2010: The County
Sports & Social Club are pleased to announce the purchase of a brand
new £24,000 17 Seat
Ford Transit Minibus. This is the first time the Club have owned
their own transport and with the
New Year in sight this could not be a better time for members across
the force to think about organising a group activity for members of
their office, department, Section or Division.
Says County Club secretary Steve,
"We have been saving up for this facility for some years now.
The 'rainy day' has now come and this purchase is an excellent way
to use Club funds. The bus can be used by any member of the Club
across the force, free of charge. It has to be a great way to
assist our staff in organising group social activities and would
inevitably add to raising morale and team camaraderie among our
The bus will also be used to
transport players to annual Police Sport UK events. This will save a
around £5000 a year on the rental of commercial hire cars and buses.
So the new minibus has to be a 'win win' facility!
Briefly the conditions and
Available free of charge for use by any Club Member
For organised Police Sport and Social group activities or
The bus can now be used for private family or personal social activities
provided the vehicle is driven by the Club member. On these terms a
donation toward the use of the minibus is kindly requested. (See Minibus
instructions for details and terms to be adhered to)
All users if used for a Police Sport UK or Social group activity must be member of a Divisional Sports & Social Club.
Any individual passengers who are not a member of a divisional club are
asked to contribute a donation toward the use.
Fuel must be provided by the users - the minibus must simply be
returned a 1/8th to 1/4 full.
driver must have a DVLA D1 permit and be competent to drive a LWB
is the responsibility of driver(s) to declare and accidents and
convictions to the bus insurers beforehand.
The vehicle will be generally based at HQ Hutton.
Use will be subject to the detailed given terms and conditions
outlined in the
The bus may only be used on mainland England, Scotland and Wales
(Can be taken into Europe or Ireland on a special request basis)
Notwithstanding the above, 'The Club' has the right to refuse use if
it feels the use is 'inappropriate'.
Booking is 'first come first served' basis - The Club may have to
prioritise a planned 'County Sport' activity in preference to a 'private
In certain circumstances, the Club may permit use outside
the above criteria at the discretion and approval of the Club committee
Instructions (MSWord) - first read these through to check your request
The availability Calendar is now viewed on
'://Sherlock/AtoZ/Bookings/Specialist Vehicles/Sports&Social Club
Note: This link can only be accessed on internal systems. If you cannot access the internal system then please email
Steve Broadbent to provisionally request your booking
If the date is free then enter your details and a 'provisional' booking will be confirmed.
Steve will then send you a booking pro-forma asking for some additional information.
Once the required information is accepted the booking will be confirmed by email.
wish to take advantage of this offer you and every passenger
(with some exceptions) must be a member of the
Club. If not a member, don't
worry! You and your party can join now to take advantage of this
offer click here to
download a membership form.
are you waiting for? Why not organise a group activity in your
division. A trip to Alton Towers? A day at the races? A weekend
activity break in the Lakes? The choice is all yours!!
We hope to
own this minibus for some years to come so I hope you take advantage
at some point of this excellent Club facility.
Vol. 20785 Steve Broadbent
Secretary - County Sports & Social Club