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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

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

The Co-op Bank - Chatham

26 Military Rd, Chatham ME4 4JX, UK – 01634 840344

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.

if it wasn't for the staff at chatham,i would leave co-op

NatWest Bank

148 High St, Chatham ME4 4DB, UK – 0345 788 8444

Great service- but only 2 cashier desks... meaning always 15/20min wait in queue.

good polite branch

Building Societies

Nationwide

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

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

Top service. Staff are always able to help. Branch is clean and very well run.

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!

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!
Medway Council

Gun Wharf, Dock Rd, Chatham ME4 4TR, UK – 01634 306000

My personal experience when I needed help with an elderly relative was very positive indeed. My concerns were listened to and dealt with very quickly. I'm very grateful to the Intake team.

Employ Medway

101 High St, Chatham ME4 4DH, UK – 01634 336682

this place is excellent really helpful really useful and constant support. dottie

Civic Centre council Parking Offices

Strood, Rochester ME2 4AB, UK

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

Crown Court Clinic

203 High St, Rochester ME1 1HB, UK – 01634 840303

Took my nervous son to have his broken front tooth to be filled. He was in tears, screaming and fighting and was adamant he wouldn't have it done. All the staff were so patient and good with him. They explained the alternatives would be another trip to Crown Court Clinic at a later date or the Hospital. They showed him where it would be done and explained the whole procedure to him. He eventually went through with it and has now got his great smile back. A big thank you to everyone at Crown Court Clinic.

I was so nervous, I had my tooth out under sedation and I truly didn't feel a thing, it was brilliant and the staff have all been friendly and lovely, they made me feel comfortable and we're reassuring, thank you all

New Road Dental Practice

3A New Rd, Rochester ME1 1BD, UK – 01634 845286

I have been using this dentist for over 20years, clean, caring, and extremely good at what they do, cannot recommend highly enough!!

The Rochester Orthodontic Centre

Cypress House, 227 Frindsbury Hill, Wainscott, Rochester ME2 4JS, UK – 01634 710105

After I took my braces of everything was great. The following day I went in to claim my retainers and they managed to 'misplace' them and my molds. So they redid my molds only for them to be a little crooked and then give my retainers again the following day. Then they told me to wear it everyday I asked how long and they said everyday forever. It's been 1 and a half years. And only recently I've left it on holiday meaning my teeth are getting crooked I have tried getting it sent and it's been a month. I hope I can get new retainers.

Lovely staff,quick professional job on my daughters teeth,she's over the moon ..can't praise this place enough

St Mary's Medical Centre

Vicarage Rd, Rochester ME2 4DG, UK – 01634 291299

Not overly helpfull, could do with a revamp

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 !

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.

Long established doctors' surgery

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

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4 Clover Street, (integrated sexual health service )

4 Clover St, Chatham ME4 4DT, UK – 0300 123 1678

Clean environment .Happy with service received. Lovely staff would highly recommend.

Really good service and staff are so friendly and lovely.

Rochester Healthy Living Centre

Delce Rd, Rochester ME1 2EL, UK – 01634 334201

Wonderful doctors & nurses they are so nice to our young daughter.

Pretty busy when I went, but they seem to have a lot of services there

Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym

Medway Valley Leisure Park, Chariot Way, Rochester ME2 2SS, UK – 01634 292900

A great gym with very pleasant members of staff, well equipped and clean. Pleasant environment to exercise in. Great swim, sauna and steam facilities also. Worth the membership fee, and is better than other more expensive gyms as well.

I've been a member of 30+ gyms worldwide, many of which are in the UK. The facilities, equipment and staff here are first class. I see lots of whiners giving feedback, I have to wonder what they are comparing too ... this place is half the price of a David Lloyd and without any of the attitude you get there. Great cafe, high quality food that's health focused at reasonable prices . Kids club for the little ones is amazing.

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

All Saints C Of E Church

Church Green, Rochester ME2 4HE, UK – 01634 717580

Its a Christian church, its my church i been going a little over a year. Its a beautiful statment to the belief of the holy father and the son. Anyones welcome you will be warmly greeted and after tea and coffee. God bless

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.

Baptist Church

8 Crow Ln, Rochester ME1 1RF, UK – 01634 402268

Biblically sound and amazing wonderful people

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.

Medway Metals Ltd

6, Shamel Business Centre, Commissioner's Rd, Rochester ME2 4HQ, UK – 01634 297423

I have been using this company for the last 3 years and I found that they pay the best price for your metals. Very friendly bunch of guys and their service is fantastic.Second generation family business so they must be doing something right .

Friendly quick service, have been using for a couple of years for small scale metal recycling, they seem to have the best prices and with the service has kept my custom.

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

Choaladda

139 High St, Rochester ME2 4TJ, UK – 01634 711311

We have been going here for the last 5 years and both the food and the service are consistently good. They offer a good range of Thai favourites to suit most palates - but if you like spicey and you like seafood try the Hoy Choaladda - mussels with chilli and garlic sauce. Superb!

Best Thai in Medway by far. Good value as well.

Hungry Eye Indian Restaurant

82 High St, Chatham ME4 4DS, UK – 01634 202795

This is the most wonderful tasting Indian food I can remember eating for a long time ,far better than any other in the Medway towns .It is close to historic Rochester but not too close and the river is just out of the door across the road .

Taze Restaurant

1A Church St, Chatham ME4 4BS, UK – 01634 408111

Food was amazing will worth the wait.... would recommend a visit if you haven't been

Restaurant quality food to take away or eat in. Genuine authentic flavours and perfect every time. The pide Turkish pizza are made in front of you. The meze and mixed kebabs come with a flavoursome rice accompaniment. The lentil soup is amazing and works well as a splash sauce addition too. Fantastic textures and flavours, a genuine journey of taste as you enjoy your meal. This is Not a cheap kebab shop, this a quality restaurant, to sit in or take away.

Nursery and Preschools

St Michaels Day Nursery Ltd

1A Hill's Terrace, Chatham ME4 6PX, UK – 01634 409883

My daughter went there and now my son goes there. The staff are great , they are very supportive and helpful. The nursery looks good, a lot of space with a hall upstairs. Both my children love the nursery and so do I.

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

Wainscott Primary School

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

Meh

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

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!

Good school but on the expensive side. Level of education is on par with St Andrews of Rochester, Kent.

King's Rochester

Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester ME1 1TE, UK – 01634 888555

There's no racism no bullying It's an amazing school

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