Get winter-ready with oil stamps scheme

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott is joined by Kelly Forsythe, Environmental Health Officer to promote the Oil Stamp Saving Scheme.
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott is joined by Kelly Forsythe, Environmental Health Officer to promote the Oil Stamp Saving Scheme.

Buying home heating oil can be a costly purchase, especially around Christmas when home budgets can already be tight.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council’s Oil Stamp Saving Scheme can, however, help residents budget for their heating oil by purchasing £5 oil stamps. The stamps are then placed on a savings card for you to use as payment or part payment for oil at any of the participating oil companies.

Wendy Brolly,the Council’s Environmental Health Manager, said: “Buying heating oil in small quantities costs householders more per litre compared to larger quantities of oil. The scheme is a great way of budgeting and spreading the cost of oil throughout the year, as well as helping householders get a better price for purchasing more.”

This Christmas, we are offering you the chance of winning one of three prizes of £50 of oil stamps.

To enter, simply email the words “Oil Stamp” to envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk by 5pm on Friday, December 16. Entrants must live in the Borough.