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Oil

Want to save money on the cost of your heating oil? We can help!

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 reduces traffic and carbon footprint). 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 any day to day issues. From helping those with no internet or computer access, to checking oil levels and reminding you when an oil order is due.   They are there to support anyone in their local community who needs that extra bit of help and guidance.

No more phoning around numerous suppliers – we do all that for you

We use a specialist buying team at Affinity, the UKs largest agricultural buying group, to negotiate the price with a range of local independent and national oil suppliers.

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 current oil odering calendar for delivery and order dates.
  • The co-ordinator will collate all the orders in your area and pass on to our professional oil buyers, Affinity
  •  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).

Joining

To take advantage 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 [email protected]

Oil ordering dates and pricing

Oil Buying Dates:

We buy oil twice per month, usually the first Monday in the month and the third.

Please click here for ordering dates for 2017.     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.

FAQs

For further information and FAQ, please click on link:   CFO Bulk Oil FAQ

Testimonials

‘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.’

‘The service you provide is excellent and I will recommend it unreservedly to anyone I come across in the future’

‘I am a member of your very excellent bulk oil purchase scheme, I strongly support community schemes such as yours and I have been a member for several years although, in reality, I use very little oil in my home.

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