Promote the Benefits of Community Transport

With the geography of our area, many people have to rely on community transport to get to where they need to go, be that to work or the doctors or to visit friends or go shopping.

We are leading the way in West Oxfordshire with groups like OurBus Bartons and West Oxfordshire Community Transport being run by the community, taking people where they need to go.  In particular, the OurBus group, which was founded whilst I was the District Councillor for the Bartons, has gone from strength to strength, expanding its services and not relying on any grants, being entirely financially independent.

I am keen that others can learn from our best practice, as well as look at how more routes can be offered throughout West Oxfordshire.  That is why I have founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Community Transport with the Community Transport AssociationYou can follow the group on twitter to keep up to date here.

Through the Group, I led the Parliamentary battle which helped to protect the sector from a European Commission ruling which threatened the viability of community transport in the UK. That success now achieved, we turn our attention to how local authorities commission community transport services - ensuring that these key services not only survive but thrive.

I will keep you updated with the work of this group and other work in West Oxfordshire below.

News

Robert Addresses West Oxfordshire Community Transport AGM

Robert said: "I was pleased to address a full house at the recent West Oxfordshire Community Transport AGM. A really successful event and great to see such passion for the role community transport plays in many of our local towns and villages.

Robert Unveils OurBus Bartons' New Bus

Robert said: "Nearly three years on from launch, OurBus Bartons is a huge, proven success: a leading community transport provider not only in Oxfordshire, but the whole country.

Robert's 2018 Highlights in 60 Seconds

2018 was a very busy year indeed with much to celebrate both locally and nationally. Here are just some of my highlights from last year - in 60 seconds!

Robert Courts MP

Robert meets with Minister Norman to argue the case for community transport

Robert said, "Last week I again met with Jesse Norman, the Transport Minister with responsibility for community transport, making the case for community transport in the strongest terms; I'll continue to fight for Our Bus Bartons, The Villager Community Bus, West Oxfordshire Community Transport &