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Mid Ulster Fuel Stamp Scheme reaches £1/2 Million

28 September 2016

Mid Ulster District Council’s fuel stamp scheme has reached the £1/2 Million mark since its launch just over a year ago!

The saving scheme designed to help local people spread their fuel costs was launched by Mid Ulster District Council in September 2015.

As the colder winter nights are fast approaching, it will soon be time to start putting the heating back on regularly. Why not give yourself a head-start and start purchasing your fuel stamps today.

All you have to do is collect your fuel stamp savings card and purchase as many of the £5 stamps as you can afford (both the card and stamps are available from many participating retailers across the Mid Ulster Council area – see link below for details) then order your fuel from 1 of the 50 suppliers taking part in the scheme. You then use the amount collected on your savings card to pay for your fuel either in full or partly.

Utilising the fuel stamp scheme and saving up for home heating helps people to prepare and save money which can then be used to pay for their fuel, relieve financial stress and help to keep themselves and their homes warm.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council’s Environment Committee, Councillor Clement Cuthbertson commented, "In these tough financial times when so many people struggle to keep up with heating bills, it is great to see the Council has intervened and introduced the fuel stamp saving scheme in the Mid Ulster area. The fact the scheme has now reached the half a million pounds mark since its launch just a year ago is testament to just how extensively the scheme has been embraced by residents in the area who are obviously seeing the benefits of it in their homes and on their household budgeting.

“I hope residents will continue to utilise and take advantage of this worthwhile saving scheme for many more years to come.”

To view the list of participating retailers and fuel suppliers go to http://www.midulstercouncil.org/Community/Oil-Stamp-Saving-Scheme

For more information on the Scheme, and other Energy Efficiency programmes, contact the Environmental Health Department of Mid Ulster District Council on 03000 132 132.

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