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 Wychwood Forest Fair

Robert said, "Thank you to organisers for yet again putting on a fantastic fair, with lots of excellent stalls showcasing the best of the Wychwood Forest area!".

Robert meets with Hailey Parish Councillors

Robert said, "Thank you to Hailey Parish Council for taking the time to meet with me. We have an interesting discussion about issues affecting the village, both local and national - these are always such useful meetings to really get to know the issues for each area in West Oxfordshire."

Robert joins Knit & Natter in Carterton

Robert said, "Thank you to attendees of Knit & Natter for letting me join in.  The group have been busy over the past year knitting poppies for the 'poppy mile' which will be in Witney in November to commemorate the centenary of WW1 Armistice day.  I can't wait to see it!"

Robert visits the new facilities at the Leys

Robert said, "It was great to visit the new facilities, including the refurbished mini golf and tennis courts.  This has always been a great hub of the Witney community, and I know these refurbished facilities will keep Witney residents of all ages coming along - and I couldn't resist getting inv

Robert joins residents at the Cake Café in Freeland

Robert said, "It was a pleasure to join residents, and Freeland and Hanborough Cllr Alaa Al-Yousuf, at the Cake Café recently.  This is excellent asset to the community, and I greatly enjoyed the chance to discuss local issues."

Robert visits Cogges Beer Festival

Robert said, "I was delighted to join Cllr Suzanne Bartington for the annual Cogges Beer Festival - a great local event that really brings the community together and showcases West Oxfordshire's brewing talent!"