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Have You Reduced Your Heating Cost By Joining Northamptonshire's Community Oil Buying Scheme? - 20 February 2012


For further details on the scheme and latest news on oil prices obtained go to: www.northantsacre.org.uk


Original Notice Published 12 September 2011

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 825889.

David Powell:  Northamptonshire ACRE Director

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








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