Will Forster

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Another ‘surge testing’ operation to begin in Woking

by willforster on 16 February, 2021

A second localised ‘surge testing’ programme in Woking and the third operation in Surrey will get underway this week – in Maybury and surrounding areas after the identification of a case of the South African variant of coronavirus. Test kits will be distributed door to door by staff and volunteers from Thursday.  A map of the […]

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In the run up to Surrey County Council’s budget meeting, the Lib Dems and I set out our proposal for a £26 million Road Safety Fund. We put together an alternative budget plan in response to the growing number of requests from the public to make roads safer. Whether this be junction changes, reductions in […]

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Lib Dems call for road safety to be a budget priority

by willforster on 5 February, 2021

My Lib Dem colleagues on Surrey County Council and I are proposing an amendment to the Council’s budget to invest in tackling road safety problems across the county. Recognising that there is huge frustration in communities about the difficulties in getting road safety schemes funded in a timely manner, the Lib Dem Group are proposing […]

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Earlier today, it was announced that a localised ‘surge testing’ programme will be rolled out in parts of Goldsworth Park, Knaphill and St John’s following the identification of a specific variant of coronavirus. Residents within the affected area – as shown on this map – will be visited, with the request that they carry out […]

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Following a question from one of my Lib Dem colleagues, Surrey County Council yesterday confirmed it was opening several coronavirus testing centres, including Goldwater Lodge in Woking, for essential workers who are asymptomatic and have no symptoms. A pilot scheme will be introduced initially at three sites at the beginning of February.  Bourne Hall in Epsom, […]

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5.54% Council Tax increase proposed for Surrey Police

by willforster on 15 January, 2021

My Lib Dem colleagues and I are urging residents to respond to the latest proposal by the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner for a 5.54% increase in the police element of Council Tax. The proposal corresponds to an annual increase of £10 for Band A households, £15 for Band D, and £30 for Band H […]

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Lockdown advice and support

by willforster on 14 January, 2021

As we are in another national lockdown, I want to make sure local people in Woking are aware of where to get the latest advice and support. This virus sadly is not just going to go away quickly despite the hope a vaccine has brought us. As difficult as it is, we will get through […]

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The Conservatives running Surrey County Council have launched a consultation on plans to cut school funding for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN). They plan to abolish the “additional SEN funding” which goes to 67 primary and 2 secondary schools in Surrey.  Beaufort, Goldsworth, St Hugh of Lincoln, West Byfleet Infant and West Byfleet Junior Schools […]

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Earlier today, the Conservative majority on Surrey County Council used their own amendment to vote down a Lib Dem motion that would have tackled child food poverty. If approved, the original proposal by my Lib Dem colleagues and I would have committed the Council to taking the small, albeit valuable steps of ensuring the availability […]

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Lib Dems call for County Council to end child hunger

by willforster on 1 December, 2020

We have all become more aware of the need for free school meals in the last few months, but child food poverty did not start with the covid pandemic. That is why my Lib Dem colleagues and I have called on Surrey County Council to take steps to address this growing problem across the county. […]

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