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Woking Football Ground Plans Mark Two

by willforster on 25 February, 2021

GolDev and Wayne Gold are proposing another plan to redevelop the Kingfield Road and Westfield Avenue area around Woking Football Club. The plans are a lot smaller than the previous scheme, with 168 new flats and townhouses. The proposal does not include a new stadium or stand for the football club, and David Lloyd would […]

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Another ‘surge testing’ operation to begin in Woking

by willforster on 16 February, 2021

A second localised ‘surge testing’ programme in Woking and the third operation in Surrey will get underway this week – in Maybury and surrounding areas after the identification of a case of the South African variant of coronavirus. Test kits will be distributed door to door by staff and volunteers from Thursday.  A map of the […]

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The Lib Dems are calling on the Government to “give carers a break”, by giving councils immediate emergency funding so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break. Almost 10,000 – 9,817 to be exact – people in Woking are looking after elderly, disabled or vulnerable people during the […]

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Consultation on Loop Road play area

by willforster on 13 February, 2021

Woking Borough Council is consultation on plans to refurbish the Loop Road Recreation Ground play area in Kingfield. At part of the revamping the play area, the Council is looking to install wheelchair accessible play equipment – after a petition back in 2016 requested the Borough Council’s play areas become more inclusive. The plans for […]

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In the run up to Surrey County Council’s budget meeting, the Lib Dems and I set out our proposal for a £26 million Road Safety Fund. We put together an alternative budget plan in response to the growing number of requests from the public to make roads safer. Whether this be junction changes, reductions in […]

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Police share of Council Tax to go up 5.54%

by willforster on 8 February, 2021

Last week, Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro decided to press ahead with a 5.54% increase in his Council Tax precept, ignoring the concerns of both the Surrey Police and Crime Panel and the public. The majority of the Police and Crime Panel voted to reject the proposed rise, but as two thirds of […]

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Lib Dems call for road safety to be a budget priority

by willforster on 5 February, 2021

My Lib Dem colleagues on Surrey County Council and I are proposing an amendment to the Council’s budget to invest in tackling road safety problems across the county. Recognising that there is huge frustration in communities about the difficulties in getting road safety schemes funded in a timely manner, the Lib Dem Group are proposing […]

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Update on ‘surge testing’ in Woking

by willforster on 4 February, 2021

Woking’s coronavirus ‘surge testing’ operation is now in its third day, and more than 74% of residents contacted have returned a testing kit, with results already being issued. 5,029 kits were delivered by the end of Wednesday, with more than half of the selected households visited, and 3,761 test kits had been collected. It is […]

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Earlier today, it was announced that a localised ‘surge testing’ programme will be rolled out in parts of Goldsworth Park, Knaphill and St John’s following the identification of a specific variant of coronavirus. Residents within the affected area – as shown on this map – will be visited, with the request that they carry out […]

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Following a question from one of my Lib Dem colleagues, Surrey County Council yesterday confirmed it was opening several coronavirus testing centres, including Goldwater Lodge in Woking, for essential workers who are asymptomatic and have no symptoms. A pilot scheme will be introduced initially at three sites at the beginning of February.  Bourne Hall in Epsom, […]

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