Cold winter evenings are the last thing you want to be thinking about as you enjoy the warmth of sun on your back!
However, those ‘in the know’ are already thinking ahead and preparing for a cold winter. That’s because now is the best time to stock up on heating oil – not only to catch the cheapest deals but also to spread the cost by paying monthly in more manageable bite-size payments!
“If you have oil central heating and haven’t already filled up your tank, now is the time to stock up.”
That’s the advice from Ocean’s Energy Champion, Jon Hedley.
“Oil prices go up in a cold snap so I recommend that you shop around and maybe consider using an oil buying club or use the heating oil price comparison website ‘Boilerjuice.com’.”
At the moment, as you can see from the Boiler Juice graph above, fuel is much cheaper than it was last December. Don’t hang around and wait to fill up your tank when it’s freezing cold in November or December – when demand is high (adding delays to delivery times) and prices can rocket through the roof.
Some suppliers or comparison services like Boiler Juice, offer a flexible monthly payment plan so that you can spread the cost evenly or on flexible terms. They can also find the best deal in your area each time you need a delivery.
Don’t leave it till it’s too late and get caught out by the winter fuel price hikes! You know it makes sense!
Ocean Housing held a public consultation event to inform local residents of the proposed housing development at Pensilva.
Have your say
This is a great opportunity for local residents to:
Review the development proposal
Talk to the team to clarify any details
Provide feedback for consideration at the design stage.
Having seen the Public Consultation Exhibition and reviewed the proposed plans please complete the short feedback surveyat the bottom of this page to tell us what you think.
This survey will close 5pm Wednesday 10th June.
Affordable – Local
Ocean Housing is consulting with Cornwall Council, the Town Council and local residents in advance of our formal planning application for 45 new homes for open market, affordable rent and shared ownership in Pensilva.
The development proposal is presented in two phases with a mix of 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses, bungalows and apartments to help meet the local housing need.
There will be a ‘Local Connections’ tie to these homes allowing the people of Pensilva the opportunity to remain in their own community.
Cornwall is leading the way in the delivery of affordable homes, with over 1,000 homes built between March 2014 and April 2015. The total exceeds the Council’s target and is the largest number of affordable homes ever delivered in the Duchy in a single year.
Chelsey Williams recently moved into Carland View in St Newlyn East – the 1,000th affordable home built during the last financial year. Having lived in the village since childhood, Chelsey and her family – husband Adam and children Noah and Ellie-Rae – were delighted to be offered the house through Cornwall Homechoice which is owned and managed by Ocean Housing.
“We were over the moon to get one of the new builds within our local village. Me and my husband have both come to love and appreciate over the years of living here, and couldn’t have dreamt of a better village and community for our two young children to grow in it.
“The house is everything and more we could have dreamt of for the four of us. And we can’t begin to thank everyone enough. If it wasn’t for Ocean and the Council’s hard work, none of this would have been a reality.
“We truly believe these schemes for local people in local villages are fantastic. It allows local people who cannot afford to buy a property the opportunity to have a beautiful home at an affordable price.”
Ocean Housing MD Frances Turner said:
“Ocean plan to invest in over 500 new affordable homes across the county by 2020, which will support the local economy, help to create jobs and training opportunities. We couldn’t do this without the Council’s progressive approach and support in terms of staff time and investment funding.”
Read the full story how Ocean is working in partnership with Cornwall Council to deliver the houses that are so desperately needed in the county.