Our oil buying scheme is changing. The Northamptonshire ACRE Community Oil Buying Scheme has been operating since October 2011. Developed with the aim of helping people in homes, community buildings and businesses in rural Northamptonshire to save money on their oil, particularly those in fuel poverty, our scheme has helped members save over £80,500 against average prices quoted with over 1.7million litres of domestic heating oil being delivered.
The scheme is working well for our members but to ensure that it continues to deliver such good value, we need to grow the membership. To do this effectively it is essential to improve the efficiency of the scheme and to this end, we have been working with a company, eSmartMetrics, to install an online ordering system, olive, that will replace the current paper based scheme.
As of 1st August 2016 you can register your details on olive and then order and pay for oil online. We will no longer be charging a membership fee, instead a small levy will be applied to the oil order each month. But be assured, you will continue to receive prices well below the market level.