Eastwood MP attacks cuts

Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero raised the issue of Nottinghamshire’s planned cut-backs to the voluntary sector in Parliament this week.

Ms De Piero expressed her concern about Nottinghamshire County Council’s plans to slash grants for community groups after Prime Minister David Cameron said councils should ‘not be doing the easy thing’ by cutting budgets to voluntary bodies.

Greg Clark, minister for the Big Society, said there was ‘no excuse for any council to target the voluntary sector disproportionately’.