Will Forster

Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking and Leader of the Lib Dems on Surrey County Council Learn more

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The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking Borough Council and other public authorities to move the local aggregates yard out of the town centre. The Borough Council has started work on a £115 million project which would transform the area around Victoria Arch.  The Council has already demolished much of ‘The Triangle’ of buildings […]

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Lib Dems criticise poor choice of highway contractors

by willforster on 29 September, 2021

Yesterday, I questioned Surrey County Council’s process of selecting a new highways maintenance contractor which has resulted in the three final bids coming from companies all with a history of failing Surrey residents. The Council’s Cabinet met yesterday and agreed to award the contract to either Amey, Kier or Ringway. Initially the contract will be […]

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No garden waste collection until 2022

by willforster on 13 September, 2021

Last week, Woking Borough Council announced that garden waste will not be collected until 2022 due to a shortage of HGV drivers. The service has been suspended several times over the summer and the latest hold on collections was due to end on 10th September.  However, the Council has now announced the suspension of the service for an […]

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My Lib Dems colleagues and I have challenged Surrey County Council over failures to answer data protection and freedom of information requests from local residents within legal time limits. During the last Cabinet meeting, I asked how many enquiries were not responded to in the required time. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, public sector […]

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White Rose Lane to be resurfaced

by willforster on 23 August, 2021

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing White Rose Lane between Tuesday 31st August and Friday 24th September. These roadworks will cause significant disruption, but as much of White Rose Lane is in a bad way – especially the area outside the entrance to Woking Park – it does need doing. Between 31st August and 20th […]

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Salisbury Road to be resurfaced

by willforster on 14 June, 2021

Following my request, Surrey County Council will be resurfacing Salisbury Road on Wednesday 23rd June. The resurfacing work will take place between 9 am and 4.30 pm next week, during which time access will be restricted.  The Council and I will be delivering a leaflet about the roadworks shortly.

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Tomorrow’s elections

by willforster on 5 May, 2021

I have always been drawn to helping the community, which is why I have been serving as a Borough and County Councillor for over a decade. I am re-standing for election tomorrow on May 6th and hope I can have your support. Over the past few weeks, as Covid restrictions have eased, it has been […]

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Reporting weather related issues

by willforster on 3 May, 2021

Looks like we are in for some bad weather tonight and for the next few days.  Just in case local people need it, I am preemptively posting the website link for reporting any fallen trees, flooding and road blockages. Please report any issues to Surrey County Council here. I hope this is not needed, but […]

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Pavement resurfacing in Westfield

by willforster on 27 April, 2021

Surrey County Council will start resurfacing the pavement on Bonsey Close in Westfield on Monday 10th May. The resurfacing work could take up to two weeks, with the Council’s contractors working 8 am to 5 pm during the week.  The Council should be delivering a letter notifying local residents of the works shortly.

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The Lib Dems have called for an ambitious package of £48 billion for local authorities to tackle the climate emergency, of which an extra £140 million would be invested directly in the local community here in Surrey. This new funding would go directly to Surrey County Council to fund green infrastructure, and improve the local […]

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