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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

NatWest

20 Haven Rd, Poole BH13 7LP, UK – 0345 788 8444

Brilliant team in there, they rang and left answerphone messages to tell me my card has arrived. Communication, politeness, and just being on the ball gets them this 5 Star review :)

HSBC

396 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2HA, UK – 0345 740 4404

Lovely staff team and incredible helpful, sadly the branch seems very dated and is lacking an immense amount of tech when compared to banks such as Lloyds in Winton e.g. machines to pay in cash & cheques using your card, the ability to pay money into your account using a chip and pin device at the window instead of filling in paying in slips etc. in the 21st century you would think this would be throughout all banks.

Good bank Good customer service Deposit and widthdrawal service Atm available

Barclays Bank

15 Haven Rd, Poole BH13 7LF, UK – 0345 734 5345

Very friendly staff

Building Societies

Nationwide

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

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Very helpful

Nationwide Richmond Hill

21 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6EP, UK – 01202 292444

Just got the job interview,, hopefully get the job Monday,!!! Whoop woop party bitches

Nationwide

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rather hot inside during the summer but the staff are very prompt with any enquiries.

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!
Boscombe Seafront Office - Bournemouth Borough Council

Undercliff Dr, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, UK – 01202 451781

Not much to say, it does the job

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Bournemouth Borough Council

Town Hall, St Stephens Road, Bournemouth BH2 6DY, UK – 01202 451451

Trouble is, because the Conservative councillors keep being voted in they don't feel they need to make an effort. Ours at Littledown seem reasonably helpful. The council is strapped for cash now due to central government cuts and the effects can be seen.

They do a good job in making sure everything runs well

Bournemouth Council Customer Service Centre

St Stephen's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6EB, UK – 01202 451451

Fantastic the housing benefit people are the best people on the planet

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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

Bournemouth Dental Practice, Old Christchurch Road

27 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1DS, UK – 01202 553919

I have been a patient of Doctor Yazdani's for several years and I have to say that the service is fantastic. So much so that even after moving away from the area I kept her as my dentist. I cannot fault her professionalism and she always shows great care towards me and my teeth. All of the staff I also have met are professional and deliver a great level of customer service. Easily the best dentist I have had.

I am so pleased with my visit to this dentist. The reception team are lovely and always welcomed me with a smile. The dentist and her nurse are very good explaining and keep you at ease. You really feel you are being catered for. Couldn't fault it. Thank you to all the team.

Alington Dental

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

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

Ocean Dentalcare

1-2 Lansdowne House, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3JP, UK – 01202 589775

I have been going to Ocean Dentalcare since it first opened. Andrew is an excellent dentist, patient and professional at all times. Other members of my family feel the same. The practice is well run with excellent hygienists (I go to Tina) and efficient, cheerful receptionists. No one needs to be worried about going to the dentist any more....

Very kind and caring dental practice. Excellent for my regular check up - even better when I needed to make an emergency visit. Thank you Christopher for calming my nerves and sorting out my broken tooth so quickly and well.

The Panton Practice

Gervis Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3EG, UK – 01202 411700

Even with an appointment I have some waiting time which seems to have improved. Reception welcome varies but healthcare workers are very welcoming. Yes the buildings are old but I'd rather have money spent on care/services than decor. I have good service across the board but then I have no high expectations, demand nothing but good care, and try to manage my own needs with support/advice. I'd recommend the practice for it's level of care and services.

GPs professional, approachable and patient. Locum/trainee? doctors have always been good too. Receptionists do their best under frequent pressure. Not easy for them. Walk-in sessions for urgent cases brilliant, take away worry and stress knowing you can be seen. Would have given 5* except for a few gripes (bit don't let them put you off). a) Surgery is past it's sell-by. Far too small, out dated, unwelcoming. b) Have to go elsewhere for blood tests, X-Rays, ultrasound etc. (and then unless urgent can't get the feedback for 2/3 weeks). Would prefer a GP led superclinic with more facilities (providing easily accessible by public transport/car). c) Can't see medical records online - at least appts and repeat prescriptions are now. d) How about evening and weekend surgeries!? Maybe that would alleviate the crowding in the waiting room (and make patients happier). e) The waiting room and entrance can get too crowded. Sitting in a circle in a small area staring at other ill patients is really unpleasant. f) The blood pressure machine drives everyone mad. Yes, good to have it, but everyone seems to struggle. The receptionists must be immune to all the complaints about it by now.

Providence Practice

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

Fabulous Doctors but actually getting an appointment can be a pain!

Heatherview Medical Centre

2, Alder Park, Alder Rd, Parkstone, Poole BH12 4AY, UK – 01202 743678

All the doctors nurses and admin staff have all the patients intrests at heart. I have been a patient for 15 years and have received excellent service every time. They are not miracle workers. They are doctors doing the best they can with what they have got. They deserve respect and to be valued. They are important key figures in our lives.

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.

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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.

Poole Road Medical Centre

7 Poole Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5QR, UK – 01202 761120

Fantastic walking service,Very good Doctors, great receptionists and A very helpful pharmacist. I highly recommend joining.

East Dorset Audiology Service

11 Shelley Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4JQ, UK – 0300 303 8640

A great little place, with dedicated lovely people!

Although the waiting room is a little small, the staff are wonderful and the place is clean, booking first is an advantage.

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.

Apostolic Faith Church

66 Muscliffe Rd, Bournemouth BH9 1NW, UK – 01202 528270

I like the truth teaching of the word of god and I am proud to be its member!

Seventh-day Adventist Church

84 Alma Rd, Bournemouth BH9 1AN, UK – 01202 871928

This is one of most caring churches I've ever attend. While in my studies I attended there with my wife and two daughters; we visited the church the whole term and my daughters love it. One distinguishing feature is being a very multinational group which brings a more enriching experience.

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

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

Cash Recycle

458 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2EY, UK – 01202 546424

Great staff and management. Fair and competitive prices for both buying and selling. Easily the best store of this type in the Bournemouth and surrounding area.

Friendly staff, product prices reasonable, I've been using their services for around 10 years now and can't fault them. Keep it up

Waste Management Facilities Ltd

Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Rd, Bournemouth BH8 8JN, UK – 01202 535888

Great company with fast service and good prices. Would recommend.

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

Lola's Spanish Tapas Restaurant

Bournemouth BH2 5RT, UK

Very friendly staff. Super quick service. Quality of the ingredients looked/tasted like supermarket value, but still ok.

Really loved their food, the atmosphere. Completely recommend it, can't wait to be back again!

Maru Korean & Japanese restaurant

182 Alma Rd, Bournemouth BH9 1AJ, UK – 01202 536760

I drove past here so many times, always meaning to go in. When I finally did I was not disappointed. Really nice little restaurant with tasty food. We will be going back for more.

Tried the bibimbap because I wanted to try something Korean. Excellent portion and the staff was really friendly. Quick service and great quantity - and my Korean friends recommended this so I would definitely recommend this place!

Korean Grill Restaurant

223 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1JZ, UK – 01202 312132

My first visit to Korean Grill was unplanned as we arrived Bournemouth quite late and were really starving, so we tried this restaurant without searching any reviews. It turned out to be a very pleasant experience and we went back sometimes. Great food, nice staff, reasonable price. This was kind of family owned business with a few staff, so it took time to be served if they were busy. But it was worth the wait. All the dishes were served hot and delicious. Our favourite dishes apart from the BBQ are: bibimbap, seafood pancake, spare ribs soup, spicy thick rice cake, kimchi soup. Highly recommended.

The food was fantastic no doubt. Unfortunately we went on a very busy night and some kind of waitress mix up and it took about half an hour for our drinks to come. After complaining however everything came very quickly.

Nursery and Preschools

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.

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Bay Tree Montessori

84 Markham Rd, Bournemouth BH9 1JA, UK – 01202 525674

The most wonderful nursery you could hope for.

Alphabet

14 Herbert Rd, Bournemouth BH4 8HD, UK – 01202 766937

Friendly and welcoming staff. My son went from Baby co-ordinations to Toddler co-ordinations in a matter of Months. Special thanks to Sarah and Georgia for taking great care of my Boy

Primary and Secondary 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.

St. Martin's School

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

A fantastic school. Lovely family feel with high standards.

Malmesbury Park Primary School

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

Loved my time here. Fedoras down to year 5 & 6 also Miss Wells. Thx for the great time here and the memories.

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

Public & Preparatory Schools

St. Martin's School

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

A fantastic school. Lovely family feel with high standards.

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

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