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Save money on domestic heating oil!

Published: 7th November, 2011

November 3, 2011

The Community Council of Shropshire has set up a new social enterprise that will reduce the cost of your domestic heating oil each time you place an order.

What’s the scheme about?
The Community Council of Shropshire has set up a new social enterprise that will reduce the cost of your domestic heating oil each time you place an order. 

All you need to do to take advantage of the scheme is to pay an annual membership fee, which will cover as many oil orders as you need during the course of the year.

What’s the snag?
There isn’t one.   By bringing communities throughout Shropshire together and making the most of joint buying power, we can make savings and pass them directly to people like you whose fuel costs are high simply because you use oil-fired central heating.

The environment benefits too
Every time a tanker comes out to make a delivery, it is using a lot of diesel – a full tanker can get as little as a horrifying 8 miles per gallon.  If deliveries are organised so that one tanker delivers to several customers in a village instead of making lots of individual deliveries, the fuel consumption is reduced and so is traffic in the village.

Annual membership fees
Domestic: £20        Community Building £30        Business: £100
This will cover your oil deliveries for a year. 

Local coordinators can join for free!
We are looking for local volunteers who will act as ‘go-betweens’ for us. Their job will be to tell us each month how much oil the people in their village want to order, and then telling people when the oil will arrive and how much it will cost. In return they will benefit from free membership of the scheme.

5 easy steps to cheaper heating oil
Step 1: Join the CCS Scheme
Request a membership form from oil@shropshire-rcc.org.uk or call us on 01743 342167

Step 2: Wait to hear from your local co-ordinator
We will let your local co-ordinator know that you have joined the scheme. Each month they will email you to ask whether you want to place an order. The minimum order is 500 litres.

Step 3: Place an order
Let your local co-ordinator know you want to buy oil. Each month they submit a total village order to us. Your order increases our negotiating power, so once submitted we regard it as binding. 

Step 4: Sit back whilst we negotiate the price
We negotiate the best price from a whole range of suppliers. Your local co-ordinator will advise you who the supplier is, the price per litre (exclusive of VAT, currently at 5%) and the approximate date of delivery. 

Step 5: Take delivery of the oil and pay the company
The oil will be delivered as soon as possible and you pay the company supplying the oil direct. 

For more details on how you can join the scheme or become a local coordinator please contact Lizzy Thain on 01743 342167 or e mail oil@shropshire-rcc.org.uk