Will Forster

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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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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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Surrey County Council HQ to move to Woking

by willforster on 2 November, 2019

Yesterday, Surrey County Council announced it is intending to move County Hall from Kingston to Woking. The County Council has been looking to move out of its current home for sometime and has now selected Midas House in Woking as its preferred new headquarters. The current County Hall is expensive to run, not fit for […]

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‘Stop the Coup’ protest in Woking

by willforster on 6 September, 2019

Yesterday, I marched at the head of a group of local people who come together to protest in Woking town centre against the Prime Minister’s recent attack on our Parliamentary democracy. Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision last week to suspend Parliament to force through a no deal Brexit, there have been widespread protests throughout […]

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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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My Woking Civic Reception

by willforster on 14 May, 2019

At the end of their term, each Mayor of Woking hosts a Civic Reception, and I recently held my Civic Reception at the HG Wells Centre where I was delighted to pay tribute to Woking’s volunteers. When I was elected as Mayor last year, I knew I would be busy – but little did I […]

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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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Woking night-time fire cover to be halved

by willforster on 1 April, 2019

Surrey County Council is planning to take seven fire engines off duty at night including one in Woking in a bid to save £3 million a year. The Council has published a ‘Making Surrey Safer Plan 2020-2023’, which outlines how the County Council wants to change the local fire and rescue service. Under the plan, […]

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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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Shelter’s homelessness investigation

by willforster on 22 November, 2018

An investigation by the nationwide homeless charity Shelter has reinforced why I was right to choose the York Road Project has my Mayoral Charity. Shelter’s report ‘Homelessness in Great Britain: the numbers behind the story’ shows that homelessness is increasing across the country, with one in 52 people in the capital now homeless – and […]

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