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.

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Witney Gazette - Witney MP Robert Courts volunteers with Guideposts Trust

Witney MP Robert Courts swapped Parliament for the great outdoors as part of his annual volunteering week.

Mr Courts visited a forest school at Hilltop Garden Store in Ramsden, near Witney, which is used by young people with additional needs at charity Guideposts Trust.

Robert joins the Bampton Bush club for lunch!

Robert said, "One of the best parts of my job is being able to visit different communities around West Oxfordshire, join in and see the amazing things that people are doing.

Robert joins volunteers at the Blue Cross charity shop in Chipping Norton

Robert joined volunteers at the Blue Cross charity shop in Chipping Norton as part of his Volunteering Week.  This is the way most of us interact with charities and these shops are a mainstay of British high streets, and after officially opening their rehoming centre in Burford, Robert wanted to

Robert volunteers at Bridewell Organic Gardens

Robert continued his Volunteering Week at Bridewell Organic Gardens.  Bridewell provides the opportunity for adults to take part in social and therapeutic horticulture.

Robert volunteers with Sunshine Cat Rescue

Robert spent an afternoon volunteering with Sunshine Cat Rescue as part of his 2018 Volunteering week.  He helped the team with their daily tasks, making sure the cats are well cared for!

Robert starts his Volunteering Week at Hailey Community Woodlands

Robert started his 2018 Volunteering Week at the Hailey Community Woodlands - Breach Wood - in association with Wild Oxfordshire and the Wychwood Project. He is using this week to highlight the fantastic volunteer groups we have here in West Oxfordshire.

Robert joins residents for the Charlbury Street Fair

Robert said, "Congratulations to the Charlbury Street Fair Committee on organising another outstanding community event this afternoon: superb raffle prizes, lots of interesting stalls, great music - and above all a fantastic atmosphere.