Will Forster

Campaigning to be the Lib Dem MP for Woking, Deputy Leader of Woking Borough Council and Councillor in South Woking Learn more

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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

My motion calling for the aggregate yard to be moved out of Woking town centre received unanimous support at last week’s Woking Borough Council meeting. The Borough Council will now use its best endeavours to encourage Network Rail, Surrey County Council and other organisations to move the aggregates yard to a non-residential location away from […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised Woking Borough Council’s decision to increase the cost of parking in Woking town centre after the delays and problems with the Victoria Square development. The Council’s Victoria Square development was originally meant to open in Autumn 2020, but its opening has been delayed twice. Firstly, to Spring […]

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Victoria Way closed until the New Year

by willforster on 25 November, 2021

Last night, Woking Borough Council have announced that Victoria Way will be closed through Christmas and into the New Year due to problems with the new Hilton hotel. There is no doubt this is awful news for local people and businesses in a key time of the year. The Council and their contractors Sir Robert […]

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Old Woking High Street to be resurfaced

by willforster on 19 November, 2021

I am pleased to report that Surrey County Council has agreed to resurface the awful section of the Old Woking High Street, near the junction of Shackleford Road. The County Council will resurface the road over 6 nights from Monday 6th December, between 8 pm and 6 am – with bulk of the noisiest works […]

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Old Woking High Street traffic lights work

by willforster on 16 November, 2021

This time next week, Surrey County Council will start upgrading the pedestrian crossing on Old Woking High Street, near the junction with Shackleford Road. For around a week from Tuesday 30th November, the County Council will be replacing the traffic lights on the pedestrian crossing. Similar to the current works on Kingfield Road, whilst the […]

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Surrey Lib Dems back call for climate action now

by willforster on 11 November, 2021

The local Lib Dems and I have backed a letter sent to the COP26 climate change summit signed by hundreds of local Councillors across the country calling on more power for local government to tackle climate change. What the country has faced during the covid pandemic will pale in comparison to the economic and social […]

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Kingfield Road traffic lights work

by willforster on 8 November, 2021

Surrey County Council will be upgrading the traffic lights on Kingfield Road, near the junction with Westfield Avenue, from Monday 15th November. Whilst the Council carry out maintenance on the pedestrian crossing, there will be temporary traffic lights – which could lead to some delays.  However, the work should only take a week.

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Following Arriva’s decision to cease running bus services in Surrey, I am pleased to report that Stagecoach have announced that they will be taking over many of Arriva’s current bus routes. Stagecoach will soon be running the key Woking services of 34, 35 and 91 – as well as the 1, 6, 47, 53 and […]

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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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