21/2023 – Donation of an end of service vehicle 

Author and Job Role: Rachel Lupanko, Office Manager 

Protective Marking: None

Executive Summary: 

The Police and Crime Commissioner has received a request to donate one of its fleet vehicles that has reached the end of its service to South East Fire and Rescue Service charity.  They are registered charity made up entirely of volunteers, who offer training and peer-based support for military veterans and former emergency services workers.  The charity gives back to local communities by providing fire cover at the Gatwick Aviation Museum and at a wide range of events and festivals across Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. 

There is no initial outlay for this vehicle, it is currently part of the fleet and will be replaced by a new vehicle. The only loss would be the auction value of the vehicle donated, which has been estimated to be £3,108.25. There will be no on-going costs to the police as the vehicle will be gifted to the South East Fire and Rescue Service charity.  Once this has happened then the usual agreement is that the vehicle is registered to the charity, but full ownership is not transferred until 2 full years have passed. This negates any chance of the charity simply selling the vehicle on for profit.  

There is no request for funding on this report; rather this is a simple request for one ex-fleet vehicle to be gifted to the South East Fire and Rescue Service charity. 


That the PCC agrees to donate an ex-fleet vehicle to the South East Fire and Rescue Charity. 

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval 

I approve the recommendation(s): 

Signature: Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend (wet signed copy held at PCC’s office) 

Date: 07 September 2023 

All decisions must be added to the decision register. 

 Areas of consideration


None required. 

Financial implications 

As discussed in the report. 





Equality and diversity 


Risks to human rights