Will Forster

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

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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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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have strongly criticised Surrey County Council’s plans to axe millions from essential services for local residents. Highway and road safety and budgets will be hit as millions of pounds are taken away from essential Council services, and there will be a £735,000 reduction in the public transport budget as […]

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Woking gets the lowest highway spending in Surrey

by willforster on 22 March, 2017

Surrey County Council has spent the least on resurfacing roads and pavements in Woking compared to anywhere else in Surrey. Following questioning at yesterday’s Full Council meeting, it has emerged that Woking receives the lowest amount of funding for resurfacing roads and pavements compared to the other 10 borough and districts in Surrey. In 2016/17, […]

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Surrey County Council’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services has been heavily criticised by an expert review. According to a recent joint inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, the County Council’s SEND services show “significant areas of weakness” and parents “lack confidence” in the support given to their children.  The Council has […]

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Speed cushions approved for Westfield Avenue

by willforster on 21 February, 2017

Surrey County Council has agreed to install speed cushions on Westfield Avenue after the plans were approved by local residents in a public consultation. Last year, I got the Council to agree to a full consultation of the residents who live on Westfield Avenue and the roads off it on whether they want traffic calming […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have expressed concern at the new figures which have just been released that reveal poor levels of public satisfaction with Conservative-run Surrey County Council. According to the latest figures from the County Council’s own survey, just 39% of residents agreed that the Council provided value for money.  The poor […]

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