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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.


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.


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

It's a bank . Nice staff


70-72 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2AA, UK – 01303 719709

Every time I use this branch I'm assisted by the friendliest and most helpful staff who seem genuinely invested in customer service. Seems like a great team dynamic and is lovely to experience.

I'm quite new to Halifax as it my second bank now but the service I've received today from a personal adviser was superb. Very professional, quick and really trying to actually help and find the best option for the client. So far the best experience I've had. Highly recommended.

Building Societies


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

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!
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.

Pent Valley

Surrenden Rd, Folkestone CT19 4ED, UK – 01303 277161

My experience of this school wasn't particularly good. A lot of bullying goes on here and when you tell someone you get accused of causing trouble. Academically they cant be bothered to teacher slower students and they try and force you to do sports even though some people arent good at it. Better than some high schools in the area but I would hesitate to recommend it...

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.

Oasis Dental Care Folkstone

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

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.

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

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

Called today and the receptionist was very friendly, kind and helpful.

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.

Guildhall Street Surgery

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

Very busy GP Practice

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.

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.

Cheriton Baptist Church

Quested Rd, Folkestone CT19 4BY, UK – 01303 278717

Family friendly church with lovely people who care. A place of freedom.


St Joseph's RC Church

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

Websitcontained the mass times I was looking for.

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.

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.


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

Premier Inn Folkestone Channel Tunnel

Cherry Garden Ln, Folkestone CT19 4AP, UK – 0871 527 8400

We really enjoyed our stay at the premier inn folkestone. The hotel was nice and close to the tunnel terminal and had plenty of parking. The room was ideal for a family of 4 and was very good value for money. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the adjacent restaurant was great, saving our table and serving food after 9pm. Will definitely stay here again

Clean and comfortable as you would expect. Pub next to hotel is reasonably good value with decent food and helpful staff. Only 10 minutes from the Channel Tunnel makes it an ideal stop-over point when travelling to France.

Gurkha Palace Nepalese Restaurant

97 Enbrook Valley, Folkestone CT20 3NE, UK – 01303 257700

Fantastic food and service. Good prices and decent sized portions that can be wrapped and taken away if you can't finish it. Well worth a visit to the valley for their curries.

My girlfriend and I are still thinking about this place 18 months later. The food was amazing and the service was great, in September we will be making the 2 hour journey just for this restaurant.

Aspendos Restaurant

6-8, Aspen House, West Terrace, Folkestone CT20 1TH, UK – 01303 241688

Had a great meal out. Classy Turkish restaurant combining a great authentic menu (try the turnip water) along with excellent service. Went again for a second night and was blown away again, wow. I'm not a meat eater, but if you are, I saw what was coming out of the kitchen and it will blown you away. Definitely five star and worth visiting.

I liked it. Good atmosphere, friendly staff. Huge portions. Fast services. Nice evening.

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

this place was the best i had so much fun behind the mugger. kick a ball shout out to mr allen

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.


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


35 Warren Rd, Folkestone CT19 6DE, UK – 07775 794661

I recommend Trevor to everyone who wants to learn to drive. He is friendly and patient, he helped me gain the confidence I needed to drive and to pass my test, unlike my previous instructor, thank you for your help Trevor I'm glad I switched to you.

Friendly and relaxed driving instructor dedicated to help you pass your test!

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Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
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