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Ellisfield Oil Syndicate

(The following information was updated on March 18, 2019 at the request of Ashley Turberfield.)

The Ellisfield Oil Syndicate is a community-based project which exists to allow its members to purchase domestic heating oil at a reduced price. The syndicate is non-profit making and run on a purely voluntary basis. It serves all four villages in the Benefice and has been running for 11 years. During that time we have processed orders totalling over 750,000 litres and saved the 44 members over £26,000.

Negotiations with the supplier are carried out by Richard Haas and administration is managed by Ashley Turberfield. So far, we have used several suppliers, including Rawlings Fuels and Butlers Fuels.

An email is sent to all members asking for orders and a deadline of approximately one week is set in which orders must be received.

Our preferred method of communication is by email but where necessary members are contacted by telephone.

It is not possible to put a precise figure on actual savings as it depends upon the price at the time of ordering and the volume of oil involved. However, a saving of 2p to 3p per litre is realistic.

For a member's first order, the supplier will ask new customers to pay at the time of ordering. Subsequent orders are invoiced. All payments are made direct to the supplier by the member.

Our delivery months are January. March, June, September and November

For further information, please contact Ashley Turberfield at ellisfieldoil@gmail.com.