Will Forster

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

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3,700 EU nationals in Woking left in limbo

by willforster on 20 May, 2020

The Lib Dems and I are calling for EU citizens to be given the automatic right to stay in the UK, as new official figures show 3,700 EU nationals living in Woking have not been granted permanent Settled Status to remain in the UK. Pointing to the contribution of EU citizens working in the NHS […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to extend income support for self-employed workers as official statistics have revealed the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Woking increased by 795 between March 2020 and April 2020. Acting leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join his campaign […]

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The Lib Dems are calling on the Government to ramp up mental health support for health and care staff in Woking to ensure “world-class” support for those tackling the virus head on. Highlighting the “deep scar” coronavirus will leave on health and care staff in Woking, the local Lib Dems and I have put forward a package […]

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The Lib Dems are urging the Government to extend income support for self-employed workers after they declared victory in convincing the Government to extend furlough payments for employers, preventing redundancies. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems, Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join his campaign to protect workers, warned “taxi drivers, hairdressers, […]

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The Lib Dems have launched a campaign to protect furloughed workers and their families with proposals to continue furlough payments when lockdown measures are eased, preventing redundancies. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems, Ed Davey, who is asking the public to join his campaign to protect furloughed workers, said his party’s plans would give people […]

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Following a request from the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council will start a phased reopening of its Community Recycling Centres on 11th May. With fly tipping increasingly becoming an issue across Surrey, last month my Lib Dem colleagues and I asked the Council to reopen local tips.  This was supported by latest Government advice which said […]

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Surrey County Council has cancelled plans to move its headquarters from Kingston-Upon-Thames to Woking due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of the current Covid-19 situation, the current tenants of Midas House cannot move out and the Council cannot get access to all of the building to make it suitable for its use.  In […]

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The Lib Dems have launched a campaign calling for a ‘Frontline Support Package’, a five-point plan to give frontline workers the support they need and the recognition they deserves as they get us through this appalling coronavirus crisis. Acting Leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey thanked the “army of workers protecting us” in hospitals, […]

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Barnsbury’s Acacia Avenue to be resurfaced

by willforster on 20 April, 2020

Following my request, Surrey County Council will shortly be resurfacing Acacia Avenue in Barnsbury. This small but well used road is in an awful state, which is why I requested it be resurfaced as soon as possible.  Thankfully, the Council agreed and Acacia Avenue will be resurfaced on Wednesday 13th May.  The road will be closed from […]

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The Lib Dems and I have called on Surrey County Council to reopen its Community Recycling Centres with social distancing measures to avoid fly tipping.  This follows the latest advice from the Government that stated that Household Waste Recycling Centres can be open, but should have social distancing measures in place. My colleagues and I […]

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