Will Forster

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

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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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Low emission buses for Woking

by willforster on 27 June, 2018

Surrey County Council is set to introduce low emission buses to three bus routes in south Woking. The County Council’s Cabinet yesterday agreed to re-tender contracts for several subsidised bus services in Surrey, including the 81, 462 and 463 services that run in Woking.  When the new bus contract starts on 2nd September, buses on […]

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Esso Pipeline

by willforster on 25 April, 2018

Esso Petrol Company has begun a consultation process seeking views on where it should built a new underground fuel pipeline between London and Southampton, and one option includes installing the pipeline in the south Woking area. Esso already has a pipeline that runs from its Fawley Refinery near Southampton, to their West London Terminal storage facility in […]

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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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