As anyone living in the village will know, Cocking does not have a mains gas supply and consequently the choice of heating fuel is somewhat limited. Heating oil is a common fuel choice, but it has always been rather expensive and the oil price has always been liable to fluctuations - See our indicative Oil Price Watch Graph.
Not being mains supplied, oil also presents delivery and storage problems. The historically high price has also led to a rise in the incidence of oil theft, especially in rural areas.
So there is plenty to think about and options you many not have thought about, such as buying syndicates.
Well help may be at hand, because as part of "BIG ENERGY SAVING WEEK 2012 *", Action in Rural Sussex is holding two events in the Chichester District and the first is to be held in Cocking.
WITH ADVICE AND INFORMATION ON VARIOUS ENERGY SAVING MEASURES
COLLECTIVE OIL BUYING – THE FACTS
Wednesday 24th October 2012
Cocking Village Hall, between 4pm and 7pm.
- Hear about existing oil buying syndicates and schemes
- Find out how your community could start a scheme
- Get safety information about dealing with oil container leaks
- Find out the most up to date information about oil theft and how to tackle this
- Get information about the different providers and suppliers, so you can
- Make an informed choice for your household or parish
* Big Energy Saving Week, an initiative of the Energy Saving Trust, Citizens' Advice Bureau, Government, Industry and charities, runs from 22 - 27 October