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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

HSBC

104 High St, Rochester ME2 4TS, UK – 0345 740 4404

I went into hsbc Strood today to deposit some money . Id come down from London to visit my mum. Whilst she went to boots I stood in line. When I got to the counter & made said deposit I had severe chest pains. (I suffer from heart & blood pressure problems ). As I tried to take a breath the cashier Natalie noticed something was wrong & immediately jumped into action. Telling me to "sit down right now I'm coming to you" . She brought me water & found my pills for me rang my mum & stayed very calm in a very tense situation.. she kept me talking & totally put me at ease asking me if I needed an ambulance she would get one straight away. I explained my condition & she talked me through it whilst I calmed down. I just wanted to say thank you so very much Natalie. Your instincts were spot on & without u taking control I would have needed that ambulance. ... you went above & beyond for me today without question & I thank you from the bottom of my heart (excuse the pun) & my mum thanks you also !! Xxxx

TSB Bank

208-210 High St, Chatham ME4 4AP, UK – 01634 699998

I rang for a bit of advice and the representative was quite defensive and talked over me when my call was not a criticism. Perhaps need to work on their telephone manners

Always friendly good banking service where you talk to a person not a machine

NatWest

56 High St, Rochester ME2 4AG, UK – 0345 788 8444

Very helpful staff especially the young blonde girl, shame that the older generation can't use the ATM or online banking for their banking needs They cause the queue's! Never queued to use the ATM inside the branch and never have to queue using the online app!!!

Very helpful staff. Although looks small, service is quick

Building Societies

Nationwide

258 High St, Chatham ME4 4AN, UK – 0800 554 0254

Lovely friendly helpful staff, always keep a smile on their face and have the patience of a saint when it comes to explaining things more than once!

Nationwide

4 Friary Pl, Rochester ME2 4AR, UK – 0800 554 0886

friendly, efficient staff, also a help desk, clean pleasant surroundings, however sometimes long waits because there are only three cashier desks.

Fantastic staff, a great help. They are all a credit to Nationwide. Thank you ladies.

Yorkshire Building Society

130-132 High St, Chatham ME4 4BY, UK – 01634 817378

Local Chambers of Commerce for ME2 3BQ. 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 ME2. 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 Rochester area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Rochester and ME2 3BQ 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

Chatham Dental Surgery

131 High St, Chatham ME4 4DH, UK – 01634 406776

Sadly our experience at this surgery has not been positive. After some continued issues with treatment we asked for all dental records so we could transfer to a new practice, which was never received. The receptionists were not as friendly as they could have been. The surgery is not wheelchair accessible, patients must walk a flight of stairs to reach reception. The surgery itself seems run down.

Thorndike Dental Care

374 High St, Rochester ME1 1DJ, UK – 01634 817417

Brilliant and friendly staff. Always able to get an appointment. Dentist is superb. Won't find better.

best dental practice around.There level of care is second to none would not consider using any other dentist.

Gibraltar Dental Practice

Gibraltar House, New Road, Chatham ME4 4RY, UK – 01634 400128

Absolutely couldn't fault Gibraltar house, I went this morning to have a tooth out under sedation, was extremely nervous as I had a bad experience years ago, all the staff were amazing and put u at ease, was all over in 20mins and I don't remember a thing! Thank you so much, will be back for my next treatment soon

Wife cracks her tooth which pushes into gum 'under the gum line'. Had to go straight there as phone busy and they are unfortunately skeleton crew. They explained to our dentist the urgency and pain and, although he was in need to leave early, had no problem treating my wife. Fantastic service and a very kind professional person. So glad we are at this practice. Excellent treatment. ( even though she will need to have the tooth removed at a later date).

City Way Medical Practice

65-67 City Way, Rochester ME1 2AY, UK – 01634 843351

On the whole this is a very good practice, i have been registered here for over 20 yrs and in that time have been very well looked after. Unfortunately it is the attitude of the few that tarnishes the whole, there are a couple of people on the administration team that have poor customer skills and are very condescending, if this could be addressed then i am sure the patient views will only improve. Lets hope that the new practice manager Kelly Temple can get these issues addressed for the benefit of everyone

Borstal Village Surgery

25 Wouldham Rd, Rochester ME1 3JY, UK – 01634 408765

Friendly staff

The Gun Lane Medical Centre

Gun Ln, Rochester ME2 4UW, UK – 01634 727888

Difficult to get an appointment at times. Most gp's are okay there. One gp Dr ray is great but only works there for 2 days a week. Could use a refurb, looking very dated and a bit untidy around the edges

Excellent surgery ...I have had no problems getting a appointment and medication ..keep it up !

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

We could not find any Hospitals around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for ME2 3BQ.

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 ME2 3BQ
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

REEM hair and beauty

2 Church St, Chatham ME4 4BS, UK – 01634 812204

I chose Church because of their great reputation in the medway area. I have been having my hair cut and styled for over a year now. I have recently started using them for massage treatments and have to say having travelled a lot and used many spas, the massage at Church is second to none.

I went to reem hair and beauty to buy a surprise present for my wife, I had chosen REEM because of it's 5stars on the good salon guide. She was very worried about going somewhere new for her cut and colour but the staff were very welcoming, they listened to her needs and she left with exactly what she wanted. Now we bring the whole family down and will always use in the future. Steve Humphreys

Chatham Seventh Day Adventist Church

72 New Rd, Chatham ME4 4QR, UK

I want to go back. The people are nice and welcoming... I recommend you go.

I love this church.

St John Evangelist Church

17 Hermitage Rd, Higham, Rochester ME3 7DB, UK – 01634 717360

The Church decorated fir Harvest Thanksgiving and now for a lively Harvest Lunch

Beautiful church

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

ADS Recycling

Norman Cl, Rochester ME2 2BA, UK – 01634 730003

I had never had a skip before, the lovely lady on the phone helped me choose a size, the skip was then delivered and collected on the days I asked! Would recommend!

Very good service we needed a skip same day for waste that had accumulated in our warehouse their guys are fantastic would recommend to everybody thanks guys

EMR Rochester

Unit12b/Whitewall Rd, Medway City Industrial Estate, Rochester ME2 4DZ, UK – 01634 726888

Long queues. Metal price £75 per ton not the best but ok.

Green World Recycling

Unit 25, 64 Sir Thomas Longley Rd, Rochester ME2 4BH, UK – 07977 537440

Recycled all my old and unused clothes and shoes in no time. Staff was happy to help me empty my van. Overall good and fast service.

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 Rochester

Coast to Coast American Restaurant & Bar

Medway Valley Leisure Park, Chariot Way, Rochester ME2 2SS, UK – 01634 715257

Kitschy American diner style chain with above average food. The menu is what you would expect with burgers, steaks, and wings etc but a cut above the usual pub grub deep fried and reheated standard. A happy atmosphere and good service. There is even a bit if a view of the Medway. The location isn't great being stuck in the middle of nowhere at a leisure park outside of Rochester but we were stuck at the hotel there and this was a pleasant surprise.

This was an absolutely wonderful experience. I had just got engaged and we came here for dinner. The manager had provided us with a congratulations bottle of wine as well as strawberries and chocolate sauce. Service was great, food came out very fast and was delicious and our congratulations wine was free!

Elizabeths Restaurant

154 High St, Rochester ME1 1ER, UK – 01634 843472

Decided to go out rather than cook and asked Google for a good restaurant. Found it! The food and serivce were great. welcoming and warm with a very good gin and wine selection.. beautifully cooked meal for 2 with wine, drinks, coffee £85.00 great value. So why a 4 star not 5..trained chef's spot minor errors. That didn't detract from our evening and will return. Thank you Elizabeth's

Very nice up market restaurant with very well presented waiters/waitresses. Very polite and very well organised. Food is fantastic and the menu is great with a good selection. All for a very affordable price. Worth trying if only for the experience of dressing up smart and feeling like your a part of a higher class (posh type restaurant) but for a price very unlike a posh type restaurant

Pizza Express

21-23 High St, Rochester ME1 1LN, UK – 01634 812171

Great food but mixed service from the owner and son. The son was great, the dad not so especially when offering to serve someone who was behind us in the que first! The golden rule is to take note of your waiting customers.

Said they didn't receive are bookings for a table but was still very friendly to help fix the issue, friendly waiters and food was nice.

Nursery and Preschools

Meadow Pre School

Albert Rd, Rochester ME1 3DG, UK – 01634 814122

Really friendly, dedicated staff. Run as a community facility, not as a business. Sometimes a little disorganised.

Castle View Children's Day Nursery Ltd Rochester

1 Castle View Rd, Rochester ME2 3PP, UK – 01634 718144

Lovely staffs and friendly environment for children.

Cherubs Montessori

5 Castle View Rd, Rochester ME2 3PP, UK – 01634 716282

This is an outstanding nursery and pre-school. Both of my children attended and we were astounded at their development while they were there. The staff are all very friendly, you get a lot of information about what the children have been doing each day, you get regular parents meetings to speak to key workers about your child's development. My children were always very happy here.

Cherubs is a lovely nursery, both my children go there, the staff are lovely and it's a very happy place. They are open almost all year round taking few holidays and run from 0700 to 1900 amazing!

Primary and Secondary Schools

Temple Mill Primary School

Cliffe Rd, Rochester ME2 3NL, UK – 01634 338200

A very good primart school.

Very nice school. Well planned school area properly fenced so kids are safe. Round drop off point. Pretty location with nice surroundings. Kids are happy

Hilltop Primary School

Hilltop Rd, Frindsbury, Rochester, Wainscott, Rochester ME2 4QN, UK – 01634 710312

thanks for lending us your swimming pool your really nice school thanks again :)(:

Best school ever

Wainscott Primary School

Wainscott Road, Wainscott, Rochester ME2 4JY, UK – 01634 332550

Meh

Public & Preparatory Schools

Rochester Independent College

St Margarets Banks, 254 High St, Rochester ME1 1HY, UK – 01634 828115

Went on the GCSE easter revision course and it helped so much in gearing me up for the exams and pushing my final grades to at least two grade boundaries higher. Thanks RIC!

Gad's Hill School

Gads Hill Place, Gravesend Rd, Higham, Rochester ME3 7PA, UK – 01474 822366

What an absolutely fantastic school! Every child is an individual and is taught accordingly. An all-round, wholesome education provided :-) academic, music, drama, sport... You name it, your child will achieve in every field :-D 10/10 cannot fault it!

It's a excellent school

St Andrews

24 - 28 Watt's Ave, Rochester ME1 1SA, UK – 01634 843479

A truly outstanding school.

Intense

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