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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

Europa House, 49 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 1RU, UK – 0345 788 8444

The whole style of the bank is tired and shabby. I think that the poor environment is detrimental to the staff's attitude to their work and the customers. I have had some very good service there but also quite appalling service. When I lived in the suburbs of London my local NatWest was always winning rosettes for its efficiency and good service! What a come down.........

Ive banked with natwest for years, never had a bad problem here. Just the long queues inside thats a downer.

Barclays Bank

67 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 1RY, UK – 0345 734 5345

Quaint little bank, the staff are always pleasant & helpful, someone is always on the floor to assist. I would expect a queue when it's busy! Good Bank.

There's often a wait in here, but staff are helpful and friendly. They could do with adding some paying-in machines here.

HSBC

41 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 1SA, UK – 0345 740 4404

I think HSBC is the one of the best bank. In terms of management, financial work,advice,etc Recently I opened my bank account from folkestone HSBC branch.the staff were really professional and friendly. Specially thank you very much MRS LEANDRA KEARNS for your help full advice.

Building Societies

Nationwide

77 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2AQ, UK – 0800 554 0279

Friendly, understanding and professional staff. Excellent customer service.

brilliant customer service

Local Chambers of Commerce for CT20 3HF. 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 CT20. 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 Folkestone area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Folkestone and CT20 3HF 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

Bupa Dental Care Folkstone

16 Shorncliffe Rd, Folkestone CT20 2SF, UK – 01303 251598

Today I Called The Dental Practice Because I Had Raging Tooth Ache At The Back Of My Mouth..The Receptionist Was Very Nice Which Makes A Big Difference. It Was My First Time Here. As Soon As You Walk In You Feel Very Welcome.. So I Had My Tooth Removed And No Pain Or Bother What So Ever By The Lady.. What A Fantastic Experience From This Dental Practice .. Thank You OASIS Well Recommend.... Here What A

Have been extremely happy with the treatments received so far. All staff very good too. Faith in dentists have been restored (some not very good experiences with previous dental practices) Thank you.

Cheriton Dental Surgery

55 Cheriton High St, Folkestone CT19 4EZ, UK – 01303 765196

Great dentist but private only not nhs.

Total Dental Care

92 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2BE, UK – 01303 255559

I can not say enough to express how good the Folkestone practice has been for me. From the dentist to the dental nurse and the reception team. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Best dental experience I've ever had, and let's face it, no one really likes going to the dentist! Well done to all of you. Thank you.

Excellent experience at TDC. Have been registered here for 1 year and been in twice for emergency treatment. Both times they have seen me on the day, given the treatment necessary and completed my normal half yearly check up to save me having to come back. I'm petrified of the dentist yet my dentist here is extraordinary at making me feel relaxed. Highly recommend.

The New Surgery

128 Canterbury Rd, Folkestone CT19 5SR, UK – 01303 243516

I have been with this surgery for one year and have received a very good standard of care for both me and my family.

Always found Doctors nurses and reception staff to be most helpful bearing in mind the pressures they are all under. Well done.

Guildhall Street Surgery

65 Guildhall St N, Folkestone CT20 1EJ, UK – 01303 851411

Very busy GP Practice

Dr M A Hossain & Partners

Guildhall Surgery, 65 - 69 Guildhall St N, Folkestone CT20 1EJ, UK – 01303 851411

Often late but who isn't in the NHS? we should blame patients for that not staff. They offer double appointments for people that need extra long to whine so if people only book one appointment and then ramble on for ages about what happened in 1976 to their daughters back then the doctor can't exactly kick them out. Would give five stars as staff always polite and helpful, and premises always clean, but they lose two stars purely because the receptionists have all started to ask me what I'm calling about. It's private!! And if they don't have any medical training then they don't know what is serious and what isn't. Also they tell people to ring 111 once they're fully booked but I work for 111 and we don't give appointments during the day. We don't have doctors during the day so ringing 111 doesn't achieve anything. But other than those points, great surgery. Won't be changing.

Very busy local GP Practice

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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Royal Victoria Hospital

Radnor Park Ave, Folkestone CT19 5BN, UK – 01303 850202

Very efficiently run hospital with kind and friendly staff. Though the building is old the equipment is not. I have really had to wait as appointments seem to run to time, A rarity these days. There is never a pleasure to go to hospital but at Folkestone it’s less of an ordeal. Well done to the staff.

Went for an ENT appointment and I must say, I didn’t have to wait on both appointments. Wasn’t ignored, seen on time. Lovely staff. It’s been a pleasure!

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CT20 3HF.

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 CT20 3HF
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

St Mary & St Eanswythe C Of E Church

Church St, Folkestone CT20 1SW, UK – 01303 252947

Nice church

This was my school church, we christened our daughter there and got married. We are looking to christen our son there too now.

Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone

Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 2HQ, UK – 01303 256040

Amazing services available and in a broad range. Friendly smiley faces and an amazing Choir.

Beautiful peaceful church visited on maunday Thursday for quiet prayer

Life Church

Bowles Well Gardens, Folkestone CT19 6PQ, UK – 01303 240033

Life Church will welcome you with open arms. It is culturally diverse, great mix of people of all ages. The preaching by Pastor Robert is the Gospel ; he preaches God's love and reconciliation and will strengthen your faith. It is a Church where you can grow in the love of God . The children's and youth ministry is wonderful! As much love and attention is given to the young as the old. What can I say? It's amazing!

I love the whole experience of being part of the family at Life Church. The worship is stupendous. Everyone is welcome, no matter what ethnicity, nationality, gender or age the church reaches out with the full heart of Christ. Enjoy Sunday morning or Wednesday evening with a group of people who love God and enjoy the worship. God bless you.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Folkestone Household Waste Recycling Centre

Ross Way, Shorncliffe, Folkestone CT20 3UJ, UK – 0300 041 7373

Yes you will have the odd queue but staff are helpful and the site appears to run very smoothly

I know it can be really annoying when you have to wait to enter the recycling site (which has caused some poor reviews) but bearing in mind the small size of this centre and the stringent health and safety regulations (to keep us, the public safe) I think they are doing a jolly good job. I have found them really helpful. Today I visited to get rid of some wire fencing and asbestos and was helped and assisted promptly. Great to get rid of stuff and know it is done safely and will be recycled. Yes maybe next time there is a bit of a wait to get in but you can always turn around and go back later or just take it easy life s busy as it is. ☺

Johnsons Recycling Scrap Metal

Park Farm Cl, Folkestone CT19 5FH, UK – 01303 244011

great company always pay top money for your metal highly recommended 5****** will not use any one else.

Veolia Environmental Services

Shornecliffe Industrial Estate, Military Rd, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3SP, UK – 01303 247012

Great place great people

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 Folkestone

Conchitas Restaurant

22, Bouverie Road West, Folkestone, Kent, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2SZ, UK – 01303 242484

Conchitas is great. The owners, Fiona and Firat have worked hard to make their dream come true. They have a friendly team, delicious food, high quality tables, chairs, plates and cutlery. They have extended out the back. It all adds up to a welcoming and happy vibe. I'm delighted to recommend them.

After having had few bad meals locally this place was a fantastic find. The food is excellent, decent little cocktail menu and reasonably priced. Definitely recommend a visit if you fancy Mexican food.

Earls Restaurant

39 Earls Ave, Folkestone CT20 2HB, UK – 01303 245166

As a large party of 21 and with other large parties going on plus a full restaurant, we found the food and service impeccable. The waiting staff were attentive as if we were the only ones there. Thank you for that. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal with desserts to die for so a big Thank you to the chefs for there hard work too. Was great to see a hands on manager who's charisma was second to none. A very professional team working in a fantastic place. 5 stars truely deserved.

Staff friendly and helpful. Food was ok.

Aspendos Restaurant

West Terrace, Folkestone CT20 1TH, UK – 01303 241688

Visited their at the weekend with friends we came down to see and couldn't fault the place. The resturant was full, but food came out very quickly and was lovely. The Lamb was so tender. We sat outside as it was a warm evening and watched the boats go by and had a great night. Very relaxing place. Friendly staff.

Great fun, friendly and helpful staff, and the novelty of something approaching a real sense of the Mediterranean in a Kent seaside town! The food is good, simple stuff. Nothing amazing but very tasty. The portions are very generous. I've been many times and have certainly never left hungry! Weekday lunchtimes offer particularly good value for money. The restaurant also has a bit of a sideline in Turkish non-tobacco nargiles/hookahs, adding a bit of an exotic edge to a summer's evening watching the world go by.

Nursery and Preschools

Jumping Jacks Preschool, Out of School Club & Baby Unit

The Tower Theatre, North Rd, Folkestone CT20 3HL, UK – 01303 842233

Very good place

St. Martins Pre-School

Queens Ave, Folkestone CT20 3JD, UK – 07948 517655

St Nicholas Nursery School

18 Wiltie Gardens, Folkestone CT19 5AX, UK – 01303 254578

Primary and Secondary Schools

Cheriton Primary School

Church Rd, Folkestone CT20 3EP, UK – 01303 276112

I am sadly leaving this primary school in a few days and going into year 7 and it has been a very nice time here! I have been in this school since I was 5 and it has been the best I have become someone I wished I was when I was younger ! BEST SCHOOL EVERRR

Had some of the best years of my life there, as well as I met my best friend there. Cheriton Primary in all regards is not the best place on Earth. However it will always be a fond memory of mine and a key aspects of my childhood, so in a whole it's an amazing school. I would recommend this school to anyone.

Mundella Primary School

Black Bull Rd, Folkestone CT19 5QX, UK – 01303 252265

It was a great primary school for me . Had so many memories couldnt wish for better. Xxx

Folkestone Academy

Academy Ln, Folkestone CT19 5FP, UK – 01303 842400

Its good. If you're ill don't go at like 9 am. Go at 10ish.

Absolutely amazing school, couldn't have achieved 4 A* at A Level without this school :)

Public & Preparatory Schools

Earlscliffe

29 Shorncliffe Rd, Folkestone CT20 2NB, UK – 01303 253951

I had the pleasure to be a member of staff last year. It's a good atmosphere, the owners are great , doing their best to lift the school up, the school principal is well experienced man with good approach to both teachers and students. I recommend it to everyone one who's looking for a high standard school.

it's amazing, the staff help you a lot and you learn english and make friends very quickly

Highview School

2 Moat Farm Rd, Folkestone CT19 5DJ, UK – 01303 261155

Highview school

Good

All Souls Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

111 Stanley Rd, Folkestone CT19 4LG, UK – 01303 275967

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