Somerset Community Oil Scheme

Bulk oil buying scheme to save you money

Somerset Community Oil Scheme is a heating oil bulk buying scheme which covers the whole of the county.

We all know there is strength in numbers, so that, together, bulk purchasing will make significant savings as collectively ordering reduces the cost. The scheme is open to individuals, community groups and businesses.

** COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE**
Important news from Affinity please see below for details

How to order

Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, bulk orders have been paused, but oil orders CAN be taken with no monthly deadline, the price will be the best price available on the day. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times. Please email us with any queries – the bulk buying schedule resumes again from September 2020.

Members Price

Currently, July prices are around 28.68 per litre ex VAT

Order by email

Email us on somersetbuying@af-affinity.co.uk with your – name – address – quantity required – delivery instructions

Order by phone

Call us on 01603 881888 between 9am – 4.30pm to order or speak to a friendly adviser

How does the scheme work?

  • Call or email to Affinity to join as a member! Email somersetbuying@af-affinity.co.uk & they will send you the membership form
  • Email or telephone your oil order by the monthly order deadlines
  • Following the order deadline, the orders are collated and Affinity begin negotiations with suppliers to obtain the best price for us.
  • All deliveries will be completed within 10 working days from the order date.

To see all the oil deadlines and delivery dates pleaseclick here (2020 – 2021 Oil Order Deadlines pdf) – these dates are from September 2020

For more details view our Oil Scheme Membership Leaflet – sign up today and start saving!

For full terms and conditions, including GDPR & Privacy please ask Affinity for details.

Covid-19

COVID-19 continues to cause disruption across the UK and we are changing the way we operate fuel syndicates until further notice.

Demand for heating oil has increased, there are also localised supply disruptions and driver numbers have been reduced in some areas.

However, our office is fully operational and we are continuing to work very closely with the supply chain and orders are being placed

Orders so far received and recent syndicates are continuing to be processed.

Oil orders will be reverting to daily orders only until September 2020 when the buulk buying scheme resumes.

We will communicate this to those on email and include information on how to order and delivery times. (those not on email can call on the usual syndicate dates)

This approach will help manage demand across the UK network and assist the syndicate members.

We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times.

Please email us with any queries:

somersetbuying@af-affinity.co.uk

Affinity ltd

Who manages the scheme?

CCS has a partnership agreement with Affinity, a subsidiary of Anglia Farmers Ltd, the largest agricultural purchasing co-operative in the UK. Affinity uses the buying power of its parent company to offer consistently low prices whilst providing a highly professional and efficient service.