Help with the cost of filling up your car

petrol pump. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
petrol pump. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
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I have written to the new Chief Executive of Tesco, Dave Lewis, to propose a new system of distributing the Clubcard Fuel Save Scheme, allowing people to redeem vouchers at any filling station.

As it currently stands, fuel vouchers are redeemable only at Tesco filling stations, meaning a great many residents in the area have to drive for several miles to redeem vouchers.

I am in no way opposed to the scheme itself and feel strongly that any measure to ease the burden of fuel costs is a good thing. However, the closest filling station where vouchers are redeemable from Clitheroe is over eight miles away in Burnley and even in the relatively urban area of Bamber Bridge the closest filling station is some four miles away.

I have therefore written to Dave Lewis to suggest these vouchers be redeemable at other filling stations as the cost of fuel is a particularly important issue in rural areas.

Nigel Evans

Conservative MP for Ribble Valley