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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The rising cost of energy bills has been a controversial and well documented cause of concern – sparking debate at the highest level.
Nowhere is this truer than in rural areas – especially if communities have to rely on often expensive heating oil to warm their homes because they are not connected to the main grid.
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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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There has been a lot of comment today about remarks made by Ministers regarding the price of crude oil and its potential impact on the price of petrol. Of course the link between crude oil prices and petrol is equally applicable to heating oil – it’s regrettable that once again Government (and the Opposition) fail to make any statements about the impact of prices on heating oil users.
The BBC article makes for interesting reading. First it highlights that most of the cost of a Continue reading Politicians focus on petrol pricing leaving heating oil users in the cold
Our reasons for starting the Oil Buying Club were simple; we wanted to help people lower the cost of heating oil and we wanted to support the dozens of Club Managers across the UK who ran community oil buying groups without the support of modern systems to help manage the admin.
I have been an oil user for several decades. Before the days of the internet I used to phone round suppliers whenever I needed a delivery, the price could vary significantly so it was always worth the time and hassle. Along came the internet and the rise of the on-line oil sites. Although they were easier to use I still found that some work on the phones often resulted in a better price.
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