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Blanchards Hill to be resurfaced

by willforster on 2 November, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Blanchards Hill on Friday 6th November. I am really pleased the Council has agreed to resurface this road in between Jacobs Well and Sutton Green.  I have had to report countless potholes here and frequently asked for it to to be resurfaced.  Thankfully, the County Council will be resurfacing it at the […]

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Free school meals

by willforster on 27 October, 2020

Just before the summer, the Government refused to support families of children on free school meals. Thankfully, after a campaign led by footballer Marcus Rashford, they backed down and provided food vouchers for the school summer holiday. But what about half term, Christmas holidays and the school holidays next year?  What if schools are forced to […]

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Surrey County Council has agreed to move its headquarters to the former Cannon HQ in Woodhatch, in spite of objections raised by the cross-party group of Councillors responsible for scrutinising the move.  Last year, the County Council stated it wanted to move its HQ from Kingston-Upon-Thames to a location in Surrey.  The Council had originally […]

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During this week’s Surrey County Council meeting, the Leader of the Council, Tim Oliver ensured his Conservative Group voted against a Lib Dem motion calling for a much-needed reconciliation with the Borough and District Councils with whom a relationship of trust had completely broken down. In his speech the Lib Dem Leader Group Leader, Chris […]

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Following a motion by the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council unanimously agreed to introduce “school streets” in Surrey with the aim of encouraging active travel, improving air quality and promoting road safety. A school street is where the road outside a school is closed to vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times except for those […]

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Granville Road to be resurfaced

by willforster on 5 October, 2020

I am pleased to say Surrey County Council will be resurfacing Granville Road in Westfield on 27th October. Although this is a relatively small residential road, Granville Road is in really bad state.  I have had to report countless potholes here and frequently asked for it to be properly resurfaced.  Thankfully, the County Council has finally agreed […]

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Exposing the cost of failed unitary bid

by willforster on 30 September, 2020

Following my questioning yesterday, Surrey County Council has confirmed that the cost of its failed bid to become a unitary authority was just under £250,000. In anticipation of a Government White Paper on local government devolution, the Conservatives running the County Council decided to pursue plans to become a unitary authority.  This power grab would have […]

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Chobham Common fire leads to petition

by willforster on 29 September, 2020

During August, a major incident was declared on Chobham Common due to a huge fire.  A lot of local residents had to be evacuated, roads closed and around 30% of this Site of Special Scientific Interest – over 500 acres – was destroyed. A whistle-blower firefighter has since come forward to say that this giant fire […]

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Woking’s ‘Triangle’ buildings to be demolished

by willforster on 24 September, 2020

Next week, work will start to demolish the ‘Triangle’ buildings just south of Victoria Arch on Woking’s A320 gyratory. This is the first stage of a £115 million collaboration between Network Rail, Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council to replace Victoria Arch and change the highway network south of the railway bridge. The scheme […]

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13 weeks of Lockfield Drive closure

by willforster on 17 September, 2020

Surrey County Council will be closing a section of Lockfield Drive for 13 weeks from 21st September. Yesterday, the County Council announced that Lockfield Drive, between Bampton Way and Robin Hood Roundabout, will be closed to repair a pedestrian bridge. This is a lengthy closure of a major road with little notice, so I wouldn’t […]

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