Fuel prices continue to rise. For those using oil the large payment required on delivery can be very hard to find. We know this is especially true for those trying to fill the tank from empty.
Havebury has been looking for ways that might help you. The Ipswich and Suffolk Credit Union (ISCU) may be able to help. Here are some details of how the loan system works, as well as some general information about ISCU.
If you would like to find out more please call ISCU direct. We are promoting this scheme on their behalf and so we can’t help with setting up the loan or an account.
There are also other ways of saving money on your oil bills by using a syndicate . This means you can save money on the oil you order by ordering it at the same time as other people that live near you. You can usually find out who co-ordinates your nearest syndicate by contacting your parish council.
Many oil companies allow you to pay by direct debit if this is what you would prefer to do you will need to ask for their deals when you contact them.
Suffolk Acre also run an oil syndicate scheme which ISCU promote.
If you need any further information or advice please call 0300 3300 900 and ask for Debra Mclean.
Heating Oil (Small Deliveries)
Badger Fuels Ltd delivers small quantities of fuel (100, 200 or 300 litres) to villages around Sudbury, Hadleigh and Ipswich. Same day deliveries are available. Visit their website or telephone 0758 269 1111.
Browns Of Burwell sell small drums of heating oil and empty drums can be re-used and re-filled at their yard. They are looking into the delivery and decanting of these drums as an emergency measure for those in need/difficulty this winter and more information will be supplied once this is confirmed. Visit their website or telephone 01638 741306
Small deliveries or purchases of oil are likely to be at a significantly higher cost per litre than larger deliveries and should not be a long-term solution to your fuel and budgeting concerns.