Will Forster

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

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Woking Council to increase parking charges

by willforster on 10 December, 2016

Woking Borough Council is to increase the cost of parking in the town’s car parks despite the Conservatives boasting just 8 months ago that they had frozen parking charges and would not increase them in 2016. Before the last Woking Council elections in May, the ruling Tories boasted about freezing parking charges and promised that car […]

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The Lib Dem priorities for Woking Council‏

by willforster on 18 April, 2016

The Lib Dems have announced our top three priorities for Woking Borough Council.  The local Lib Dems and I are prioritising changing the current Conservative Council’s development plans, lowering business rates on small independent businesses and freezing parking charges – if we run the Council after the upcoming elections. Woking Council is currently run by the Conservatives, but […]

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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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Woking Council throws out plans for York Road high rise

by willforster on 20 January, 2016

I was very relieved when last week, Woking Borough Council’s Planning Committee rejected a planning application for an 8 storey block of 47 flats in York Road. After the planning application was the presented to the Planning Committee, Ian Johnson – one of the Lib Dem Councillors for the area – led the call for the […]

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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 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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Election Results

by willforster on 11 June, 2015

My Lib Dem colleagues and I always thought the elections in May were going to be tough for us, but in the words of Nick Clegg – the results have been immeasurably more crushing and unkind than I could ever have feared. Nationally, I was very sad that many good Lib Dem MPs lost their […]

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Latest Rydens Way plans

by willforster on 21 April, 2015

This is a final reminder that William Lacey Group are holding another public consultation and exhibition event about building on Rydens Way tonight – Tuesday 21st April, 6 to 8 pm at the Old Woking Community Centre. I would prefer it if Rydens Way was not built on at all, however if it is going […]

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Outcome of the parking review

by willforster on 28 March, 2015

Following my previous post about a parking review into on-street parking restrictions, following the consultation and review – Surrey County Council has decided to implement all bar one of the proposed new parking restrictions. Due the number of objections and nature of comments received, the Council will not install any further parking restrictions outside St Johns the […]

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New plans for Rydens Way

by willforster on 26 February, 2015

Local residents have reacted angrily to plans by William Lacey Group to build housing on the last remaining pieces of green space on Rydens Way. Supported by the Conservatives running Woking Borough Council, the developers have recently announced their intention to build 15 two and three bedroom houses and 4 two bedroom flats on the […]

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