Will Forster

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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In the run up to Surrey County Council’s budget meeting, the Lib Dems and I set out our proposal for a £26 million Road Safety Fund. We put together an alternative budget plan in response to the growing number of requests from the public to make roads safer. Whether this be junction changes, reductions in […]

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Lib Dems call for road safety to be a budget priority

by willforster on 5 February, 2021

My Lib Dem colleagues on Surrey County Council and I are proposing an amendment to the Council’s budget to invest in tackling road safety problems across the county. Recognising that there is huge frustration in communities about the difficulties in getting road safety schemes funded in a timely manner, the Lib Dem Group are proposing […]

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The local Lib Dems have welcomed the Early Day Motion tabled by Lib Dem MP Daisy Cooper which raises concerns regarding the proposed new M25/A3 junction alongside RHS Wisley. In the motion, Daisy Cooper MP highlights RHS Wisley’s concerns around the impact the proposal will have on 44 trees along their boundary with the A3, […]

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Blanchards Hill to be resurfaced

by willforster on 2 November, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Blanchards Hill on Friday 6th November. I am really pleased the Council has agreed to resurface this road in between Jacobs Well and Sutton Green.  I have had to report countless potholes here and frequently asked for it to to be resurfaced.  Thankfully, the County Council will be resurfacing it at the […]

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Surrey County Council has agreed to move its headquarters to the former Cannon HQ in Woodhatch, in spite of objections raised by the cross-party group of Councillors responsible for scrutinising the move.  Last year, the County Council stated it wanted to move its HQ from Kingston-Upon-Thames to a location in Surrey.  The Council had originally […]

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Following a motion by the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council unanimously agreed to introduce “school streets” in Surrey with the aim of encouraging active travel, improving air quality and promoting road safety. A school street is where the road outside a school is closed to vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times except for those […]

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Granville Road to be resurfaced

by willforster on 5 October, 2020

I am pleased to say Surrey County Council will be resurfacing Granville Road in Westfield on 27th October. Although this is a relatively small residential road, Granville Road is in really bad state.  I have had to report countless potholes here and frequently asked for it to be properly resurfaced.  Thankfully, the County Council has finally agreed […]

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Woking’s ‘Triangle’ buildings to be demolished

by willforster on 24 September, 2020

Next week, work will start to demolish the ‘Triangle’ buildings just south of Victoria Arch on Woking’s A320 gyratory. This is the first stage of a £115 million collaboration between Network Rail, Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council to replace Victoria Arch and change the highway network south of the railway bridge. The scheme […]

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13 weeks of Lockfield Drive closure

by willforster on 17 September, 2020

Surrey County Council will be closing a section of Lockfield Drive for 13 weeks from 21st September. Yesterday, the County Council announced that Lockfield Drive, between Bampton Way and Robin Hood Roundabout, will be closed to repair a pedestrian bridge. This is a lengthy closure of a major road with little notice, so I wouldn’t […]

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Surrey County Council is set to install on-street electric vehicle charging points in Woking. The Council agreed yesterday to create 20 on-street parking bays, spread across 5 locations in Woking, especially for the purpose of enabling electric cars to charge up their batteries. Church Street East, Maybury Road, Montgomery Road and Oriental Road in Woking […]

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