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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

Nationwide

238 High St, Harwich CO12 3PA, UK – 0800 554 0940

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Old Bank Studios

19 King's Quay St, Harwich CO12 3ER, UK – 01255 242930

I've done a few art workshops during the last two years and they've all helped me on my way to becoming an artist in varying degrees. However, the best of the lot, way and beyond all of them, is the service provided by The Old Bank Studios in Harwich, situated in a quaint part of the town. There is loads of space for participants to lay out their paints or craft materials in a very large room on the ground floor, loo and kitchen just a step away. Being taken care of by Beverley we wanted for nothing. She made us fresh coffee or tea on arrival and provided a lunch to die for - all with a huge smile - nothing was too much trouble. Other venues listen up! Lunch took place in a separate dining room where we were able to chat and make friends - portions are huge - be careful not to eat too much! The workshop itself was lead by Kay Elliott who showed me how to take the lid off my art and to really go for it - the first time I've really let go in spite of 4 years at Art College! Result? Gorgeous - even if I do say it myself!!

Extraordinary range of high quality art, craft and textile courses on offer. Delightful, friendly atmosphere and picturesque setting. Must visit!

TSB Bank

230 High St, Harwich CO12 3AY, UK – 01255 765999

Building Societies

Nationwide

238 High St, Harwich CO12 3PA, UK – 0800 554 0940

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Local Chambers of Commerce for CO12 3RG. 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!
Dovercourt Swimming Pool

8 Wick Ln, Harwich CO12 3TA, UK – 01255 686176

The staff are polite and the facilities are ok. Great for kids and families. Good hard spinning session 6 times a week with good humorous instruction.

Not bad recently refurbed it looks good just your average swimming pool, kids could find it a bit of a bore after a while

Dovercourt Beach

Harwich CO12 3RJ, UK

Great place for a walk when it's not sunbathing weather.

The sea looks a bit greenish/grey but otherwise a lovely area. Plenty of stones and sandy areas.

Harwich Town Council

The Guildhall, Harwich CO12 3DS, UK – 01255 507211

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 CO12. 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 Harwich area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Harwich and CO12 3RG 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

Bay View Dental & Implant Clinic

49 Kingsway, Harwich CO12 3JT, UK – 01255 508570

Brilliant surgery dentists, nurses and receptionist so professional cannot be faulted. I am so grateful for treatment I have received over the years.

Dr Mccrae is brilliant with nervous patients!

Clearsprings Dental Practice

Clear Springs/Low Rd, Harwich CO12 3TS, UK – 01255 242442

Friendly staff and a good dentist!?

mydentist, Fronks Road, Harwich

120 Fronks Rd, Harwich CO12 4EQ, UK – 01255 503570

Hygienist is excellent. Dentist won't mess you about. You can go visit a top notch dentist in London and get taken for a roller coaster ride. Here you just get treated for the condition you have.

Bay View Dental & Implant Clinic

49 Kingsway, Harwich CO12 3JT, UK – 01255 508570

Brilliant surgery dentists, nurses and receptionist so professional cannot be faulted. I am so grateful for treatment I have received over the years.

Dr Mccrae is brilliant with nervous patients!

Clearsprings Dental Practice

Clear Springs/Low Rd, Harwich CO12 3TS, UK – 01255 242442

Friendly staff and a good dentist!?

Harwich & District Hospital

419 Main Rd, Harwich CO12 4EX, UK – 01255 201201

The Best Staff Ever! How anyone can bother putting a bad review just because opening times are not shown on Google is beyond me. The staff here are amazing, from the Dr's & Nurses right though to the cleaners! Its a lovely, clean hospital with excellent care and support for visiting relatives. Thank you for everything you have done for us, you all really helped us at a truly awful time

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

Harwich & District Hospital

419 Main Rd, Harwich CO12 4EX, UK – 01255 201201

The Best Staff Ever! How anyone can bother putting a bad review just because opening times are not shown on Google is beyond me. The staff here are amazing, from the Dr's & Nurses right though to the cleaners! Its a lovely, clean hospital with excellent care and support for visiting relatives. Thank you for everything you have done for us, you all really helped us at a truly awful time

Borno Pharmacy

Fryatt Hospital, 419 Main Rd, Harwich CO12 4ET, UK – 01255 503755

Staff usual friendly, but even with upwards of 10-15 Staff working cannot process a prescription in less than 15 minutes, often closer to 30. SLOW.

Always good service here, and very handy for the doctors

Bay View Dental & Implant Clinic

49 Kingsway, Harwich CO12 3JT, UK – 01255 508570

Brilliant surgery dentists, nurses and receptionist so professional cannot be faulted. I am so grateful for treatment I have received over the years.

Dr Mccrae is brilliant with nervous patients!

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CO12 3RG.

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 CO12 3RG
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 Nicholas’ C of E Church

67 Church St, Harwich CO12 3DR, UK – 01255 502033

Such a beautiful church, well worth visiting. Lovely little knitting group was there when I went to visit they meet there often for a natter and a knit.

All Saints’ C of E Church

596 Main Rd, Harwich CO12 4LN, UK – 01255 502033

Friendly Christian people well worth visiting on all Sunday.

Nice atmosphere, lovely community

St Michael & All Angels’ C of E Church

Church Hill, Ramsey CO12 5EU, UK – 01255 502033

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Recycle East Head Office

B1352, Harwich CO12 3AU, UK – 01255 242440

St Helena Hospice

1-3 Kingsway Hall, Bagshaw Road, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3JS, UK – 01255 551654

Re-Move-All

14 Rectory Rd, Little Oakley, Harwich CO12 5JT, UK – 01255 880239

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 Harwich

Turkish Meze Bar Restaurant

204 High St, Harwich CO12 3AJ, UK – 01255 504000

Nice friendly clean staff and gd food

Wonderfully tasty food, beautifully presented in a very friendly atmosphere. A real hidden gem in a very unassuming location & good value aswell.

Thaal of Spices

733 Main Rd, Harwich CO12 4LZ, UK – 01255 502337

Amazing food we tried it and now completely hooked we moved in across the road so lucky to have this place so close now a regular eating place for us 10/10 place and Mohammed & the staff very welcoming

The Waterfront

Lower Marine Parade, Harwich CO12 3ST, UK – 01255 507905

no surprises here. simple food at a fair price. Quite busy when we went.

Great place especially on a hot summers day..lovely food although service could have been better.

Nursery and Preschools

Noah's Nursery

Barrack Ln, Harwich CO12 3NS, UK – 01255 502081

Seasides Day Nursery

93 Fronks Rd, Harwich CO12 4EQ, UK – 01255 487422

Harwich Centre Pre-school

Adult Community Learning, Main Road, Ramsey, Harwich CO12 4AH, UK – 01255 556208

Primary and Secondary Schools

Harwich and Dovercourt High School

Hall Ln, Harwich CO12 3TG, UK – 01255 245460

Was here to see my cousin (the best drummer in Essex) in her school production of We Will Rock You. What a fantastic show.

My brother goes here epic school

Spring Meadow Primary School

39 Pound Farm Dr, Harwich CO12 4JZ, UK – 01255 504528

A lovely school but parking is incredibly difficult

Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery

Chase Ln, Harwich CO12 4NB, UK – 01255 502416

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Public & Preparatory Schools

Harwich and Dovercourt High School

Hall Ln, Harwich CO12 3TG, UK – 01255 245460

Was here to see my cousin (the best drummer in Essex) in her school production of We Will Rock You. What a fantastic show.

My brother goes here epic school

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Local social service agencies for CO12 3RG with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for CO12 3RG with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for CO12 3RG, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for CO12 3RG with contact details and location maps