Countrywide Farmers Account - Autogas

Discussion in 'American RV's' started by ukrv, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. ukrv

    ukrv Deleted User

    Hi All

    Ive just heard back from Countrywide about getting one of their accounts for LPG / Autogas.

    I am currently paying between 53.9p and 62p per litre for Autogas around Shrewsbury. The 53.9p is actually in Telford and requires a 40 mile return journey at £20 in diesel.

    Countrywide have confirmed their LPG (Autogas) rate is currently 39.1 plus 5% VAT (domestic use) which works out at 41p per litre. :thumb::BigGrin:

    I did explain that the LPG was for use in the RV and not for driving (fuel) use. I guess you could do the same and use it for road fuel and benefit from the 5% VAT rate.

    The forum wont allow me to upload the forms they sent to me (they are upto 1748K in size, but I will copy/paste a load of info below.

    Their website is http://www.countrywidefarmers.co.uk/energy

    A couple of days ago I visited their filling site at Burnt Tree Motors in Shrewsbury and found their LPG pump very easy to access with, as they say, no hassle with going in to pay etc etc.

    Good Luck

    Paul

    The system is based upon an electronic key that has a programmable chip inside. The chip is then programmed uniquely to the vehicle and allows access to any of the Countrywide Autogas key outlets. There is no cash to pay or queuing in the store to pay for your fuel, as the system automatically bills the user's account providing, in most cases, 24-hour access for refuelling.

    The dispenser then records the information and stores it in the console until it is uploaded to the main computer at our Defford site. Once the main computer receives the information it is then collated to the individual’s account.

    The invoicing period for fuelling transactions runs from the 1st to the end of the calendar month. On the first working day of the next month, an itemised invoice is produced, detailing the transactions for that period. Any amounts owing will be collected by direct direct debit on the 15th of the month. (Note: any non-direct debit accounts should be settled within 14 days of invoice).

    The accounting system is free of charge so there are no set-up fees or account charges and you do not need to purchase the keys.

    All that is required is an application form to be filled out and returned to the Defford office. A key will then be programmed to the vehicle and sent out as soon as possible (usually on the day of receipt). As soon as the vehicle key is received it may be used immediately. Detailed filling instructions and a Countrywide key site guide will be included with your key.

    Once your account has been set up, you can request additional vehicles or change vehicle registration numbers on your account over the telephone.



    Site Name Address Telephone Opening hours

    Banbury Banbury Trailer/Towing Centre
    Thorpe Way
    Banbury
    Oxon OX16 4SP
    01295 251526
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Bath Hi-Q Tyres
    Lower Bristol Road
    Bath
    North Somerset BA2 3BN
    01386 757338
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Bearley Mill Countrywide Stores
    Bearley Mill
    Bearley
    Stratford upon Avon
    Warwickshire CV37 0SA
    01789 731113
    Mon-Fri 0830-1730
    Sat 0830-1800
    Sun 1000-1600

    Berkeley Berkeley Heath Motors
    Berkeley Heath (A38)
    Berkeley
    Gloucestershire GL13 9ET
    01453 511500
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Brecon Hay & Brecon Farmers
    Ffwdgrech Industrial Estate
    Brecon
    Powys LD3 8LA
    01874 624161
    Mon-Fri 0800-1700
    Sat 0900-1200
    Sun CLOSED

    Bridgend Countrywide Stores
    South Road
    Bridgend Industrial Estate
    Bridgend
    Mid Glamorgan CF31 3PT
    01656 652115
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Site Name Address Telephone Opening hours

    Bridgwater TSR Performance
    1Stockmoor Park
    Taunton Road
    Bridgwater
    Somerset TA6 6LD
    01278 453036
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Brimfield
    (A49 near Ludlow) Autogas Developments
    The Foundry
    Brimfield
    Ludlow
    Shropshire SY8 4NG
    01584 711444
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Bristol
    (Dundry) Bridgwater Road Service Station
    Dundry
    Bristol
    Avon BS41 8JP
    01275 392212
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Bristol
    (Longwell Green) Longwell Green Service Station
    106 Bath Road
    Longwell Green
    Bristol
    Avon BS30 6DE
    0117 932 2317
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Bromsgrove Countrywide Stores
    Brickhouse Lane
    Stoke Prior
    Bromsgrove
    Worcestershire B60 4LX
    01527 570290
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Chepstow Countrywide Stores
    Larkfield
    Newport Road
    Chepstow
    Monmouthshire NP16 5YS
    01291 622225
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Chipping Norton Countrywide Stores
    Banbury Road
    Chipping Norton
    Oxfordshire OX7 5TE
    01608 642071
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Cirencester Countrywide Stores
    Cotswold Agricultural Centre
    Spine Road Junction
    Cirencester
    Gloucestershire GL7 5QA
    01285 653481
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Crewkerne Countrywide Stores
    North Street
    Somerset
    TA18 7AU
    01460 271252
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Glastonbury Finlandya Custom
    Unit 13
    Thomas Way Industrial Estate
    Glastonbury
    Somerset
    BA6 9LU
    01458 835221
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Gloucester Countrywide Stores
    171 Westgate Street
    Gloucester
    GL1 2RR
    01452 526881
    Mon-Sat 0830-1730
    Sun 1000-1600

    Hereford Rotherwas Service Station Limited
    Holme Lacy Road
    Hereford
    Herefordshire HR2 6BQ
    01432 352978
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Kidderminster Countrywide Energy
    Firs Industrial Estate
    Stourport Road
    Kidderminster
    Worcestershire DY11 7QN
    0800 243889
    24 Hours / 7 days per week
    Site Name Address Telephone Opening hours

    Leamington Spa TI Evans & Son
    Squabb Hall Farm
    Bishops Tachbrook
    Leamington Spa
    Warwickshire CV33 9QB

    01926 882282
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Ledbury

    Countrywide Stores
    Hazel Park
    Dymock Road
    Ledbury
    Herefordshire HR8 2JQ
    01531 634601
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Leominster Countrywide Stores
    Railway Industrial Estate
    Worcester Road
    Leominster
    Herefordshire HR6 8AR
    01568 612243
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Llandrindod Wells Hay & Brecon Farmers
    Tremont Road
    Llandrindod Wells
    Powys LD1 5BW
    01597 824851
    Mon-Fri 0800-1700
    Sat 0900-1200
    Sun CLOSED

    Malvern BH Motors
    Spring Lane South
    Malvern
    Worcestershire WR14 1AT
    01684 572314
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Marksbury Roberts (Bath) Ltd
    Westways Garage
    Marksbury
    Somerset BA2 9HN
    01761 470101
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Marlborough T H White Ltd
    London Road
    Marlborough
    Wiltshire SN8 2RN
    01672 512328
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Melksham Countrywide Stores
    Bradford Road
    Melksham
    Wiltshire SN12 8LQ
    01225 701470
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Ross on Wye Ross on Wye District Community Association
    Larruperz Centre
    Grammar School Close
    Ross on Wye
    Herefordshire HR9 7QD
    01989 565465
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Shrewsbury Burnt Tree Motor Group Ltd
    Burnt Tree House
    Knights Way
    Battlefield Enterprise Park
    Shrewsbury
    Shropshire SY1 3AB
    01743 457600
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Solihull W J Potter & Sons
    Friday Lane
    Catherine de Barnes
    Solihull
    West Midlands B92 0DJ
    01675 442281
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Stratford upon Avon Stratford upon Avon District Council
    Council Depot
    Avenue Farm
    Avenue Farm Industrial Estate
    Stratford upon Avon
    Warwickshire
    CV37 0HR
    01789 260830
    24 Hours / 7 days per week
    Site Name Address Telephone Opening hours

    Swindon Dieselec Gas & Go Ltd
    Unit N
    Newcombe Drive
    Hawksworth Industrial Estate
    Swindon
    Wiltshire SN2 1DZ

    01793 612007
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Telford Telford Group Ltd
    Enterprise House
    Stafford Park 1
    Telford
    Shropshire TF3 3BD
    01952 290800
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Wellington Cards & Stationery South West Ltd
    21 Knights Road
    Chelston Business Park
    Wellington
    Somerset TA21 9JH
    01823 661001
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Westbury Red Cloggs Ltd
    Westbury Craft Centre
    Westbury
    Wiltshire BA13 4HU
    01373 824433
    07725 647510

    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Weston super Mare Coombs Travel
    Searle Crescent
    Winterstoke Commercial Centre
    Weston super Mare
    Somerset BS23 3YX
    01934 624105
    24 Hours / 7 days per week

    Witney Countrywide Stores
    Ducklington Lane
    Witney
    Oxfordshire OX28 4TT
    01993 890444
    24 Hours / 7 days per week


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  2. des

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    i have been using countrywide for just under 2 years now. 100% satisfied. one of my regular fill-ups changed their frontage, making it very hard to get the rv in. i brought this to the attention of countrywide, and within a week the gate had been modified for me! couldn't get any better. wish they were all over the country. as you can see from the list above, mostly south and west of birmingham.

    des
     
  3. Sharnor

    Sharnor Deleted User

    Hi UKRV,

    The Ledbury Branch has just quoted me £0.50 per litre,:cry: as opposed to the £0.41 you mention.:Laughing:

    Does each branch set their own prices?


    Norman
     
  4. ukrv

    ukrv Deleted User

    Hi Norman

    ALL accounts have to go thru their Defford office (shown below).

    Some of the outlets also sell at retail price so that could be your 50p quote.

    Be sure to tell them it is for domestic use (5% VAT) and not auto use (17.5% VAT).

    I can't add the attachments on here as too big, but if you PM me with your email I will send the Info Sheet and Application Form to you (with the price they typed onto it).

    Paul

    COUNTRYWIDE FARMERS
    AUTOGAS FREEPOST (WR445)
    DEFFORD
    EARLS CROOME
    WORCESTER WR8 9BR

    TEL: 01386 757338
    FAX: 01386 757382
    E-MAIL: AUTOGAS@COUNTRYWIDEFARMERS.CO.UK
     
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  5. Road Runner

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    I have phoned for an account.
     
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    Nothing down here on the south coast with the exception of the proposed one at Dorchester :cry:
     
  7. ukrv

    ukrv Deleted User

    I posted my application form to Countrywide on December 27th.

    I received my account key and informative booklet (with location directions, times, tel no etc) on December 29th.

    I dont know if I'm more impressed with the speed of Countrywide or Royal Mail. :Rofl1:

    They did send me a voucher giving me £5 of free propane if I recommend someone - so, if you are going to open an account, do me a favour and ask me for the voucher as I could do with the free gas :cry:

    Paul

    PS even if you live oop north, it could be worth setting up an account for any future rallies etc down soof.
     
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    My Key has come through and will be looking to use their Brecon location.
     
  9. ukrv

    ukrv Deleted User

    Hi John

    Only slight issue is that you don't get a receipt after filling-up.

    Might be worth keeping a written record of what's going in to tally up with the direct debit.

    Not a problem for us as we only fill every month or two, but may be an idea with your LPG conversion.

    Paul
     
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    PM me your details and I will forward then to the company and point out you recommended me.
     
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    I used the pump at Bridgend yesterday and the cage had seen better days and was easy to enter without the code.

    The vandal had been at the nozzle so made filling a bit of a nightmare.

    But i think this system is a great idea and hope to use there Brecon branch regularly:thumb:

    I do hope the price of LPG remains low as I am so unlucky latterly:Doh::cry:
     

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