Thinking Fuel - Buxton with Lamas Bulk Buying Heating Oil Scheme

Thinking Fuel is an oil buying scheme run by Norfolk RCC and AF-Affinity, Anglia Farmers bulk buying arm.  The aim of the scheme is to try and provide communities with cheaper heating oil.
Buxton with Lamas Parish  is a member of Norfolk RCC’s Thinking Fuel oil buying scheme, on average this saves members 6ppl or around £120 per year. Orders are taken on the first working day of every month. Everyone pays the same price per litre regardless of how much they order and there is no obligation to buy.

You need to register to benefit from the scheme. To get a joining form please contact your local coordinator on 01263 732078,  pick one up from the Clerk at a Parish Council meeting or download this application form and information leaflet

More information about the scheme can be found at

The Buy Oil Early Campaign has been launched by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), Citizens Advice and FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers), with the support of Energy Minister, Michael Fallon.
Norfolk RCC, a member of the national ACRE Network of rural community councils, says stocking up early has a range of benefits. Prices and demand tend to be lower in September and delivery is not disrupted by increased demand and icy weather.
Chief Executive, Jon Clemo said: “Research shows nationally 36pc of homes in rural areas are off the gas grid, in Norfolk it’s far higher and many households rely on heating oil.  In times of high demand, such as the cold snap of 2012/13, prices can increase rapidly, leaving the most vulnerable unable to afford to adequately heat their homes.
“We are urging households to buy their oil now so that they are prepared when the colder weather arrives and the time comes to switch on the heating”.
“One of the best ways to save money is to set up, or join an oil buying group which can buy in bulk and negotiate the best price.”