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YORSwitch customer: I just wanted to thank you again for your speed and efficiency in enabling me to join the scheme so quickly and take advantage of the 'reduced' rate. I have been very anxious about refilling the oil tank but this scheme has eased some of that concern. Many thanks
Fiona - Electric Tricycle User, Age 51. 'I purchased an electric tricycle as I have Multiple Sclerosis and can no longer ride a bicycle due to poor balance and mobility issues. I have found that being out on my tricycle that my fitness has improved and it has had an impact on weight loss. With the pedal assist I am still able to pedal and use my legs which is important to keep my muscles active, reduce numbness and I am also able to cycle further including hills and this also helps with fatigue as I tire easily. I have enjoyed being able to access local rural areas which has had a positive impact on my mental health and wellbeing, especially during this difficult time due to Covid-19 and being isolated as a clinically vulnerable person. This has meant that I have been able to get out of the house and feel safe whilst exercising. There are a lot of support groups on social media where I have met other like minded cyclists who have offered invaluable support and advice and I have met up with another lady tricycle rider as a riding companion.'
Mrs Surfleet a registered customer of the car scheme thanked HWRA for an excellent service and also to personally thank the driver, Terry for his help and assitance in providing transport to her medical appointment.
Wheels to Work North Lincolnshire Scheme - John from Grimsby ‘I joined the scheme in 2021 after hearing about it from a family member. I was in need of transport to get to and from work as I had my motorbike stolen and was not able to replace it. As a short-term arrangement I was relying on a family member to take and pick me up from work. For me the key benefit of the wheels to work scheme was that it provided me with a scooter that enabled me to get to and from work, it also gave me back independence and freedom. I would definitely recommend the scheme and I have done so to friends who are need of transport to get to work. Don’t’ underestimate the scooters as they are extremely reliable . My experience of the scheme was great, and I was glad that I was successful in receiving a scooter via the scheme’.
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YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme

27th May 2020

Why are we doing this?

This project fits well with our commitment to support rural communities.

The cost of heating buildings to a satisfactory standard is becoming more and more expensive. In rural areas, there are many off gas communities. These are leaving residents with more expensive choices for heating fuel - such as oil.

 The YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying scheme can help cut the cost of home heating to rural communities and it has other benefits. The scheme keeps money in the local economy, builds a greater sense of community and cooperation and helps tackle fuel poverty.

Who is it for?

The YORSwitch scheme is open to householders, churches, village halls and businesses in East Yorkshire. The Scheme orders oil on a monthly basis and negotiates the cheapest price with a group of oil suppliers. Minimum quantity is 500 litres and one price is negotiated irrespective of the quantity you order. Payment is made directly with the winning suppliers by members of the scheme.

What are the benefits of the scheme?

  • Only cost £20 per year for membership
  • Community members across East Yorkshire save money on heating oil, helping to reducing fuel poverty
  • Money stays in the local economy
  • Greater sense of community and builds community networks
  • Fewer oil tankers through the villages and therefore improved road safety, reduced local pollution and carbon emissions
  • Provides an opportunity for local people and communities to engage with energy efficiency measures
  • Co-ordinators can identify vulnerable people in communities and refer to HWRA for help in other areas

What do I do?

To register, please click on the link below, which will take you new a new Form and complete the Membership form. Make your payment to Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council.  We will confirm via email/letter your membership of the scheme and you are then eligible to place your oil heating order(s) by the deadline date each month - The minimum order is 500 litres. The document is available by clicking a link below.

Bulk Oil Membership Form 2022

For businesses, please download the Membership Form below

Business Membership Form 2022

NB: Until we can reprint our Membership Forms, please send them to:

HWRA, Maltby Lane Hub, Maltby Lane, Barton upon Humber DN18 5PY

For more details about the scheme or any additional queries please contact:  oil@hwrcc.org.uk or Tel: 07918 147006

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For information on becoming a volunteer co-ordinator please click this link.

Please note: In line with normal oil company practice quoted prices are without VAT (charged at 5% on heating oil).

The price of oil fluctuates day by day and will depend on the size of our bulk order and the degree of clustering of deliveries.  We expect our discounts to be around 5p per litre.  

Savings will be largest for those who normally order in 500 ltr batches.  It is also worth noting that where special delivery circumstances exist – like only small trucks can get access or where the delivery address is remote - then there may be a surcharge in line with the sort of additional charges these addresses usually attract.

To check out the prices and saving made over the last few months, please check the Oil Price Comparison chart at the bottom of the website page.

As a member of the YORSwitch Oil scheme, there's now a way to spread the cost over a sensible period at an affordable cost. You can apply for a Flexi-credit account with HEY CREDIT UNION. This will give you up to £1,000 revolving credit facility to enable you to meet your heating oil bills as and when needed, and let you pay back in regular instalments of either £10 per week or £40 per month. Please click on the link below for further information.

YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme
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