Will Forster

Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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Earlier today, I was pleased to join residents of Kingsmoor Park in Westfield and children from Westfield Primary School to unveil three large wooden totem sculptures carved by the community under the guidance of local artist Ruth Wheeler. As part of the finishing touches to Thames Valley Housing’s Kingsmoor Park development, the housing association in partnership […]

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Elected as Mayor of Woking

by willforster on 21 May, 2018

I was delighted and honoured to have been elected as Woking’s 45th Mayor during the Annual Meeting of Woking Borough Council on Thursday 17th May. As Mayor, I am the non-political head of Woking Council and the Borough as a whole.  Over the next year I will be attending as many ceremonial, civic and community […]

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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 4 August, 2017

Surrey County Council has today launched a consultation on changing parking restrictions across Woking. The Council will soon deliver letters to all the properties potentially affected with a copy of the plans and information regarding the proposed changes, and requesting them to participate in the formal consultation process – the public consultation will run from 4th August […]

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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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Surrey schools to lose £37 million by 2020

by willforster on 16 March, 2017

On behalf of the Lib Dems, I have launched a campaign against school funding cuts in Surrey. Recent figures from the National Union of Teachers show that Surrey schools will lose over £37 million in real terms by 2020 – the equivalent of losing almost 1,000 teachers. The Conservative Government are cutting funding to schools […]

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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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Street lights to be turned off at night

by willforster on 30 January, 2017

Surrey County Council is adopting what it calls a ‘Part Night Lighting Policy’ for street lights, which involves switching off the majority of lights between midnight and 5 am. Across Surrey, the County Council has 89,000 street lights and it is going to turn off around 55,000 lights for most of the night in order to save […]

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Consultation on tackling speeding on Westfield Avenue

by willforster on 11 November, 2016

Surrey County Council has been consulting local residents about installing traffic calming measures on Westfield Avenue. Sometime ago, I got the Council to agree to undertake a full consultation of the residents who live on Westfield Avenue and the roads off it on whether they want traffic calming measures, and if so which type of […]

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Extending the Hoe Valley Scheme

by willforster on 2 June, 2016

Lib Dem Councillors were key to ensuring that Woking Borough Council delivered the Hoe Valley Scheme which has protected hundreds of homes in the Westfield area from flooding, improved the local highway infrastructure, cleaned up a contaminated tip and created new community buildings and a much loved park. However, my colleagues and I have always […]

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Election roundup

by willforster on 1 June, 2016

I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for my local Lib Dem colleagues and I in the recent Woking Borough Council elections. This year’s election was very different to normal, as both the number of seats and wards on Woking Council had been cut – meaning all the Council […]

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