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CF Bulk Oil Buying

Published by Alexandra Wax on 02 February 2013


Community First is a Wiltshire charity, set up in 1965, with the aim of strengthening communities, growing communities and tackling disadvantage.

They have set up a serivce that will reduce the cost of your domestic heating oil each time you place an order.

All you need to do to take advanttage of the scheme is to pay an annual membership fee (Domestic £20, Community Building £30, Business £100), which will cover as many oil orders as you need during the course of the year.

The scheme is being promoted by Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire, a long established and well respected Wiltshire charity.

By bringing communities throughout Wiltshire together and making the most of joint buying power, we can make savings and pass them directly to people like you whose fuel costs are high simply because you use oil-fired central heating.

The environment benefits too

Every time a tanker comes out to make a delivery, it is using a lot of diesel - a full tanker can get as little as a horrifying eight miles per gallon.  If deliveries are organised so that one tanker delivers to several customers in a vilage instead of making lots of individual deliveries, the fuel consumption is reduced and so is traffic in the village.

5 easy steps to cheaper heating oil

Step 1:  Join the CF Bulk Oil Buying Scheme

Go to http://www.communityfirst.org.uk/index.php/cf-bulk-oil-buying , download and complete the membership form.

Step 2:  Wait to hear from your local coordinator

Step 3:  Place an order

Step 4:  Sit back whilst we negotiate the price

Step 5: Take delivery of the oil and pay the company

The oil will be delivered as soon as possible and you pay the company supplying the oil direct.


CF's oil price for January's bulk order was 60.08ppl.  This is lower than the Market High (72ppl) and the Market Average (64ppl).  All prices + VAT @ 5%.