Councillor on TV show

A COTMANHAY councillor has appeared on BBC show Inside Out, talking about her role as a volunteer.

Erewash Conservative councillor, Val Custance, was interviewed about her role as a befriender – a volunteer who visits lonely people once a week.

She said: “Growing up, it was instilled into me by my parents that not everybody is as fortunate as us, even though we were exactly the same as everyone else on our street. We were expected to help out if we could, and this has stuck with me through my whole life.”

The show was on BBC1 on Monday.