Creating a community oil buying club is a very simple process – just three steps:
1: Establish that you have enough potential members in your area to make the club viable.
A club can start with as few as 20 members as long as everyone works together. Ideally the new club should have the capacity to grow to 100+ members. In rural areas it’s typically a collection of 3 or 4 villages as long as there is good support.
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For several years in the village of Sedgeberrow we have sought to improve our environment credentials through the Sedgeberrow Sustainable and Manageable Energy Group (SeSaME). The group has initiated a number of ideas to improve energy efficiency and lower costs for households in the area. Part of this was an oil buying club which we established in 2011. Running the club involved quite a lot of paperwork and so we restricted membership to the village. However, it was always clear that the oil club produced real benefits for the villagers who were members; lower prices, less hassle with orders and the knowledge that fewer tankers were using our local roads.
Continue reading Starting an Oil Buying Club – the SeSaME story
We may not be experincing the snow fall that America is but the recent drop in temperatures is a timely reminder winter is fast approaching. Experienced Oil Buying Club Managers know that November is the most important order of the year. It’s the last opportunity for club members to fill up ahead of the Christmas period, with supplier schedules affected by depot closures during the seasonal break and January often being the start of colder weather and increased demand for oil.
The Met Office review of the month so far suggests Autumn has been warmer and wetter than normal. Gas suppliers have ‘felt the heat’ with lower demand impacting profits. Centrica – British Gas has reported demand down 21% amongst domestic users in the first 10 months of this year. Continue reading Heating Oil Clubs are ordering for Christmas
A warm welcome to Mike Parker and the members of SeSaME Oil Buying Club – www.sesame.oilbuyingclub.com .
Based in Sedgeberrow, the club covers an area to the south west of Evesham in Worcestershire. We first met Mike when we presented at a meeting of Parish Councillors within the Wychavon District Council area. A meeting followed on from that which led us to launching the club on the Oil Buying Club System.
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