Will Forster

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Bus services in Guildford and Woking cut

by willforster on 12 July, 2022

My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised Stagecoach over cancellations and cuts to key bus services in Guildford and Woking. From yesterday, the 1 and 2 bus service in Guildford, have been reduced to every 30 minutes – and from Monday 25th July, the 91 bus service in Woking will reduce to 15 minutes during […]

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Development proposed for Egley Road

by willforster on 21 March, 2022

There are plans to build almost 100 properties and a care home on former Green Belt land off Egley Road in Mayford. The land to west of Egley Road between Mayford and Woking was recently released from Green Belt by both the Government’s Planning Inspector and Woking Borough Council. As a result, Cala Homes and […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have written to South Western Railway asking them to show some community spirit and allow pedestrians through Woking Station during underpass works. The improvement works to the subway under Woking Station is to be welcomed – however, what is unacceptable is the complete disregard for the impact on the […]

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Tories reject proposals for signage only 20 mph zones

by willforster on 19 January, 2022

Yesterday, the Conservatives running Surrey County Council dismissed calls by the Lib Dems and I to roll out 20 mph zones in residential roads and outside schools across Surrey. My Lib Dem colleagues and I put forward a motion calling for a bigger and bolder programme of schemes to implement 20 mph areas using signs […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have come out in support of commuters who are facing more uncertainty following South Western Railways’ decision to introduce a new reduced timetable. South Western Railway are citing reasons of reduced passenger numbers and staff shortages due to a high number of Omicron infections.  The timeframe for reinstating normal […]

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Woking Subway to temporarily close for improvements

by willforster on 10 January, 2022

Woking Borough Council, in partnership with Network Rail and South Western Railways, will soon be carrying out maintenance to the Woking Station underpass. This follows a motion from the Lib Dems tabled by my colleague Councillor Liam Lyons last year, calling for the subway under Woking Station to be improved. The underpass will be closed […]

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The Lib Dems and I are challenging Surrey County Council to roll out a bigger and bolder programme of schemes to implement 20 mph areas using signs only, in a bid to facilitate better conditions for walking and cycling and improve road safety. The Lib Dems are bringing a motion about this to the County […]

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Westfield Road traffic lights work

by willforster on 4 January, 2022

Surrey County Council will be replacing the traffic lights on the pedestrian crossing on Westfield Road near the Coop from Thursday 20th January – the work should take about a week. Whilst the Council are upgrading the traffic lights, they will use temporary traffic lights – but these will only replace the current pedestrian crossing, […]

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Against a backdrop of Surrey’s increasing coronavirus infections and the spread of the Omicron variant, Surrey County Council has been pressured into postponing tomorrow’s pre-Christmas Full Council meeting until the New Year. In person meetings are currently the only option for local authorities making formal decisions. The Government has so far resisted calls from all […]

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Last week, the Conservatives running Woking Borough Council voted to increase the cost of delivering community meals to elderly, vulnerable and disabled residents by 10%. The Conservative Executive previously agreed to a 15% rise for community meals, but they forced to reduce the increase to 10% following concerns from Lib Dem Councillors.  The charges for […]

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