Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate in Woking, Deputy Mayor of Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Consultation on Hoe Steam works

by willforster on 5 October, 2017

Back in 2013, I submitted a motion to get Woking Borough Council to protect homes by the Hoe Stream in Kingfield, Mayford and Old Woking from flooding by extending the Hoe Valley Scheme further up and downstream – at long last, the Council is consulting on its plans for a ‘Hoe Valley Scheme Mark II’. […]

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Extending the Hoe Valley Scheme

by willforster on 2 June, 2016

Lib Dem Councillors were key to ensuring that Woking Borough Council delivered the Hoe Valley Scheme which has protected hundreds of homes in the Westfield area from flooding, improved the local highway infrastructure, cleaned up a contaminated tip and created new community buildings and a much loved park. However, my colleagues and I have always […]

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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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Woking Lib Dems launch election campaign

by willforster on 11 April, 2016

The Lib Dems have launched our election campaign for the Woking Borough Council elections on May 5th by announcing a full slate of 30 candidates across the new 10 wards in the borough. Only the Conservatives and Lib Dems have nominated 30 candidates for the 30 new Council seats – this goes to show that […]

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Rydens Way Planning Application

by willforster on 24 November, 2015

Woking Borough Council has received a planning application about the construction of 11 three bedroom homes on Rydens Way. The plans include building houses on the remaining green space on Rydens Way and converting the middle roundabout section into a formal parking area with space for 20 parked cars.  To view the plans in full, please […]

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Hoe Valley School plans approved

by willforster on 28 October, 2015

Last week, the Hoe Valley School got planning permission for its permanent home on Egley Road. Before the Planning Committee debated the application, I was able to relay the feedback I have had as the local County Councillor – and it is was tough balancing act, as the majority of residents supported the school but opposed the leisure centre part […]

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Resurfacing in Old Woking

by willforster on 16 September, 2015

Surrey County Council is due to resurface Broadmead Road and the High Street in Old Woking. The resurfacing work should start on 23rd September and finish on 29th September.  However, as with all roadworks, this timetable is subject to change – so please check the Council’s website for the latest information.

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Roadworks on Old Woking Road

by willforster on 15 July, 2015

Southern Gas Networks will be undertaking an extensive gas mains replacement project on Old Woking Road between the junctions of East Hill and Sheerwater Road – which will involve roadworks and traffic lights along Old Woking Road. Roadworks on such a key route is clearly going cause problems and significant congestion, but I am shocked […]

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Reporting back on July’s Full County Council

by willforster on 14 July, 2015

At today’s Full Surrey County Council meeting, my Lib Dem colleagues and I proposed two motions – one was successful and the other unsuccessful – so the meeting ended as score draw between us and the Conservatives. Social Workers Firstly, the Lib Dem Group proposed a motion calling for action to be taken by the Council to […]

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Hoe Valley School Plans Submitted

by willforster on 25 June, 2015

A planning application for construction of the permanent home for the Hoe Valley School on land adjacent Egley Road has been submitted to Woking Borough Council for its consideration. Facilities for the new school would comprise two teaching wings, a main hall, dining and reception areas – and a sports field.  Leisure facilities, for use by […]

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