Will Forster

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Woking’s ‘Triangle’ buildings to be demolished

by willforster on 24 September, 2020

Next week, work will start to demolish the ‘Triangle’ buildings just south of Victoria Arch on Woking’s A320 gyratory. This is the first stage of a £115 million collaboration between Network Rail, Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council to replace Victoria Arch and change the highway network south of the railway bridge. The scheme […]

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13 weeks of Lockfield Drive closure

by willforster on 17 September, 2020

Surrey County Council will be closing a section of Lockfield Drive for 13 weeks from 21st September. Yesterday, the County Council announced that Lockfield Drive, between Bampton Way and Robin Hood Roundabout, will be closed to repair a pedestrian bridge. This is a lengthy closure of a major road with little notice, so I wouldn’t […]

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Surrey County Council is set to install on-street electric vehicle charging points in Woking. The Council agreed yesterday to create 20 on-street parking bays, spread across 5 locations in Woking, especially for the purpose of enabling electric cars to charge up their batteries. Church Street East, Maybury Road, Montgomery Road and Oriental Road in Woking […]

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Safety and speeding in Sutton Green

by willforster on 14 September, 2020

Following several accidents at the junction of New Lane and Sutton Green Road, I have worked with Surrey County Council to improve safety at the junction. Sometime ago, the Council installed new signage, barriers and other safety features to reduce accidents at this corner.  Although this has helped, there is still a problem with safety and […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for the annual increase in rail fares to be cancelled, a move which would save commuters in Woking around £55 next year and stop the cost of a Woking to Waterloo season ticket reaching almost £3,500. The call follows the announcement of July’s Retail Price Index – the […]

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Smarts Heath Road resurfacing

by willforster on 31 July, 2020

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing Smarts Heath Road in Mayford between Hook Hill Lane and Saunders Lane – including over the railway bridge – in mid August. Anyone who has cycled or driven over the railway bridge knows this resurfacing is really needed, I am pleased the road is finally getting resurfaced not just […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for greater powers for Surrey County Councl and Woking Borough Council to take action on carbon emissions as figures show progress to cut emissions across the UK has stalled since 2016. In Woking emissions have fallen from 450 kilotons of carbon emissions in 2016 to 401 in 2018. Across […]

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Claremont Avenue resurfacing

by willforster on 1 July, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Claremont Avenue on Wednesday 8th July. The Council originally hoped to resurface the road on 10th June, but had to postpone the work as a result of a sinkhole on Guildford Road. Thankfully, the resurfacing work has been rescheduled.  The Council will commence work at 7 am, and should be finished […]

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The Lib Dems and I have succeeded in getting the Department for Transport to look into flexible rail tickets to help commuters getting back to work after the coronavirus pandemic. With traditional season tickets unlikely to be attractive for many commuters in the future, the Lib Dems have called on the Government and train companies […]

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South Woking roads to be resurfaced

by willforster on 29 May, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Claremont Avenue, New Lane and Robin Hood Lane on 10th June. All three of these roads will be closed to through traffic from 7 am to 6 pm, but access will be maintained for local residents. With roads being very quiet during the coronavirus lockdown, it is an ideal time […]

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