Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate in Woking, Deputy Mayor of Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Pedestrian diversion in Woking Town Centre

by willforster on 15 November, 2017

Construction is well underway on the Victoria Square scheme in Woking town centre, but I know many local businesses and residents are unhappy about the huge pedestrian diversion in place around the building site. This diversion is long and makes it time consuming and difficult to get from Church Street West to Market Walk and […]

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Pavement widening on Guildford Road

by willforster on 1 October, 2017

On Monday, Surrey County Council will start work on widening the pavement on Guildford Road by Claremont Avenue in order to improve pedestrian safety. I am delighted this work is finally happening – it is something I have been pushing on for years.  Being very close to Greenfields School and Woking Park, this pavement is […]

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Uber in Woking

by willforster on 23 September, 2017

Following yesterday’s decision by Transport for London to withdraw Uber’s license, Woking Borough Council has ruled out doing the same locally. As the licensing authority, the Council carries out through checks on all drivers, including medical, driving ability, local area knowledge test, and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks.  Woking Council clearly takes a much […]

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Lib Dem Councillors have criticised the Conservatives running Surrey County Council for recruiting a £55,000 ‘Head of Strategy’ post when at the same time planning staff redundancies and cutting services by millions of pounds. The job advert, which has been posted extensively online and in the national press, seeks to recruit a ‘highly politically astute’ […]

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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 4 August, 2017

Surrey County Council has today launched a consultation on changing parking restrictions across Woking. The Council will soon deliver letters to all the properties potentially affected with a copy of the plans and information regarding the proposed changes, and requesting them to participate in the formal consultation process – the public consultation will run from 4th August […]

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Trains 15% later in just a single year

by willforster on 12 July, 2017

Data released today shows that in just a single year trains are running later and people are having to wait 15% longer than a year ago – and it will not come as a surprise to local commuters, but South West Trains was one of the worst offenders seeing a 25.4% increase in late trains. The […]

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Surrey County Council has introduced new rules to prevent County Councillors from funding street lighting, grit bins and highway schemes from their own local allocation budgets. The rules, which were introduced by the Conservative-administration at the Annual General Meeting of the County Council held on Tuesday 23rd May, prompted one Tory Councillor to speak out against […]

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The Lib Dems have launched our manifesto plans yesterday for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police. The Party’s landmark policy would give the people the final say on the Brexit deal which would include the option to remain in the EU. The Lib Dems […]

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1,860 3-4 year-olds in Surrey would benefit from Lib Dem plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, with gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The cash would triple the funding to £1,000 per pupil per year – up from £302 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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