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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.

HSBC

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

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.

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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.

Leeds Building Society

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

Nationwide

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

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

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

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

North Hill Dental

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

Everyone who helped me at this dental office was super friendly and personable. I am in Washington state temporarily for the summer and chipped a veneer. I was scared my fake tooth might come out and it's scary being thousands of miles away from my home dentist. This dentist was incredible--despite me being from out of state and this being my first visit, Dr. McIntosh was extremely helpful--not at all trying to rush me in and out. He answered all of my questions and heard out all of my concerns, very reassuring. Thanks for doing a great job on stabilizing my tooth and giving me a great dentist experience!

Excellent service as usual. I particularly appreciate knowing that there is no pressure at all to have additional or unnecessary work done. How refreshing to come away having paid only the basic check-up fee and to be told everything is looking fine. A Kavanagh

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.

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

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.

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.

The Hawthorn Surgery

St. Edmunds Centre, Tamarisk Way, Colchester CO4 3GW, UK – 01206 871157

The inability to book future appointments is really poor but otherwise this is a very nice practice with helpful staff.

My surgery no regular GPs

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

Very nice people good old historical hospital

Help and very competent staf and extremely good care

Flagstaff Dental Clinic

1 Flagstaff Rd, Colchester CO2 7SP, UK – 01206 766266

Have now been here on two separate occasions to have my wisdom teeth removed. First time was fine, dentist initially thought it was going to be difficult to remove my tooth due to the angle it was growing it. But he managed to get it out no problem in less than 5 mins. I suffer with a lot of anxiety with dentists and all staff we very good. Today I went back for my second extraction and has an even better dentist. He managed to get my tooth and caused no swelling or pain for me at all. I am so surprised. I wouldn't of thought I would have no swelling. You can't even tell I have had dental work. Sedation was quick and effective and all staff very pleasant during this experience. Aftercare information has been given and all staff willing to answer any questions. Highly recommended

This was my first time to have teeth extracted by sedation. Having had the scratch in the back of my hand, the blindfold placed over my , treatment began. I can honestly say that I felt no pain and or anything else. I was so surprised. All of the staff who attended to me during and after showed care and attention at all times. I do agree that bigger and better premises would be an asset to all.

Shrub End Surgery

122 Shrub End Rd, Colchester CO3 4RY, UK – 01206 573605

Has the rather rare benefit of being able to just turn up in the morning for a "first come, first served" system, and then traditional appointments afterwards. Parking attached but this can fill up.

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.

Castle Methodist Church

Maidenburgh St, Colchester CO1 1TT, UK – 01206 572061

Very friendly place.

St John's Orthodox Church

Military Rd, Colchester CO1, UK – 01394 273820

Orthodox Christian church. English, Russian, and Romanian speaking.

The way to the God!

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

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.

Good service, didn't need to wait long for food, good price was expecting more from the food, it was ok but didn't blow me away.

Noodle Zone Restaurant

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

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 food👍🏿

We keep returning here and will keep doing so again. They do a very reasonable lunch deal and if you don't want to walk into town, or take a bus, you can finish (if you want) within the 30 minutes that you can park outside (if there is a space). The takeaways are just as good and all the family like to see what there is to eat here. The service is friendly and I see us returning over and over again.

Memoirs Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

W Stockwell St, Colchester CO1, UK – 01206 562400

Amazing food. Really tasty. Portions well served. Nice costumer service. Brilliant vegetarian lasagna and salmon. Starters were just wonderful: king prawns. Environment a little empty, wich can be uncomfortable if you want to have a normal chat.

I was taken here for my birthday had a lovely meal. Can't wait to visit again.

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.

Colchester High School & Nursery

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

My son in currently attending and my daughter starts in September. Kate, the admissions co-ordinator is faultless in her job as are the other staff I have met so far. My son is very happy there and his confidence has really improved which means more than any reviews or opinions. I would recommend this school to anyone.

Our only experience of independent education, having been very happy with state in the past. We wanted a secondary school that would celebrate and value the individual in our child. The surroundings were of little interest, we are not aspirational or social climbers who need a fancy setting. Also we were not prepared to submit our 11 year old to a life of commuting to Ipswich. We were looking for dedicated staff and a place for our son to breathe, grow and shine. We found it and feel it was one of our best decisions in parenting. I would not have sent a daughter there, St Mary's would have provided the same for them, but we feel our son's talents and abilities have been noted ,encouraged and realised . As he prepares to leave after 5 years,he is a credit to us and the school.

Primary and Secondary 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.

Gosbecks Primary School

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

Very good primary school

Cool. Really cool. Awesome Amazing. Stunning

Colchester High School & Nursery

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

My son in currently attending and my daughter starts in September. Kate, the admissions co-ordinator is faultless in her job as are the other staff I have met so far. My son is very happy there and his confidence has really improved which means more than any reviews or opinions. I would recommend this school to anyone.

Our only experience of independent education, having been very happy with state in the past. We wanted a secondary school that would celebrate and value the individual in our child. The surroundings were of little interest, we are not aspirational or social climbers who need a fancy setting. Also we were not prepared to submit our 11 year old to a life of commuting to Ipswich. We were looking for dedicated staff and a place for our son to breathe, grow and shine. We found it and feel it was one of our best decisions in parenting. I would not have sent a daughter there, St Mary's would have provided the same for them, but we feel our son's talents and abilities have been noted ,encouraged and realised . As he prepares to leave after 5 years,he is a credit to us and the school.

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

My son in currently attending and my daughter starts in September. Kate, the admissions co-ordinator is faultless in her job as are the other staff I have met so far. My son is very happy there and his confidence has really improved which means more than any reviews or opinions. I would recommend this school to anyone.

Our only experience of independent education, having been very happy with state in the past. We wanted a secondary school that would celebrate and value the individual in our child. The surroundings were of little interest, we are not aspirational or social climbers who need a fancy setting. Also we were not prepared to submit our 11 year old to a life of commuting to Ipswich. We were looking for dedicated staff and a place for our son to breathe, grow and shine. We found it and feel it was one of our best decisions in parenting. I would not have sent a daughter there, St Mary's would have provided the same for them, but we feel our son's talents and abilities have been noted ,encouraged and realised . As he prepares to leave after 5 years,he is a credit to us and the school.

Oxford House School & Nursery

Colchester CO3 3NE, UK – 01206 576686

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Gas Transco

0800 111999

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0845 9 60 50 40
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