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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

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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The Co-operative Bank PLC

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

WOW. What a great bank and great service. I defiently recommend coming here. Very helpful and will go out of their way to help you. 1 to 1 service is fantastic and felt very welcomed. Having bad experiences with my previous bank, they understood my situation and actually had all the time in the world for me. If you ever need a new bank or a change, come here. You won't be disappointed.

Never had anything but great service.

Metro Bank

31-32, High St, Colchester CO1 1DB, UK – 020 3402 7950

friendly staff. have personal and business accounts. relatively easy to set up. great communication and speedy. opening hours couldn't be better.

Extremely Friendly, to much friendly. Just using my daily banking and is ok not that best but is ok for normal banking. Have business account but closed because my business manager never interested to talk to me about my business or my account. Good bank. Will keep my account open.

Building Societies

Nationwide

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

Amazing experience every time

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

Local Chambers of Commerce for CO3 3DW. 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.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for CO3. 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 CO3 3DW 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

North Hill Dental

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

This is best by far the best Dental Surgery in all of ESSEX. The Staff are friendly & actually have a great sense of humour, they are not "Stuffy or Devoid" of their Clients feelings & their Bedside Manner is perfect if, like me, you are terrified of the Dentist. You will deffinately want to go back for more surgery without the fear. Lay back, relax & they do the rest. It's better than having a "Spa Day". Thank you guys for giving me my Courage back, see you soon.

Amazing staff, very lovely and polite reception team. Excellent telephone manner, helpful in arranging a convenient appointment time. Nurses and Dentist are so caring and bubbly. Dr. Sedani is amazing dentist I've ever come across no BS straight to point. Quick and efficient, saw me at short notice and sorted everything out. 11 out of 10.

Colchester Dental Care (formerly The Tooth Place)

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

I was waiting outside for them to open with chronic toothache on a Monday morning with no appointment in agony. They ushered me in upon opening and said I was welcome to wait and they would see me as soon as a slot was available. Before my behind had barely touched the seat I was whisked away and not even ten minutes later was pain free and minus an infected molar. Speedy and professional service and I am eternally grateful that I was accommodated so quickly and kindly.

Excellent Dentist..been with "The Tooth Place" for many years and watched it decline, but now there is new life and enthusiasm in the place with caring staff who are eager to accomadate the patients needs

Straight Road Dental Practice

118 Straight Rd, Colchester CO3 9DJ, UK – 01206 769695

Have found customer service and clinical service to be top notch.

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.

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.

Ambrose Avenue Group Practice

145 London Rd, Stanway, Colchester CO3 8NZ, UK – 01206 549444

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.

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Oaks Hospital

120 Mile End Rd, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5XR, UK – 01206 752121

Very nice and professional staff. Top standard care.

Unfortunately I have been here too many times in the last year or so. The staff are all very pleasant and friendly and the outpatient areas are comfortable and clean. As an inpatient my stay was very comfortable and I was well cares for. Car parking can be impossible at times however the street nearby only has restrictions between 2pm and 3pm so usually available.

Essex County Hospital

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

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.

I would like to say thank you so much for the care I have had...second to none. Yes the car park isn't the best but they are always helpful and try to find you a space, but it's the medical care that is important to me and it's been wonderful in the eye clinic...thank you Dr Bansal...he told me what was happening the whole way through the procedure...the nurses were patient, kind, attentive...I can't say enough about everyone involved...during the procedure I had someone hold my hand the whole way through...I can't tell you how reassuring this was...it helped me to relax....I can see again, drive again....I have my life back thanks you everyone...Elizabeth Norton

Colchester General Hospital

Turner Rd, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5JL, UK – 01206 747474

Wonderful support from staff (especially Louise) on Darcy ward. It can't be an easy job working end of life care but they treated with love and care. It's tough saying goodbye to a loved one when you're on your own and not ideal to say goodbye in the middle of a ward, but the staff tried hard to make it as comfortable as possible and showed true compassion for both my aunt and myself. I'm sure your patients appreciate your kindness, I certainly did. Thank you.

Just returned home after spending a week in ACU was admitted via A&E and ended up with a pacemaker being fitted. The treatment I received in A&E was second to none as I had AF. I was admitted to the ward and the staff are brilliant, so kind, helpful and patient. They are always so very busy, hardly stop all day but always will give you time. The night staff were also great. I was very grateful for the wonderful service I received and care I was given. Colchester Hospital is great. Thank you all so much, I'll be forever grateful to you all.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CO3 3DW.

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 CO3 3DW
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.

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!

It's an amazing place to go, the cafe sells amazing food trust me I done 2 week work experience and the staff are amazing they make you feel really welcoming. Even if you have loads of homework or work things to do the cafe is an amazing place to sit and do it, it's calm and friendly.

Stanway Evangelical Church

Chapel Rd, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0PU, UK – 01206 576806

Nice children's play group

Great people, they do a fabulous Men's Breakfast!

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.

I’m sorry but I cannot understand the bad reviews for this place. The staff are incredibly friendly and courteous. They helped me carry stuff. They took stuff off me to put it in the right place. I witnessed an incident of a staff member being verbally abused for asking someone to use the correct bin and he was still really polite to the bloke. Can’t compliment the staff enough.

Wright Skip Hire

49 South St, Colchester CO2 7BJ, UK – 07519 319295

Excellent polite service, good price. Even informed me the day before that there maybe a problem with delivery due to adverse weather conditions. We filled the skip and Daniel returned to collect the next day and deliver us a second skip. So no hanging around. Arrived on time both visits as I said despite the adverse conditions. I would recommend Wright skips.

Excellent service. Fast, friendly and professional. Will be using again and would strongly recommend.

Heroes Metal Recycling

1 Queen St, Colchester CO1 2PG, UK – 07531 577583

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

Na-Ree Thai Restaurant

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

Clean, crisp flavours to savour. Highest of recommendations for gluten free delicious food.

Excellent food, eat in or take out, well priced too. Not many Thai restaurants come close, we aren't local but often collect when we are in Colchester it's that good. If you eat in the staff are nice too! The spicy salads are worth a try.

Pizza Hut Restaurants

Turner Rise Retail Park, Turner Rd, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5JR, UK – 01206 546545

Just loved it. The restaurant was full as you would expect on a Saturday at lunch time. Staff could not be more friendly and accommodating. Service was fast and the cola endless. Two large pizzas with all the salad you can eat plus all the cola you can drink cost just over Β£40. Not cheap by any means but for a treat just right.

I have mixed feelings about this place. Polite and friendly staff. Shame it doesn't really match the food and cleanliness. Have always come of a lunchtime regularly. I always have the lunch meal deal and always found the pizzas to be quite dry and not really very appealing. Very basic. The salad is the best bit. Staff seem to really catch up oncr customers finish and leave to get tables cleaned and prepared for the next customer. Find they do struggle when its busy.

Il Padrino Restaurant

11 Church St, Colchester CO1 1NF, UK – 01206 366699

Don't be fooled by an uninspiring exterior, once in (provided you've booked at peak times), you will not be disappointed. The quirky layout over 3 floors varying hugely in ambience all add to the charm of this Italian restaurant. Food served was piping hot, well presented and delicious. Service was quick and staff were attentive. Although Italian this is not a pizzeria, so go elsewhere for that!

Yes, another true and authentic Italian restaurant in Colchester - love it. Food is real, authentic Italian with real Italian ingredients and way of cooking. Atmosphere is lovely and staff is even better. Cook is delightful and kind. Will absolutely come back. Highly recommend to those who wish to experience authentic and real Italian food.

Nursery and Preschools

Myland Pre-School

Myland Parish Halls, Mile End Rd, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5DY, UK – 07952 548335

Christchurch Pre School

Ireton Rd, Colchester CO3 3AT, UK – 01206 541959

Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery & Pre School

83 Sheepen Rd, Colchester CO3 3LF, UK – 01206 560814

Primary and Secondary Schools

Montgomery Infant School and Nursery

Baronswood Way, Colchester CO2 9QG, UK – 01206 570231

The best school in all Essex !!!

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!!!!!πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜†πŸ˜†β˜Ί

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

Oxford House School & Nursery

Colchester CO3 3NE, UK – 01206 576686

Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST, UK – 01206 574305

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.

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Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
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