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Bus services in Guildford and Woking cut

by willforster on 12 July, 2022

My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised Stagecoach over cancellations and cuts to key bus services in Guildford and Woking. From yesterday, the 1 and 2 bus service in Guildford, have been reduced to every 30 minutes – and from Monday 25th July, the 91 bus service in Woking will reduce to 15 minutes during […]

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Lib Dems criticise closure of Surrey care homes

by willforster on 23 February, 2022

Yesterday, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet agreed to close eight residential care homes. My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised the move which leaves the future of around 150 vulnerable residents in the balance with the risk they may end up being placed in accommodation further away from their family and paying more for the […]

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The Lib Dems and have slammed the Conservatives running Surrey County Council’s budget as one that fails residents by making them ‘pay twice’ for social care reforms whilst mismanagement sees money wasted, services cut and £200 million held in reserve. People in Surrey will now be faced with ‘paying twice’ for social care reforms thanks […]

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Surrey Tories’ ‘power grab’ fails

by willforster on 3 February, 2022

Surrey County Council’s hopes of getting more powers from central government as part of a County Deal lie in ruins following the publication of the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper. Yesterday, the Government has unveiled their plans which include the promotion of regional mayors and give several areas County Deals – however Surrey was not […]

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The Lib Dems and I have exposed an almost £50 million loss of value in just two commercial properties owned by Surrey County Council. In 2017, Surrey County Council’s property company Halsey Garton, purchased Malvern Retail Park for £75 million and the Debenhams store in Winchester for £15.8 million. However, in response to a question […]

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Tories reject proposals for signage only 20 mph zones

by willforster on 19 January, 2022

Yesterday, the Conservatives running Surrey County Council dismissed calls by the Lib Dems and I to roll out 20 mph zones in residential roads and outside schools across Surrey. My Lib Dem colleagues and I put forward a motion calling for a bigger and bolder programme of schemes to implement 20 mph areas using signs […]

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The Lib Dems and I are challenging Surrey County Council to roll out a bigger and bolder programme of schemes to implement 20 mph areas using signs only, in a bid to facilitate better conditions for walking and cycling and improve road safety. The Lib Dems are bringing a motion about this to the County […]

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Westfield Road traffic lights work

by willforster on 4 January, 2022

Surrey County Council will be replacing the traffic lights on the pedestrian crossing on Westfield Road near the Coop from Thursday 20th January – the work should take about a week. Whilst the Council are upgrading the traffic lights, they will use temporary traffic lights – but these will only replace the current pedestrian crossing, […]

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The Lib Dems are on track to win seats across the country at the next General Election, including here in Woking, following the historic by-election victory overnight in North Shropshire. The Lib Dems won the once safe Conservative seat of North Shropshire, overturning the Conservatives majority of almost 23,000 votes. It is the second parliamentary […]

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Against a backdrop of Surrey’s increasing coronavirus infections and the spread of the Omicron variant, Surrey County Council has been pressured into postponing tomorrow’s pre-Christmas Full Council meeting until the New Year. In person meetings are currently the only option for local authorities making formal decisions. The Government has so far resisted calls from all […]

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