Will Forster

Former Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Resurfacing for Westfield Avenue

by willforster on 13 May, 2019

I am pleased to say that the northern end of Westfield Avenue will be resurfaced tomorrow. To resurface this part of the road, Surrey County Council will close Westfield Avenue from David Lloyd to Kingfield Road between 7.30 am and 5.30 pm on Tuesday 14th May. The rest of Westfield Avenue was resurfaced a couple […]

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Surrey County Council own a broad range of land and property assets both in and outside of Surrey, with a total value of around £1.5 billion. At the last Council Cabinet meeting, it was revealed that the County Council will be ‘pausing’ investment out of Surrey for the time being whilst they evaluate the use […]

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Queen Elizabeth Way to be resurfaced

by willforster on 9 May, 2019

Surrey County Council will be resurfacing much of Queen Elizabeth Way in Kingfield on Monday 13th May. The Council is resurfacing the eastern part of the road, namely the outside Number 42 to 84 and including the cul-de-sac section. The resurfacing work should only take 1 day, with work taking place from 7.30 am until 5 […]

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Surrey County Council has a statutory duty to publicise the equalities and diversity profile of its workforce annually, at a minimum, as per the Equality Act. However, the County Council have failed to do so. The Council last publicised these statistics on its website in February 2016 – over 3 years ago now. That is […]

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The Lib Dems and I have condemned the Conservative Government for slashing Surrey County Council budget for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by £4,403.72 per pupil in real terms since 2015, resulting in a loss of specialist provision. The National Education Union, which published these statistics on 15th April, has warned that local authorities […]

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The Lib Dems have today announced their list of MEP candidates in the South East of England Constituency for the European Parliament elections on the 23rd May. The diverse list of candidates includes our current Member of the European Parliament, Catherine Bearder, as well as Councillors and other hard working community activists. The Libs Dems […]

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More changes at Community Recycling Centres

by willforster on 11 April, 2019

Residents who use Surrey County Council’s tips in Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham will soon only be able to take recycling to these sites. The County Council’s ruling Cabinet has agreed to start charging for construction wood waste such as sheds, fencing panels and posts, decking and fitted kitchen units, and roofing felt. However, it […]

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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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The Lib Dems have today called on Conservative Ministers to invest in local services to tackle childhood obesity following fresh official figures reveal 16% of children aged 10 to 11 across Woking are obese. According to the figures published by Public Health England, 20% children aged 10 – 11 across England are obese. The publication […]

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