Will Forster

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

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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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New look play area for Loop Road Rec

by willforster on 5 October, 2021

Woking Borough Council will start work to refurbish the Loop Road Recreation Ground play area on 18th October. The first two weeks of work will be focused on removing the existing equipment, and it will take a further three to four weeks to install the new play area – which will include disabled friendly play […]

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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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Limited garden waste collection to resume

by willforster on 17 September, 2021

Only a week after the Lib Dems launched our petition calling for remaining garden waste to be collected after the service was suspended, Woking Borough Council has confirmed a limited green waste collection will restart at the end of the month. Joint Waste Solutions will start a reduced winter service that will collect every couple […]

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Petition to collect garden waste

by willforster on 14 September, 2021

Following Woking Borough Council confirming that garden waste will not be collected until 2022 due to a shortage of HGV drivers, the local Lib Dems and I have launched a petition calling for remaining garden waste to be collected. The Council and the waste contractor previously said the suspension of garden waste collections was due […]

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No garden waste collection until 2022

by willforster on 13 September, 2021

Last week, Woking Borough Council announced that garden waste will not be collected until 2022 due to a shortage of HGV drivers. The service has been suspended several times over the summer and the latest hold on collections was due to end on 10th September.  However, the Council has now announced the suspension of the service for an […]

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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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Afghan refugees are welcome in Woking and Surrey

by willforster on 25 August, 2021

The Lib Dems and I are calling on the Government to make a more ambitious commitment to resettle refugees fleeing the Taliban, and to give local authorities – like Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council – extra funding to house and support them here. The Lib Dems have slammed the Government’s commitment to resettle […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have succeeded in securing agreement for a full review of Woking Borough Council’s finances. Councillors gave unanimous support for a review to look at all aspects of Woking’s finances at the last Council meeting before the August break. The Lib Dems made a commitment to a full financial review […]

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The Lib Dems have secured support for measures that will result in all care leavers in Surrey being exempt from paying Council Tax from next April. In 2018, the Lib Dems and I won unanimous backing at Surrey County Council for a motion to exempt care leavers from paying tax until they are 25.  Ten of […]

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