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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

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.

NatWest

The Shopping Centre, 3, The Castlepoint Centre, Castle Ln W, Bournemouth BH8 9US, UK – 0345 788 8444

Small branch but with friendly and helpful staff.

Easy free parking, friendly helpful staff accessable modern building

NatWest

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

Well it's all about the staff here they are absolute excellent treat very personally not just the number which must be difficult for a bank I've always found them excellent and friendly senior management well no comment but on the grass is level very very good and yes some of the senior manager ok

Really helpful staff, efficient service and nothing too much trouble. surprised by negative reviews as service has been top class every time i go in

Building Societies

Nationwide

New Oxford House, 118-120 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 Overall impression: nice, friendly and helpful staff but the ambience is a bit jaded/whiffy/outdated.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.

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

Nationwide

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

Helpful friendly staff

Nationwide Richmond Hill

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

Very centrally located in the heart of Bournemouth on Richmond Hill new smart head office

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 Town Hall

Town Hall, Bourne Ave, Bournemouth BH2 6DY, UK – 01202 451451

I have to say it's a very impressive building apparently used to be a hotel well situated in the centre of Bournemouth looks fantastic as you can see floodlit at night staff extremely helpful I find going down there much easier than phoning up not often a long wait and for the most part very efficient helpful and friendly I have seen several weddings here or certainly the receptions great backdrop

Used the Citizens Advice service which is in the west wing. All voluntares doing a great job. Got great advice on how to move forward. Recommended.

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

Alington Dental

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

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

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.

Dental Centre Bournemouth (Diamond Invisalign Provider)

11 The Triangle, Bournemouth BH2 5RY, UK – 01202 291292

Always good. Dr.Lee always explains things very well and puts everyone at ease.

The orthodontist is arrogant, he can be nice but his tone when you ask questions, as if it's a stupid question and the answer is obvious. He's consistently late and changes his availability all the time. Throughout the time I had my braces I had to go for regular appointments and had the braces in months longer than needed because they cancelled appointments left right and centre - he's sick then he decides he wants to finish early, then he wants to start later, then he's on holiday - couldn't wait to stop seeing him.

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.

Providence Practice

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

I don't get what some of the critics here are complaining about - it wasn't that terrible. And at least they do do bookings. Although I was a little concern when they asked if I was sexually active. For a minute, I thought the nurse was coming on to me! Also, I felt the examination was only half done - there might have been other medical issues that they are supposed to ask. But it was still a decent and professional place.

Why does it take so long to get an appointmnent as 3 weeks is a bit of a joke when ill to be expected to wait to see your own doctor.

Crescent Surgery

68 Palmerston Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4HT, UK – 01202 393755

OK, I have been down here a couple of times, but this rude receptionist that you all spoke about doesn't seem to work there anymore. Clearly, she must have been sacked for her behaviour. The services are good. The problem is that you need a prescription for skin cream and that would be booking an appointment - and I feel it just wastes the doctors and nurses time.

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

My partner has just had a hip replacement. From admission to discharge totally professional,courteous and caring. Well Done. looking forward to Hip replacement 2( the return).

Lovely staff, they put a great deal of care and attention so that everything is fine. Really appreciative of what they are doing!

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital

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

Friendly and efficient staff from receptionists to catering to nurses. That coupled with calm and professional attitude of consultant and his theatre team made the experience quite enjoyable. Obviously the operation being a success added to that.

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

Dorset Heart Clinic

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth BH7 7DW, UK – 01202 705454

I cannot speak highly enough of Dorset Heart Clinic team. The help, information and support I received both in the lead up to my procedure, during my procedure and in my after care was above and beyond my highest expectations. From the admin staff through to the nursing & clinical staff and my consultant Dr Sopher, their care, understanding, clear communication and friendly reassurance was second to none and completely put me at ease at a time when I was very anxious. I would wholeheartedly recommend this clinic and it’s amazung team. Thank you to you all. Christine Chant

Extremely happy with the pleasant and efficient way I personally have been dealt with. Have been given plenty of pre-op information and nothing has been too much trouble if I have had any queries. I am yet to have my operation so at this moment in time I cannot comment further.

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

Very very good place nice people

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

Citygate Church

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

I have never been to a service but this is a lovely venue to hire with amazing staff

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!

St Peter's Church

4 Hinton Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2EE, UK – 01202 290986

Superb church very well kept right in the centre of Bournemouth is absolutely huge grounds well kept located really close to Old Christchurch Road the pedestrianized part of it were all the shops and cafes are little piece of sanctuary in the middle of Bournemouth with a huge spire

Called localy 'Mary Shelley Church' is sort of highligit in Bournemouth and all this mystery story plus tomb of the author on cemetery grounds makes a thrill, especially when U go there after dark. Besides that nothing special of architectural point

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

Really great store with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will definitely return soon!

Always very helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Recommend.

Pro Dem

33 Richmond Park Ave, Bournemouth BH8 9DN, UK – 07973 658947

Family Run Business with over 40 years experience

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

First visited 4 years ago and it's still as fantastic. Wonderful food and service and an incredibly welcoming owner. Great indoor and outdoor seating and well worth the short walk to get there from the seafront. 》Please like helpful reviews《

The food was lovely but be warned the portions are on the small side. The service on the other hand let a lot to be desired. We waited a long time to get the menu or even to put our order. Also 7.50 for dessert is a bit much as well.

NEO Restaurant

Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AH, UK – 01202 203610

We love this restaurant with its enviable position overlooking the beaches of Bournemouth and the park- fabulous cocktail bar and great food. We arrived a little later than planned due to traffic and the service was less attentive than our previous experience but it didn’t affect the quality of the food - recommend this for something a bit more interesting than the usual chain restaurant options with a touch of fine dining about it. See you next time we are visiting 👍

Good location. Nice cocktails. Nice staff. However..... food was mediocre. Over cooked steak. Had to ask for a proper steak knife. Saw others struggling to cut through theirs too. Overpriced for what you get.

Arbor Restaurant

Arbor Restaurant, The Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX, UK – 01202 498900

Lovely, quiet restaurant within a hotel. Adventurous menu catering for gluten free but not dairy free. The staff work with you within the limits of the menu. Presentation cool and you are not rushed. Journey at your own pace. Well placed for a good walk along East Cliff, with a free and sizeable car park. The jelly and ice cream dessert is a wonderful take on a family favourite.

Another excellent meal in the Arbor's beautiful dining room. The restaurant has a varied menu including British favourites with a twist; beef in red wine with dumplings. Prices are high, but reflect the quality of the food and service.Beetroot and dill soup sounds odd; but it was outstanding and appropriate for a cold March night. This is a sedate restaurant with a varied clientele; business men; couples and three ladies (us). The Arbor Restaurant is in the boutique, Eco hotel: The Green House.

Nursery and Preschools

Priory View Pre-school

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

Outstanding!

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!

My daughter has been attending Top Bananas for just over a year. She attends 2 days a week and always comes home smiling and telling me all about her day with her friends. Staff are so friendly and welcoming.. always speak highly of them and would recommend it to anyone looking to place their children in to nursery/pre school.

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

Saint Thomas Garnet's School

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

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

St. Martin's School

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

Fantastic! We are so pleased that we found this school for our children. It has a lovely family atmosphere. The head teacher and staff are so enthusiastic, hard working and approachable. The small class sizes ensure plenty of individual attention and we are very happy with the curriculum and with all aspects of the school. They have their own large sports field behind the building, and are also very close to the Stokewood Sports Centre where they have swimming and gym lessons each week. Highly recommended!

Woo St Martin's! I went here and have such fond and happy memories. It got my friends and I through the 11+ and into BSG/BS and set me up very well for secondary school as I was ahead of most of the kids there in Year 7. I also remember it being a small school with a happy family vibe where no bullying took place. I loved the sports days and school trips in particular. I am still friends with some of my class today and if I still live in Bournemouth when I have my own children, St Martin's would genuinely be where I would send them.

Linwood School

Alma Rd, Bournemouth BH9 1AJ, UK – 01202 525107

My 3 year old started Linwood in September and I have seen a massive positive difference in him, before starting Linwood he didn't want to interact much with non family members and would keep himself to himself now he gets involved in story time and takes direction a lot better also the staff are all fab and update me everyday with how his day has gone.

I was once a pupil at linwood school going to that school made me who I am today I'll be 30 in June 2018 this time next year I will be experiencing new key factors in life living with a family who I don't know and having a job which I know nothing about, I started at linwood and quickly became a big pain in the ass to many but I soon learn how to grow up, I went on from linwood where there i failed in mainstream and went back to special school with Winchelsea roughly 20 years down the line and I still wish I was there today, while I was on the princess trust team 23 I took many of the students out to streetwise to show them the hazards of fire & rescue I would just like to say a massive thankyou to those that I was involved with teachers students ect and I hope you are all well live and kicking take care and god bless you are all.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Park School

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

It was amazing

Kings Bournemouth

58 Braidley Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6LD, UK – 01202 293535

I've heard very good things from students that have been there friend of mine is a host family and has had several students there all of them have said that the tuition is excellent

The best language school in the UK. Huge nationality mix, nice people, great teachers and enjoyable lessons.

Cambian Wing College

126 Richmond Park Rd, Bournemouth BH8 8TH, UK – 01202 635630

Visited and like it. Meets the needs of adults with mental health conditions really well, all sorts of therapies in place. Don't worry about the colleges main description of autism, it actually helps a lot of different problems. The only thing I'd complain about is a mixture of higher and lower ability students, maybe not the best match. Brilliant either way.

Local social service agencies for bh8 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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