Community Oil Buying Scheme
Our bulk-buying scheme for domestic heating oil aims to bring communities together to make the most of joint buying power so that greater savings can be made and passed on to customers.
Anyone can join the Scheme; domestic users, community groups such as village halls or even businesses. All members pay a small annual membership fee but this is more than offset by the savings made on oil orders.
To work really efficiently, the Scheme needs to recruit volunteers as Local Co-ordinators. These are local people who collate the oil orders for scheme members in their village once a month and pass the information on to us; and who then let the local members know the cost per litre and the delivery date once it’s been negotiated. Local Co-ordinators get free membership of the scheme. Scheme members can order as many times as they like during the year, and the price will be negotiated centrally to get the best possible deal.
Full details of how the scheme works are set out in two leaflets – one for prospective members of the scheme and one for people who might be interested in becoming a Local Co-ordinator – which can be downloaded from the Resources and Downloads area. You will also find an Oil Prices listing showing the prices members have paid for their oil over the last 12 months.
If you wish to join the scheme, either print out, complete and send us your membership form by post or fill in the online application form and submit it to us electronically.
For further enquiries, please contact Julie Weekes on 01353 865032 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.