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Combat the winter heating blues with ThinkingFUEL!

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Community Action Norfolk’s ‘ThinkingFUEL’ helps make buying heating oil less stressful and more manageable by offering consistently low prices to individuals and local communities.

“Heating oil is an unregulated commodity” explains Community Action Norfolk’s Chief Executive, Jon Clemo. “Unlike mains gas and electricity, there are no rules and regulations or price controls. Oil can be subject to dramatic price fluctuations and you can’t easily buy it in small helpings just when you need it.”

“Comparing prices for oil is very difficult for the consumer because of fluctuations in price between days, quantities ordered, locations and delivery times. That’s why it pays to be part of a collective buying scheme like ThinkingFUEL. Such schemes are increasingly popular because they offer a fair, flexible and accessible way to buy oil. Everyone in the scheme gets a really low price on their oil because it’s bought in bulk and all our members pay the same price per litre no matter how much they order.” explained Mr Clemo. 

 “We operate ThinkingFUEL in partnership with AF Affinity, Anglia Farmers’ bulk buying group, whose expert professional buyers are able to negotiate considerable discounts. The big plus is that, because all our members are buying from the same supplier, they get a very competitive price.  Essentially, we do the ringing round for you, saving you time, stress and making sure you get a fair price. It’s also part of our wider strategy of supporting households and communities and addressing the issue of fuel poverty in Norfolk.”

ThinkingFUEL is already well established with three thousand members across Norfolk. The bulk ordering takes place on two key days each month to maximise savings, which is when members can get the best price, but members can order oil on any working day of the month and still get a competitive price.

For more information on ThinkingFUEL call 01362 698162 or email office@communityactionnorfolk.org.uk