Will Forster

Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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I am pleased to see that Network Rail has secured a budget from the Government of more than £2 billion to improve the south western rail network that runs through Surrey and the surrounding areas. The money will be spent between 2019 and 2024 across the route, which runs out of London’s Waterloo station, and […]

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New transport network for south Woking?

by willforster on 12 September, 2018

Since being elected as County Councillor for Woking South in 2009, I have been pushing for better access to the town centre and railway station from the south side of Woking. South Woking currently suffers from poor transport links to central Woking, and Victoria Arch and the roads leading up to it are inadequate for […]

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Esso Pipeline

by willforster on 25 April, 2018

Esso Petrol Company has begun a consultation process seeking views on where it should built a new underground fuel pipeline between London and Southampton, and one option includes installing the pipeline in the south Woking area. Esso already has a pipeline that runs from its Fawley Refinery near Southampton, to their West London Terminal storage facility in […]

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Re-elected – Thank You!

by willforster on 7 May, 2017

I was delighted to have been re-elected as South Woking’s County Councillor on 4th May – I want to say a big thank you to all the voters of South Woking for continuing to place their faith in me and sending me back to County Hall with an increased majority. I received 2271 votes (54%) […]

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Call for Woking Council to oppose tip charges

by willforster on 1 February, 2017

The Lib Dems and I are calling on Woking Borough Council oppose Surrey County Council’s decision to charge residents for bringing construction and DIY waste to local tips as it could increase fly tipping. In September 2016, the County Council introduced charges for construction and DIY waste, gas bottles and car tyres at Community Recycling […]

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Elm Nursery

by willforster on 26 August, 2016

Earlier this month, Surrey County Council’s Planning Committee approved plans for a wood waste facility at Elm Nursery in Sutton Green. Redwood Tree Services sought planning permission to change the use of part of the Elm Nursery site off Sutton Green Road, from agriculture use to instead allow the importation, storage, processing and transfer of […]

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Hoe Valley School Plans Submitted

by willforster on 25 June, 2015

A planning application for construction of the permanent home for the Hoe Valley School on land adjacent Egley Road has been submitted to Woking Borough Council for its consideration. Facilities for the new school would comprise two teaching wings, a main hall, dining and reception areas – and a sports field.  Leisure facilities, for use by […]

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Permanent site for the Hoe Valley School

by willforster on 10 March, 2015

Earlier today, I attended the announcement by Woking Borough Council that it believes the permanent site of the Hoe Valley School should be off Egley Road in Mayford. The Council has come to the view that there is no other viable option other than to build the secondary school in the Green Belt.  If that […]

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Surrey Half Marathon

by willforster on 6 March, 2015

I hope residents do not forget that the Surrey Half Marathon is taking place on Sunday 8th March. As a result, quite a few roads in Kingfield, Mayford, Sutton Green and Westfield will be closed between about 8 am and 2 pm on Sunday.  Local residents directly on the route should have received information from […]

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Report on December Full County Council

by willforster on 10 December, 2014

At yesterday’s Full Surrey County Council meeting, my Lib Dem colleagues and I called for action to be taken to close the remaining gaps in high speed internet coverage across the county as part of the Superfast Broadband project. Sometime ago, the County Council and BT began work on the Superfast Broadband project to ensure that […]

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