09 January 2019
From the global to the local there have been environmental successes but challenges remain. Sustainability needs to be at the heart of decision making says Mark Hood.
19 December 2018
One party dominance of local government is bad for democracy argues Mark Hood and the "cabinet" system just makes things worse. The Green Party would bring in new voices, open up decision making and eliminate the secrecy around "commercial" deals.
20 November 2018
The draft Local Plan identifies areas for development, which will lead to more traffic, creating even more air pollution. Assessment of many of the proposed sites mentions the fact that they will have a negative impact on the High Street AQMA.
25 July 2018
Planning should be an open and transparent process, involving all those who make up a community. Unfortunately, this is not the way Tonbridge & Malling's local plan is being developed. The planning system is broken and incapable of delivering the homes we need, says Howard Porter
02 July 2018
Genuine, transparent consultation is to be welcomed and can change public policy for the better but that's not always what we get, says Richard Byatt
07 March 2018
Tonbridge & Malling Green Party Secretary Fran Long says society undervalues so-called "women's work", especially caring, and looks to a future where these roles are properly appreciated and rewarded.
10 February 2018
Recent comments by Michael Gove, speeches by Theresa May and the publication of 'A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment' might indicate a greening of the Tory party or have they just bought a very large tin of greenwash?
07 February 2018
Howard Porter, chair of Tonbridge & Malling Green Party, examines the problem of plastic and argues it should be treated as a precious resource not a throwaway commodity.
10 January 2018
Tonbridge needs a Town Council to give local people a greater say in decisions that affect our town, says Mark Hood vice-chair of Tonbridge & Malling Green Party
13 December 2017
The housing market has failed - failed to deliver homes that people can afford; in the numbers needed and in places that don’t just put more pressure on green spaces, local infrastructure and services. It’s time houses were seen as places to live, not as ever-appreciating assets, says Richard Byatt