Will Forster

Lib Dem Borough Councillor for Hoe Valley and County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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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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Blanchards Hill to be resurfaced

by willforster on 20 April, 2021

Surrey County Council will resurface Blanchards Hill in Sutton Green from 6th May. The Council will start resurfacing Blanchards Hill at 8 am on Thursday May 6th – Polling Day. The resurfacing may take up to 3 days to complete, with work happening between 8 am and 4.30 pm each day. I asked the Council […]

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45% of Surrey Conservatives are stepping down

by willforster on 13 April, 2021

Following publication of the list of candidates for this year’s Surrey County Council elections, it has emerged that 25 out of 56 Conservative County Councillors are stepping down – a dropout rate of 45%. The decision of so many Tory Councillors to leave office comes less than a year after the County Council was heavily […]

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Lib Dems get Woking Station’s subway improved

by willforster on 12 April, 2021

Following a request from Lib Dem Councillors, Woking Borough Council has committed to improving the subway under Woking Station. My colleague, Councillor Liam Lyons, got unanimous support for his motion during last week’s Full Council meeting.  The Lib Dem Group called on the Council to take advantage of the significantly lower numbers of pedestrians using […]

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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 6 April, 2021

Surrey County Council is consulting on the Woking Parking Review, which is the Council’s plan to change parking restrictions in various places in Woking. The Council is consulting the public about changes to several roads in my Woking South division. On Kingfield Drive Following requests from local people, the Council wants to install a double […]

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Resurfacing in Sutton Green

by willforster on 1 April, 2021

I am pleased to say Surrey County Council has agreed to resurface part of Blanchards Hill and all of Whitmoor Lane in May. Both these Sutton Green roads are not in a good state and really need doing.  That is why next month, the Council will resurface all of Whitmoor Lane and the section of Blanchards […]

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Surrey County Council creates an ‘HGV Watch’

by willforster on 30 March, 2021

Following concerns from local people about HGVs, Surrey County Council is launching an ‘HGV Watch’ to empower local communities to tackle the problem. The County Council has created many weight restriction orders to stop inappropriate movement of HGVs, but both the Council and Police struggle to enforce these restrictions.  So following a trial scheme in Chobham, […]

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