March 25, 2022 8.54 am

Heating oil costs crippling Lincolnshire villagers as prices triple in six months

Over half the homes in East Lindsey use heating oil

Rising heating oil cost are having a “massive impact” across rural Lincolnshire with prices tripling in just six months.

Since September a 500 litre tank of heating oil has gone from £250 to £875, and in Kirmington, North Lincolnshire, where all 170 homes in the village are off the gas grid, this is having a big impact.

Steve Taylor, who lives in Kirmington, said villagers are putting on extra clothes to keep their bills as low as they can, adding: “It is [having] a massive impact, especially for the young and the old.”

A large number of homes across rural Lincolnshire are off the grid, with as many as 52% of properties in East Lindsey using oil to heat their homes.