Threat of closure to the Cancer Resource Centre
A spokesman for the Council responds
"The council is facing some hard choices about continued funding for some of the activities run by local voluntary groups.
"The council has simply not been given the money by Government to adequately fund many of these. This has been coupled with a Government cut in funding for all council services of around £10m over the past two years.
these cuts in Government support we are still maintaining support to more
than 200 groups at a cost of £18m - including almost £4.2m
from the social services department.
February 6, 2004