Will Forster

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

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Lib Dem analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Surrey Police by 5.8% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20. According to Lib Dem analysis, total Government funding to all 43 forces (in 2019-20 prices) fell from £8.48 billion in 2015-16 to £7.99 billion […]

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Government to invest £95 million in Woking

by willforster on 17 June, 2019

Last week, the Government announced that £95 million would be invested in Woking to revamp Victoria Arch and the A320 highway network south of railway bridge. 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 […]

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Resurfacing for Westfield Avenue

by willforster on 13 May, 2019

I am pleased to say that the northern end of Westfield Avenue will be resurfaced tomorrow. To resurface this part of the road, Surrey County Council will close Westfield Avenue from David Lloyd to Kingfield Road between 7.30 am and 5.30 pm on Tuesday 14th May. The rest of Westfield Avenue was resurfaced a couple […]

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Queen Elizabeth Way to be resurfaced

by willforster on 9 May, 2019

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing much of Queen Elizabeth Way in Kingfield on Monday 13th May. The Council is resurfacing the eastern part of the road, namely the outside Number 42 to 84 and including the cul-de-sac section. The resurfacing work should only take 1 day, with work taking place from 7.30 am until 5 […]

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Construction to start on Vicarage Road crossing

by willforster on 17 March, 2019

Surrey County Council is due to start construction of a pedestrian crossing on Vicarage Road in Kingfield on Monday 18th March. The County Council is building the Vicarage Road crossing to cater for the growing number of pedestrians travelling between the new Kingsmoor Park development off Balfour Avenue and the schools and shops in the […]

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Surrey Half Marathon

by willforster on 13 March, 2019

It was great to start Sunday’s Surrey Half Marathon, along with the smaller children’s and 5k races.  The Mayoress and I enjoyed cheering on all the runners, who coped really well with the wind. I want to say a huge well done everyone involved in the Surrey Half – hope they all had fun.  It […]

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The Lib Dems and I have slammed the Conservative Government for their “hapless treatment” of European Union (EU) citizens after the Home Office released guidance on the new EU Settlement Scheme. The Home Office has confirmed that for the duration of the trial period, EU nationals applying to stay in the UK must either use […]

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Surrey County Council approves budget

by willforster on 5 February, 2019

Earlier today, Surrey County Council approved its budget for the coming financial year.  The Lib Dems and other opposition Councillors did not support the budget as it will result in residents paying more for less. ‪Local Council Taxpayers will face an inflation busting Council Tax rise – a Band D Council Tax bill in Woking […]

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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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Surrey County Council’s 5 consultations on cuts

by willforster on 1 November, 2018

On the same day as the Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer said in the Budget that austerity is coming to an end, Tory-run Surrey County Council announced that it will consult the public on plans to cut bus passes, Children’s Centres, Community Recycling Centres, libraries and services for people with special educational needs and disabilities. […]

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