Will Forster

Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking and Leader of the Lib Dems on Surrey County Council Learn more

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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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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 6 April, 2021

Surrey County Council is consulting on the Woking Parking Review, which is the Council’s plan to change parking restrictions in various places in Woking. The Council is consulting the public about changes to several roads in my Woking South division. On Kingfield Drive Following requests from local people, the Council wants to install a double […]

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Woking Football Ground Plans Mark Two

by willforster on 25 February, 2021

GolDev and Wayne Gold are proposing another plan to redevelop the Kingfield Road and Westfield Avenue area around Woking Football Club. The plans are a lot smaller than the previous scheme, with 168 new flats and townhouses. The proposal does not include a new stadium or stand for the football club, and David Lloyd would […]

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Independent review slams Woking Borough Council

by willforster on 18 January, 2021

Earlier this month, Woking Borough Council agreed to implement all the recommendations of an independent review into the decisions and Council processes behind the Woking Football Club development. This review heavily criticised the way the Conservative-run Council is managed and made more than 20 recommendations for improvement. The independent review confirms the serious issues raised […]

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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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I am pleased to say that last night, Woking Council’s Planning Committee overwhelmingly voted to refuse plans to build 1,100 flats and a 9,000 capacity stadium at Woking Football Club’s ground in Kingfield and Westfield. Following speeches against the proposals by a representative of the South Woking Action Group and local councillors, members of the […]

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