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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

The Co-operative Bank PLC

156D High St, Colchester CO1 1JW, UK – 0845 721 2212

Never had anything but great 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.

Barclays Bank

9 High St, Colchester CO1 1DA, UK – 0345 734 5345

Great staff! It's not all computer generated as people seem to think. I have never had an issue when I have needed help or advice.

Great Bank to use, always professional presented with helpful staff!

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

Amazing experience every time

Leeds Building Society

30 High St, Colchester CO1 1DB, UK – 01206 563788

Local Chambers of Commerce for CO2 7EE. 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!
Colchester Borough Council

Town Hall, Colchester CO1 1FR, UK – 01206 282222

Just called about council tax and spoke to a lady called Jackie, she was helpful and friendly and didn't come across as stuck up like the previous council folk I've spoke to

I go here to collect my parcels they are always helpful!!

Colchester Borough Council

Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Rd, Colchester CO3 3WG, UK – 01206 282222

Saw a property that required renovating and extending for our private use. Went to Rowan House, unannounced, and had a short meeting with one of the officers, which proved very helpful. I purchased the property, had plans submitted. Everything went smoothly and any comments were of a constructive theme. A pleasing experience.

HM Revenue & Customs

14 Headgate, Colchester CO3 3BS, UK – 0843 504 0633

Took some time on hold but I phoned during a busy time. Once through to an adviser she sorted my problem in 2 minutes.

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 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 7EE 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

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

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

I love my dentist !! He has restored my faith and makes me feel relaxed. Takes time to explain every thing and is a dab hand at extractions !!! Busy practice and lovely staff. The new receptionist is very calm under stressful situations with the public and is very helpful. I am a bit disappointed..I have emailed about my disappointment at being charged ANOTHER 243 pounds for the same treatment set because time has run out...but that's because we are unable to get appointments for weeks and they have cancelled twice. But my concerns have been totally ignored. Such a pity as I was pleased with the service but now I realise it is just about the money

Best dentist i have ever been too. Hygienist Jo is Brilliant, very gentle. Everyone there is 1st rate

North Hill Dental

46 N Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, UK – 01206 577912

Excellent and professional service! I am a nervous patient when it comes to having dental treatment and find the staff very understanding. Always explain well and check I'm ok at every stage. I have also found the general time keeping / waiting times to be brilliant too, never sat too long before being seen too. All in all a brilliant and friendly dentist and would highly recommend.

I've been using this dentist for the past 7 years and find them very helpful and efficient. They rebuilt my front teeth after they were damaged and did a great job doing so. They were also fantastic with my son, who's 2 and just had his first appointment. Thank you.

Wimpole Road Surgery

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

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.

North Hill Surgery Dr Baldwin & 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.

Ambrose Avenue Group Practice

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

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.

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

Great character on the car park under pressure but still very helpful,x-ray department very fredly sometimes this is all it takes.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Very nice people good old historical hospital

Malting Green Surgery ( NHS)

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

Dank

Lexden Health Practice

10 Victoria Rd, Colchester CO3 3NT, UK – 01206 579777

I've never been to an osteopath but my back had been getting more tense and uncomfortable over the last few months so I thought it'd be a good idea. I ended up getting an appointment with Ellie, and when I arrived she looked quite young so i was a little sceptical about her level of expertise, however as soon as I entered my appointment it was clear she knew a lot about her profession, she made me feel very comfortable and quickly located the problem areas in my back, explaining them to me and telling me how they may have happened and what I could continue to do to keep them problem free. She clicked and cracked a few things and since my appointment i've been feeling great, problem solved it would seem. My appointment with Ellie has given me great confidence in seeing her if I have any more problems in the future and I wouldn't think twice about going anywhere else. Thank you!

I have been visiting Niki at Lexden Health Practice for the last 20 weeks in relation to preganancy related hip / back pains. I cannot recommend her and her use of osteopathy enough. I strongly believe that her treatments have enabled me to be more mobile and active throughout the second and third trimesters of this pregnancy than I was with my first. She has carefully explained every treatment to me and I leave her office feeling really mobile and full of vigor! I have been recommending using osteopathy to other pregnant friends as I feel its benefits cannot be over stated! I will be coming back for a post natal appointment too!

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CO2 7EE.

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 7EE
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

Very lovely and friendly Christians.

Very friendly people and a welcoming atmosphere.

Colchester Christian Spiritualist Church

Recreation Rd, Colchester CO1 2HE, UK – 01206 504237

Lovely kind people, who welcome you in.

Lexden Methodist Church

21 Straight Rd, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9BY, UK

Originally I went to a Cof E church but on my first visit to this church I felt a real warmth and friendliness from everyone. They make new visitors feel the love of God

Holy place

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

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?

Visit at peak times (weekend) and queues to the gosbecks roundabout are to be expected. Otherwise a simple get in and dump operation. Staff are helpful when you're not sure which bin to use. Height restrictions for vans.

Appliance Care Recycling

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

Great staff!

Scrap Car Network

Haven Rd, Colchester CO2 8HT, UK – 0300 100 0027

Really good service. Best paid price about would use again.

Best quote I received and process so simple - car collected as agreed with minimum of fuss and hassle. Recommended

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

Sloppy Joe's American Bar & Restaurant

37 High St, Colchester CO1 1DH, UK – 01206 577229

Food is really good, however they had no ribs when we went! A bit sad given it's so called high reputation. Prices were fair and the staff polite and helpful.

Large, filling plates. The menu is simple but broad offering a full selection of American type dishes. The pasta is amazing having great full taste.

Noodle Zone Restaurant

19-21 Crouch St, Colchester CO3 3EN, UK – 01206 575111

The noodle zone is our favourite "too tired to cook" restaurant. It is always welcoming, the food is always carefully prepared and excellent value for money. The Malaysian specialties are great, and for comfort food, the noodle soups are terrific: won ton soup and duck soup are our favourites. Watch for the specials.

The food here is really really good. I am not even joking. I really like the Malaysian food! Highly recommend Nasi Lemak or their Malaysian set meal if you want to try the Malaysian foodπŸ‘πŸΏ

Vinny's Restaurant

1 Headgate, Colchester CO1 1NU, UK – 01206 578941

Absolutely fabulous food 9 of us came in to eat and they couldn't have been more helpful very friendly and the food was spot on would deff come back again esp as it was great prices

Good value

Nursery and Preschools

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

Lexden Montessori

5 Oxford Rd, Colchester CO3 3HN, UK – 01206 760863

I love Lexden Montessori, I worked here! It is a fun, loving environment that feels like home. The Montessori approach is incredible & truly gives children a great start in life.

Having visited various nurseries in the area I can honestly say that in my opinion Lexden Montessori offer a incredibly high quality level of care at a suprisingly affordable price.

King's Ford Infant School and Nursery

Gloucester Ave, Colchester CO2 9AZ, UK – 01206 574524

That used to be my old school and the reason why I think it is ok is because I got bullied there a lot.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Gosbecks Primary School

Owen Ward Cl, Colchester CO2 9DG, UK – 01206 575407

Very good primary school

Cool. Really cool. Awesome Amazing. Stunning

Saint James' Primary School

Guildford Rd, Colchester CO1 2RA, UK – 01206 865747

I like the school the teachers are very nice

I used to go here and I loved itπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

St Mary's School

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

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

St Mary's School

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

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.

Colchester High School & Nursery

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

We think Colchester High School is a gem of a school. Our two children have thrived here. Academically they progress well and are achieving, but this school is about so much more. Children are individuals not numbers, they are taught values to become independent learners, inquisitive, kind, respectful to others and rounded human beings. It is a town centre school so doesn't have flashy grounds or acres of parking but if you look beyond material interests, it is a school which will nurture and value your children.

My Children have been at CHS since nursery and have just progressed into Seniors, they LOVE their school. Thanks to all the staff especially the sports department.

Oxford House School & Nursery

Colchester CO3 3NE, UK – 01206 576686

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0800 111999

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0845 9 60 50 40
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