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Gayles, Dalton & Kirby Hill Oil Co-operative

WHAT WE ARE:

In November 2012, with the help of Rural Action Yorkshire, 3 Gayles residents set up the Gayles Heating Oil Co-op. It was seen as such a good idea, given the savings achieved, that first Dalton & then Kirby Hill/Whashton set up their own Oil Co-ops. However, all three co-ops order together to increase the buying power of the co-op & share the work involved as all co-ordinators are volunteers.

Oil Co-op membership is open to all residents of Gayles, Dalton, Kirby Hill & Whashton and enables members to purchase heating oil 4 times a year through the Oil Co-op. Co-ordinators negotiate, on behalf of the co-op members, to secure a discount using a number of oil companies for each order. Co-ordinators are all volunteers & receive no greater benefits than any other oil co-op members.

Buying in bulk not only saves the members money but also reduces the number of oil tankers on our country roads and is a more sustainable way of ordering heating oil.

WHAT WE DO:

n  Liaise by e mail with members to organise a bulk delivery on or after a set date

n  Contact the oil companies to get the best price

n  Order oil on behalf of those who have requested oil (min 500 litres per household)

WHAT WE DON’T DO :

n  Handle money

n  Issue invoices etc

n  Deal with your invoice queries

 THE CONTRACT TO SUPPLY HEATING OIL IS BETWEEN THE HOUSEHOLDER/RESIDENT & CHOSEN OIL COMPANY

HOW THE OIL CO-OP WORKS:

n  You must first join the oil co-op in your village – see the membership document for each oil co-op which you can download & print from this page

n  Once you have completed & signed your membership form deliver it to the co-ordinator for your village.  REMEMBER we order 4 x times /year eg Nov/Feb/May/Aug. Members can also order oil at other times independently.

n  The week before the order dates an e mail is sent to members with a reply deadline time & date. Send an e mail to the oil co-op to tell us if you do or do not want oil. You MUST meet the deadline with your reply.  

n  The Co-ordinators collate all the members order into a bulk order & E mail around 10 suppliers for quotes

n  The Co-ordinators decide on the chosen oil supplier on price alone  

n  All members are then advised by e mail of the supplier & the anticipated delivery date IF YOU HAVE ORDERED OIL CHECK YOUR E MAILS REGULARLY until the e mail is received especially if there are access arrangements to make eg oil tank locked etc

n  The chosen supplier delivers to oil co-op members & invoices them direct.

n  Members are responsible for meeting the payment dates/times.

n  Any member whose invoice is not paid in accordance with the suppliers terms will not be able to order oil through the Oil Co-op until the balance is cleared in full.

WANT TO JOIN ?

n  Complete the membership forms below & hand it to the village Co-ordinator at the address given on the form and await your invitation BY E MAIL to order heating oil in November, February, May & August each year.

 NEXT ORDER DATE:   May 2017

 CONTACT:

n  Gayles  - Carole, Clare & Linda  gaylesoilcoop@gmail.com

n  Dalton - Sue & Sandra  daltonoilcoop@gmail.com

n  Kirby Hill & Whashton - Zoe  kirbyhilloilcoop@gmail.com

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED SO FAR

                 February 2017 - 

57,575  litres of heating oil ordered by 70 properties at a cost of                          38.3p per litre + VAT . Prices ranged from 38.30p to 40.63p.

n November 2016 - 48,000 litres of heating oil ordered for 71 properties at a cost of 33.2p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 33.2p to 38.95p.

n August 2016 - 20,550 litres of heating oil ordered for 30 properties at a cost of 28.3p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 28.3p to 31.67p.

n May 2016 - 54,900 litres of heating oil ordered for 67 properties at a cost of 27.49p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 27.49p to 29.79p.

n February 2016 - 57,375 litres of heating oil ordered for 72 properties at a cost of 23.4p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 23.25p to 24.9p.

n November 2015 - 44,675 litres of heating oil ordered for 60 properties at a cost of 28.25p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 28.25p to 30.80p.

n August 2015 - 27,050 litres of heating oil ordered for 39 properties at a cost of 29.65p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 29.65p to 31.75p.

n May 2015 - 44,125 litres of heating oil ordered for 63 properties at a cost of 35.85p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 35.85p to 37.85p.

n February 2015 - 54,375 litres of heating oil ordered for 65 properties at a cost of 37.25p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 36.9p to 40p.

n November 2014 - 38,475 litres of heating oil ordered for 56 properties at a cost of 45.9p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 45.9p to 51.5p.

n August 2014 - 23,950 litres of heating oil ordered for 34 properties at a cost of 49.48p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 49.48p to 51.65p.

n May 2014 - 37,300 litres of heating oil ordered for 51 properties at a cost of 50.4p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 50.4p to 55.5p.

n February 2014 - 37,900 litres of heating oil ordered for 53 properties at a cost of 53.94p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 53.94p to 58.5p.

n November 2013 - 32,950 litres of heating oil ordered for 47 properties at a cost of 53.9p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 53.9p to 60.95 p. 

n August 2013 - 21,300 litres of heating oil ordered for 31 properties at a cost of 54.5p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 54.5p to 59.95 p. 

n May 2013 - 25,450 litres of heating oil ordered for 35 properties at a cost of 53.83p per litre + VAT. Prices ranged from 53.83p to 61.55 p. 

n February 2013 - 32,200 litres of heating oil ordered for 42 properties saving 40 tanker journeys on village roads. Total savings of £2011.69 (inc VAT) or an average of £47.90 per household based on a saving of 5.95p/litre against the highest quote.

n November 2012 - 20,950 litres of heating oil ordered for 30 properties thus saving 28 tanker journeys on village roads. Total savings of £659.93 (inc VAT) or an average of £21.99 per household based on a saving of 3 pence/litre against the highest quote


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Zoe Worner,
21 Feb 2013, 05:21
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Zoe Worner,
22 Feb 2013, 07:22
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Zoe Worner,
8 Feb 2016, 15:35