Central England Co-op ringfences fuel at filling stations for blue light workers
Central England Co-op has said it will continue to ringfence supplies of fuel for emergency workers.
The retailer has made the decision in response to the exceptional demand for fuel currently being felt across the country due to panic buying and the shortage of tanker drivers.
Paul Dennis, chief operations officer at Central England Co-op, said: “Although the situation continues to improve, we feel right now it is absolutely vital that valued Blue Light workers in our communities get the fuel they need.
“So, wherever possible, we are giving priority to emergency workers to make sure they can stay on the road and continue with their essential work.”
Outlets where fuel is being held for emergency workers will display dedicated posters on-site as supplies become available. The retailer is hoping to extend the offer to all of its petrol stations as soon as possible.