• EUHeartVoteLibDem
    Article: Nov 8, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    720 EU nationals in Woking are being left in legal limbo


    Hundreds of EU nationals living in Woking Borough have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, official figures have revealed. The Lib Dems have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in "legal limbo" and throwing people's lives into uncertainty.

  • Football
    Article: Nov 8, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster


    It is three weeks since Woking Borough Council accepted a public petition and a motion from Councillors calling for a more measured redevelopment of Woking Football Club.


    However, despite the passage of time, Ward Councillors and the South Woking Action Group have heard nothing from the Council Leadership, the developers GolDev and the Football Club. Which is why Lib Dem Councillor for the area, Will Forster, has written to the Council's Chief Executive calling for the Council to keep its promise to listen to residents that signed the petition. Councillor Forster has also called for the Council to facilitate discussions between GolDev, the South Woking Action Group and Woking FC.

  • Climate Change. Part three of our ‘Plan for the Future’
    Article: Nov 7, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster


    The Lib Dems will tackle the climate emergency and deliver a bold green plan to build a brighter future.

    The UK should be leading the world on tackling the environment crisis. Our planet is on the brink of being irreparably damaged and we are responsible for that damage.

    The climate emergency is real and our planet is heating to unsustainable levels. Young people have taken to the streets because they're so worried that the Conservatives are failing to act.

  • Transform Mental Health. GE 2019. Part two of our ‘Plan for the Future’.
    Article: Nov 6, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster


    The Lib Dems will treat mental health with the same urgency as physical health.


    The NHS is the envy of the world, but our mental health service is not. Waiting times are being missed, people are not being referred for the treatment they need, and often action is taken only when at 'crisis' point, or too late. That is why the Lib Dems are dedicated to transforming mental health services by treating them with the same urgency as physical health.

  • Part one of our ‘Plan for the Future’
    Article: Nov 6, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster


    Today, the Lib Dems launched part one of our 'Plan for the Future'. At our General Election campaign launch, Jo Swinson has declared that a Lib Dem Government will Stop Brexit and use the £50 billion 'Remain Bonus' to invest in public services and tackle inequality.

    This £50 billion injection to the areas that need it most, can only be delivered by a Lib Dem Government - we are the only party standing up to stop Brexit.

  • Woking skyscrapers Victoria Square
    Article: Nov 4, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster

    Lib Dems expose delays in Woking's landmark development

    Following scrutiny by Lib Dem Councillors, Woking Borough Council has confirmed that the Victoria Square development is behind schedule and the new Marks and Spencer store will now not open until 2021.

    The Borough Council has previously stated that Marks and Spencer, the anchor store of the £540 million landmark Victoria Square development, was meant to be fitted out in Spring 2020 and opened in Autumn 2020. Following questioning at the recent Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the Council's Chief Executive confirmed that he expects Marks and Spencer to be opened nearer to March and April 2021. Ray Morgan said that the delay is due to the unexpected rebuilding of the Red Car Park.

  • Surrey County Hall - broken glass
    Article: Nov 4, 2019
    By Cllr WIll Forster


    Last week, Surrey County Council announced it is intending to move County Hall from Kingston to Woking.


    The County Council has been looking to move out of its current home for sometime and has now selected Midas House in Woking as its preferred new headquarters.


    The current County Hall is expensive to run, not fit for purpose and not in Surrey. However, the Council is only moving its Civic Heart to Midas House - only Councillors, the senior leadership team and some other staff will be based at Midas House. Other staff currently based at County Hall will be relocated to offices in Leatherhead, Guildford and Reigate.

  • Will Forster and Supporters Sept 2019
    Article: Nov 4, 2019
    By Cllr Will Forster


    The decision to hold a snap General Election on Thursday 12th December brings to an end one of the most disastrous governments in generations. This is our chance to demand better for Britain, and Woking in particular.


    Will Forster is standing to become the Lib Dem MP for Woking Constituency. As a local Councillor, former Mayor and life-long resident, he has the experience to serve as Woking's Member of Parliament.

  • Football
    Article: Oct 21, 2019

    Woking Council listens to concerns over football club plans


    Following a petition from local people and a motion from Councillors, Woking Borough Council has agreed to listen to residents' concerns about plans to redevelop Woking Football Club and will now seek a more measured development.


    During last week's Full Council meeting, Councillors were presented with a petition against plans announced at the end of July to build a 10,000 seater stadium for Woking FC with over 1,000 properties around it.

  • Will Forster by Woking Borough Council
    Article: Oct 21, 2019
    By Cllr William Forster

    Woking Council fails to support vulnerable residents

    The Lib Dems have called on Woking Borough Council to fully distribute money earmarked to support vulnerable people in Woking.


    Central Government gives local authorities funding, called Discretionary Housing Payments, to help vulnerable residents who are struggling to pay their housing related bills. If this money is not paid out to residents by the end of the financial year, councils have to return this funding to the Government.

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