Will Forster

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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The local Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s Conservative MP, Jonathan Lord, to “pledge to defend the rule of law against any attempts by Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings to undermine it.” It follows the Tory Government’s announcement of a so-called Independent Review of Administrative Law, with the aim of restricting the ability […]

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Smarts Heath Road resurfacing

by willforster on 31 July, 2020

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing Smarts Heath Road in Mayford between Hook Hill Lane and Saunders Lane – including over the railway bridge – in mid August. Anyone who has cycled or driven over the railway bridge knows this resurfacing is really needed, I am pleased the road is finally getting resurfaced not just […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to continue furlough support until it is safe to do so and extend support to those who have so far been excluded by the Government. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join his campaign to protect workers, warned the “pandemic hasn’t […]

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Figures published by Surrey County Council have revealed a huge rise in the cost of senior staff pay in just 12 months. The information published by the Council has revealed that the number of its senior officers earning over £50,000 has increased from 407 in 2018/19 to 558 in 2019/20.  The number of those being […]

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The Lib Dems and I are calling for greater powers for Surrey County Councl and Woking Borough Council to take action on carbon emissions as figures show progress to cut emissions across the UK has stalled since 2016. In Woking emissions have fallen from 450 kilotons of carbon emissions in 2016 to 401 in 2018. Across […]

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Claremont Avenue resurfacing

by willforster on 1 July, 2020

Surrey County Council will resurface Claremont Avenue on Wednesday 8th July. The Council originally hoped to resurface the road on 10th June, but had to postpone the work as a result of a sinkhole on Guildford Road. Thankfully, the resurfacing work has been rescheduled.  The Council will commence work at 7 am, and should be finished […]

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The Lib Dems have called on the Government to commit to a Summer Learning Fund that would support almost 1,500 disadvantaged children across Woking to get ready for returning to school. Lib Dem Education Spokesperson Layla Moran, who welcomed the Government’s u-turn on free school meals, warned further action was needed to “ensure no child […]

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I am pleased to say that last night, Woking Council’s Planning Committee overwhelmingly voted to refuse plans to build 1,100 flats and a 9,000 capacity stadium at Woking Football Club’s ground in Kingfield and Westfield. Following speeches against the proposals by a representative of the South Woking Action Group and local councillors, members of the […]

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The Lib Dems and I have called on Woking’s MP to back calls for a review of the no-deal Brexit impact assessments in light of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter addressed to Woking’s MP, Jonathan Lord, I wrote that: “as the Prime Minister continues to refuse to rethink his position on […]

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The Lib Dems and I have succeeded in getting the Department for Transport to look into flexible rail tickets to help commuters getting back to work after the coronavirus pandemic. With traditional season tickets unlikely to be attractive for many commuters in the future, the Lib Dems have called on the Government and train companies […]

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