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Need oil but looking to save money this winter?

by | Nov 3, 2018 | Grants and Enterprise, News

If you want to reduce fuel costs for your business, community building or home during the cold winter snap, look no further than Wiltshire’s oil buying scheme.

Managed by Oil Fuel Poverty Solutions (OFPS), the scheme enables members to heat their properties while saving money on their bills.

Members of the scheme can buy any type of oil, including kerosene (with or without an additive), red diesel or white diesel.

Happy members who previously ordered from Boilerjuice during September 2018 made a huge £25.25 in savings for every 500 litres bought.

With various memberships readily available: £24 per annum for domestic members, £36 per annum for community buildings or £120 per annum for businesses – order as much oil as you require throughout the year and as many times as you like. Thanks to our efficient delivery service, members pay a small annual fee and we’ll sort the rest.

In helping to both reduce delivery costs and energy emissions one journey at a time, for every bulk oil order purchased, oil tankers deliver bulk orders to different members in

the same village. This not only prevents traffic congestion in small villages, but also drastically reduces CO2 emissions and oil delivery costs.

How does the scheme work?

  • Join as a member for £24 per annum for domestic members, £36 per annum for community buildings and a variable rate for businesses. Fill in a membership form (available from communityfirst.org.uk) and email it to info@ofps.co.uk. Alternatively, post it to OFPS, 5 Courtlands Road, Shipton-u-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6DF.
  • Wait to hear back from your local co-ordinator. Soon after you can order your oil in bulk or single use – minimum order of 500 litres per order.
  • We work to negotiate supplier costs to ensure the best prices, quantity orders, and delivery timescales. Your local co-ordinator will advise you who the supplier is, the price per litre (exclusive of VAT, currently at 5%) and the date of your delivery.
  • Oil will be delivered to you as soon as possible. Finally, you pay the company supplying the oil direct.

Do you want to save money on your heating oil this winter? Start now and see how easy it is.

Join our community-based countywide buying scheme by visiting communityfirst.org.uk/oil and sign up today.

For further information, please contact info@ofps.co.uk or telephone 01993 225011.

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