NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Nick McConville said he was confused when council sent him a pair of bills for the use of the hall.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Nick McConville said he was confused when council sent him a pair of bills for the use of the hall. Michael Doyle

No apology a kick in the guts for club

CHINCHILLA Boxing Club's Nick McConville is demanding a written apology from Western Downs council for for the way it handled a disagreement around his use of Villiers Hall.

Mr McConville said the club had operated out of the hall for years through a gentleman's agreement with the prior council, and so was shocked to receive a bill for the use of the hall last October.

After Mr McConville raised the issue council took the decision to a meeting on February 21, where they decided to waive the fees.

"Next year's arrangement will be discussed with Mr McConville throughout the budget process this year,” a council spokeswoman said.

Last week Mr McConville told the Chinchilla News he was notified of the council's decision by what he thought to be an unofficial phone call two days after the meeting.

The council spokeswoman said the phone notification was a courtesy call and an email was sent to Mr McConville last Friday.

But Mr McConville said the council's response wasn't good enough.

"There's nothing in writing,” Mr McConville said.

"They were the ones that were whingeing about the set up that we had wasn't in writing.

"Where's the apology for the way they carried this out?”


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