Will Forster

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

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Conservatives running Surrey County Council have decided to drop their plans to close four Community Recycling Centres after an outcry from thousands of Surrey residents.  However, the County Council now ants to reduce the opening hours of all the tips across Surrey as well as dropping the daily free waste allowance which residents currently enjoy. […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have expressed their concern after an independent body, Healthwatch Surrey, criticised Surrey County Council for a lack of consultation and engagement after changes to the provision of sexual health services. Healthwatch Surrey has written to the County Council outlining their criticisms in relation to HIV services.  The letter states […]

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Ofsted inspects Surrey’s children’s services

by willforster on 5 September, 2017

Ofsted has today published a letter summarising the findings of the recent monitoring visit to Surrey County Council’s children’s services – this is the eighth monitoring visit since the County Council was inspected in 2014 and found to be inadequate in Ofsted report published in 2015. In the latest monitoring visit, Ofsted inspectors noted recent […]

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Lib Dem Councillors have criticised the Conservatives running Surrey County Council for recruiting a £55,000 ‘Head of Strategy’ post when at the same time planning staff redundancies and cutting services by millions of pounds. The job advert, which has been posted extensively online and in the national press, seeks to recruit a ‘highly politically astute’ […]

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Planning application for Freemantles School

by willforster on 9 August, 2017

Surrey County Council is seeking planning permission to expand the specialist Freemantles School in Mayford. The County Council wants to install a new modular classroom unit comprising 4 classrooms and ancillary facilities, as well as create 23 new parking spaces and a new fire access route. As this is a planning application on County Hall land, Surrey County Council not […]

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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 4 August, 2017

Surrey County Council has today launched a consultation on changing parking restrictions across Woking. The Council will soon deliver letters to all the properties potentially affected with a copy of the plans and information regarding the proposed changes, and requesting them to participate in the formal consultation process – the public consultation will run from 4th August […]

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Over 2000 sign Lib Dem petition against tip closures

by willforster on 2 August, 2017

Over two thousand residents have signed a Lib Dem petition against Surrey County Council’s proposals to close four popular and well-used Community Recycling Centres in Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham. The County Council is also planning to reduce the opening hours of all the remaining tips, as well as scrapping the daily free waste allowance […]

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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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