centre car parks it is an ideal opportunity to encourage use of less polluting […]

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Challenging my opponent to reject no-deal

by willforster on 8 December, 2019

I have today challenged the local Conservative candidate to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020. The challenge, just a few days before polling day, follows Boris Johnson refusing to rule out a no-deal exit from the EU.  Under the Tory Party’s plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the second phase […]

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The Lib Dems have accused the Conservatives of failing to protect local small businesses, after figures revealed that 1,860 businesses in Woking have closed over the last three years. It comes as the Lib Dems today unveil a series of measures to reverse this decline and boost local firms, to mark Small Business Saturday. Recent figures […]

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