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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

25 High St, Colchester CO1 1DG, UK – 0345 788 8444

This is what you call a back with great customer service. My partner has just opened an account here and he said to me why don't i come with him to an appointment. I went along and WOW. Customer service and interaction with customers is just fab. I am with another bank at present who are also really good. Its nice to see banks that actually care. Well done :)

The staff are very helpful. They know all of their regular customers. It has recently been totally transformed and queuing for a long time is a thing of the past. Its very easy to get information.

HSBC

26 High St, Colchester CO1 1DQ, UK – 0345 740 4404

nice branch and staff are helpful when they're not busy. can do with more staff at busy times

I've had a huge problem with my mobile banking but after visiting this branch everything was sorted for me with completely no effort by two beautiful ladies form customer service.

Barclays Bank

1 Cotman Rd, Colchester CO3 4QJ, UK – 0345 734 5345

Can be very busy around lunchtime. Very handy for out of town banking.

Building Societies

Saffron Building Society Colchester

12b Culver St W, Colchester CO1 1JG, UK – 01206 549278

Friendly, helpful staff. Always.

Nationwide

10 Culver St W, Colchester CO1 1JG, UK – 0800 554 0601

Good trustworthy place

Amazing experience every time

The Co-operative Bank - Colchester

Albert Hall Building, High St, Colchester CO1 1JW, UK

Very helpful staff

Local Chambers of Commerce for CO2 9LX. 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.
Click link to see YOUR Council Contact details. Just enter your postcode
See how your local council works and how to get in touch.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for CO2. 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 Colchester area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Colchester and CO2 9LX 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

Colchester Dental Care (formerly The Tooth Place)

12 St Botolph's St, Colchester CO2 7DU, UK – 01206 369701

I had to have a tooth extracted today which I have spent all week fretting about! Turns out I needn't have worked myself up and been so worried as the dentist was fantastic! Both the dentist and nurse were very aware of my anxiety and were absolutely lovely, caring and attentive. All of the staff here are always so friendly. It makes my dentist visits so much easier.

excellent service and professional dentist. very pleased with the service provided by dentist. dentist is very thorough with exceptionally calm attitude and has a lovely smile which made me more relaxed. always ready to fit me in when i am in pain. overall thumps up and do recommend to all.

NHS Chesterfields Dental Surgery

Layer Rd, Colchester CO2 9LA, UK – 01206 570381

Brilliant had a child with autism and they were fab ๐Ÿ˜Š

Queen Street Dental Health Care

12 Queen St, Colchester CO1 2PJ, UK – 01206 576117

This dentist is fantastic.my dentist Jane murugi was outstanding explained everything in detail. As I am a nervous patient was put at ease immediately.the dental nurse Sujana was great made me feel very relaxed.if your a nervous patient I would definitely be recommending Jane as your dentist. Thanks ladies

Fantastic service, couldn't have asked for better. Having broken a wisdom tooth last week, I called on Friday and was given an appointment this afternoon, Monday. Having not been to the dentist for a very long time, I was totally put at ease. My dentist explained what he was going to do, took some x-rays and within 15 mins my tooth was gone and I was on my way. Thanks for restoring my faith in dentists, I'll happily return in the future.

Dentists

The Art Of Dentistry

3 The Avenue, Colchester CO3 3PA, UK – 01206 574011

Fantastic dental surgery. Staff are professional, courteous and do their utmost to make your visit a positive experience. A. Marshall in particular is wonderful. She was thorough, professional and friendly. Highly recommend.

Great dentists and a great service. Highly recommend for a first class service.

The Smile Clinic

COLCHESTER TOWN CENTRE, 39 St Botolph's St, Colchester CO2 7EA, UK – 01206 767471

The surgery is a friendly but efficient place - immaculately clean and newly refurbished environment. The pleasant staff both on reception and in the consulting rooms make you feel at ease

I have been with this practice for many years, both as a private patient and NHS. The staff are all so friendly and helpful. I am really pleased with my dental implants and also the aftercare.

S.I.McKenzie & Associates

54 Wimpole Rd, Colchester CO1 2DL, UK – 01206 796326

For someone who is afraid of the dentist and has been for years which is why I have bad teeth, just had an emergency appointment and I have never in my Life been made at ease like these guys did, Mr mkenzie was gentle and spoken to me so I understood and his assistant was just as helpful, never thought I'd say this but I can't wait to go again ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

What a wonderful experience; I never though that I'd say that about Dentists! Mr McKenzie and his staff made me feel very welcome and an introduction to painless dentistry that i never thought possible. Do't go anywhere else for your teeth my family certainly wont.

Ambrose Avenue Group Practice

76 Ambrose Ave, Colchester CO3 4LN, UK – 01206 549444

Rung up at 8.45am. Booked appointment for 10:15am. Turned up and waited for 5 minutes until being seen to. Was seen by a very nice lady called Tracy. Perfect service & everybody's polite. It's unfortunate that most people only have something to say when it's negative.

I've always had a good experience with the surgery, with making appointments and also repeat prescriptions. I've made a few mistakes like forgetting to order things and sometimes needing to be seen at a particular time or at short notice and I've found that the staff have really tried to help. I'd also say that my GP Dr Rassell has been great, she's always listened to my concerns, has been kind and helpful and has always made follow up referrals for me.

North Hill Surgery Dr Hochstein & Partners

18 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ, UK – 01206 578070

While some of my friends and family find it difficult to find a doctor willing to listen to them and to suggest more than taking paracetamol, I found here one of the best GPs I have ever talked to. Dr. Claire Cooper always pays attention, takes one's worries seriously, listens carefully and sent me for future medical investigations every time it was the case. I think she does a brilliant job and I am happy that there are still people like her in the NHS.

Wimpole Road Surgery

52 Wimpole Rd, Colchester CO1 2DL, UK – 01206 794794

I've had excellent and thorough care from the GPs I've seen at Wimpole Road Surgery.

Found this surgery to be very good! The Receptionists are very friendly and welcoming and take time with patients. The doctors and nursing staff listen to the ailments which are troubling you and recommend different options. Have had many health problems and these have been treated well and involved specialist treatments. The one doctor I found condescending and rude was a female elder doctor who has thankfully now left. Wonderful place and the fact you can book appointments and prescriptions online makes life easier.

Click for local doctors - see contact details and location maps.
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

Essex County Hospital

Lexden Rd, Colchester CO3 3NB, UK – 01206 747474

They saved my life, so I would give them 10 stars if I could!

Staff is very helpful, kind and professional. It was very easy to find my way and to get the instructions needed. The building is very old and historical which automatically means some renovation may be needed, but nevertheless good service.

Malting Green Surgery ( NHS)

64 Malting Green Rd, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0JJ, UK – 01206 734293

Dank

Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust

H P F T, Elm Ridge, Colchester CO3 4DB, UK – 01206 366653

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CO2 9LX.

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 CO2 9LX
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

272 Straight Rd, Colchester CO3 9DX, UK – 01206 761222

Great church for all ages

I attended here as a complete stranger to many people there and as I arrived people greeted me at the doors. One thing I enjoyed about attending here is that everyone there was attending with their families. It was a family friendly place and it wasn't daunting to participate in classes. My views and participation were appreciated despite the fact that I was a stranger to most people there.

Kingsland Church

86 London Rd, Colchester CO3 9DW, UK – 01206 508948

Absolutely brilliant! Cafe open every day, above Aldi. Good food, great company!

Filled with wonderful, loving people & an overwhelming sense of the Holy Spirit.

Colchester Seventh-day Adventist Church

N Station Rd, Colchester CO1 1RB, UK – 01206 760229

Great Atmosphere

Amazing 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 Colchester. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Colchester Recycling Centre for household waste

Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 4RN, UK

Helpful staff. Always seems to be busy with lots of cars but usually I can find a spot to pull into. With staff assistance the job is done in no time and I'm ready to move on.

If you are lucky and time it just right you can have a quick visit.. otherwise be prepared to queue for ages. Why not change the parking layout so people have to reverse in at an angle to the skips, it would mean so many more cars could fit in. Often spaces at the top end of the facility but people tend to wait for spaces as they enter so queues tend to be longer than necessary. Why not have someone directing traffic?

Appliance Care Recycling

Haven Rd, Colchester C02 8HT, UK – 01206 793299

Our family have bought six appliances from this company and they are brilliant

Great staff!

E.B.L Metal Merchants

25 Davey Cl, Colchester CO1 2XL, UK – 070 9306 6097

I can give them all my metals for recycling and they're a good bunch of lads. Thanks very much!

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 Colchester

Granata's Restaurant

42 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, UK – 01206 762277

This lovely restaurant is a little gem. Step into Colchester's true Italian place. Forget those chains visit our own little Italian full of authentic dishes. Great service every time

The food here is sublime, exactly what you'd expect of a traditional little Italian place. The food is inexpensive; the service is personal and has a strong family feel; and the decor is spot on. From the quaint red and white tablecloths, to the intimate touches on the walls and the cozy interior design. The main waiter/owner is really friendly, singing as he goes around recommending the tiramisu (which was sublime). It would be an excellent date place and it's quality through and through, can't recommend it enough!

Na-Ree Thai Restaurant

10 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ, UK – 01206 560633

Superb, Thai food! The pork laarb was particularly good and the service was speedy and friendly. The restaurant is a little cramped but in terms of value for money you'll rarely come across a better deal.

The food is exceptional here. I would highly recommend the Tom yum soup. Lovely customer service too.

Middletons Steakhouse and Grill Colchester

19-20 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ, UK – 01206 542854

Food was really good- couldn't fault it and didn't want to stop eating. Good value for money. I had the mushroom Wellington- amazing! However, service was not great. The first half of the table had finished their starters before the second half got theirs. Took a long time for plates to be cleared and also to get the bill. All mistakes remedied with lots of apologies given- it was his first day to be fair! They did take very good care of our disabled party member to their credit. I'm giving it 5 stars as I wouldn't hesitate to go back as the quality of food made up for the service.

Very good pricing. Very good atmosphere. Very good food! We've been coming for a few times and not had any problems. Definitely recommend booking on the off chance they are packed.

Nursery and Preschools

St Stephen's Pre-school

St Stephen's Church Centre, Canterbury Rd, Colchester CO2 7RY, UK – 07534 911918

The preschool is very welcoming and the team is friendly and hospitable. The kids have fun and have many hands on activities. I love to receive mail/photos/videos about his weekly tasks. Many thanks for your support and patience.

The Beeches Pre School

136 St Andrew's Ave, Colchester CO4 3AQ, UK – 01206 866615

Is a good school for your young child to go to

Rowhedge Under Fives Pre-School

Rectory Rd, Rowhedge, Colchester CO5 7HY, UK – 01206 729249

Rowhedge under 5s is a truly wonderful preschool. My son spent a year here before going on to the very nearby primary school and my daughter has just started her year here (they could have started at a younger age which many children do but I am a clingy mummy!). My son loved his time at preschool and the lovely workers made settling in for him incredibly easy. I saw his confidence grow in such a short time and any speech problems he had were soon corrected. His transition to the primary school was also amazing as he was use to seeing the children playing at play times and they fully prepared the children with the knowledge of what would happen at 'big school' and what they would need to do (ie practising to get ready for PE). My daughter has already formed a tight bond with her key worker and also the other wonderful staff. I completely trust her in their care and know they would be the first to let us know if there were any problems or concerns. All the staff are approachable, even if (like me) you feel a question is silly they realise parents are some times more apprehensive than the children. I would strongly recommend going to see this preschool, they care so much about the children and have so many activities and toys to help children develop skills and learn.

Brilliant preschool and lovely staff members couldn't thank them enough for all the support they gave to my child and me. ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

Primary and Secondary Schools

St John's Green Primary School (Yrs 2-4)

38 St John's Green, Colchester CO2 7HE, UK – 01206 500047

Better then Hamilton

Fantastic school

Kingswode Hoe School

18 Sussex Rd, Colchester CO3 3QJ, UK – 01206 576408

This school has been the best all the staff ask how you are there very caring and on trips protected BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†โ˜บ

i go to this school and i love it the best and all the staff are very kind and they will always ask how you are

St Mary's School

91 Lexden Rd, Colchester CO3 3RB, UK – 01206 572544

An amazing school. I love it loads

Brilliant school exceptionally well run with dedicated teachers. Maintaining high standards of learning and fully appropriate behaviour in a modern world. My daughter had and now my grand daughters also will benefit from this experience. Thank you, St Mary's.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Colchester High School & Nursery

15 Wellesley Rd, Colchester CO3 3HD, UK – 01206 573389

Colchester High School recognises and celebrates the brilliance of each individual child. Staff really care about the children and academically they help pupils to grow in confidence while challenging them to be the best they can. The site is a typical town centre venue so doesnโ€™t have the spacious surroundings, grounds or parking of some private schools, but look past this and you will find a hidden gem of a school. My kids love it!

My daughter recently started at the High School in Reception and I can already see a difference in her- sheโ€™s so much more confident in herself and her academic progress has been remarkable. The staff have been very welcoming and the communication with parents is first class. The children are being given a really well rounded education and my daughter always comes home with lots of positive stories about her friends and the things she has learnt. I highly recommend this school!

Colchester High School (Sixth Form)

28A Creffield Rd, Colchester CO3 3HY, UK

Loved it

Monkwick Infant School & Nursery

School Rd, Colchester CO2 8NN, UK – 01206 573849

Very good over all. However had problems with bullying that the school refused to help with so had to talk to the child's parents myself to stop it.

Local secondary schools with location and contact details
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0800 111999

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0845 9 60 50 40
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