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Mark Tomes for Church Hill

Mark Tomes

Introducing Mark

Hi and thanks for viewing my page. My name is Mark Tomes and I am your Liberal Democrat Candidate for Church Hill,

I've lived in Church Hill South since I was 8 years old, moving here from Oldbury when my dad started a new job in the Kingfisher Centre. I attended Moons Moat First School and Church Hill Middle before moving up to Abbey High school (now Trinity).

In more recent past I've been involved in Church Big Local and also Vice Chair of Church Hill PACT for several years.

Along with my wife (Maria), we currently run an elderly and vulnerable adults support group at St Andrews Church every Friday afternoon and a community bingo group on Wednesday afternoons at Willow Trees.

Whilst Church Hill is very pleasant and friendly place to live, I'm aware that there are still issues that need looking in to and resolving.

My vision is to make Church Hill the best it can be, for it residents and visitors, and I'm always here to listen to your concerns and issues and try to help so do get in touch.

You can contact me via:

email me at

phone: 07782 965908

Please sign up to my mailing list so I can keep you updated with the work i'm doing here in Church Hill by clicking here.


  • Mark Tomes looking at plans for housing development on Moons Moat Drive
    Article: Nov 21, 2020

    After plans were revealed for the development of 23 two and three bed houses on the land between Moons Moat Drive and the Coventry Highway, Mark has launched a petition calling on Redditch Council's Planning Committee to reject the plans.

    Mark said "Having heard of the plans I went to look at the site. While there is no doubt that there is need for new affordable and social housing in Redditch, it is clear that the proposed site off Moons Moat Drive is not suitable for development."

  • Pop up food bank collection
    Article: Oct 31, 2020
    By Redditch Lib Dems

    After the Conservative Government voted against extending free school meals to the holiday period, Mark decided to do his bit to help make sure that no family in Church Hill and across Redditch went hungry by holding two pop up Food Bank collection points in Church Hill Centre.

    The people of Church Hill were amazing - over 20 bags of food and sanitary products were donated across the two mornings, all of which were handed over to the Redditch Food bank.

  • Ballot box
    Article: Sep 5, 2020
    By Redditch Lib Dems

    Redditch and Inkberrow Liberal Democrats have today called for the ruling Conservative Party to guarantee that the proposed changes to the structure of local government will not be used as an excuse to cancel elections in 2021.

    Local campaigner for Church Hill, Mark Tomes said "after the Conservative government chose to avoid scrutiny in 2020 by pushing them back to 2021 because they feared a backlash from their poor handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, we cannot allow the proposed changes to the Council structure to be used to deprive Redditch residents their right to cast judgement on our town's Councillors for a second time".

  • August Focus Front
    Article: Aug 20, 2020

    Mark and his team have been busy delivering the first Focus newsletter of the year. Almost all housholds should have now recieved it but if you haven't, you can download a copy by clicking on the picture below.

  • Poorly repaired footpath
    Article: Aug 1, 2020

    The footpaths around Church Hill are in a dangerous condition. They are uneven and broken and some are very difficult for people in wheelchairs to use.

    Mark Tomes, Liberal Democrat candidate for Church Hill Ward has today launched a new petition calling on Worcestershire County Council and Redditch Borough Council to Fix our Footpaths.

  • Mark litter pick
    Article: Jul 29, 2020

    On Tuesday, Mark and members of the Church Hill Focus team took to the streets of Church Hill for the second time to do a spot of litter picking - this time focusing around Abberley Close and Sevenacres Lane.

    Several members of the community stopped and thanked Mark and the team for their hard work -they picked up three bags of litter in one hour.

  • Mark and SNT on local walk about
    Article: Jul 8, 2020

    Today Mark and members of the Church Hill Focus team met with the Safer Neighbourhoods Team and Environmental Services to discuss the increased fly tipping that is taking place in and around Church Hill.

    The walking meeting was arranged by Mark and was attended by a local resident and local Councillors.