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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

Lloyds Bank

942 Brighton Rd, Purley CR8 2LP, UK – 0345 300 0000

I visited this branch in 2015 for an appointment with mortgage advisor. Was professional and helpful experience.

3 parking spots right outside in red route parking bay 10-4. Don't park in red route loading bay on opposite side of road, going to the bank is not loading and there are parking cameras everywhere, otherwise next road along has free parking all the way along it but you must get a ticket. Not open at the weekends though, which is unforgivable for a bank. Staff are great.

Lloyds Bank

129 Brighton Rd, Coulsdon CR5 2NJ, UK – 0345 300 0000

Friendly staff at this branch and cashpoint outside

Barclays Bank

114-116 Brighton Rd, Hooley, Coulsdon CR5 2ND, UK – 0345 734 5345

Lovely and helpful staff, but the branch needs doing up and there was noone to serve customers with q&a's on the shop floor.

Good branch with nice staff. Closed on Wednesdays. Can be busy sometimes.

Building Societies

Nationwide

918 Brighton Rd, Purley CR8 2LN, UK – 0800 554 0628

The team always treat me well, recommend visiting at non-peak times (daytime) for shortest waiting times

Quite slow service but useful when necessary.

Local Chambers of Commerce for CR5 2LF. 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 CR5. 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 Coulsdon area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Coulsdon and CR5 2LF 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

Kenley Dental Practice

70A Godstone Rd, Kenley CR8 5AA, UK – 020 8668 2696

Dr Patel and his staff are amazing. The admin staff are very polite and caring. Dr Patel himself is very honest and takes time to explain exactly whats happening. Considering i have dental phobia like many i would strongly recommend this practice to anyone.

Karen has done a great deal of work on my teeth (bridges and fillings) over the past two years. I have been very satisfied with the standard of the care she has provided. She takes time to discuss and explain any treatment she is going to undertake and in addition has a most friendly and professional approach.

Crossways Dental Coulsdon

328 Coulsdon Rd, Coulsdon CR5 1EB, UK – 01737 551622

Shane was very calming and reassuring after I told him about a bad experience I had at another dentist. Shane sorted out the infection in my gum around my wisdom tooth with no problem. Would definitely reccomend . The receptionist is also really lovely and welcoming which makes a difference !

We had a really positive experience here when we brought our two young children for a check up. The dentist, Shane, was running to time and came out to greet us as this was the first time we had met him. He was polite, respectful and professional but he also had a calm and reassuring manner with the children. The check up went smoothly and without stress. Lucy on reception was cheerful and professional and checked us in and out efficiently and with a smile.

Taunton Lane Dental Practice

15 Taunton Ln, Coulsdon CR5 1SG, UK – 01737 554177

My front crown that was on a post came out and i was seen as an emergency patient at Taunton lane dental practise the same day, they were very efficient and helpful. I was very happy with my treatment.

I recently had top and bottom dentures made and fitted by Taunton Lane Dental Practice. After decades of putting up with ill fitting and painful dentures, I have at last got near perfect pain free, good fitting dentures. No adjustment was needed. The other work they have done for me has also been excellent.

Dr P Newlands - Woodcote Group Practice

140-142 Chipstead Valley Rd, Coulsdon CR5 3BB, UK – 020 8763 5620

Great surgery. Not a big wait for appointments. Excellent doctors helpful and understanding

Townhill Medical Practice

Guards Ave, Caterham CR3 5XL, UK – 01883 331900

I have complained about townhill in the past due to appointments etc but after today i take back every single word my son would probaly not be here today if it wasant for the doctors nurses and receptionist acting quickly when i rushed in the sugery after my son 8 month old son took badly to a reaction he was like a ballon they were all on him in seconds and dispite im not even a patient there anymore they done everything to see to him and i thank you all so much they acted quicker then the ambulance that arrived 20 miniutes late and by the time they got to the sugery townhill team had done it all my sons is my world and i cant thank you enough for your hard work and dedication to save my sons life today and i will never forget that thank you all so much again Huge regards to the team that helped my son Thanks again

Townhill is by far the best surgery I've been a patient at, it's my 6th. Every GP I've seen has taken time to listen and has been extremely thorough whilst showing care and understanding. The receptionists and nurses all through the years I've attended, have always been helpful and friendly and extremely professional. The pressures on the health system just keeps on increasing, but Townhill has always managed to maintain a high standard of care. Well done!

The Moorings Surgery

2A Valley Rd, Kenley CR8 5DG, UK – 020 3417 7565

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

Purley War Memorial Hospital

856 Brighton Rd, Purley CR8 2YL, UK – 020 8401 3000

Excellent NHS hub and minor emergency unit. Very short waiting times compared with main A&E in Mayday Hospital. Staff very friendly, doctors very attentive and the care and advice received was amazing. Easy to park outside and locally and not expensive, which was a bonus.

I had a consultation and was informed of my opperation and it put my mind at rest

Cane Hill Hospital

Portnalls Rd, Coulsdon CR5 3DE, UK

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CR5 2LF.

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 CR5 2LF
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 Aidan's Catholic Church

1 Portnalls Rd, Coulsdon CR5 3DD, UK – 020 8660 2452

Great hall for hire with a bar

Purley Baptist Church

Banstead Rd, Purley CR8 3EA, UK – 020 8668 0422

Love this church - have been often visiting friends and family. A lively, Jesus-loving bunch of people who care about their community. Also great with the kids.

A fantastic place a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Friendly caring group of people. Well worth a Sunday visit

Old Coulsdon Congregational Church

272 Coulsdon Rd, Coulsdon CR5 1EB, UK – 01737 552303

Lovely people in a nice 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 Coulsdon. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Mill Recycling Limited

221B Hayes Ln, Kenley CR8 5HN, UK – 020 8645 0577

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 Coulsdon

La Scarpetta

117 Brighton Rd, Coulsdon CR5 2NG, UK – 020 8668 7417

Dined here recently and it was a superb experience. Food was wonderful, not cheap but not over expensive for the really good quality meal with fantastic flavours. We especially loved the atmospheric lighting, just right, not too dark not too bright. Added to this, the fact that there was no loud music, so we were able to chat without difficulty was such a bonus in a restaurant these days. We will be visiting again and would thoroughly tell friends to go there.

Always a warm welcome when you go and eat at La Scarpetta. The owner was working in the kitchen on out last visit and the food was delicious as usual.

The Quintessential Restaurant

121 Brighton Rd, Coulsdon CR5 2NG, UK – 020 8763 0525

A lovely little restaurant that I'd never noticed before a Google search. The portions aren't particularly big but this was simple food done really well. I'm embarrassed to say I didn't catch her name but or waitress transformed a quote week night dinner into a wonderful experience. She was funny and attentive (we WERE the only people there but I get the sense that she would've been great anyway). I'll definitely go back

We first ate here when it was very newly opened, and we've been back repeatedly over the year since - including having a party for 25 people. The food and the service always exceed expectations, even when those expectations take the form of thinking for a week about how delicious the t-bone steak is going to be. A short, regularly-changing menu is all handled impeccably. The wine list is excellent. Special requirements are handled helpfully and without fuss. I really can't praise the place enough.

Pizza Express

Ground Block A Trinity Square, 127 Brighton Rd, Coulsdon CR5 2NJ, UK – 020 8660 1199

Always nice staff, regardless of food which is always consistent it's nice to have a family atmosphere in here. We've come back because it's friendly and the two course deals work on Fridays. Accommodating to give us a nice big table for our buggy.

Good food but window seats can be cold. Fast service when quiet. Need decaf tea on menu. I asked for it and waitress said they only do decaf coffee. I cannot stand coffee so I was out of luck as I wanted tea but not a caffeinated one at 9pm at night as I would be awake all night.

Nursery and Preschools

Butterflies Pre-school

372 Coulsdon Rd, Coulsdon CR5 1EF, UK – 01737 555608

This is a great learning environment for your preschool aged children with friendly, helpful and child focused staff.

Bright Horizons Coulsdon Day Nursery and Preschool

48b Chipstead Valley Rd, Coulsdon CR5 2RA, UK – 020 3780 3057

My son has been happy there for a couple of years. Great nursery.

Fantastic place

King Fishers Pre School & Day Nursery

332 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Croydon, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BE, UK – 0800 160 1699

Primary and Secondary Schools

Oakwood School

Oakwood Independent School, 59 Godstone Rd, Purley CR8 2AN, UK – 020 8668 8080

Best primary school around. Looking back on my memories there I see how privileged I was as young lad to attend this school. In countless conversations with friends from secondary school we have compared our experiences and our memories of primary school and Oakwood, without exception, has always been the most desirable place for a child to grow up in the opinions of both parties. I can’t think of anything that a child would need, that isn’t available, either from the wonderful staff or from the school as a whole. This school, a home for the hearts of all pupils who have attended, offers all that a child, growing up in the modern world will need. The virtues that are taught and the character development that the pupils receive means that each and every one of them can grow into fine members of today’s society, and can change it for the better.

Oakwood School is a great place to learn and grow, I have so many fond memories of my time there. The teaching is fantastic and I really got the sense that staff took an interest and cared for me in a way that made me feel part of a community. It was also really good to have a priest celebrate mass regularly, hear confessions and give short sessions on Christian doctrine, all of which I really missed at secondary school! I made loads of friends there and genuinely believe that the ethos, virtues and lessons I learnt in Oakwood are things that I incorporate in my life now many years later. Great school, keep it up!

Public & Preparatory Schools

St David's Preparatory School

Woodcote Valley Rd, Purley CR8 3AL, UK – 020 8660 0723

Happy school memories of St Davids.

Reedham Park School

71A Old Lodge Ln, Purley CR8 4DN, UK – 020 8660 6357

A truly exceptional educational experience. Not to be missed.

Cumnor House School for Girls

1 Woodcote Ln, Purley CR8 3HB, UK – 020 8668 0050

I'm in this school and it is really good and everyone is hardworking here and everyone has fun so I say 5 stars.

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Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for CR5 2LF with contact details and location maps
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