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Robert's Weekly Column - 5th August 2020

Our NHS has been our front line over the past few months, so it is really great news for our town that building work has now begun on the Radiotherapy Unit on the Great Western Hospital site.

Robert's Weekly Column - 29th July 2020

Parliament dissolved for summer recess last week and that means I have the opportunity to spend even more of my time here at home in Swindon, meeting with local residents and organisations, helping out with local campaigns and seeing a bit more of my family.

Robert's Weekly Column - 22nd July 2020

As face coverings become compulsory in shops from Friday 24th July, I am concerned about the impact that they will have on those who are hard of hearing and rely on lip reading, or those with autism and other disabilities.

Robert's Weekly Column - 15th July 2020

Last week, the Government announced further major economic support measures, and already North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson and I are encouraging local businesses who are registering for the Government’s new ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme to get in touch, so that we can showcase and promote their i

Robert's Weekly Column - 8th July 2020

It was good to have the opportunity last weekend to go and visit a number of our excellent local businesses who were able to open their doors for the first time in months, including Dotty’s Café in Old Town and the Patriots Arms in Chiseldon.

Robert's Weekly Column - 24th June 2020

The Prime Minister announced yesterday that thanks to our progress in tackling the coronavirus, we can now go further and safely ease the lockdown in England. 

Robert's Weekly Column - 17th June 2020

Loneliness has long been an issue that I have worked on locally with the aim of bringing together key organisations in and around Swindon to discuss the excellent work that is already taking place and what further can be done.