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 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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Robert and family visit the Carterton May Day Fete

Robert said, "Absolutely beautiful day for Carterton’s May Day Fete, and great to see a really strong showing from the West Oxfordshire Conservatives Carterton team - Michelle Mead, Maxine Crossland, Nick Leverton, Martin McBride & Jill Bull.

Robert meets with Black Bourton Parish Council

Robert said, "I greatly enjoyed the chance to meet with parish councillors in Black Bourton - we discussed everything from speeding and potholes to local community events.  Thank you to all those that took the time to meet with me."

Adult Scouts volunteers receive awards from Robert Courts

Robert said, "It was an absolute honour to present awards for outstanding work to adult volunteers from West Oxfordshire scouts. Such huge talent on display from scouts and volunteers alike - thank you for everything you do for our communities and for our young people.