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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.



Unit 6, The Lock, Canal Walk, Swindon SN1 1LD, UK – 0345 740 4404

Really good service. Thank you!

Was with first direct and did my banking there. Always asked for plenty of id. Good


84 Commercial Rd, Swindon SN1 5NW, UK – 0345 788 8444

Polite friendly staff.

Co-operative Bank

4-5 Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1UG, UK – 01793 615061

Have used this branch for many years have no problems in the bank I always find them very helpful and accommodating . If I call the bank they always answer promptly. Just wish was easier to park near for just popping in for 5 mins to deposit or draw money .Keep up the good work

Fantastic bank... trustworthy traditional ethical REAL values. As it says on the tin "Good with money"

Building Societies


21 The Parade, Swindon SN1 1BB, UK – 0800 554 0743

The staff in this branch are always very helpful however, if the queue is long it can take a long time to get to the counter.


47-48 Regent St, Swindon SN1 1UH, UK – 0800 554 0435

All the staff in nationwide are very helpful I have no problem with the branch

The staff are helpful and the queues tend not to take long.

Coventry Building Society Swindon

41 Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1PX, UK – 01793 521108

Local Chambers of Commerce for SN2 5DU. 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!
Moredon Children's Centre

Montrose Cl, Swindon SN2 2JR, UK – 01793 615479

Lovely place, great staff and all the assistance to flourish during those first trying years of parenthood. Lots of fun for little ones to :)

Style Council Hair Design

24 Morley St, Swindon SN1 1SG, UK – 01793 335650

Very talented hairdressers Maria , I have been going to her for years now, wouldn't go any where else !!!

go to style council there is nothing they cannot do stylists are brill since going here i have never looked back

Swindon Borough Council

Civic Offices, Euclid St, Swindon SN1 2JH, UK – 01793 463000

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 SN2. 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 Swindon area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Swindon and SN2 5DU 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


45 Bath Rd, Swindon SN1 4AU, UK – 01793 617982

Superb friendly very impressed

Smile Dental Care

The Cir, Swindon SN2 1QR, UK – 01793 490880

So happy i joined here staff was lovely my new dentist was amazing the work carried out was done with perfection. Thank you!!

Great place to go they look after you and all your needs regarding dentures and advice. Give them a go you really won't regret it

Dentalcare Swindon

16 Moredon Rd, Swindon SN25 3DQ, UK – 01793 611298

Helpful, attentive and friendly staff. Excellent independent registration scheme as a great alternative to never-available NHS. And they usually can accommodate your appointment time preferences, which is absolutely awesome!

Friendly, caring service with appointments running to time.

North Swindon Practice

Thames Ave, Swindon SN25 1QQ, UK – 01793 705783

Great service from a team who seem to care

Merchiston Surgery

Merchiston Surgery, Highworth Rd, Swindon SN3 4BF, UK – 01793 823307

Last week when I called the service was great call was picked up straight away and waste the same day

Hawthorn Medical Centre

May Cl, Swindon SN2 1UU, UK – 01793 536541

Excellent staff and good doctors very pleased big thumbs up to all the staff and doctors

If you understand the stress the NHS is under, you can see that the staff are trying their best to get people seen. I have had no problems with the staff here and find that if you speak to them instead of shouting and demanding appointments it makes the process easier. There are other ways to get urgent care if you cannot get in at the GP. Carfax is a valid option, and although there is a wait, you will still be seen by a medical professional, and there is a child clinic at Moredon that can see a sick child. If you ever watch the news you will see the crisis the NHS is in, and the demand for appointments is higher than ever with GP's surgeries having over 10,000 patients and so few GP's. A lot of blame goes on individual surgeries, but it is a problem for surgeries all over the country and people need to realise that! I am pleased with the service my family has received at the surgery and have not had any problems in the 8 years I have been a patient there. The only reason I don't give 5 stars is the pharmacy in the surgery, There is sometimes a queue there, and at reception, so can get a bit chaotic.

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

Sandalwood Court

Sandalwood Court, Highworth Rd, Swindon SN3 4WF, UK – 01793 836800

Sandle wood court is a mental health place

fantastic place to get the help you need

Swindon Health Centre

1, Carfax Medical Centre, 1 Islington St, Swindon SN1 2DQ, UK – 01793 541655

New centre and so much better than the last one. Ground floor is the drop-in clinic plus pharmist. Upstairs is the doctors and dental practice. At the front there are bike racks (not quite finished). Been only twice but my impression is that it is a busy place and which the medical staff work with committment. My last waiting time was about an hour; all depends on how busy it gets.

Vets Now Hospital Swindon

10, Berkshire House, Shrivenham Rd, Swindon SN1 2NR, UK – 01793 603800

Excellent service and care my dog and I received whilst brought in as a emergency. Friendly staff, put you at ease. Thank you

Vet specialist. Very good service but awful parking.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for SN2 5DU.

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 SN2 5DU
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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Highworth Rd, Swindon SN3 4QS, UK – 01793 823962

We now have a Family History Centre which is open on Thursday mornings (9.30 to 12) each week. All are welcome to visit. We have computers which give free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions, together with friendly staff who can help with any queries.

Visitors are always very welcome. There are 3 different meetings with 10 minute breaks between each. The meetings include a Sunday School with classes for all ages and a chance to discuss the gospel. There is also a worship meeting in which all gather together to sing hymns and listen to talks or to people sharing their testimony of the Saviour and experiences of how the gospel has made a difference in their life.

Bath Road Methodist Church

16 A4289 Rd, Swindon SN1 4, UK – 01793 529263

The chapel was built in 1880, at a total cost of £5631. By 1890, Swindon was able to pride itself on having the largest Railway Engineering works in the world. For the next 100 years this impressive suite of Methodist buildings provided the base for the work, worship and witness of its congregation in the Old Town neighbourhood, and throughout the whole borough. Radical changes in railway engineering and production methods heralded the end of the era of the vast railway workshops. A successful civic drive attracted many new employers to Swindon, and the rapid expansion of the town challenged the Christian denominations to plan and act ecumenically together. In 1969, Bath Road committed themselves to work closely with Immanuel United Reformed Church and Christ Church with St Mary’s and from this the Old Town Ecumenical Parish was born. Following Bath Road’s centenary celebrations in 1980, the congregation embarked on a £350,000 scheme to transform the whole of the church internally, with the emphasis on accessibility for the handicapped, and flexibility for the buildings to be used in all kinds of different ways to serve both church and surrounding community. The rest of the site incorporated 23 sheltered flats with warden cover. To this lively church community you can be assured of a warm welcome. The following pages will give you some idea of it’s place within the Swindon and Marlborough Methodist Circuit, and of its many sided activities.

St Andrew's Methodist Church

31 Moredon Rd, Swindon SN25 3DF, UK – 01793 829335

Excellent community church. Hosts Pilates and Zumba classes, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, Art and Craft Groups, Bible Study Groups, and Messy Church. Also home to Great Western Youth Band, with its Percussion and Rising Stars groups, on Saturday mornings.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Swindon Household Waste Recycling Centre

Swindon SN2, UK

It's a tip. You can dump stuff here. It's great. But seriously, if you don't like the waiting times, don't go during busy periods. Problem solved.

Went down this afternoon challenged for I'd had none was told next time I would need some. Asked why was told politely that they were cutting down on people from outside swindon using the tip and the result was I went straight in and out within 5 minutes. I used to use Purton tip but now will most likely use sbc tip well done all.

Saunders Metals

7-8-9, Kendrick Trading Estate, Galton Way, Swindon SN2 2DU, UK – 01793 617783

Very good... Iv used a few locally & always found these guys to be The best on price & friendly guys in the office!


50 Hinton St, Swindon SN2 8BY, UK – 01793 613396

Excellent service I was stuck with a broken metal bed frame and had no way of getting rid of it. Called Rodgers on the afternoon of the 13th of April and they arranged collection for the next morning between 9 and 10 am. I didn't even need to be in just left it outside for them. Will definitely use them again and would highly recommend them to anyone else.

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 Swindon

Istanbul Restaurant and takeaway

52 Manchester Rd, Swindon SN1 2AG, UK – 01793 423272

The Kebabs, chips, and quarter pounders me and my partner bought today were fresh, hot, and on time. The gentleman who delivered our food was polite and our food tasted great. We were also given a complimentary 2 litre bottle of 7up as our order surpassed £18. I would definately recommend a visit or telephone order to Istanbul Restaurant to anyone.

Always fresh food. Very nice and cultural service in the premises and delivery.

Mela Indian Restaurant

122 Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3BH, UK – 01793 522558

Good food, nice place to eat. Highly recomend.

Eaten here many times and always enjoyed good food and service. It really is worth trying some of the less traditional curries as there are some real treats to be found on the menu

Prezzo Swindon

Unit 1,Regent Circus Complex,Swindon, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 1FA, UK – 01793 486477

Staff were very friendly and the facilities were great but the food I ate was average. I had the meatball starter and the slow roasted rabbit ragu for main and it was nothing that I couldn't have whipped up at home. The pizzas that I saw did look nice so I'd probably go back just to try them out. Reasonably priced but I did expect more hence the three stars.

Food was fine, what you would expect from a good chain restaurant. The service although sometimes a slow was OK, we were there as a large group (7) on a busy night. However Prezzo, in my opinion, was overpriced considering the food offered. In a town that has a lot of italian restaurants... you just need to do a little bit better than this Prezzo. I would go again but only with some form of discount or voucher in my hand.

Nursery and Preschools

Playsteps Nursery Ltd

The Hub, Church Pl, Swindon SN1 5EH, UK – 01793 619406

Best nursery ever loved sending my son here he loved it and the staff x

Central Pre-school

Emlyn Square, Swindon SN1 5BL, UK – 07563 726781

My daughter really enjoyed at the pre-school.The staff is just brilliant and make the learning for kids very enjoyable.

Haydon Meadow Pre School

Thames Ave, Swindon SN25 1QQ, UK – 01793 706696

My daughter loves it here. She has lots of friends and can say their names. She did not cry from day one. No fuss at all to go to pre school. I love it too. 😊

Primary and Secondary Schools

Swindon Academy

Beech Ave, Swindon SN2 1JR, UK – 01793 426900

Great place. Used to play football there and the pitches are fantastic. The football is great and the refs are very good. They have proper FA registered referees. The prices are competetive.

I liked it because its a nice big school and they try to make it fun.

St. Joseph's Catholic College

Ocotal Way, Swindon SN3 3LR, UK – 01793 714200

Good staff but most teachers can't teach

I go to St Joseph and I think it's an amazing school.

Kingsdown School

Hyde Rd, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon SN2 7SH, UK – 01793 822284

One of the best schools in Swindon.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Swindon Academy

Beech Ave, Swindon SN2 1JR, UK – 01793 426900

Great place. Used to play football there and the pitches are fantastic. The football is great and the refs are very good. They have proper FA registered referees. The prices are competetive.

I liked it because its a nice big school and they try to make it fun.

Learning Tree Pre School

Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, The Broadway, Swindon SN25 3BN, UK – 07876 735206

Swindon Academy

Alton Cl, Swindon SN2 5HF, UK – 01793 426900

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