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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

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!

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.

HSBC

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

I always find the staff very helpful... Being a small branch I expect some limitations but I feel safe there & if I need more I can always visit the larger Old Christchurch Road Branch

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.

Building Societies

Nationwide

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

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.

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

Nationwide

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.

Nationwide

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

Helpful friendly staff

Local Chambers of Commerce for BH8 8QS. 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 BH8. 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 BH8 8QS 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

Castle Lane Dental Care

288 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth BH8 9TU, UK – 01202 513292

Happy to recommend this dental practice. Been going there for a while now and have been impressed with care received. My previous dentist retired and not at all happy with practice recommended as alternative. Felt they were quick to recommend expensive work. Mr Teja has a different approach and does not push expensive procedures but is very thorough - best check ups I have had. Very grateful to be seen at short notice today with broken tooth. Five Star Service.

Was staying in Bournemouth with work and front veneer came off. Managed to get urgent appointment here within the hour. Seen quickly, treated effectively and cost was fair. Excellent service all round. Thank you.

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).

Back in August, I had a crown fixed by Dr Waqas here. He was brilliant and thoroughly professional. I was well looked after by him and gyula. Also the ladies at reception, were welcoming and helpful. 10/10 for overall service and would recommend anyone to go there. Mubashar

mydentist, Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

260 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1PF, UK – 01202 553465

I had a really good experience at this dentist. All the negative reviews got me a little bit worried about going there, but I'm pleased to say that it was absolutely fine. The receptionist was very friendly and chatty, and the dentist and assistant were both lovely as well. They could tell I was nervous and did a fab job with keeping me calm. Actually looking forward to my next check-up.

Second time here in two months now because I’m silly and don’t signup to a dentist, but I’ve been treated very nicely here, no issues and just straight to the point! People doing their jobs respectively with how busy it is on a weekly basis.

Dr M Santer - Denmark Road Medical Centre

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

I cannot speak more highly of this practice. Doctors have always been extremely caring and supportive given the difficulties of the job. Never been told I have to wait weeks. Thank you to all the staff.

James Fisher Medical Centre

4 Tolpuddle Gardens, Bournemouth BH9 3LQ, UK – 01202 522622

Lovely Dr surgery with lots of helpful professional people. Especially Lisa Plewka who is the most caring and friendly health care visitor I ever met.

Always get an appt when I need one. Triage system works well.

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.

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

PARKING INFO: The hospital operates a pay on foot service, where you obtain a tick at barrier and pay on exit. Pay points situated all across hospital and payments can be made by card (American Express not accepted). Lovely hospital with a lake in the middle, great for walks around.

Really nice doctor,nurses and receptionist ,plus very clean ,and there is a canteen with hot food. The only bad thing I have experienced at the jigsaw building is one of the nurses when I introduced myself to the doctor ,and told him I was working as a care assistant and I was from Spain ,she asked me at the end of my screen test if I was a nurse in Spain and I was going to train as a nurse in England,well ,apparently she was a nurse or something similar ,and by doing that question she meant If I was just a carer ,I was less person than if I were a nurse.I was really upset and maybe I answered her loudly and rude by saying "No ,no ,no ,I am just a carer" .More people on my jobs asked me the same question ,but those were unpolite and nousy people who I dont care ,but a nurse or whatever position that young lady had in a hospital ,should learn manners with the patients ,because not only upset them ,but also gives bad reputation to the hospital ,and because of her I give 4 stars instead 5.

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital

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

To all the Staff at the Nuffield Apologies for the time lapse of this review I've been busy healing.      Firstly a massive thank you to all concerned with my care and treatment during my brief stay at your hospital.  Thank you especially to Doctor Carter, who in the short time we chatted before the op allayed any doubts or worries that I might have had and more importantly for the beautiful job done, many thanks sir.      It's two weeks tomorrow that I had my op and the healing process is going very well. I was a very fortunate man indeed to be treated and looked after so well at the Nuffield, so once again thanks to you all. David Lamb

I was there to see a doctor to find out what it was a lump on my wrist.He was an Asian doctor ,likely from Pakistan very kind and apologised for being late that morning.The only bad experience is I has to wait 15 minutes for the call they said me for an appointment ,and still they told me than they call me and I did not answer! ,and I was next to my phone for 15 minutes the time they told me.Maybe they forgot ,or they did not have my right number ,anyway it was their fault and they did not admitted it ,apart of that all the staff were lovely.

Kings Park Hospital

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

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..

Helped my dad in his journey.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for BH8 8QS.

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 BH8 8QS
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

Citygate Church

Citygate Centre, 138A Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8AS, UK – 01202 299628

This church has become my home and my family. Everybody is so welcoming and it is run in the true essence of Christ, love and family. Everybody is truly welcome here with no judgement what so ever, whoever you are come and join us and revolutionize your life!

Here to see "Wardrobes and Rings" a play about CSLewis and JRRTolkien. The hall is big and a little cold but the acoustics are good. Similarly the room is a little cold but the welcome was warm. Accessibility is good. Parking reasonably close.

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.

Victoria Park Methodist Church

22 Jameson Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2QF, UK – 01202 512225

Beautiful, warm church.

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

Carsrecycle

6 Redhill Ave, Bournemouth BH9 2SN, UK – 07760 377771

Very helpful and professional answered all questions i had and collected my old car in record time dealt with all paperwork and left me reassured there would be no nasty comebacks ie parking tickets.

Cash Recycle

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

Another successful buying experience at my local store where the staff are always polite and knowledgable about their products.

Brilliant shop, very knowledgeable and helpful. The staff are always friendly and polite.

JRP Metal Recycling

39A Wycliffe Rd, Bournemouth BH9 1JS, UK

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

The Cliff Top Restaurant

93 St Michael's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5DS, UK – 01202 554665

The owner Mick and his staff are absolutely wonderful. They had great vegetarian options for me, lovely pork for my meat eating other half and they even did us a random meal of mash and veg for our 13 month old when we asked if they could. Best of all they made me a special dessert as I'm pregnant and have a craving lol. The food is out of this world amazing, the atmosphere is great and the customer service is excellent. If you're in Bournemouth you must eat here, you're a fool if you don't stop in! We came last time we took a trip to Bournemouth hence coming back again and have decided every time we come to Bournemouth, like Arnie, we'll be back!!

Lovely food and nice staff. A couple of friends with our families got together for meal yesterday. We had a great time. Perfect for family. Scenic views.

Miri's Restaurant

53 Bourne Ave, Bournemouth BH2 6DW, UK – 01202 551341

I love this place! It has a wonderful relaxing atmosphere yet the decor, food and service give a fine dining experience. This is my fifth trip to Miri's, it has always been really good but today they excelled themselves! The service was excellent! Our waiter was very attentive but never intrusive. We opted for a bottle of prosecco and the waiter topped up our glasses throughout out lunch. The bread and olives starter was delicious (as always). I had Chicken Saute which was exquisite, my companion had the Chicken Schnitzel which was lovely and was accompanied by chips and salad that had a dressing that was perfectly matched to the leaves. Pudding was Eton Mess. Crushed meringue with chantilly cream, juicy marinaded berries, white chocolate and chopped roasted hazelnuts, absolutely scrumptious. Thank you to the Chef for producing such a wonderful meal for us and thank you to our waiter who made our trip to Miri's very special!

A little hidden gem. You do pay more than in common pub, but the food is worth it. Typical eastern European food and excellent Czech beer that I have enjoyed too much with a friend of mine. Still, we could walk out on our own after 6 hours of being there - that counts, right? :D

Valentino Restaurant

Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AP, UK – 01202 293332

Nice traditional Italian restaurant. Good quality and tasty food at affordable prices. Friendly staff who are very helpful.

Nursery and Preschools

Top Bananas Pre-School

The Life Centre, 713 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2AU, UK – 01202 510899

My little boy went here as his first nursery at 2. I was extremely apprehensive at first but the staff and setting were absolutely fantastic! My little boy loved it immediately and my nerves were settled 🍌 The preschool is a lovely size with fantastic indoor and outdoor activities! Staff are always so willing to help and provide extra support if needed! Uniforms are 1000000% cute as well ❤️ Overall great service great staff and lovely setting!

I couldn't recommend Top Bananas more highly! Both of my children attend/ed here and absolutely love it. Teachers are engaging, friendly and passionate about their work and are fantastic with the children. If you are looking for a preschool in Moordown /Winton area then this is the best!

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.

Priory View Pre-school

Queen Mary Ave, Bournemouth BH9 1TQ, UK – 07946 343281

Outstanding!

Primary and Secondary Schools

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! :)

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 Walburgas Catholic Primary School

Malvern Rd, Bournemouth BH9 3BY, UK – 01202 528811

Very happy with the School

Public & Preparatory Schools

Bournemouth Collegiate School

College Rd, Bournemouth BH5 2DY, UK – 01202 436550

This is in response to the Review by Trudy Scott. I was disappointed to read this comment as it does not in any way reflect our ethos and day-to-day life at the school. However, I would be very happy to speak to you about your concerns and comments made. If you would be kind enough to contact me via 01202 436550 or email the school, asking for the Head of Marketing. I look forward to speaking with you.

St. Martin's School

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

I went to this school and so can say first hand what a caring and moral environment it is. It has shaped who I am, it always felt like a family with everyone looking out for each other and the teachers genuinely care about the children’s welfare and education. The teachers always took the time to explain things however many times needed and would give one to one attention, the small class sizes ensured this. As well as getting a great education, the school taught me what it is to be a good person and to be kind to others and I will always have very fond memories of my time there. I was sad to leave! I still know some of the staff there and the current headteacher is an extremely kind and genuine person who will go above and beyond to make sure the children have the best education possible.

I am actually surprised to see anything negative on this page. My son went here as did my nieces and it was such a happy time for them. The homely environment and high standards meant they flourished both academically and in confidence. All of them went on to the grammar schools and university and have rewarding and successful careers. I think we were really lucky to find this gem.

Saint Thomas Garnet's School

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

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

Local social service agencies for BH8 8QS with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for BH8 8QS with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for BH8 8QS, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for BH8 8QS with contact details and location maps

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