Will Forster

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

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have expressed concern after it was revealed that 6 care homes in Surrey are rated as ‘Unsafe’ by the Care Quality Commission and have contracts with Surrey County Council. The County Council recently stated that it does not send new residents to care homes that have received the poor rating, […]

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Lib Dems launch petition to protect Surrey’s tips

by willforster on 18 July, 2017

The Lib Dems have launched a petition to save four Community Recycling Centres earmarked for closure by the Conservative administration at County Hall after a huge outcry from local residents.  Our petition also calls for the County Council to scrap plans to reduce the opening times of every tip in the county by 2 days […]

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The Lib Dems and I have called for a thorough review of fire safety in Surrey following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in North Kensington. At least 80 people were killed in the blaze, with an unknown number of people still missing and unaccounted for.  The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident to provide assistance […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have expressed deep concerns over plans by Surrey County Council to axe £2.8 million of the support it gives to the most vulnerable residents to support their housing needs. The County Council has launched a consultation on the proposals which if enacted would reduce the Housing Related Support budget by […]

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The Lib Dems at County Hall have criticised Conservative-run Surrey County Council after it emerged that after only two months of the new financial year, the Council is already predicted to overspend by £24 million pounds. According to the County Council, this overspend has been caused by the failure to achieve millions of pounds of savings, […]

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The Conservative Government’s £1 billion deal with the DUP could have paid for at least one extra teacher for every secondary school across the UK, including 59 more teachers in Surrey, research by the Lib Dems has revealed. Official figures show there are 4,169 state-funded secondary schools in the UK and that the average cost […]

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The Conservatives running Surrey County Council have announced plans to close four Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). These plans follow on from the introduction of hugely unpopular charges to use the CRCs last year which were forced through by the Tory Cabinet, despite widespread opposition by residents and the Lib Dem opposition. The County Council has […]

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Thank you

by willforster on 15 June, 2017

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for me in last week’s election and to those who helped the campaign in any way – be that volunteering, putting up posters, sharing content on social media or just telling friends about me – it is greatly appreciated. I am obviously disappointed […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues at County Hall and I have slammed the Conservatives running Surrey County Council for cutting vital services provided to young vulnerable adults across the county. The cuts were decided at a meeting of the Tory Cabinet last week, with nearly £450,000 axed over the next two years from outreach services targeted at […]

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Surrey County Council has introduced new rules to prevent County Councillors from funding street lighting, grit bins and highway schemes from their own local allocation budgets. The rules, which were introduced by the Conservative-administration at the Annual General Meeting of the County Council held on Tuesday 23rd May, prompted one Tory Councillor to speak out against […]

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