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Do you want to save money on the cost of your heating oil?

Northamptonshire ACRE is concerned about the level of fuel

poverty across the county and is looking at practical ways of being

able to help our local, rural communities. One of our sister

Organisations, Oxfordshire Rural Community Council (ORCC) has

recently set up a new social enterprise that will reduce the cost of

domestic heating oil with each order simply by joining a

community-based countywide oil buying syndicate. By bringing

communities together throughout the county and making the most

of joint buying power, huge savings can be made and passed on

directly to people whose fuel costs are high simply because they

have oil-fired central heating. By operating county-wide, the

scheme makes it possible for new or existing local community oil

buying groups to make the most of their collective purchasing

power. Members pay a small annual fee to join (which is generally

recouped in the savings from the first order!) before negotiations

take place with every oil company that supplies premises in the

county to ensure the best price is achieved.

Thus far the Oxfordshire scheme is proving a great success and

Northamptonshire ACRE’s Board of Directors unanimously agreed

on Wednesday 24th August to buy into ORCC’s franchise in order

to run a similar scheme in Northamptonshire. Therefore, in order

to register your interest and find out more about the scheme, we

would be extremely grateful if you would complete the very short

survey on our website: http://northantsacre.org.uk/2011/07/. If you don’t have access to the internet, please call Beth Milne on 01604


David Powell:  Northamptonshire ACRE Director

Tel: 01295-760295, email: davidrpowell1@yahoo.co.uk




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