Will Forster

Lib Dem Borough Councillor for Hoe Valley and County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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Calling on the Council to improve Woking’s parks

by willforster on 8 April, 2021

The Lib Dems and I are calling on Woking Borough Council to improve its parks and open spaces as more people have been using them during the pandemic. With the coronavirus restrictions encouraging people to stay local, residents are spending a lot more time in the Borough’s green spaces. However, Woking’s parks and open spaces […]

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Lib Dems launch their May election campaign

by willforster on 7 April, 2021

Yesterday, Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey officially launched the Lib Dems Local Elections campaign.  Ed, at the Lib Dems digital launch, asked voters to send a message to the Conservatives to do more to support local communities like those in Woking. Delivering his launch speech he said: “By voting Lib Dem this May you will be […]

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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 6 April, 2021

Surrey County Council is consulting on the Woking Parking Review, which is the Council’s plan to change parking restrictions in various places in Woking. The Council is consulting the public about changes to several roads in my Woking South division. On Kingfield Drive Following requests from local people, the Council wants to install a double […]

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Resurfacing in Sutton Green

by willforster on 1 April, 2021

I am pleased to say Surrey County Council has agreed to resurface part of Blanchards Hill and all of Whitmoor Lane in May. Both these Sutton Green roads are not in a good state and really need doing.  That is why next month, the Council will resurface all of Whitmoor Lane and the section of Blanchards […]

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Lib Dems demand review into Eco Park failings

by willforster on 31 March, 2021

The Lib Dems and I have called for a review into Surrey County Council’s failed attempt to build an ‘Eco Park’ to process much of Surrey’s household waste after it was revealed that the Council is in legal proceedings with the builder of the facility. At the Full Council meeting earlier this month, the Cabinet […]

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Surrey County Council creates an ‘HGV Watch’

by willforster on 30 March, 2021

Following concerns from local people about HGVs, Surrey County Council is launching an ‘HGV Watch’ to empower local communities to tackle the problem. The County Council has created many weight restriction orders to stop inappropriate movement of HGVs, but both the Council and Police struggle to enforce these restrictions.  So following a trial scheme in Chobham, […]

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Tips to get traffic marshals

by willforster on 27 March, 2021

Following long queues forming outside Community Recycling Centres, Surrey County Council is introducing traffic marshals to local tips from now until after the Easter weekend. Traffic marshals will be on site at the Martyrs Lane and Slyfield centres from today until 11th April to help ease congestion. At Martyrs Lane, the marshals will try to […]

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Earlier this week, Lib Dem campaigner Lance Spencer presented a petition to the Woking Joint Committee calling for action over congestion outside Goldsworth Road’s McDonald’s Drive-through restaurant. The petition, signed by 727 people, asked for Surrey County Council to review the traffic arrangements in Goldsworth Road at the junction with Poole Road, to prevent the […]

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Resurfacing in Salisbury Road

by willforster on 25 March, 2021

I am pleased to say Surrey County Council has agreed to resurface part of Salisbury Road. Although this is a relatively small residential road, the section towards the junction with Guildford Road is in really bad state.  I have had to report countless potholes here and frequently asked for it to be properly resurfaced. The Salisbury […]

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Following pressure from my Lib Dem colleagues and I, Surrey County Council and Surrey Police will now review having street lights turned off across the county. In an attempt to save £210,000 a year, the County Council adopted a ‘Part Night Lighting Policy’ for street lights in 2016, which involved switching off the majority of […]

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