Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Woking, Opposition Leader on Woking Borough Council and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Archive for the ‘Woking Local Committee’ Category

Reporting back on July’s Full County Council

by willforster on 14 July, 2015

At today’s Full Surrey County Council meeting, my Lib Dem colleagues and I proposed two motions – one was successful and the other unsuccessful – so the meeting ended as score draw between us and the Conservatives. Social Workers Firstly, the Lib Dem Group proposed a motion calling for action to be taken by the Council to […]

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Prey Heath Road to get raised walkway

by willforster on 14 January, 2014

I am pleased to confirm that I have succeeded in getting Surrey County Council to agree to construct a raised pedestrian walkway under the Prey Heath Road railway bridge by Worplesdon Station. Safety under the railway bridge on Prey Heath Road is appalling and I’ve wanted it improved ever since being elected – so I’m […]

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Morrisons to open in Kingfield

by willforster on 5 December, 2013

Morrisons are set to open a new store in Kingfield by converting Sherpa House on Kingfield Road – next door to Sainsbury’s. The plans for a small and local supermarket do not require planning permission as the proposals are classed as ‘permitted development’.  However, at last night’s Woking Local Committee meeting, it was agreed to […]

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Report on the September Local Committee

by willforster on 8 October, 2013

The agenda of last month’s Woking Local Committee was as packed as always and dominated by transport issues from across the Borough. Petitions on parking in Highclere Gardens and Wakehurst Path The Local Committee received two separate petitions from residents in Highclere Gardens, Knaphill and Wakehurst Path, Sheerwater – asking Surrey County Council to convert grassed […]

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Consultation on Chobham Road Crossing

by willforster on 5 June, 2013

Surrey County Council are consulting on where a new pedestrian crossing on Chobham Road in Horsell should be built. Back in December, the Woking Local Committee received a petition signed by 422 people – requesting that a crossing on Chobham Road be installed as soon as possible.  However there was an issue, the Council and the […]

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Canopy Square Not Up To Standard

by willforster on 9 March, 2013

The County Council’s Woking Local Committee recently confirmed that the Albion Square Canopy outside Woking Station, built by Woking Borough Council is still not up to a good enough standard to be re-adopted into the public highway. I’m hoping that my question below will push both Councils to redouble their efforts to get the paving underneath […]

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More Members Allocations

by willforster on 8 March, 2013

Earlier this week, the Woking Local Committee approved another batch of my Members Allocation grants for local good causes. I was able to get £5,000 to help the new Phoenix Cultural Centre set up home in the Town Centre.  The Village Hall in Mayford will get a £2,360 grant to buy an induction/hearing loop and […]

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New Mayford Polling Station

by willforster on 25 February, 2013

Until the Mayford Village Hall gets fully up and running following the arson attacked in November – come election time, Mayford residents will need to vote at the Mayford Athletic Sports Club instead. The Athletic Club is located by Freemantles School and the Mayford Centre, off Mayford Green – so actually closer to the centre of Mayford than the Village […]

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Blackhorse Road

by willforster on 4 February, 2013

During a recent Woking Local Committee discussion on a proposal to lower the speed limit on Blackhorse Road, the Committee agreed to my proposal to redesign the junction at Blackhorse Road, Heath House Road and Saunders Lane. There have been twelve accidents at this crossroads in the last five years – three of them serious and […]

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Latest Woking Local Committee Report

by willforster on 9 January, 2013

The last Woking Local Committee meeting was dominated by three petitions from residents concerned about several safety issues around the Borough. Meadway Drive and Morton Road in Horsell On 26th September, the Committee received a petition about speeding and anti-social parking on Meadway Drive and Morton Road in Horsell outside Horsell Church of England Junior […]

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