Lorton Oil Group


Lorton Oil Group (LOG) 

Over the last 12 months we have approximately 69,500 litres, with the average saving of 3.5p/l. This equates to a total saving of around £2,450 for the 30 members who in total donated over £500 of this to Melbreak Communities; the £20 annual donation to Melbreak Communities is covered by the savings from their first 500 litres orderedPicture clipping

In addition LOG members can also receive a 10% discount on oil boiler/Aga/Rayburn servicing through group bookings made with a local OFTEC registered heating engineer.

The voluntary annual membership fee paid to Melbreak Communities has helped local charities e.g. Great North Air Ambulance, Cockermouth Mountain Rescue and good causes such as a new table tennis table for the YTH table tennis club, a table football table for the Youth Café and a grant for the Loweswater IT Group.

Environmentally we have also significantly reduced the number of road tankers that trundle up and down the valley, saving 1000’s of tanker miles and emissions.

If you would like to continue/ become a new member for the 2018/19 Oil Year Liz Roberts will collate £20 donations by cheque for Melbreak Communities, please make cheques payable to “The Melbreak Communities” and send to: Liz Roberts at Lorton Bridge Cottage, Low Lorton, CA13 9TB

Existing members don’t need to fill in another application form, but do need to let Liz Roberts know if any details change.

Order deadlines dates for 2018/19 are as follows:

I apologise in advance – but the Lorton Oil Group is based over the Lorton, Swinside, Rogerscale & Thackthwaite area to keep it manageable for me. If anyone is interested in starting an equivalent group I’m happy to provide some support!

Liz Roberts


The Terms of Reference of the group can be viewed here.

If you would like to join please complete the application form here.