Cornish community oil buying club orders more than 1.5 million litres of fuel
A COMMUNITY energy business set up to cut residents fuel bills have signed up more than 2,000 members and ordered more than 1.5million litres of oil.
The Community Energy Club - which is run by Community Energy Plus, was set up two years ago in response to rising heating oil prices.
It brings together the collective buying power of domestic, community and business heating oil users across Cornwall and West Devon to give members a simpler way of buying their heating oil at a competitive price.
Since its launch the club has placed more than 2,400 orders.
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Nicola McCheyne, project delivery team manager at Community Energy Plus, said rising oil prices was hitting peoples’ pockets with many not realising the benefits of shopping round.
She said: “Our members are currently saving an average of £65 a year by ordering through the oil buying club but we know that some of our vulnerable members who are unable to call several suppliers are saving considerably more.
“The collective savings made by members is now more than £43,000 and we look forward to saving local residents even more money as our membership increases.”
Community Energy Club has recently launched a new mobile-optimised website in response to its member’s needs.
Information about signing up to the club, which is free to join, and details of future buying dates are available on the club’s website communityenergyclub.org.uk.
A paper based ordering service is available to householders without internet access by calling Freephone 0800 954 1956.