Blog - local party members' views

Why Tonbridge needs a Town Council

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

Housing crisis needs fresh thinking

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

"Council" housing - from Thatcher to May

10 October 2017

Theresa May's plans for "council" housing will not deliver genuine social housing says Mark Hood.

TMBC finances - A recipe for disaster but it doesn’t have to be that way.

26 July 2017

Howard Porter looks at the Council’s dire financial situation and suggests positive alternatives.

Really "taking back control"

17 April 2017

At borough and county level, decisions are increasingly made by a small number of councillors sitting as a "cabinet" with minimal scrutiny. Mark Hood calls for more democracy in local government

Train pain – two big ideas for improving our railways

18 January 2017

April Clark says the railways should be run for passengers not profit and calls for more flexible and transparent fares

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