Are you certain your PC has responsibility under s215? Have you actually read the section?
For that to be true there would need to have previously been a request from the PCC to the PC and a resolution by the PC to accept responsibility.
Now that might have happened.... But, have you (anyone) actually seen the formal record of it having happened?
Now the only reason I ask is because such matters are sadly often victim to hearsay passed along the generations by councillors and clerks that failed to properly read, interpret, understand and apply the regs in the first place. So if the PCC didn’t ask, and the PC didn’t formally accept, it doesn’t give rise to any responsibility upon the PC. I have experienced this very misapplication of a ‘supposed’ regulation where the person(s) seeking to justify expenditure clearly did not have a full and proper understanding of the reference (s215) they were relying upon (they were also relying upon the habitual lack of interest from anyone to actually check that they were being fed BS and assumed that the insertion of a vaguely credible reference to LGA would suffice)
Might be worth asking if anyone has record / can confirm previous resolutions because if they don’t exist, your PC may be incurring unlawful expenditure.
It may be that the correct procedure has been followed (and records) all I’m suggesting is, it would be worth checking.... You might be surprised