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.


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

Lloyds Bank

142-146 High St, Chatham ME4 4DQ, UK – 0345 300 0000

Really kind staff. I recommend to everyone

Great branch with friendly staff working in there too. Great to have a good bank still around-they can never do enough for you.


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


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

Great Service with Happy staff

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


256-258 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!

The Co-operative Bank - Chatham

26 Military Rd, Chatham ME4 4JX, UK

Outstanding customer service, the staff are friendly, helpful and efficient.

The cooperative bank branch in Chatham is so customer friendly and the staff very helpfull. We have been with them since we moved to Medway in 1970 and hope that this is not a branch registered for closure.

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 Strood area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Strood 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

Thakray Dental Practice

11 Central Rd, Rochester ME2 3HF, UK – 01634 716840

Went here yesterday and the staff were very understanding with me having a fear of the dentist. I needed to have an extraction, but I have only had this done while being put to sleep... They reasurred me and made me comfortable enough to have this done there and then. So happy that I over came my fear and very pleased with the staff and how they dealt with the situation. Brilliant practice and fantastic friendly staff. Thank you, Natalie

Fantastic and friendly staff. I also want to say a massive thank you to Tulip . Highly recommend them for someone who does not like the dentist they really do put you at ease ☺

Longford Dental Centre,

45 Cuxton Rd, Rochester ME2 2BU, UK – 01634 723086

Lovely people. It's been my dentist for 10 years now and wouldn't change for nothing 😊

Love the new building. So clean and fresh. Friendly staff. Appointment times sometimes run over, but never sat long waiting. Easy to get an appointment too.

Gibraltar Dental Practice

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

I am incredibly nervous of dentists and all things dental; recently had a tooth removed under sedation, the care taken by all concerned was second to none, they even rang me the day after to make sure I was ok and that if there was a problem then I must not hesitate to call them. Would highly recommend them.

I am a very anxious person when it came to the dentist, but when I went for sedation to have 4 teeth out I couldn’t have been made more at ease. I met two gentlemen one a dentist and the other a dentist who gave me the sedation. They took me through what teeth were coming out and what would happen next regarding dentures etc. I want to thank everyone at Gibraltar House for making me feel less afraid!

Borstal Village Surgery

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

Used to be excellent. Over the last year, not quite as good as it once was. An example....tried to get my prescription but closed for staff training; Phoning for an appointment and told there is nothing today and phone again tomorrow. I personally do not understand this- surely make the appointment for when they do have a slot instead of hoping for the best next day. Otherwise, cannot fault them.

Great experience today. Nurse stone was amazing. Thank you.

Bryant Street Medical Centre

29 Bryant St, Chatham ME4 5QS, UK – 01634 848911

I have been with this practice for only a few months. So far it has been very good. The only suggestion would be to update waiting area and reception. It is quite old fashioned and dreary. Getting appointments has been good and referrals when neccesary excellent.

Dr I M Ali

68 New Rd, Chatham ME4 4QR, UK – 01634 828665

Brilliant doctor, appointments the same day. Been going since I can remember. Would definitely recommend

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

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Chatham Seventh Day Adventist Church

72 New Rd, Chatham ME4 4QR, UK

For me is the best of the year in church

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

St Albans British Orthodox Church

Ordnance St, Chatham ME4 6SB, UK – 01622 721632

Бях се запътил натам по Великден

King's Church Ministries

New Rd Ave, Chatham ME4 6BB, UK – 01634 847477

Fantastic people great atmosphere....very good place to worship

A sprit filled 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 Strood. 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 prices up n down

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 Strood

Thai Four Two Restaurant

164 High St, Rochester ME1 1EX, UK – 01634 840451

I have been here a few times and I love it. I must admit I have never had bad service or bad food. The food is lovely, some of the best Tai food I have had. The presentation on the food is excellent. Prices can be surprising if you are greedy (like me) and dont add everything up, but it is worth it. The location is really good on Rochester high street. - Pros Good Food Good Service Wonderful evening - Cons None I will come here again in the near future.

Such delicious food. Never dissapoints. Their pad Thai is the best I've tasted. We like really spicy food and they are always happy to add more chilli for us. It's best to book if you can. It is popular here.

Trattoria Marcella

124 High St, Chatham ME4 4BY, UK – 01634 846812

The food is great, and for what you get the prices are amazing! Slightly higher on more premium and specialist dishes, but that's to be expected given the quality. Get down there and try it out!

Very nice place and excellent all round food and wine and service and unlike the majority of eateries in Medway, Viz Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham...

Naz's Rasoi

135 High St, Rochester, Strood ME2 4TJ, UK – 01634 712555

Really good Indian food. Nice decor inside, prices not too steep and the staff are very friendly. Had a great meal here

We had a takeaway last night and the food was delicious. Didn't have to wait long, food was hot and really tasty. Highly recommended.

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.

St Andrews Pre School

81 St Margaret's St, Rochester ME1 3BJ, UK – 01634 843393

2J's Pre-School

Woodside Community Centre/Chestnut Rd, Rochester ME2 2LH, UK – 07849 097247

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, 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

My daughter loves this school. Her teacher is wonderful as are the others. She's made some amazing progress since being there.


Public & Preparatory Schools

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.


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!

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Local social service agencies for ME2 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for ME2 3BQ with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for ME2 3BQ, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for ME2 3BQ with contact details and location maps

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