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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.


Barclays Bank

290 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH3 7AX, UK – 0345 734 5345

Very helpfull and friendly staff indeed. The manager has a very carefull approach being very precise and accurate. Thank you very much for your help and support. Wish you the best!

Have banked with Barclays since l left school and so do my children and now my grandkids.The staff our so friendly and helpful . I couldn't think of trusting anybody else to look after our business.


59 Old Christchurch Road, Dorset, Bournemouth BH1 1EH, UK – 0345 740 4404

Good branch - plenty of ATM's and Paying-In machines, with helpful staff during usual business hours

Very professional and sorted out several of my problems straight away , polite , professional and helpful especially the branch manager Danny!


5 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1DU, UK – 0345 788 8444

Helpful professional staff very quick transaction, ramp to door

Building Societies


118 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1NA, UK – 0800 554 0320

I can't believe that people write reviews of Building Society branches! I came looking for the postal address & stumbled on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This branch could do with attending to the air conditioning, if it has any. Staffed by lot of older people, mainly women. Could do with a staff focussed health regime. Air quality: dingy, stuffy. Maybe employ a Building Surveyor and a employee health specialist to encourage interest in Nationwide as a modern and progressive business. Usually busy, long queues. I think the whole branch needs a slight overhaul. Nice pleasant staff. Strange smell as soon as entering. I heard they clean the composite stone floor with bees wax. Not good. Organic matter decays producing bad odours. Maybe get some male staff for a balance. Women though good at customer relations and data entry are often not too good at technical and manual stuff. Overall impression: nice, friendly and helpful staff but the ambience is a bit jaded/whiffy/outdated. I think the branch was last modernised in mid to early 1990's.


448 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2HB, UK – 0800 554 1977

Very friendly staff, excellent customer service. Can't fault them 😊

Excellent customer service. Very helpful and friendly staff on a whole manner of different issues.

Portman Building Society

Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6EP, UK – 01202 560560

Local Chambers of Commerce for BH2 5DF. 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!
Bournemouth Council - Parking Services

Town Hall, Bournemouth BH2 6EB, UK – 01202 451268

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 BH2. 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 BH2 5DF 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

Crescent Dental Practice

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

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

Alington Dental

7 Poole Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5QR, UK – 01202 763348

fantastic place! Had an implant done by the lovely Simon. brilliant results! recommended!

Holmoak Dental Practice & Chiropractic Clinic

12A Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6NG, UK – 01202 555421

When moving to Bournemouth from Bushey it is difficult to know which Dentist will be suitable. I took a chance. I put in my new Postcode and said "nearest Dentist to this Postcode" and Holmoak came up so I rang and registered and it is just around the corner from us and is a lovely practice. Receptionists and Dentists all lovely and helpful and myself and my husband were totally relaxed there. On our first visit we had to fill in a very comprehensive form - medical history etc and that was that.

Well service!

Providence Practice

12 Walpole Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4HA, UK – 01202 395195

Reception staff has changed fortunately, more respectful and real caring service. Easily to get appointments. GP 's great.

Dr M Santer - Denmark Road Medical Centre

37 Denmark Rd, Bournemouth BH9 1PB, UK – 01202 521111

Dr.Panton & Partners

14 Gervis Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3EG, UK – 0844 477 3490

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

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital

67 Lansdowne Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1RW, UK – 01202 291866

Exceptional service pre and post theatre. A massive thank you to Mr Nick Davies the consultant surgeon, and all the Purbeck section team for looking after me with 5 star service. I can't list all the names as nurse said wouldn't I remember and she was right. Anyone receiving treatment here will not be disappointed

First class if you can afford it. Like being in a hotel.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for BH2 5DF.

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 BH2 5DF
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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

30B Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6NU, UK – 01202 292564

I have been a member of the Church ofJesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) since late 1963. I was working in in a shop in Kinson, an area of Bournemouth at that time. Two LDS missionaries had come into the shop to buy something and had a conversation with the shop assistant who was an Australian. The upshot of this was they left a book called Meet the Mormons with her.. She was not really interested in reading it . I worked in the workshop above the shop and on occasion it was necessary for me to go in the shop itself to get something or other. On this occasion she asked me to give this book to a lady in an upstairs office, which I did. She also wasn't interested in looking at it so I left it on my work bench and carried on with my work Lunch time came around so I sat down to eat my sandwiches and as I had nothing else to do I started to read the Book. I got really interested in it and asked the Australian girl if I could take it home with me to finish reading it. She agreed and I took it home and finished it. About ten days later she contacted me and said that there were two Americans in the shop who wished to speak to me. I went down and spoke to them and we conversed about the book and what I thought of it.. The rest is history, Yes I did eventually join their church and I have been a member for over fifty years now. My wife and I go regularly to Church nearly every Sunday health permitting. The views of the Bournemouth Chapel you see here are lovely . The building consistent of Chapel for worship, a cultural hall , a kitchen, classrooms for. Sunday school and other meetings, toilets, a library, a walk in font for baptisms and rooms to change in. A large car park and at least two offices. Most Latter Day Saint Chapel's have these facilities? I accidentally came across this site which has asked me to is rate and review it. So I am giving it ten out of ten. And my review you have just read. Just a little bit more. There are other Chapels within our area. Poole, Christchurch, Weymouth,, Jersey, Yeovil, Salisbury

This is a Christian Church. Everybody is welcome.

Winton Christadelphian Church

574 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2ER, UK – 07396 103802

Always a warm welcome!

Citygate Centre

138A Holdenhurst Rd, Bournemouth BH8 8AS, UK – 01202 612133

Local church. Friendly community and great ppl. Good for meeting new friend's

Good place for meetings and events. Lots of small rooms and a main hall with plenty of seating.

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

Dorset Scrapstore, The Factory

14 Alder Hills, Poole BH12 4AS, UK – 07565 577094

A magnificent treasure trove of a place, where a fantastical selection of art and craft materials can be found! From clay and scissors to furry fabric and odd plastic offcuts - perfect for creating robot buttons and dials or centipede legs and boots. Incredibly reasonable prices, super friendly staff and right-next-to-the-door parking.

Amazing place full of Art materials that can often cost an arm and a leg. It supported me towards my Art degree!!

Clear It Now

Bristol & West House, Post Office Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1BN, UK – 01202 246012

Helpful, friendly and extremely efficient.

1st Waste Management Consultants

Regency House, 10 Lansdowne Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1SD, UK – 01202 393001

Very professional, the girls are always happy to help. Were able to offer a much cheaper price than other suppliers and are always calling back to check things go as planned

We have been using 1st Waste Management to meet our waste needs for over 10 years. They provide a reliable service, offer competitive pricing and the team are always friendly.

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

Harvester Poole

Alder Rd, Poole BH12 4AY, UK – 01202 722836

Very very busy, as we walked in we were asked if we'd booked and it was suggested as we hadn't that in future to do so, having said that the 15/20 min wait wasn't too long we got drinks whilst we waited. Staff were amazing rushed off their feet but took time to be attentive to each table nothing was too much trouble :) Food was excellent, the salad bar well stocked, everything was there including plates for the rolls - the 1 thing that's usually missing. Our starters and mains were well cooked chicken was succulent, our plates were cleared! :) I hope the staff get to see this review and know their hard work was recognised and appreciated Thank You we'll be back again :)

Great food but medium service. Sharon, a waitress, was trying to play it smart. When my kid asked for some more chips she came running at me and told me that I had to pay for more (like I didn't know). After that, she didn't make me pay for them so it was ok


6-4 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH1 1BA, UK – 01202 001421

Went for a team Xmas dinner. Food was great. Starters were especially good. Everyone had a great time. Very impressive. Not expensive!

Amazing food!!! Great menu. So cheap!! Really good value for money.

Pizza Express

109 Poole Rd, Bournemouth BH4 9BB, UK – 01202 761765

Favourite pizza restaurant in Bournemouth. lovely food. great choice. friendly staff. good decor. kids love it too especially the bambinoccino (spelling? 😊) kids cappuccino.

Great food/service/value for money. Tayla is 1st rate waitress and we had a great time.

Nursery and Preschools

West Cliff Pre-School

W Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH4 8BE, UK – 07825 215071

An absolutely brilliant preschool. Our daughter is nearly 4, and has been going since she was 2. She has blossomed into a confident child, and I truly believe this is due to the preschool. She was so shy when she started, but since going she has developed a close group of friends and is learning new things everyday. It's a wonderful preschool, and the members of staff are kind, helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this preschool, it's been the best thing for our daughter.

Anyone looking for a wonderful place to leave their child look no further. My first son came here for 2 years and loved it. My second is about to move onto school after 2 more lovely years at the preschool. The staff are very caring, fun, genuine people and really treat every child as an individual. Both my boys have been nurtured, cared for and well prepared to make the big step of starting school. Can't thank these lovely ladies enough. I'm sure I'll be back with no.3 in another year.

Tiny Tots Nursery

4D Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6NG, UK – 01202 299415

Tiny Tots is a wonderful nursery and pre-school. I couldn't praise it highly enough. I have 2 daughters. My eldest attended from 11 months to 4 years old and she loved going there. My other daughter is only 4 months old and I hope to send her there too when I go back to work. Diana who runs the nursery is extremely organised and good with the children and all her staff are brilliant. Everything is provided for you so as a busy working mum you don't have to remember nappies, or pack food etc. They follow the EYFS and you get excellent feedback about what your child has achieved and what they will be doing each week.

Wonderful place ! Vanusa de Aveiro

Nemo's Nursery & Pre School

25 Forest Rd, Poole BH13 6DQ, UK – 01202 757563

Primary and Secondary Schools

St. Martin's School

15 Stoke Wood Rd, Bournemouth BH3 7NA, UK – 01202 292011

Totally disagree with Sally. Both my children have been to the school and both have left with fond memories and a rounded education. Every aspect of their education is catered for and they felt cared for, understood and nurtured. It’s a small school with a huge heart and I would recommend it to everyone who needs a place for their child to flourish.

A fantastic school. Lovely family feel with high standards.

Malmesbury Park Primary School

Lowther Rd, Bournemouth BH8 8LU, UK – 01202 291227

Although i left over a Decade ago, this school will always be the best experience of my life, i made some unforgettable friends that i still spend time with today, i highly recommend sending your children here, the staff are amazing, if i could go back here i would.

me and my friends loved our time there. it was amazing! mr dheda in year 5 especially! :)

Talbot Primary School

Talbot Dr, Poole BH12 5ED, UK – 01202 513981

as a former student it was a brilliant school as they as they are amazing as they are kind to all students

My school

Public & Preparatory Schools

Talbot Heath School

Rothesay Rd, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth BH4 9NJ, UK – 01202 761881

Since we decided to send our daughter to Talbot Heath we have noticed that she is evolving into an intelligent young lady with a great manner. We love the fact that there are small numbers in the classrooms with a lot of 1 to 1 tuition and have seen a massive change due to this. I could't think of a better school and recommend it to anyone

Gave me a thirst for knowledge and learning that would not have been accessable otherwise.

Park School

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

It was amazing

Talbot House Preparatory School

8 Firs Glen Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2LR, UK – 01202 510348

Local social service agencies for BH2 5DF with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for BH2 5DF with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for BH2 5DF, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for BH2 5DF with contact details and location maps