Will Forster

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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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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A review by a cross-party task group into the decision to build a 9,000 capacity stadium and 1,100 flats at Woking Football Club’s ground has heavily criticised the decision-making process behind the plans. Following the announcement of plans to redevelop the football ground with a £250 million loan from Woking Borough Council, there has been […]

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The Lib Dems are calling on the Government to pick up the bill for Council Tax payments in order to ease the financial pressure people are facing as a result of coronavirus. According to the Lib Dems, their proposals would save residents in Woking Borough an average of £462 over the next three months. The […]

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Coronavirus information

by willforster on 23 March, 2020

It is likely to be a tough and frightening time over the next few days, weeks and months as the coronavirus crisis continues. It is vital we all take this incredibly seriously and follow the advice being given. As a local councillor, I want to make sure everyone in Woking is aware of where to […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have succeeded in halting Woking Borough Council bankrolling a private school.  Woking’s Conservative Executive recommended to all Councillors that a £21 million loan be given to Greenfield School.  The school, which recently moved from Brooklyn Road to the old International School site on Old Woking Road, was seeking a loan to expand and add extra […]

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Lib Dems secure agreement to promote greener travel

by willforster on 10 December, 2019

Last week, I was pleased to help secure a commitment from Woking Borough Council for them to look at reducing or even removing parking charges for those driving the most environmentally friendly vehicles. With new flexible pricing systems coming to town centre car parks it is an ideal opportunity to encourage use of less polluting […]

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The Lib Dems have announced today that they would allow Woking Council to increase Council Tax by up to 500% on empty homes that are left empty long-term. The latest Government statistics show that there were 346 homes left empty long-term in Woking Borough in 2018. In response, and as part of its plan to […]

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It is three weeks since Woking Borough Council accepted a public petition and a motion from Councillors calling for a more measured redevelopment of Woking Football Club. However, despite the passage of time, Ward Councillors and the South Woking Action Group have heard nothing from the Council Leadership, the developers GolDev and the Football Club. […]

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Following scrutiny by Lib Dem Councillors, Woking Borough Council has confirmed that the Victoria Square development is behind schedule and the new Marks and Spencer store will now not open until 2021. The Borough Council has previously stated that Marks and Spencer, the anchor store of the £540 million landmark Victoria Square development, was meant […]

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Stop Brexit and build a brighter future

by willforster on 31 October, 2019

The decision to hold a snap General Election on Thursday 12th December brings to an end one of the most disastrous governments in generations.  This is our chance to demand better for Britain, and Woking in particular.  In that election, I will be standing to become the Lib Dem MP for Woking Constituency.  As a local Councillor, […]

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