Want to save money on the cost of your heating oil? So do we!

Our oil buying syndicate brings communities throughout Oxfordshire together to make the most of joint buying power. Not only do you get the best price, but the oil companies can make the most efficient use of delivery lorries (and fewer journeys to a particular community helps the environment). You also pay the same price regardless of the quantity ordered- perfect for keeping your tank regularly topped up!

Keeping it local

Wherever possible, we operate the scheme through local volunteer co-ordinators, who are placed within the community and can help with day to day issues. From helping those with no internet or computer access, to checking oil levels for those who are unable to and reminding you to check your oil levels or when an order is due, they are there to support anyone who needs that extra bit of help and guidance.

This is how it works

  • Your local co-ordinator will remind you that the monthly oil order is due to be placed. You then let them know the amount of oil you require. Please note: you will need to allow a maximum of approx. 10 working days for delivery of oil from the order date. Please consult the Oil Order Calendar 2015-6 for delivery and order dates.
  • The co-ordinator will collate all the orders in your area and pass on to our professional oil buyers, AF Affinity
  • AF Affinity will negotiate the best price from a range of suppliers. We will advise you who the supplier is and the price per litre (exclusive of VAT, currently 5%)
  • Oil will be delivered according to your delivery instructions
  • Payment for the oil is direct to AF Affinity- preferably by Direct Debit

Membership Fees

To cover the costs of administration there is an annual membership fee of £24.00 (£20.00 plus VAT).


To take advance of this scheme please complete the membership form below and at the same time arrange payment of the annual fee. We will do everything else.

Payment can be made by cheque payable to Community First Oxfordshire. Please send to Community First Oxfordshire, South Stables, Worton Park, Worton, Witney, Oxon.  OX29 4SU. You can also pay by direct transfer (BACS) – account number: 20361680, sort code: 60-83-01. Please quote your surname and postcode as a reference.

For more information about the oil scheme please contact Sue Hunt: 01865 883488 oil@communityfirstoxon.org

Tank Security

Oil ordering dates and pricing

Oil Buying Dates:

The oil buying dates for 2016 are as follows:

April:  Order date Monday 4th for delivery by Friday 15th and Monday 25th for delivery Friday 6th May

May:  Order by Monday 9th for delivery by Friday 20th and  Monday 23rd for delivery by Friday 3rd June

June:  Order by Monday 6th for delivery by Friday 17th and Monday 27th and Friday 8th July

July:  Order by Monday 11th for delivery by Friday 22nd and Monday 25th for delivery by Friday 5th August

August: Order by Monday 8th for delivery by Friday 19th and Monday 22nd for delivery Friday 2nd September

September:  Order by Monday 5th for delivery by Friday 16th and Monday 26th for delivery by Friday 7th October

October: Order by Monday 10th for delivery by Friday 21st and Monday 24th for delivery by Friday 4th November

Please note: Members should also refer to their local co-ordinator’s deadline for receiving orders which might give an earlier date.

Community First Oxfordshire will act as your local co-ordinator if your community does not happen to have one currently. Orders should be placed with the oil buyers- AF Affinity- direct.

Please refer to the calendar of ordering/ delivery dates for future orders. We can only include member’s orders if annual membership is paid up to cover the relevant order/ delivery period.

Tank Meters



‘We have been pleased with the savings on our last order, and it also helps us to be able to order a minimum of 500 litres whereas previously we tried to wait till we needed 1000 to avoid paying even higher costs per litre.’

‘Very happy to recommend this scheme – I placed my order, it was delivered speedily, and the price gave me an excellent saving.’

‘My oil order has arrived! Quickly efficiently and economically – thank you Community First.’

‘Does what it says on the tin, everything very straightforward and simple.’

‘Delivery of oil was promised for today and they kept their word, in spite of the snow. Nearly 2000 litres that saved the day. Thank you.’

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