Will Forster

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Egley Road speed limit to be lowered

by willforster on 6 February, 2020

Surrey County Council has agreed to my request to lower the speed limit on Egley Road outside the Hoe Valley School. The A320 between Mayford and Woking currently has a 40 mph speed limit.  However, following the opening of the new school, both the County Council and Police have agreed to lower the limit to 30 […]

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Earlier today, my Lib Dem colleagues and I voted against Surrey County Council’s proposed budget for 2020/21 as it would put services to vulnerable people at further risk.  Almost every day I hear from families struggling with their child’s SEND needs or trying to get care packages for elderly relatives.  The County Council rations these services […]

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Action against speeding on Westfield Road

by willforster on 3 February, 2020

Surrey County Council will start work to make Westfield Road safer and combat speeding from 17th February. As local people know, Westfield Road has been accident black spot for too long.  Since the beginning of 2014, there have been 20 personal injury collisions on Westfield Road – resulting 4 serious and 16 slight injuries. Which is […]

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The Lib Dems have announced they would more than double spending on youth services in Surrey to £33,998,703 to help tackle rising levels of crime.  This would form part of a total ring-fenced fund of £500 million for Local Authorities across England to spend on youth services, providing young people with positive, safe and healthy alternatives […]

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Surrey County Council HQ to move to Woking

by willforster on 2 November, 2019

Yesterday, Surrey County Council announced it is intending to move County Hall from Kingston to Woking. The County Council has been looking to move out of its current home for sometime and has now selected Midas House in Woking as its preferred new headquarters. The current County Hall is expensive to run, not fit for […]

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Stop Brexit and build a brighter future

by willforster on 31 October, 2019

The decision to hold a snap General Election on Thursday 12th December brings to an end one of the most disastrous governments in generations.  This is our chance to demand better for Britain, and Woking in particular.  In that election, I will be standing to become the Lib Dem MP for Woking Constituency.  As a local Councillor, […]

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Westfield Road resurfacing

by willforster on 23 October, 2019

Surrey County Council has agreed to my request to resurface a section of Westfield Road. Westfield Road between Honeypots Road and Mayford Close is failing apart and really needs repairing – and thankfully it will be resurfaced on Thursday 31st October. Please avoid this section of Westfield Road between 9.30 am and 4 pm on […]

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Council cuts night-time fire cover

by willforster on 14 October, 2019

Surrey County Council recently agreed to take seven fire engines off duty at night, including one in Woking. Last month, the Council’s ruling Cabinet approved a ‘Making Surrey Safer Plan 2020-2023’, which outlines how the County Council wants to change the fire and rescue service. The plan controversially includes reducing the amount of fire engines […]

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Following a request by the Lib Dems and I, Surrey County Council has agreed to exempt young care leavers from paying its share of Council Tax. Yesterday, Surrey’s Full Council approved a report from the Cabinet to give young people who have been in the care system a discount of 75% on their Council Tax, […]

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Lib Dems support law to clamp down on vehicle idling

by willforster on 7 October, 2019

The Lib Dems and I have called on Surrey County Council to back a bill that would increase the fines for leaving vehicles idling and make it easier to levy fines. During tomorrow’s Full Council meeting, I will ask the Leader of Surrey County Council to call on the Government and Surrey’s MPs to support […]

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