Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate in Woking, Deputy Mayor of Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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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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Council announces school bus cuts

by willforster on 14 April, 2016

Surrey County Council has announced it will cut several school bus services in September 2016. The County Council already cut 24 school bus services at the start of the current academic year, but it is now going to cut a further 14 services that serve schools. These cuts include the E331 and E332 buses that serve St […]

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Possible crossing on Vicarage Road

by willforster on 12 April, 2016

Surrey County Council is considering building a pedestrian crossing on Vicarage Road to cater for the growing number of pedestrians travelling between the new development off Balfour Avenue and the shops in Kingfield. There are several footpaths that connect the Moor Lane – now called Kingsmoor Park – development with Vicarage Road.  These paths are […]

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Woking Lib Dems launch election campaign

by willforster on 11 April, 2016

The Lib Dems have launched our election campaign for the Woking Borough Council elections on May 5th by announcing a full slate of 30 candidates across the new 10 wards in the borough. Only the Conservatives and Lib Dems have nominated 30 candidates for the 30 new Council seats – this goes to show that […]

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