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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's New Year Message 2019

I would like to wish everyone in West Oxfordshire and beyond a peaceful, prosperous and Happy New Year.

2019 may well be as interesting and as challenging as 2018, but we are lucky to live in a wonderful, beautiful, dynamic area of a wonderful, free, dynamic country.

Robert's Christmas Message 2018

It's great to be back in West Oxfordshire for Christmas Recess, as we look forward to spending this special time of year with our loved ones.

I hope you all have a glorious time with your families and friends.

Christmas Toy Appeal - Thank You

Robert said: "This Christmas, I teamed up with the Salvation Army to launch a Christmas Toy Appeal for those children who otherwise might not have a present under the tree.

Robert Welcomes Police Funding Boost

Last week, the Government announced a significant increase in funding for Thames Valley Police. The extra £32.7 million is made up of a £4.5 million increase in our annual grant funding; £4.3 million grant for additional pension costs and, potentially, £24 million from precept funding.

Robert Joins Cogges Christmas Carols

Robert said: "A pleasure to join everyone in Cogges for an evening of Christmas Carols. Wonderful to see the local community come together to spread festive cheer."

Robert Becomes Patron of Volunteer Link Up

Volunteer Link Up, run by a team of volunteers, is the Volunteer Centre for West Oxfordshire, linking people who have time to spare with opportunities to help local residents and charitable organisations that need their services.

Robert Turns on Carterton Christmas Lights

Robert said: "As always an absolute pleasure and honour to turn the Christmas lights on in Carterton. The lights look fantastic and it was great to see so many local residents out for the occasion."