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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.

Banks

HSBC

15 High St, Christchurch BH23 1AF, UK – 0345 740 4404

Helpful staff. 24 hour cashpoint. Small branch with friendly service.

Helpful service

NatWest

57 High St, Christchurch BH23 1BB, UK – 0345 788 8444

Yes, it's a bank! But they have always been very good to me at NatWest and I have no complaints. This is not my local branch, but I use the business services here as this one is our area's business centre.

I always get great service from the staff and feel welcome. They have a side door access through the alley way to the pay and display car park behind.

Lloyds Bank

4 Castle St, Christchurch BH23 1DU, UK – 0345 300 0000

I went in this morning to ask for some assistance with sorting out a credit card payment. I was greeted by Laura who was very helpful indeed. The issue which would have taken an eon by me on the phone if past experience is a guide, was sorted by her in less than 10 minutes. Thank you

Staff are lovely. You don't have to cue for ages. It gets done quick

Building Societies

Nationwide

10 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QZ, UK – 0800 554 1216

Helpful friendly staff

Nationwide

10 High St, Christchurch BH23 1BJ, UK – 0800 554 0327

Friendly and helpful atmosphere, staff are prepared to deal with any enquiries you may have.

Nationwide

559 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4BQ, UK – 0800 554 0424

Bit of a queue if you got at the wrong time. Nice helpful staff.

Local Chambers of Commerce for BH6 3PY. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for BH6. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Bournemouth area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Bournemouth and BH6 3PY with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Pearl Fine Dental Care

1B, Carbery Row, Southbourne Rd, Bournemouth BH6 3QR, UK – 01202 421999

I love my dental implants! They really do look and feel like my real teeth, except even better! I was nervous about the dental work, but Dr. Gorjifar was calming and worked with me to overcome my fears. He spent time educating me about the implant surgery and what I could expect and didn't pressure me to make a decision on the spot. The staff were kind and considerate, meeting my needs all along the way. If you are missing teeth, dental implants are the way to go and Pearl Fine Dental Care is a great choice for having them done!

A very nice clinic with modern equipment and excellent service. The staff were nice and helpful, and the dentist took time to answer my questions and make sure that I understood the treatment. They were very attentive during my appointment and did their best to make sure it would be a pleasant visit for me. I will definitely go to them again. Highly recommended!

Damira Dental Studios

99 Southbourne Rd, Bournemouth BH6 3QN, UK – 01202 425616

Absolutely brilliant dentist. The desk staff are amazingly helpful, friendly and approachable. I had a check up and needed a filling and was booked in in under a week. The dentist (Team Waqas and Gyula) is friendly, hyper-efficient and the filling didn’t hurt AT ALL! (Whereas all my other fillings at other dentists have hurt at least a little).

Crescent Dental Practice

1-3 The Crescent, Bournemouth BH1 4EX, UK – 01202 392202

They have always been very good for me, very good service and care.

Thank you Mrs Blome-Becht and Assistant, fast and indolent treatment. Bettet not say to see you soon buy thank you.

Dr Richard Jenkinson

Burton Medical Centre, 123 Salisbury Rd, Burton, Christchurch BH23 7JN, UK – 01202 474311

Have been seen by Dr Jenkinson twice in the past two weeks. I am very grateful for the exemplary treatment that I have received . I am really very grateful for the all encompassing care that I have received. Thank you.

Woodlea House Surgery

1 Crantock Grove, Bournemouth BH8 0HS, UK – 01202 300903

I have been with the surgery for 8 years & have always found them to be excellent, very happy with the service

Good doctors who care about their patients and listen to them too. Can be a little frustrating getting an appointment at short notice but I think every GP surgery nationwide is under-funded which doesn't help. However, they always squeeze me in due to my chronic medical conditions, and are always helpful. Been happy to use this surgery since I moved into the area over 10 years ago.

Beaufort Road Surgery

21 Beaufort Rd, Bournemouth BH6 5AJ, UK – 01202 433081

Love this surgery, receptionists and doctors are all lovely. Don't have a bad thing to say. Wonderful. Dr Mitchell is the best doctor I've ever had!

Reception and clinical staff always polite and helpful. I've been a patient at the surgery for 13 years and have never had any issues with the service or the staff - only positive things to say.

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Castle Ln E, Bournemouth BH7 7DW, UK – 01202 303626

Great Hospital in fact excellent physical space of very good well kept clean efficient modern well laid out much better than sum of its counterparts in nearby towns staff superb very friendly very efficient organised really he's a very good Hospital

Very clinical here... doesn't feel like 'home' prefer Poole General Hospital has more of a homely feel to it

Christchurch Hospital

Fairmile Rd, Christchurch BH23 2JX, UK – 01202 303626

Nice hospital. Christchurch Hospital was a very large facility, but, most has been converted to flats. The remaining section is more for specialist appointments.

It is a hospital so it gets 5 stars. Hospitals are cool.

Kings Park Hospital

Gloucester Rd, Bournemouth BH7 6JF, UK – 01202 303757

Thought they were excellent

I have to counter the negative comment. I am not going to say mental health services are great in this country (what-so-ever). All the cuts and society not rating mental health issues etc.. But I feel the people at CMHT Kings Park (with what they have) really do there best and i am not sure I would be here without them. I have the best psychiatrist ever (Dr Schrader) and had some great care workers that all do care..

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for BH6 3PY.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for BH6 3PY
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

42 Exton Rd, Bournemouth BH6 5QG, UK – 01202 485588

Love to be here!!!

Es hermosa y grandiosa la casa De Dios.

Lansdowne Church

Woodbury Ave, Bournemouth BH8 0HH, UK – 01202 297977

A church which is welcoming and full of happiness. Need to play more traditional hymns. Sermons interesting and thought provoking. If you love the Lord he will love you for eternity.

Woodbury Avenue is one of the sites where Lansdowne Church meet. There's a great family vibe here.

St Joseph's Church

67 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EH, UK – 01202 483340

Great Church, Priest and friendly congregation

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Bournemouth. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Kings Computer recycling

18 King's Ave, Christchurch BH23 1NB, UK – 07963 607522

Fast, friendly and efficient service. No job too small. Extremely satisfied!! Thank you.

Quick contact, fast and professional service, would definitely use again.

Iford Recycling

Bournemouth BH6 5BX, UK

Earth Resources International

20 Aylesbury Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4HF, UK – 07821 093476

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Bournemouth

Restaurant Roots

141 Belle Vue Rd, Bournemouth BH6 3EN, UK – 01202 430005

Very good food indeed. Highly innovative and well thought out. No unnecessary gimmicks or things being served on inappropriate materials - just amazing flavour and texture combinations that really work, some of them rather surprising. Vegetarian alternatives offered for all meet dishes and those are of the same high quality. The restaurant is quite small and just offers three tasting menus for dinner, allowing to really focus on the food and it shows. Service is very good with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food is definitely at Michelin star level and service almost there - but the price is not so you get amazing value for money. Reservations highly recommended as the place is, understandably, very popular.

Fantastic little neighbourhood restaurant serving food to Michelin star quality but without the price tag to match. Booking essential at a weekend, but also open most evenings in the week. Fabulous and unexpected flavours - a must if in Bournemouth

Joy Southbourne

129 Seabourne Rd, Bournemouth BH5 2HG, UK – 01202 431166

The Best Indian Food since moving down south.. Excellent food, beautiful presentation, great service and value. Recommended to anyone.. Don’t miss this gem

Been twice now. And love it. Food is fabulous n staff are amazing. They make you so welcome. If you want a friendly atmosphere then joy is the place to go.

Pizza Express

73 High St, Christchurch BH23 1AS, UK – 01202 486771

I really like Pizza Express. I go there almost every Friday because I can use my O2 voucher which allow me to pay only £5 for a main course. My favourite dish is the Nicosie salad (in the picture). It's full of flavour, healthy and very filling. The atmosphere is always nice and the Staff is lovely.

Nice pizza. Howeverit took ages for the food to come. Starters were served before the drinks. If use 02 Priority check how you use the voutcher! Nice friendly waitress. Situated in a good area with a good menu!

Nursery and Preschools

Three Bears Pre-School

St. Georges Church Hall, Jumpers Road, Christchurch BH23 2JR, UK – 01202 496163

Family run nursery for preschool children. Friendly people and look after the kids well.

St Saviour's Pre School

32 Colemore Rd, Bournemouth BH7 6RZ, UK – 07719 403482

The team that run this PreSchool are amazing. They supported my little one with settling in and throughout his preschool journey. They allowed him to be an individual and celebrated his differences. The team is very caring, enthusiastic and professional. The team remained the same for the 2 years we were there, creating a safe and familiar environment for little ones to grown. There was a real team atmosphere and you felt like they really cared about your child.

This Pre-school is amazing, the staff are so warm and caring and they really do care about all the children. You feel like a person, not just a number. A real family environment. My little boy loves it there and has really blossomed.

Barbara Rose Pre-School

Landford Way, Bournemouth BH8 0NY, UK – 01202 530644

All three of my sons went to Barbara Rose. I would highly recommend this group.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Pokesdown Community Primary School

20 Livingstone Rd, Bournemouth BH5 2AS, UK – 01202 428982

"I am absolutely thrilled and delighted with the whole team - children, parents, staff and governors, who create such a wonderful environment for the children to learn in."

I used to go to this school when i was a little boy brings back memory's

St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive School

St Catherine's Rd, Bournemouth BH6 4AH, UK – 01202 421141

Fantastic School

The Priory C Of E Primary School

Wick Ln, Christchurch BH23 1HX, UK – 01202 484105

As a ex-student I can say that this is the best school anyone can go to. The teachers are super nice and helpful and the students hardly ever fight. It was an amazing school and I feel privileged to spend my primary school years there.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Park School

43 Queens Park S Dr, Bournemouth BH8 9BJ, UK – 01202 396640

It was amazing

Saint Thomas Garnet's School

28 Parkwood Rd, Bournemouth BH5 2BH, UK – 01202 420172

Can't even describe it! Love them to bits!

Twynham School

Sopers Ln, Christchurch BH23 1JF, UK – 01202 486237

One of the best schools I ever visited. They deserve 5 star in all aspects. But the car park disappointed me .

great school love it !!!

Local social service agencies for BH6 3PY with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for BH6 3PY with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for BH6 3PY, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for BH6 3PY with contact details and location maps