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 promotes Dementia Action Week in Witney

Robert said, "It's Dementia Action Week here in Witney, and I've been at Richmond Villages Witney where I have just trained to become a Dementia Friend Champion. But this is, really, very much about the community coming together.

Churchill and Sarsden Parish Council welcomes Robert

Robert joined the Churchill and Sarsden Parish Council at the annual meeting to discuss issues facing the two villages.  Robert said, "Thank you to all for attending and for the excellent discussion!".

Robert joins the Woodstock Razz-ma-tazz table top sale

The Razz-ma-tazz table top sale took place throughout the centre of Woodstock, with table inside and outside of shops, houses and churches.  All money raised goes towards Woodstock Under Fives Association, Woodstock Exhibition Foundation and St Mary Magdalene's Church.

Robert meets with residents in Bablock Hythe

Robert said, "I greatly enjoyed the chance to meet with residents and discuss issues facing Bablock Hythe, including flooding, roads and potholes. Thanks you to all those who attended"

Robert fundraising for Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Robert was out fundraising for Thames Valley Air Ambulance this Bank Holiday Monday at the Swinford Toll Bridge. Robert has volunteered with the TVAA for a number of years, and is always keen to help out when he can for this excellent charity.

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