News

Government moves goalposts on housing numbers

10 November 2017

Tonbridge & Malling Greens respond to consultation on housing numbers with call for more rational planning and provision of affordable homes.

Green Party campaigns for Tonbridge riverside walk

31 October 2017

A planning application to develop apartments on a town centre site in Tonbridge could be amended to incorporate a path along the river, opening up a continuous walking route. The opportunity to comment closes on Thursday 2nd November.

TMBC needs to be more ambitious with its recycling plans

08 October 2017

For 2014/15 Tonbridge & Malling ranked 198 out of 351 local authorities, sending 41.5% of household waste for reuse, recycling or composting. TMBC is performing below average (43%) for England. The Council suggests that the proposed new services could increase average recycling performance to around 50%. We believe this lacks ambition, considering that the best-performing authority in the country (South Oxfordshire) achieves almost 67%.

Local government needs reform

07 August 2017

Tonbridge & Malling Green Party's treasurer, Richard Byatt, calls for reform of local government and more public scrutiny in a column for Times of Tonbridge

We need action now on air quality

31 July 2017

While we welcome the government's recent announcement to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, there are still many questions that need answering.

A cautious welcome for investment in battery technology and a more flexible grid

27 July 2017

While we welcome new investment in battery technology and a flexible grid, government needs to do much more and stop hedging its bets by backing fossil fuels and nuclear.

T&M Greens respond to "rural manifesto"

06 June 2017

Tonbridge and Malling Green Party responds to the "rural manifesto" produced by Hadlow College and Rural plc. We have a wide range of policies on the rural environment and rural economy which recognise its importance.

Campaigning Suspended

23 May 2017

In light of the horrendous events in Manchester last night, we'll be suspending all campaigning today.

Greens increase support in Tonbridge

06 May 2017

The Green Party has doubled its vote in Tonbridge while, elsewhere in the county, it has retained its seat in Hythe where Matin Whybrow overcame the disadvantage of a boundary change to win. Thank you to everyone who voted Green on 4 May and please lend us your support again on 8 June.

Campaign to Save River Lawn, Tonbridge

17 April 2017

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council proposes to sell River Lawn in Tonbridge. T&M Greens are leading the campaign to save this valuable green space by the river from development







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