Will Forster

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SWAG Chair Andy Caulfield to run for Council

by willforster on 13 January, 2022

I am delighted that Andy Caulfield from the South Woking Action Group – aka SWAG – will be running to be a Lib Dem Councillor for Hoe Valley in May’s local elections. I really hope that Andy, who was elected Chair of SWAG shortly after its formation by residents in the summer of 2019, will […]

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Old Woking High Street to be resurfaced

by willforster on 19 November, 2021

I am pleased to report that Surrey County Council has agreed to resurface the awful section of the Old Woking High Street, near the junction of Shackleford Road. The County Council will resurface the road over 6 nights from Monday 6th December, between 8 pm and 6 am – with bulk of the noisiest works […]

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Old Woking High Street traffic lights work

by willforster on 16 November, 2021

This time next week, Surrey County Council will start upgrading the pedestrian crossing on Old Woking High Street, near the junction with Shackleford Road. For around a week from Tuesday 30th November, the County Council will be replacing the traffic lights on the pedestrian crossing. Similar to the current works on Kingfield Road, whilst the […]

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Consultation on Sutton Green Golf Club plans

by willforster on 1 September, 2021

There will be a public consultation on Thursday 16th September between 4 pm and 7 pm about proposals to build on Sutton Green Golf Club. Earlier this summer, it was announced that the golf club had entered into an agreement with the property developer Quinn Estates to build a 15-acre retirement village and 2-acre care […]

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Re-elected, thank you!

by willforster on 10 May, 2021

I want to say a big thank you for re-electing me as a Borough and County Councillor. I was really touched to be re-elected, especially with such big majorities – I got 58% of the vote in my Woking South County seat and 60% of the vote in Hoe Valley Borough ward.  Thank you so much! […]

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Tomorrow’s elections

by willforster on 5 May, 2021

I have always been drawn to helping the community, which is why I have been serving as a Borough and County Councillor for over a decade. I am re-standing for election tomorrow on May 6th and hope I can have your support. Over the past few weeks, as Covid restrictions have eased, it has been […]

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Lib Dems secure review of 20 mph schemes

by willforster on 22 March, 2021

The Lib Dems secured a commitment at today’s Surrey Police and Crime Panel meeting from the Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro to raise the issue of 20 mph areas with Surrey County Council and Surrey Police. My Lib Dem colleagues and I, along with many local people across Surrey, want to see more 20 […]

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Chosen as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Woking

by willforster on 5 October, 2019

I am delighted to have been selected by the Lib Dems as their candidate to be Woking’s next MP. As a local Councillor, former Mayor and life-long resident I believe I have the experience to serve as Woking Constituency’s Member of Parliament. I have been representing Hoe Valley on Woking Borough Council and Woking South […]

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Condemning the closure of 31 Children’s Centres

by willforster on 1 February, 2019

At Surrey County Council’s last Cabinet meeting, senior Conservative Councillors approved plans to shut 31 of Surrey’s 58 children centres. Several other Lib Dem County Councillors and I spoke out at the meeting against the closures, believing the proposals were not in the best interests of the residents of Surrey and the current users of […]

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Surrey County Council’s 5 consultations on cuts

by willforster on 1 November, 2018

On the same day as the Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer said in the Budget that austerity is coming to an end, Tory-run Surrey County Council announced that it will consult the public on plans to cut bus passes, Children’s Centres, Community Recycling Centres, libraries and services for people with special educational needs and disabilities. […]

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