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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

Lloyds Bank

43 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 1RZ, UK – 0345 300 0000

Really helpful staff. Explained the different accounts clearly to us, would highly recommend Llyods In Folkestone. Felt fully informed on leaving the bank.

Barclays Bank

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

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

NatWest

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

It's a bank . Nice staff

Building Societies

Nationwide

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

Local Chambers of Commerce for CT20 3HF with contact details and location maps. 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.
Shepway District Council

Civic Centre, Castle Hill Ave, Folkestone CT20 2QY, UK – 01303 853000

Quality customer service system. Staff are always helpful.

Folkestone Household Waste Recycling Centre

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

There are often queues but I have always found the staff very helpful. I use a walking stick and rarely have had to carry waste before someone comes over and offers to carry it for me.

it's a dump

Folkestone Town Council

Town Hall, 1-2 Guildhall St, Folkestone CT20 1DY, UK – 01303 257946

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

Total Dental Care

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

Excellent service no long waiting period staff warm warm friendly .

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 Dental Care Centre

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

I have a very thorough and competent clean with the hygienist during which I felt cared for and was very comfortable. I felt that my needs were respected too. highly recommend

A fantastic experience for both myself and my partner. I was well informed throughout the procedure, felt only the vaguest discomfort when being given a local anesthetic and left with my nervousness about dental treatment completely dispelled. I cannot recommend this practice and those who work there enough. Also, their reception staff are out of this world - Jenny especially. Good name, that :D

Cheriton Dental Surgery

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

Great dentist but private only not nhs.

Sandgate Road Surgery

180 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2HN, UK – 01303 851241

I would not go anywhere else, my doctor is fantastic in that he listens and understands. I have not had any problems with the telephone not been answered. But must add the Receptionist have on been brilliant in attitude and helpful with inquires of late. Thank you.

I called the practice as I was experiencing sever ear ache and had been told by my dentist to check out my ear in case of any infection. The receptionist arranged an appointment with the Pharmacy Practitioner who was able to give me a diagnosis. Although I was not able to see my GP it was great that I was able to see a qualified person quickly. GP's are under constant time constraints and any initiatives that the practice puts in place to help patients gain prompt access to a knowledgable person has to be good. Thank you to your team for seeing me promptly and putting my best interests at heart.

The New Surgery

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

I have been a patient of this surgery since it opened and have always received the highest standard of care.

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.

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

Royal Victoria Hospital MIU

Royal Victoria Hospital, Radnor Park Avenue,, Folkestone CT19 5BN, UK – 01303 852727

Fantastic care from start to finish, my painful eye trauma was identified and treated appropriately and all information given with advice to return if necessary.Great staff ,thankyou

My grand-daughter was treated here recently and the whole experience was fantastic. Seen and treated within an hour by caring, efficient staff. 5*

Royal Victoria Hospital

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

Thank you to Nurse Vicky, Kayleigh HCA, reception staff and xray staff today for the best treatment in a very person centered and professional manner which turned my trauma from falling down the stairs into a quality experience with an efficient and timely service. I appreciate your care in a very difficult day. Nicola

Great service. Thanks for looking after my daughter.

Hearbase Ltd

140 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2TE, UK – 01303 254416

I cannot praise enough the timely, professional and friendly service shown by Hearbase every time I contact the company for advice or for help with hearing aid accessories. I continue to be very impressed and would recommend your service to anyone seeking information on hearing issues. Thank you!

I have been an NHS customer with Hear Base for several months now, I have found the staff to be very efficient, courteous and knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hear Base to any person experiencing hearing lose or problem, an excellent service, Thank you

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

South Kent Community Church

136 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2BY, UK – 01303 251155

Great experience from a friendly congregation. Thank you so much for the message today Amy and Phil and an extra thank you for putting me onto Delirious. I'm listening to them as I write. God Bless and keep you

Community orientated Great people.

St Joseph's RC Church

Ashley Ave, Folkestone CT19 4PX, UK – 01303 275402

Websitcontained the mass times I was looking for.

Folkestone Baptist Church

Hill Rd, Folkestone CT19 6LY, UK – 01303 252259

If you are looking for a friendly, happy modern church with lots going on, clubs for children of all ages, homegroups, regular church events and the best coffee in Folkestone after service on Sunday morning then look no further than Folkestone Baptists.

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

There are often queues but I have always found the staff very helpful. I use a walking stick and rarely have had to carry waste before someone comes over and offers to carry it for me.

it's a dump

Johnsons Recycling Scrap Metal

1, 1 Park Farm Rd, Folkestone CT19 5DU, UK – 01303 244011

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

A&A HOUSE & RUBBISH CLEARANCES

37 St Johns Church Rd, Folkestone CT19 5BH, UK – 01303 221328

We recommend this company highly, keep up the good work, from Farrant Removals

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

Papas Fish Restaurant and Takeaway

110 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2BW, UK – 01303 242578

The best fish I've ever eaten! Great service also

Papas fish and chips are the best by a long way , We take friends and relatives there who are visiting from afar they can't believe how tasty papas fish and chips are just like you remember when growin up, Proper good food at reasonable prices,

Rocksalt

4-5 Fish Market, Folkestone CT19 6AA, UK – 01303 212070

This is one of my favourite places to go. Fantastic service. It is a refined place with food and service that is so good it almost feels out of place. The settings is perfect and the atmosphere is relaxed. Make sure you have a reservation as it is busy. Also dress smartly if you do not want to feel out. Always a good selection of Ale on the menu. The fish is fresh and very well prepared. I cannot recommend this place enough!

Great food which is quite different (unless you're well posh already) and excellently presented. Wonderful and kind service throughout. The view isn't bad either!

Brickfield Tavern Table Table

Cherry Garden Ln, Folkestone CT19 4AP, UK – 01303 273620

Nice friendly welcoming pub along side a Premier In, both very handy for the Channel Tunnel or ferry ports. Decent enough food for us to come back several times when staying at the PI next door. Good evening meals & good beer only let down by a very expensive, small & under cooked breakfast, although to be fair it came with an 'as much as you can eat' continental accompanying breakfast. Nice & friendly service from all the staff when we stayed. Will certainly go back. See you again guys!

Lovely place for a drink and food is usually very good. Have had one or two not perfect meals tho. But I still come back. It is what it is. It's not a top class restaurant but pretty good. Don't think you would be disappointed and the value for lonely is great

Nursery and Preschools

Little Oaks Nursery School Folkestone

Grounds of the Primary Academy, Park Farm Rd, Folkestone CT19 5DN, UK – 01303 850203

My children have attended this nursery for many months now, and I have to say as parents we are delighted with our children's progress. The staff cannot do enough to help, and we are always greeted with a smile every morning. I am expecting my 3rd baby in the summer and there is no doubt in my mind that little oaks will be the pre school of my choice again. If you are looking for a nursery, pay them a visit you will not be disappointed. Just want to say thank you girls for everything you do :-)

It is with great sadness that we have to say a fond farewell to you all. Over the last 7 years have cuddled, cared and loved our children. They would not be the children they are now without you and you have made a huge benefit to their lives. We are truly grateful for all your care and support and you have made us feel that we are all one big family.

St Nicholas Nursery School

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

Greenfields Nursery School

Coolinge Ln, Folkestone CT20 3QU, UK – 01303 226406

Primary and Secondary Schools

The Folkestone Academy

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

ITS THE BEST!!!

Cheriton Primary School

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

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.

Good

St Eanswythes C Of E Primary School

Church St, Folkestone CT20 1SE, UK – 01303 255516

I like this place vety much. It looks very welcoming so I would love to go there.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Cheriton Primary School

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

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.

Good

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Local social service agencies for CT20 3HF with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
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