To Raise and Push for Rural Issues in Parliament

As a representative in Parliament for a largely rural constituency, I am acutely aware of a wide variety of issues and concerns which come with modern, rural living.  Be that transport links, mobile signal, internet connections and rural schools and shops, and of course wider issues for those who work in the agriculture sector.

I have met with many of the parish councils in our rural villages and hamlets to discuss their concerns, and raised several matters with Ministers in Parliament.  Although there is welcome progress on some issues, such as the super-fast broadband roll-out across West Oxfordshire, there is still more to be done.

I am also in regular contact with many of the farmers who live and work in West Oxfordshire, and have done for generations.  Agriculture is one sector most effected by the UK's withdrawal from the EU, and I will work hard to ensure that West Oxfordshire is able to thrive from this opportunity.

News

Robert Hails Introduction of Landmark Environment Bill

Earlier today, the Government introduced the Environment Bill to Parliament.

This landmark Bill will tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time, signalling a historic step change in the way we protect and enhance our precious natural environment.

Robert Continues his Volunteering Week with Chippy Green Gym

Robert's Volunteering Week continued today as he joined Chipping Norton Green Gym at one of their regular sessions. Chippy Green Gym are an independent community group that works on environmental conservation projects in Chipping Norton and the surrounding area.

Robert Produces Information Guide on Going Green

Robert said: "Our environment affects everything – from the air we breathe to the water we drink. But protecting our environment is not only good for our children and grandchildren. It actually helps you save money.

Robert Attends Ramsden Village Fete

Robert said: "Congratulations to all the organisers of the annual Ramsden Village Fete for another wonderful event. The early morning rain and persistent strong wind clearly didn’t put anyone off, and the village hugely enjoyed all the activities laid on.