Will Forster

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Claremont Avenue resurfacing

by willforster on 1 July, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Claremont Avenue on Monday 6th 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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Barnsbury’s Acacia Avenue to be resurfaced

by willforster on 20 April, 2020

Following my request, Surrey County Council will shortly be resurfacing Acacia Avenue in Barnsbury. This small but well used road is in an awful state, which is why I requested it be resurfaced as soon as possible.  Thankfully, the Council agreed and Acacia Avenue will be resurfaced on Wednesday 13th May.  The road will be closed from […]

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Council agrees request to delay parking permit rise

by willforster on 31 March, 2020

Following my request, Surrey County Council has agreed to postpone its planned increase of residential parking permits due to the coronavirus pandemic. The County Council wants to increase the cost of residential parking permits in Controlled Parking Zones, and was intending to advertise and consult the public on the increase in April and then implement […]

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Coronavirus information

by willforster on 23 March, 2020

It is likely to be a tough and frightening time over the next few days, weeks and months as the coronavirus crisis continues. It is vital we all take this incredibly seriously and follow the advice being given. As a local councillor, I want to make sure everyone in Woking is aware of where to […]

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I am delighted that the Lib Dems have selected my good friend and colleague, Paul Kennedy, as our candidate to be Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner in the election on 7th May 2020. Paul Kennedy is a former barrister, accountant and actuary with over 30 years leadership experience working in both private and public sectors.  Paul is […]

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The Lib Dems have revealed there were 11 incidents involving offensive weapons on trains or at rail stations in Woking since 2017.  9 incidents occurred at Woking Station, including 3 so far this year. My Lib Dem colleagues and I think the new figures show the utter failure of Conservative Ministers to keep people safe from […]

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Woking Walk In Centre under threat

by willforster on 8 February, 2020

NHS bosses are looking at plans that could involve the closure of the Walk In Centre at Woking Community Hospital. Woking’s Walk In Centre is currently open 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week, and provides a vital service to local people. The Walk In Centre is useful when patients cannot see their […]

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Egley Road speed limit to be lowered

by willforster on 6 February, 2020

Surrey County Council has agreed to my request to lower the speed limit on Egley Road outside the Hoe Valley School. The A320 between Mayford and Woking currently has a 40 mph speed limit.  However, following the opening of the new school, both the County Council and Police have agreed to lower the limit to 30 […]

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