There is a local bulk-buying scheme for oil (gas and coal are also available) for residents to join at no cost. The scheme is open to anyone over 16 living in Great Snoring (or the surrounding area) with the postcode ‘NR21 0 – -’.
To take advantage of the scheme you will need to
- complete a REGISTRATION FORM (follow the link)
- call 01603 881 888 (AF Affinity) to place your order or to check prices for oil, gas, coal.
The bulk-buying scheme is an initiative set up by the charity Norfolk Rural Community Council (now Community Action Norfolk) in partnership with Anglian Farmers (AF Affinity – one of the largest agricultural purchasing groups) to try and provide rural communities with cheaper fuel. While the partnership is unable to guarantee to offer the lowest price, on average the scheme has saved members around 9% on the market price, equivalent to 6 pence per litre or £120 a year based on 2,000 litres. The bulk-buying saving comes from a combination of the overall purchasing power of AF-affinity and co-ordinating orders within the local group to the 1 working day of a month and the third Monday.
The extent of a local group is fixed by the postcode – in this case ‘NR21 0’. Anyone who has these digits as the first part of their postcode is eligible to become a member of this local group.