Will Forster

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

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Street lights to be turned off at night

by willforster on 30 January, 2017

Surrey County Council is adopting what it calls a ‘Part Night Lighting Policy’ for street lights, which involves switching off the majority of lights between midnight and 5 am. Across Surrey, the County Council has 89,000 street lights and it is going to turn off around 55,000 lights for most of the night in order to save […]

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Woking Council to increase parking charges

by willforster on 10 December, 2016

Woking Borough Council is to increase the cost of parking in the town’s car parks despite the Conservatives boasting just 8 months ago that they had frozen parking charges and would not increase them in 2016. Before the last Woking Council elections in May, the ruling Tories boasted about freezing parking charges and promised that car […]

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Woking Borough Council has announced plans to build thousands of houses in the Green Belt in Horsell, Mayford and West Byfleet. Despite receiving over 30,000 objections to its development plans, the Conservative-run Council looks set to press ahead with plans to build hundreds of houses to the west of Egley Road in Mayford and to […]

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Following questioning by Lib Dem Councillors, Woking Borough Council has admitted that some of its newest affordable housing has been rented out to students from Guildford. The Council and its housing company, Thameswey Housing, recently opened 32 apartments in Greenwood House above the new Woking Fire Station on Goldsworth Road.  Greenwood House was designed to […]

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Does the Woking canopy have a future?

by willforster on 17 June, 2016

Last night, my Lib Dem colleagues and I submitted a motion to Woking Council criticising plans to remove the Albion Square Canopy less than 10 years after it was built – and we have called for the canopy to stay. The new owners of Albion House have lodged a planning application to redevelop the office block, […]

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The Lib Dem priorities for Woking Council‏

by willforster on 18 April, 2016

The Lib Dems have announced our top three priorities for Woking Borough Council.  The local Lib Dems and I are prioritising changing the current Conservative Council’s development plans, lowering business rates on small independent businesses and freezing parking charges – if we run the Council after the upcoming elections. Woking Council is currently run by the Conservatives, but […]

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Victoria Arch

by willforster on 5 January, 2016

I am pleased to report my local Lib Dem colleagues and I have successfully lobbied for a study into how Victoria Arch could be widened to help cyclists, motorists and pedestrians travelling in Woking Town Centre. Network Rail, Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council are now working together to draw up plans for how […]

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Resurfacing the A320 in Woking

by willforster on 26 November, 2015

I am pleased to say I have finally got Surrey County Council to resurface the section of the A320 – in between Centrium and the Evans cycle shop – which has been in an appalling state for sometime. The resurfacing work is scheduled to take place on the evening of Sunday 29th November. As the A320 […]

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Woking Borough Council has got very excited recently about being named one of nine top towns in the country for Council-led town centre redevelopment in a report by the British Council of Shopping Centres, the membership body for the retail property industry. Although my Lib Dem colleagues and I have supported the improvements to Commercial […]

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Welcome clampdown on payday loan shops

by willforster on 30 March, 2015

A recent announcement by the Coalition Government will enable Woking Borough Council to keep a lid on the number of payday loan companies or betting shops that are allowed to open in our area. Local authorities and many residents have repeatedly called for powers to tackle problems caused by the proliferation of betting shops and […]

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