Encouraging more people to get involved with their community

We are so lucky in West Oxfordshire to have so many volunteers and groups who want to get involved and make their local community a better place.  Since becoming your MP, I have made a strong effort to highlight all the fantastic work they do; it is these community groups that really are the glue that makes West Oxfordshire such an amazing place to live.  All too often, they are under the radar and many are not aware of the excellent work they do.

Each year I spend a week volunteering with different groups across our area, literally getting my hands dirty and helping out, getting to know the volunteers and those who rely on the services they provide.  I encourage you all to get out and see all the amazing things going on in our area and donating your time to help those around you. Read more about my 2017 volunteering week.

News

Robert Attends Ramsden Village Fete

Robert said: "Congratulations to all the organisers of the annual Ramsden Village Fete for another wonderful event. The early morning rain and persistent strong wind clearly didn’t put anyone off, and the village hugely enjoyed all the activities laid on.

Robert Celebrates Citizen of the Year Award Winners

Every year Witney Town Council hosts a 'Citizen of the Year' award ceremony at the Corn Exchange to mark those members of the local community who have gone to special lengths to support our area.

Robert Attends North Leigh FC Match

Robert attended North Leigh FC's recent match against Berkhamsted at Eynsham Park.  The match ended 1-1, with the Millers putting in a spirited display to come from behind against high-flying Berkhamsted.

Robert's 2018 Highlights in 60 Seconds

2018 was a very busy year indeed with much to celebrate both locally and nationally. Here are just some of my highlights from last year - in 60 seconds!

Robert Courts MP

Robert Becomes Patron of Volunteer Link Up

Volunteer Link Up, run by a team of volunteers, is the Volunteer Centre for West Oxfordshire, linking people who have time to spare with opportunities to help local residents and charitable organisations that need their services.

Robert Celebrates Local Charity SpecialEffect

Robert has visited Charlbury-based SpecialEffect to celebrate the charity's success in recent months.  Robert is a strong supporter of the charity, and recently championed their work in the House of Commons.

Robert Launches Christmas Toy Appeal

Robert has teamed up with the Salvation Army to launch a Christmas Toy Appeal for children who would otherwise not receive a present this Christmas.  Toys - which must be new and unwrapped - can be donated to Robert's Witney office (58-60 High Street, Witney, OX28 6HJ) where they will then be giv