Will Forster

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

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Planning application for Freemantles School

by willforster on 9 August, 2017

Surrey County Council is seeking planning permission to expand the specialist Freemantles School in Mayford. The County Council wants to install a new modular classroom unit comprising 4 classrooms and ancillary facilities, as well as create 23 new parking spaces and a new fire access route. As this is a planning application on County Hall land, Surrey County Council not […]

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Ten Acre Farm

by willforster on 31 May, 2017

Woking Borough Council has announced plans to develop land adjacent to Smarts Heath Common, known as Ten Acre Farm, for recreational use. The proposals, which will need planning permission, could see the relocation of Woking Gymnastics Club from Kingfield to a new facility, improved amenities for visitors to Smarts Heath Common and enhanced flood alleviation […]

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Why I am running to be Woking’s MP

by willforster on 7 May, 2017

I love Woking.  I have lived in the town for more than 20 years, been a Councillor for 8 years and led the Lib Dem opposition on Woking Borough Council since 2014. I know so many people, including lifelong Conservatives, who are unhappy with our current MP for backing the Government’s Hard Brexit agenda, despite the […]

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The Lib Dems in Woking have seen a surge in new members over the past two weeks, with membership up 18% since the General Election was called. Nationally, the Lib Dems have the highest membership ever, with over 101,768 members.  It is reported the Conservatives have only 130,000 members – so we are well on the […]

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Lib Dems commit to ending rough sleeping in Woking

by willforster on 27 April, 2017

The Lib Dems have become the first major party to commit to ending the ‘national scandal’ of rough sleeping across Britain, including in Woking. The latest figures show there were at least 12 people regularly sleeping rough in Woking in 2016, up from 2 only a few years ago.  Meanwhile new research has revealed that 19 homes in the possession […]

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Lib Dem Councillor Ian Johnson successfully persuaded Woking Borough Council to waive burial charges to grieving local families. During this week’s Full Council meeting, Woking Council unanimously backed a motion proposed by Ian Johnson – the Lib Dem Councillor for Mount Hermon – that the Council puts an end to charging for burials of children […]

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Call for Woking Council to oppose tip charges

by willforster on 1 February, 2017

The Lib Dems and I are calling on Woking Borough Council oppose Surrey County Council’s decision to charge residents for bringing construction and DIY waste to local tips as it could increase fly tipping. In September 2016, the County Council introduced charges for construction and DIY waste, gas bottles and car tyres at Community Recycling […]

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I have asked Woking Borough Council to extend the public consultation on the plans for 3,000 houses off Martyrs Lane, after the Council wrongly took down campaign group posters. Leaders of the ‘No Woodham Lane New Town’ campaign group have had their banners and posters removed twice this month by people working for Woking Council. […]

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European citizens must have right to stay in Britain

by willforster on 26 January, 2017

The Lib Dems have called on Woking Borough Council to support European nationals living locally to be given the right to stay after Brexit. The Government has said that the status of European citizens will not change during the Brexit negotiations, but the Conservative Government has refused to guarantee the right of Europeans to say […]

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Lib Dems welcome Government’s Rough Sleeping Grant

by willforster on 14 January, 2017

The local Lib Dems and I have welcomed the announcement by the Government that part of a £20 million Rough Sleeping Fund will go to help rough sleepers in Woking. The fund will help new rough sleepers, or people at imminent risk of sleeping rough, to get the rapid support they need to recover and […]

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