Will Forster

Former Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Following one of my motions to Council, Surrey County Council has agreed to exempt young care leavers from paying its share of Council Tax. The County Council’s ruling Cabinet yesterday decided to give young people who used to be in the care system a discount of 75% on their Council Tax, which is the Surrey […]

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The Lib Dems and I have criticised the priorities of the Conservatives running Woking Borough Council after they recommended giving RHS Wisley £100,000 for a new facility outside of Woking Borough. Last week, the Council’s ruling Executive voted to recommend that Full Council grant of £100,000 to Wisley to help them build a new Centre […]

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Government to invest £95 million in Woking

by willforster on 17 June, 2019

Last week, the Government announced that £95 million would be invested in Woking to revamp Victoria Arch and the A320 highway network south of railway bridge. Since being elected as County Councillor for Woking South in 2009, I have been pushing for better access to the town centre and railway station from the south side […]

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I was delighted that a fortnight ago, the Lib Dems achieved our best ever European election result in the party’s history and topped the poll in Woking Borough. Nationally, the Lib Dems got over 20% of the vote and we beat both Labour and the Conservatives for the first time since 1906. We now have […]

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Stepping down as Mayor of Woking

by willforster on 21 May, 2019

Last week, after completing my one year term, I stepped down as Mayor of Woking. It has been a huge honour to serve as Mayor of my hometown, to tour the Borough in support of our great community, and to promote my Mayoral Charity – the York Road Project. I want to thank all residents […]

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The Honorary Freedom of the Borough Parade

by willforster on 8 April, 2019

An Honorary Freedom of the Borough Parade for the Pirbright Army Training Centre will be held on Sunday 28th April 2019 at 2.30 pm. Troops from The Army Training Centre, Pirbright will march into Jubilee Square, before an open-air ceremony takes place in front of dignitaries and army officials. Following the ceremony, the parade will […]

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Chairing ‘Woking Debates’

by willforster on 18 January, 2019

Tomorrow, I will chair the first in a series of ‘Woking Debates’ – where local people come together to debate key topics. These monthly debates will take place at Christ Church in Woking town centre, on Saturdays between 11 am to 12.30 pm. Tomorrow’s debate is about health and social care – the adequate funding […]

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Time to nominate young stars in Woking

by willforster on 3 January, 2019

Earlier today, I was pleased to kick off the New Year by inviting local people submit nominations for this year’s Young People’s Civic Awards Scheme, which aims to promote and reward community spirit in young people. The scheme, run by Woking Borough Council, recognises children and young people who have achieved exceptional success, in areas that […]

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Woking embraces Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

by willforster on 20 November, 2018

Despite it pouring with rain, I was pleased to visit West Byfleet Infant School recently to help a 6 year old pupil, Harry Harris, and his classmates plant trees in the school field as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative. The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy will hopefully be a network of forest conservation initiatives to […]

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Earlier this year, I got Woking Borough Council to exempt young people who have recently left the care system from paying Council Tax until their 25th birthday.  Surrey County Council also agreed a package of measures to support care leavers, including plans to take young care leavers out of Council Tax, at the start of […]

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