Will Forster

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SWAG Chair Andy Caulfield to run for Council

by willforster on 13 January, 2022

I am delighted that Andy Caulfield from the South Woking Action Group – aka SWAG – will be running to be a Lib Dem Councillor for Hoe Valley in May’s local elections. I really hope that Andy, who was elected Chair of SWAG shortly after its formation by residents in the summer of 2019, will […]

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Westfield Road traffic lights work

by willforster on 4 January, 2022

Surrey County Council will be replacing the traffic lights on the pedestrian crossing on Westfield Road near the Coop from Thursday 20th January – the work should take about a week. Whilst the Council are upgrading the traffic lights, they will use temporary traffic lights – but these will only replace the current pedestrian crossing, […]

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Goldev loses appeal on Woking football ground plans

by willforster on 15 December, 2021

Yesterday, the Secretary of State and Planning Inspector announced that they had rejected Goldev’s appeal against Woking Borough Council’s decision not to allow planning permission to redevelop Woking Football Club. Back in 2020, the Council’s Planning Committee rejected plans to build a 10,000 seater stadium and over 1,000 flats around Woking’s football ground, as well […]

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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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Consultation on Sutton Green Golf Club plans

by willforster on 1 September, 2021

There will be a public consultation on Thursday 16th September between 4 pm and 7 pm about proposals to build on Sutton Green Golf Club. Earlier this summer, it was announced that the golf club had entered into an agreement with the property developer Quinn Estates to build a 15-acre retirement village and 2-acre care […]

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Over the last few years, the Conservatives running Woking Borough Council have been on a massive spending spree.  According to the last set of accounts, the Council has long-term loans totalling £1.5 billion and is committed to £3.8 billion in loan repayments and interest over the next 50 years.  We have recently seen local authorities such […]

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Re-elected, thank you!

by willforster on 10 May, 2021

I want to say a big thank you for re-electing me as a Borough and County Councillor. I was really touched to be re-elected, especially with such big majorities – I got 58% of the vote in my Woking South County seat and 60% of the vote in Hoe Valley Borough ward.  Thank you so much! […]

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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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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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