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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

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

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

It's a bank . Nice staff

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

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

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. ☺

I can't understand how people can give this place poor ratings, they obviously haven't been to the Bromley Recycling Centre. I find the people who work there very polite and helpful.

Queens House Social Services

Queens House, Guildhall St, Folkestone CT20 1DX, UK – 01303 253476

The care and kindness from Beverley Court and the team has been great with all the help for my disabled wife and myself we can't thank them enough. We will miss Beverley so much when she leaves she has been the best social worker we have ever had. Just a very big thank you from David and Jo

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

Oasis 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.

H Patel & Associates

100 Black Bull Rd, Folkestone CT19 5QX, UK – 01303 244785

Dentist and nurse absolutely amazing with my two kids interacts with them so well it was my youngest first time today and he loved it. I used to hate going to the dentist and would dread it. Not anymore, Easy and stress free, one happy mummy !

Can you post positively about somewhere none of us want to truly go ? In my humble instance , YES ! Having been naughty and not gone for 5 years , fillings where in order and sorry to say more to come..😩 no one to blame but me ! A super friendly practice of very nice people who make you feel calm the whole procedure , relaxed too and I can ' honestly ' say , my fear has been greatly reduced . Possibly the most helpful professional dentist I've seen . Explanations all throughout, a nice pleasant atmosphere . Thank you ladies ..

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.

Central Surgery

86 Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT20 2QH, UK – 01303 220707

Excellent doctor and receptionists they always make you feel welcome and the doctor is very welcome and and treats you like a person not a number. X

Most helpful when I have really needed it. I feel very lucky to be with this surgery have looked after my wife and me so well.Been with them for many years and have no complaints.

Manor Clinic

31 Manor Rd, Folkestone CT20 2SE, UK – 01303 851122

Horrible service..had to wait one hour

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.

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

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 850202

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 – 0800 028 6179

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

St Mary & St Eanswythe C Of E Church

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

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

Das ist eine sehr alte und schöne Kirche sehenswert allemal und die Bewohner von folkestone sind sehr engagiert diese Kirche zu erhalten

Cheriton Baptist Church

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

a good place to worship and has a very good church community.

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

Folkestone Baptist Church

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

Wonderful Community Church one that helps a huge amount within the community and local Charities with lovely members. I've Photographed several gundraising events here including their Christmas Party. Also offering birthday party options.x

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

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. ☺

I can't understand how people can give this place poor ratings, they obviously haven't been to the Bromley Recycling Centre. I find the people who work there very polite and helpful.

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.

Shepway District Council

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

Quality customer service system. Staff are always helpful.

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

Googies Restaurant Bar

13 -15 Rendezvous Street, Folkestone CT20 1EY, UK – 01303 246188

I loved googies since it opened up. Great food, great drinks, great vibe. Loved the fact they got their meat from local butcher and burgers were cooked to perfection. I feel since the expansion they've lost some of that family feel they used to have about the place. Service feels more casual and quality of burgers doesn't seem up to par with couple years ago. I still think good place to go in Folkestone for good munchies and a drink but they need to bring their standards back up to what they used to when they started. Medium rare on the burgers. Recent special edition food is nice touch.

Imaginative food, well cooked and nicely presented. Helpful, friendly staff. Good space, shabby chic, pleasant atmosphere.

Papas Fish Restaurant and Takeaway Folkestone

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

Good sized portions, reasonably priced. We were there late Saturday afternoon when it was quite empty. Nice, friendly staff

Always fresh and delicious foods, nicely served and for a very reasonable prices! Love that they're selling whitebait now, as it's my favourite fish dish, which I order mostly often. It's really difficult to find whitebait anywhere else for a reasonable price!

Bikash

Monument House, 22-26 The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DY, UK – 01303 227275

Food and service good, although accessible toilet is used as a storage facility so that let's it down

Really good food and price service always welcoming never disappointed

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

Little Oaks Pre-School

School House/parkfield road, Folkestone CT19 5BY, UK – 01303 850205

A great place to send your little ones, lots of playtime.

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.

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.

One word, phenomenal.

Morehall Primary School

Chart Road, Folkestone, Kent CT19 4PN, UK – 01303 275128

Public & Preparatory Schools

Drivetime

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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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
Local electricity supply companies for CT20 3HF with contact details and location maps
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