Will Forster

Lib Dem Borough Councillor for Hoe Valley and County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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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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Reporting weather related issues

by willforster on 3 May, 2021

Looks like we are in for some bad weather tonight and for the next few days.  Just in case local people need it, I am preemptively posting the website link for reporting any fallen trees, flooding and road blockages. Please report any issues to Surrey County Council here. I hope this is not needed, but […]

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Cronyism and sleaze

by willforster on 29 April, 2021

Nationally, the Conservatives have been accused of cronyism and sleaze over recent weeks.  Locally, the Lib Dem Police and Crime Commissioner candidate, Paul Kennedy, has challenged the Tory candidate’s claims that their links with Ministers will somehow deliver more police funding for Surrey. The Conservative candidate, who worked for Tory MPs for nearly 10 years, and […]

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Last week, the news broke that the verdict of Ofsted’s most recent monitoring visit to Surrey County Council’s Children’s Services would not be published until after the election on Thursday 6th May. The explanation for this from the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills is that “it is normal practice to delay […]

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Pavement resurfacing in Westfield

by willforster on 27 April, 2021

Surrey County Council will start resurfacing the pavement on Bonsey Close in Westfield on Monday 10th May. The resurfacing work could take up to two weeks, with the Council’s contractors working 8 am to 5 pm during the week.  The Council should be delivering a letter notifying local residents of the works shortly.

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The Lib Dems have called for an ambitious package of £48 billion for local authorities to tackle the climate emergency, of which an extra £140 million would be invested directly in the local community here in Surrey. This new funding would go directly to Surrey County Council to fund green infrastructure, and improve the local […]

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Blanchards Hill to be resurfaced

by willforster on 20 April, 2021

Surrey County Council will resurface Blanchards Hill in Sutton Green from 6th May. The Council will start resurfacing Blanchards Hill at 8 am on Thursday May 6th – Polling Day. The resurfacing may take up to 3 days to complete, with work happening between 8 am and 4.30 pm each day. I asked the Council […]

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45% of Surrey Conservatives are stepping down

by willforster on 13 April, 2021

Following publication of the list of candidates for this year’s Surrey County Council elections, it has emerged that 25 out of 56 Conservative County Councillors are stepping down – a dropout rate of 45%. The decision of so many Tory Councillors to leave office comes less than a year after the County Council was heavily […]

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Lib Dems launch their May election campaign

by willforster on 7 April, 2021

Yesterday, Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey officially launched the Lib Dems Local Elections campaign.  Ed, at the Lib Dems digital launch, asked voters to send a message to the Conservatives to do more to support local communities like those in Woking. Delivering his launch speech he said: “By voting Lib Dem this May you will be […]

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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 6 April, 2021

Surrey County Council is consulting on the Woking Parking Review, which is the Council’s plan to change parking restrictions in various places in Woking. The Council is consulting the public about changes to several roads in my Woking South division. On Kingfield Drive Following requests from local people, the Council wants to install a double […]

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