Will Forster

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Last week, the Lib Dem administration on Woking Borough Council agreed a number of governance reforms following a review of its companies. Local authorities have the power to set up companies or bodies, which they own, for commercial activities related to their ordinary functions. Woking Council has 15 wholly owned companies and eight joint ventures […]

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Bus services in Guildford and Woking cut

by willforster on 12 July, 2022

My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised Stagecoach over cancellations and cuts to key bus services in Guildford and Woking. From yesterday, the 1 and 2 bus service in Guildford, have been reduced to every 30 minutes – and from Monday 25th July, the 91 bus service in Woking will reduce to 15 minutes during […]

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The Lighthouse in Woking has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their hard work in supporting local people. As you may know, The Lighthouse is a vibrant community hub in the heart of Woking town centre that hosts a diverse range of projects to support, encourage, and empower those residents who may […]

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Development proposed for Egley Road

by willforster on 21 March, 2022

There are plans to build almost 100 properties and a care home on former Green Belt land off Egley Road in Mayford. The land to west of Egley Road between Mayford and Woking was recently released from Green Belt by both the Government’s Planning Inspector and Woking Borough Council. As a result, Cala Homes and […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have written to South Western Railway asking them to show some community spirit and allow pedestrians through Woking Station during underpass works. The improvement works to the subway under Woking Station is to be welcomed – however, what is unacceptable is the complete disregard for the impact on the […]

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Woking Subway to temporarily close for improvements

by willforster on 10 January, 2022

Woking Borough Council, in partnership with Network Rail and South Western Railways, will soon be carrying out maintenance to the Woking Station underpass. This follows a motion from the Lib Dems tabled by my colleague Councillor Liam Lyons last year, calling for the subway under Woking Station to be improved. The underpass will be closed […]

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My motion calling for the aggregate yard to be moved out of Woking town centre received unanimous support at last week’s Woking Borough Council meeting. The Borough Council will now use its best endeavours to encourage Network Rail, Surrey County Council and other organisations to move the aggregates yard to a non-residential location away from […]

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My Lib Dem colleagues and I have criticised Woking Borough Council’s decision to increase the cost of parking in Woking town centre after the delays and problems with the Victoria Square development. The Council’s Victoria Square development was originally meant to open in Autumn 2020, but its opening has been delayed twice. Firstly, to Spring […]

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Victoria Way closed until the New Year

by willforster on 25 November, 2021

Last night, Woking Borough Council have announced that Victoria Way will be closed through Christmas and into the New Year due to problems with the new Hilton hotel. There is no doubt this is awful news for local people and businesses in a key time of the year. The Council and their contractors Sir Robert […]

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Old Woking High Street traffic lights work

by willforster on 16 November, 2021

This time next week, Surrey County Council will start upgrading the pedestrian crossing on Old Woking High Street, near the junction with Shackleford Road. For around a week from Tuesday 30th November, the County Council will be replacing the traffic lights on the pedestrian crossing. Similar to the current works on Kingfield Road, whilst the […]

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