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.


Robert visits the Junior Citizen Trust

Robert said, "Today on my Communities Week, I visited the Junior Citizens Trust along with two West Oxfordshire primary schools - Wychwood Primary School and Enstone Primary School.

Robert and family join Rock-a-Tots in Burford

Robert said, "Thank you for letting me join in with Rock-a-Tots - a fantastic singing group for babies and toddlers.  I am proud to have groups like this taking place throughout West Oxfordshire, giving a chance for children and parents to socialise and feel part of our community."

Robert joins residents at the Eynsham Day Centre

Robert said, "It was a real pleasure to join everyone at the Eynsham Day Centre recently. There are a wide range of activities to take part in, and a great chance for a chat and a cup of tea! Thank you to those who the time to have a chat to discuss what the centre means to them."