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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

6 Moorland Rd, Bath BA2 3PA, UK – 0345 788 8444

Lovley friendly staff, very helpful

Barclays Bank

4 - 5 Southgate St, Bath BA1 1AQ, UK – 0345 734 5345

Very modern

Lloyds Bank

47 Milsom St, Bath BA1 1DN, UK – 0345 300 0000

Excellent city centre bank

Staff are very good, sadly Google's information on the branches opening times, are not. This branches closing times are 5pm during the week and 4pm on Saturday, Sunday closed

Building Societies

Bath Investment & Building Society

15 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN, UK – 01225 423271

Small savings and mortgage specialists who specialise in flexibility and personal service.

Nationwide

21 Old Bond St, Bath BA1 2LA, UK – 0800 554 0403

Iv never had a bad service their. I would recommend them to anyone. A great service and disable access as well.

Excellent local bank

Nationwide

3-4 Bath St, Bath BA1 1SB, UK – 0800 554 0900

Love nationwide usually. Not impressed with the recent downtime though!

Always had warm helpful and friendly service. Total improvement on any banking experiences before and happy I switched....

Local Chambers of Commerce for BA2 8LP. 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!
Guildhall

High St, City Centre, Bath BA1 5AW, UK – 01225 394041

I Love This place!! It's so unique, a timeless centre offering many shops and quirky outlets - been going there since my grandmother used to take me decades ago. From artsy handmade items to gorgeously rude cards and beautiful jewellery, with everything in between (haberdashers, deli, hardware, electrics, coffee makers, leather goods etc etc). Just go and try it for yourself!

This place has been here for as the City itself. There are number of coffee shops and eateries. A delicatessen, hardware store, second hand bookshop and an hairdressers amongst others. Great atmosphere, highly recommend a visit!

Bath MOT

Fleet Services Depot, Locksbrook Rd, Bath BA1 3EL, UK – 01225 477314

Have taken my car there three times now and these guys are wonderful. Proactive, friendly and helpful, no upselling or hidden agendas - just straight forward great service and advice. Can not recommend them enough.

OK, an MOT is an MOT but why not be choosey who does it for you? Just had mine done at the Council MOT station Locksbrook Road. I rate it very highly because; its easy to get to, staff are friendly, complimentary tea/coffee, no up-selling of additional services, fast and efficient, they do it while you wait at the appointed time, ( so in and out in 1 hr. They offer a free reminder service for next year (DVLA charge $1.50 for this service), a loyalty discount for next year, and of course the profits that would have lined the garage owners pockets are put back into Council services reducing my Council Tax bill. And more importantly for me, they have no incentive to fail the car to get extra work as has been my experience in the past with MOT stations linked to garage services. Why go elsewhere?

Registration of Births Deaths & Marriages

Guildhall, High St, Bath BA1 5AW, UK – 01225 477234

We were married at Kingston Registry Office in February and then went on to have our Reception in the Guildhall - the Queen Anne Suite. We cannot praise everyone at the Guildhall enough from the Register Office Team through to Monika and her staff who looked after us so well both before during and after our lovely wedding day. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was accomplished with the minimum of fuss, lots of laughter yet a very professional approach.. We wanted an informal relaxed celebration with close family and a few friends and it was perfect. Everything that could be done was done to make our day exactly as we had planned and hoped for. Our guests all commented on what a beautiful wedding it was. Thank you to everyone concerned Cyd and Richard Slade 03/03/2017

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 BA2. 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 Shoscombe area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Shoscombe and BA2 8LP 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

mydentist, Walwyn Close, Twerton

Walwyn Cl, England, Bath BA2 1ER, UK – 01225 339882

Have visited this dentist several times, most recently today for an emergency appointment. They are absolutely fantastic - the receptionist, dentist, dentist's assistant... all made me feel so at ease despite my nerves and provided me with the best treatment possible. Highly recommended!

Bath Spa Dentistry

19 James St W, Bath BA1 2BT, UK – 01225 464346

This is a wonderful dental practice in central Bath. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I am very happy with my extensive dental work done so expertly by Sandra – she is a perfectionist and I can now smile with pride. Sandra is also a very calming influence if you are a bit nervous of going to the dentist! I am so happy with the results and would highly recommend the practice for any dental procedures. Thank you Sandra!

My visits to Bath Spa Dentistry are always something to look forward to. This is because it begins as I enter, with a friendly reception - which puts me in a relaxed frame of mind, before any work begins. Jason - who handles my somewhat unusual one off brace fitting is with his assistant both efficient and calm during procedures. He also makes time for a brief chat or joke - making the time spent in the chair fly by. To sum it all up, I trust the high quality professional skill sets that the staff offer, and at the same time admire their people friendly methods used. Keep up the fine work, David Snowdon

No Fear Dentist

St Michaels Dental Surgery, Walwyn Cl, Bath BA2 1SX, UK – 01225 334733

I've never felt so relaxed at the dentist !

Oldfield Surgery

45 Upper Oldfield Park, Bath BA2 3HT, UK – 01225 421137

Fantastic team, lovely doctors, short waiting lists and it’s always nice to receive such a warm welcome from the receptionist when it’s a dull rainy day outside! Been with the practice my whole life, would highly recommend.

I think this surgery is wonderful ! The doctors have been excellent with my health problems and I cannot thank them enough. Amazing surgery, clean, high standards , friendly staff , always happy to help. The doctors are just incredible !

Green Park Dental Practice

40 Green Park, Bath BA1 1HZ, UK – 01225 421096

We have been with Mr Smillie for the last 18 years, and been provided excellent service. My wife has had some issues with gum disease which have been diagnosed and addressed. All the staff at the practice are very efficient, and courteous. The emphasis is on quality care and dentistry, rather than flash carpeting - but that is exactly what I want to pay for!

This is a super dentistry practice. The staff are courteous and friendly and the work is high quality. Chris Rosser has a very reassuring demeanour and has worked hard to save every tooth in my mouth without resorting to expensive crowns as some dentists do. I fully trust the guys at green park and will be continuing to open my mouth for them both for treatment and to recommend them😬

Lifestyle Medical Beauty Clinic

10 Chapel Row, Bath BA1 1HN, UK – 01225 464005

Very good service. Well qualified and ethical medical staff. Thoroughly recommend

Friendly, helpful staff. Thoroughly recommended!

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

St Martin's Hospital

Midford Road, Bath BA2 5RP, UK – 01225 831500

Car park can fill up quite easily on a weekday other than Friday.

Bath Centre for Pain Services

Royal National Hospital For Rheumatic Diseases, Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RL, UK – 01225 473427

Outstanding medical facility

This is where my life changed for the best. Met great Drs but for the month I stayed here I learnt how to live with my pain, More important though we're the other people on the course with me, going through the same things in life. I met the most fantastic people that soon became very close friends. Jane, Aileen, Irene, Joy, Tracey, Barry and Kevin. Love and miss them all xxxx

Royal National Hospital For Rheumatic Diseases

Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RL, UK – 01225 465941

Love this place. The building is so beautiful. The staircase inside is amazing. Staff super friendly. Clean and tidy place. Comfy seating areas. Lift available to all. Doctors are extremely good. I have been diagnosed here with 2 illnesses and they were so helpful, kind and caring.

Have had the best treatment and support here helpful caring people .

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for BA2 8LP.

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 BA2 8LP
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

Manvers Gospel Hall

16 Old Orchard St, Bath BA1 1, UK – 01761 439998

Dear brothern at Manvers Hall Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I am introduced to your Assmebly through the visits of Bro.Michael Browne in the past to India. I am an elder in a local assembly in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. having fellowship in local brethren assembly in Kadapa after my retirement as Principal in a govt.degree college. It is a very sad to learn about the demise of Bro.Michael Browne.(of course sovereign God's prevails) We were very much benefitted by his messages during his visits to India ,Kadapa of Andhra Pradesh. I would like to have the list of his publications and testimony in brief for the encouragement of the believers. my prayer for the bereaved children of Bro.Michael Browne with love in Him Phelix Edward

Bath Seventh-day Adventist Church

Southstoke Ln, Bath BA2 5SH, UK – 07988 412499

Nice middle sized church with very nice people, lively music and good and healthy food.

Beautiful church community

St Michael’s Church

Watery Ln, Bath BA2 1RL, UK – 01225 426017

Friendly and warm church congregation. Really welcoming and real. Pop in for a coffee on a Sunday and meet Richard the vicar for a chat!

Lovely building and really lovely congregation!

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Bath Recycling Centre

Midland Rd, Bath BA1 3AT, UK – 01225 394041

Staff always helpful and cheerful, helping unload where they can and advising where each item needs to go. Beware of long queues that form 45 minutes before closing time - don't leave it until the last minute to go there.

Very helpful and friendly

Douglas & Tucker

Arch, 6-8 Lower Bristol Rd, Bath BA2 9ES, UK – 01225 421933

Fab service, super quick, no waiting around, friendly and helpful.

Excellent fast service very helpful and friendly

Bath Recycling Skips

The Old Fuller Earth Works, The Firs, Combe Hay, Bath BA2 8PD, UK – 01225 840700

Always helpful ....I have a very narrow drive way had 3 skips and never any issues with delivery or removal , highly recommended

bathrecyclingskips.co.uk is best skip hire business in Bath that I have found.

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 Shoscombe

Thai Basil Restaurant

90A Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BG, UK – 01225 462463

Food is great but really disappointed as they Do Not make it clear that the meal deal only applies to one brand of beer! Hence you can be left feeling misled and ripped off if you order another brand, and are not made aware that this is the case...for this reason we wont return.

Very good food, very helpful and friendly staff, not expensive

Yum Yum Thai Cafe Restaurant

17 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AE, UK – 01225 445253

Excellent food. Fast service. Good prices. Free range chicken and organic wine. Best lunch spot in bath.

A really good find, I was looking for a good Thai meal and found it! Good service and good beer, reasonable prices, an excellent way to conclude a short visit to Bath.

Henry's Restaurant Bath

4 Saville Row, Bath BA1 2QP, UK – 01225 780055

Exquisite meal, flavours and calm and intimate atmosphere. Great service. Only downside opentable booking did not get through to restaurant but they happily seated us anyway.

We had a wonderful Lunch at this lovely little restaurant. Henry is a wonderful Chef. Thank you for introducing yourself! The other staff were very friendly and polite. The food was truly innovative and absolutely delicious. Travelled an hour to get there and would certainly return.

Nursery and Preschools

Combe Down Nursery

Combe Road, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5HY, UK – 01225 840575

I need to know time and price

Widcombe Acorns Pre-School

St Mark's Community Centre, St Mark's Road, Widcombe, Bath BA2 4PA, UK – 01225 445446

Simply the best pre-school in Bath. Run by passionate committed staff - the children love it. The kids come out happy, confident & enthusuastic little people :)

Green Shoots Pre-School

Bruton Community Hall, Bruton Avenue,, Bath BA2 4QJ, UK – 07712 617336

My son stayed in the Green Shoots when he was 2-4. He enjoyed the time there very much. The staffs are friendly and give a lot of encouragements to my son. The food is fantastic and my son always finishes the whole plate. The children in the nursery are generally well behaved. I would recommend this school to other parents.

We're on our second time around, first our little boy loved Green Shoots, and now his little sister has never had a bad day. It's always friendly and busy, but at the same time calm and safe - how do they do that?!!

Primary and Secondary Schools

Moorlands Infant School

Moorfields Rd, Bath BA2 2DQ, UK – 01225 422556

My daughter loves this school. Very fun supportive environment. Great large site.

Beechen Cliff School

Alexandra Park, Kipling Ave, Bath BA2 4RE, UK – 01225 480466

Had a brilliant time at BCS secondary and sixth form

Great school my son has learnt so much!

King Edward's School, Bath

North Road, Bath BA2 6HU, UK – 01225 464313

It's a really good school, whoever posted the other review is... a bit crazy...?

Yeah

Public & Preparatory Schools

Bath Academy

27 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HX, UK – 01225 334577

Prior Park College

Ralph Allen Dr, Bath BA2 5AH, UK – 01225 835353

Top education, beautiful location.

Prior Park Collage is a marvellous experience whether it is for a year or all your life. I highly recommended.

King Edward's School, Bath

North Road, Bath BA2 6HU, UK – 01225 464313

It's a really good school, whoever posted the other review is... a bit crazy...?

Yeah

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Local social service agencies for BA2 8LP with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for BA2 8LP with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for BA2 8LP, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for BA2 8LP with contact details and location maps