Will Forster

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

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My Lib Dem colleagues at County Hall and I have slammed the Conservatives running Surrey County Council for cutting vital services provided to young vulnerable adults across the county. The cuts were decided at a meeting of the Tory Cabinet last week, with nearly £450,000 axed over the next two years from outreach services targeted at […]

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The NHS in the South East could lose 6,400 staff from the European Union as a result of Theresa May’s extreme version of Brexit, the Lib Dems have warned. The NHS trusts have cover Woking could lose 930 European staff – 416 in Ashford and St Peters, 307 at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and […]

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A mock estate agency called “Theresa May and Co” has been launched by the Lib Dems today attacking Theresa May’s Dementia Tax. The Conservative policy would force the sale of family homes to fund care for elderly and vulnerable relatives.  It is estimated that the Dementia Tax would cost £173,282 for someone receiving ten years […]

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Up to 354 children living in poverty across Woking Constituency will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May’s plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Lib Dem research has revealed.  In total 6,125 children in Surrey are set to lose out under the plans. Those families losing out are expected to have […]

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Ten Acre Farm

by willforster on 31 May, 2017

Woking Borough Council has announced plans to develop land adjacent to Smarts Heath Common, known as Ten Acre Farm, for recreational use. The proposals, which will need planning permission, could see the relocation of Woking Gymnastics Club from Kingfield to a new facility, improved amenities for visitors to Smarts Heath Common and enhanced flood alleviation […]

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Plans by Theresa May to axe free school lunches would waste the £1.96 million invested in Surrey school kitchens, according to the Lib Dems.  It comes after figures revealed 31,178 children in Surrey are set to lose out under the Conservative proposals. When in Government, the Lib Dems invested £160 million upgrading school kitchen facilities to enable them to prepare hot lunches, including […]

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Surrey County Council has introduced new rules to prevent County Councillors from funding street lighting, grit bins and highway schemes from their own local allocation budgets. The rules, which were introduced by the Conservative-administration at the Annual General Meeting of the County Council held on Tuesday 23rd May, prompted one Tory Councillor to speak out against […]

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100% of homes in Woking could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s so-called ‘dementia tax’ – and as I wrote the other day, the average Surrey household could be forced to pay £337,726 for their social care if they suffer from dementia. That is why the Lib Dems and I have urged residents, irrespective […]

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Conservative manifesto plans will mean the average household in Surrey could be forced to pay £337,726 – a massive 77% of the value of their homes for social care after they die, it has been revealed. The manifesto plans, which would mean that people would be forced to hand over assets worth over £100,000 to […]

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As wrote yesterday, the Lib Dems have announced we would boost investment in police forces by £300 million a year – this is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing.  Theresa May, as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2 billion, eroding the […]

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