A bulk-purchasing scheme is operating for residents whose houses depend on oil-fired heating.
Quite simply, there are 2 particular benefits:
Up to June 2015, 25 households in Slad and Elcombe have either expressed an interest or already taken part over the 2 years this has been running. To join us please provide your details using our Joining Form. If you - or more likely your browser - have difficulty with handling the form, by all means just submit the key details required by email to the group leader
There will be 4 group purchases per year in September, December, February and May from which you can benefit on an opt-in basis each time around.
Typically the price will be around 3p/litre lower than you would pay for an individual order of 500 litres. Thus by joining in the group-purchase you can purchase as little as 500 litres at the group price, saving about £15.
Instead of buying more than you need for 3 months, to try and bring the price down, why not spread the cost by buying as little as you need in each group purchase round?
This is a win-win. We get better prices because the supplier is getting more efficient deployment of delivery vehicles.