Humberside Police and council to share fuel facilities

Humberside Police and East Riding of Yorkshire Council are to share fuel facilities to save money.

The local authority said it had agreed with the force for police and council vehicles to access a cheaper rate of fuel at each other's sites.

Humberside Police said the deal would help to save £124,000 on building four extra fuel facilities across the region and £4,000 in maintenance costs.

It hopes to sign a similar deal with North Lincolnshire Council next month.

As part of the deal, more than 80 police vehicles will be able to refuel at council sites.

Phil Goatley, assistant chief officer at Humberside Police, said: "We estimate that we would save, based on the current difference in price between what the council fuel will cost and local garage prices, £4,000 per annum on the cost of fuel used."

Leader of the council Stephen Parnaby said: "Not only will this agreement save money, it will also improve the operational efficiencies of our respective fleets, enabling them to do what they do best, serving the residents of the East Riding."

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