I cannot believe the arrogance of the Clandeboye and District Ulster Special Constabulary Pistol and Rifle Club. Despite the decision of the North Down Borough Council to spend almost half a million of ratepayers money on providing a new facility for the club they have refused to provide the council with basic information regarding the club membership.
In all my years on council I cannot recall a similar incident when an organisation funded by the council has refused to provide basic information about its operation.
The council officers asked the club for a membership form and details of the fees paid by members and the club responded as below. Why should North Down ratepayers pay for this new facility particularly when similar local clubs are fully funded by their members.
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