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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

5 Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 4JQ – 0345 300 0000

The Co-operative Bank - Brighton

164-165 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2BB – 01273 747785

The Co-op Bank in Brighton is wonderful. The staff are always friendly, welcoming and helpful, no matter who you are. The staff on the phone helpline are just the same, ready to help with any problem we, the customers, might have, although it is one of the few banks, in my experience, that actually give you their local number to call also. I've only been with them for 7 years, but would never change banks. The big problem for me is that I am disabled and there is only the one branch, very far from my home. That's the only drawback. Please open more branches in Portslade and Hove !!!

but PSC along with 20 local groups working for Palestine (including 10 PSC branches) have had their bank accounts unilaterally closed by the Co-operative bank. The reason? The Co-op bank say they've changed their "risk appetite". Apparently Palestinian human rights are too "risky" for the Co-operative bank. This is disgusting for a so called ethical banking. I will have to think seriously about staying with you.

Allied Irish Bank (GB)

22 Marlborough Pl, Brighton BN1 1UB – 01273 570059

Building Societies

Nationwide

54 West St, Brighton BN1 2SE – 0845 266 0321

Nationwide

117 London Rd, Brighton, Sussex BN1 4JG – 0800 554 0346

Nationwide

19 George St, Hove BN3 3YA – 0800 554 0333

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Local Chambers of Commerce for BN1 7FP with contact details and location maps. 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.
Brighton & Hove City Council

Bartholomew Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 – 01273 290000

Brighton & Hove City Council

Kings House, Grand Ave, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2LS – 01273 290000

Arts Council England

a, South Level, New England St, Brighton BN1 4GH – 0845 300 6200

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 BN1. 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 Brighton area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Brighton and BN1 7FP 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

Duke Street Dental Centre

Duke St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AG – 01273 711999

Amazing. I went here a few years ago and had the best treatment/filling of my life. My tooth was rotten and the old filling was replaced by a white one. The dentist (David, the male owner of the practice) made sure the anesthetic reached my nerve and wouldn't begin until all feeling was gone. I have had a fair few fillings and this was the only filling I ever had that I couldn't feel having done. I was so at ease and the dentist was meticulous and spent all his time and effort making the filling look like a regular tooth. I am usually NHS but this was the best £300 I ever spent. I still show people my filling because I still can't believe its one, it looks so amazing. It was a big job and David was concerned I may need a root canal. But 4 years on I have had zero problems with it. Thank you so much! So glad I came across this practice.

David and the hygienists are great. Receptionist has an attitude problem and likes to argue about treatments she knows nothing about

Surrenden Dental Practice

38 Surrenden Rd, Brighton BN1 6PP – 01273 501909

A first class dental practice. Would definitely recommend

Excellent Service provided to myself and my children. Would thoroughly recommend Surrenden Dental Practice.

Brighton Dental Clinic

St James's Mansions, St James's St, Brighton BN1 1EN – 01273 570700

I have been with this practice for over 30 years, & in all that time I've received the best possible care & attention from all concerned. Everyone there always seems so happy that you come away feeling you've just had a jolly good catch up with friends. Recently I had to bid a heartfelt farewell to Alan Walder on his retirement, & thought I would never feel so confident with another dentist, but his replacement Lynsey Crothers has proved otherwise, she is full of warmth, very professional, with a very caring & gentle attitude. So just keep doing what you've always done . Thank you each & every one of you

I took both my children here to see Ilias the dentist. He was so friendly and welcoming that they simply jumped into the dentists’ chair! I would highly recommend the practice and their wonderful reception of children.

The Montpelier Surgery

2 Victoria Rd, Brighton BN1 3FS – 01273 328950

Albion Street Surgery

9 Albion St, Brighton BN2 9PS – 01273 601122

Dr Gary Gilhooly - Pavilion Surgery

Pavilion Surgery, 2-3 Old Steine, Brighton BN1 1EJ – 01273 685588

Thank you doctor

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

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

177 Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 6AG – 01444 441881

Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5BE – 01273 696955

2nd January 2016 Dear Sir NHS Care at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Having just completed a weeks stay (15th to 20th Dec) I would like to offer the following comments in the hope it may help the future direction of Health Services in the Sussex Area. Firstly I have never once dialled 999 in nearly 73 years yet when I did the service was immediate and highly professional. My dispatch 23 miles to Brighton from deepest rural Sussex to A&E was exemplary and the hand over thankfully expeditious. I was in severe pain with and abdominal obstruction and frankly dreading the experience from numerous reports of drunks and addicts attending but thankfully found the place quiet and professional at all times, giving one a feeling of optimism that one was in the right place. Admission was again swift and the ward Floor 9 SW though busy at all times was attentive to every need including pain relief. The bed was comfortable and clean and the medical care superb. I am a diabetic with some medical experience so was impressed at the knowledge and training of all staff involved in my care. I would like to record my personal gratitude to all staff who not only did their contracted duty but went way beyond. At night it was touching to overhear some patients given kindness that can only flow from a heart attuned to inner suffering. At every level from Senior Doctors to trainees from Technicians to Porters the service was terrific and this come from one who last worked in the NHS 50 years ago and who spares the Service by using Private Hospitals. If I had a criticism it would be that the NHS could function even better if it could be more selective in its patients ! With such insanely high levels of self inflicted trauma due to for example drink and drugs the time will surely have to come to prioritise care to those are responsible and able to use NHS resources wisely. Its been a great privilege to use a service I have long contributed towards and find it in such good health contrary to Media reports. Please convey this to whoever might be interested together with the appreciation of both my family and myself. Well done all Peter Barton

My wife's treatment when her Aorta failed was absolutely brilliant. An eight hour operation at half an hour's notice, out of the blue which, without any doubt, saved her life. The whole Cardiac team are wonderful, not just with the surgery, but every single member of the team is compassionate, caring and very professional. I cannot praise them enough. The follow up treatment has also been beyond reproach, with personal unhurried attention from everyone, including the very top man. I must also praise the A&E department at PRH Haywards Heath, who detected the problem when she went in with chest pains, and got her down to Brighton in the nick of time. Those who critise the NHS should look at the bigger picture. If this had been in America I would have had to sell my house to pay for it, and them some!

Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 3EW – 01273 696011

Excellent service

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for BN1 7FP.

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 BN1 7FP
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 Bartholomew's Church

Ann St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GP – 01273 620491

Good place. Peaceful

I love this church, legend says the the roof is made from noahs ark! I suggest looking up when you enter

One Church Brighton

Gloucester Pl, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4AA – 01273 694746

Saint Mary Magdalen's Catholic Church

55 Upper N St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3FH – 01273 326793

I attended mass here one Sunday at 12 pm and it was all in Polish. The singing was magnificent. Well worth a visit. The place was packed.

Latin Mass

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Magpie Recycling

Shabitat, Saunders Park, Brighton BN2 4AE – 01273 677577

A great shop where you can find all sorts of second hand bargains. They have a large selection of furniture and a lovely little clothes shop at the back.

Treasure trove

Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project

Circus St, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9QF – 01273 570500

Brighton & Hove City Clean

Hollingdean Depot, Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 7GA – 01273 292929

We had a very good team in Coldean this summer, both for public and private refuse collections. The crews are friendly and are hard working too. We really appreciate the hours you put in. Thank you. ;)

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 Brighton

Terre A Terre

71 East St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HQ – 01273 729051

There is a great selection of rich and interesting food for all; whether you're looking for top end vegetarian cuisine or just a hearty twist on home cooked food you'll be happy with the range of choices. Filling and delightfully appetising, this restaurant will surprise you at how little it matters that all the food is totally vegetarian.

Probably one of the best dining experiences I've ever had in the UK. I had the soup to start and the Rosti Revisited for my main (Which was amazing and I cannot praise it highly enough). It is a vegetarian restaurant but please do not let this deter you from visiting as their chefs have created a complete menu with no feeling like components are missing. It was a great experience and I thoroughly look forward to returning with friends again. Being Brighton they naturally accommodate all food allergies and intolerance without skipping a beat (I do not personally have any allergies but a member of the party did).

24 St Georges Restaurant

25 St George's Rd, Brighton BN2 1ED – 01273 626060

The staff are lovely. The food looks amazing but sadly lacks in flavor and substance. I had the ballotine of chicken to start, the chicken lacked any taste, it had the texture of a lovely piece of moist chicken but no flavor. I felt let down as on the plate it looked brilliant. My partner had the Venison which was delicious. For main I had the pork loin in a mushroom crumb, pork belly which had been cooked in a water bath and celeriac. Why cook belly of pork in a water bath, it took away all flavor and the texture was a disappointment and rather unpleasant. I found the pork loin didn't have any depth to the taste and the celeriac was not memorable. My partner had the assiette of winter birds. The duck was heavenly, full of rich warm oomph, the guinea fowl and pigeon had been slow cooked for I think 30something hours and sadly the taste resembled processed ham. With the mains it felt that they had a water bath so had to use it. The pork would have been so nice with a big knob of butter and crunchy fat. For dessert we had the cheese board, why there is a £2 supplement was beyond us! The cheese's are a lovely selection of local produce. I had the chocolate cherry desert. The mousse was amazing and so were the cherries which had been soaked in liqueur. The cherry sorbet was extremely fragrant and far to similar to source shower gel, the little pieces of brownie also didn't have the riches of a dark chocolate so were rather disappointing flat sponge. We were so excited to come here. We did have a lovely evening but left feeling that we wouldn't come back, nor would we recommend it to friends. There are many more exciting place to eat in Brighton. Maybe the plates aren't quite as pretty but they follow through on flavor.

Great food and pleasant dining experience - a little formal/traditional to what we normally go for. Was a little out of the way but there was a trendy bar in close proximity which the staff recommended based on the amazing cocktails (The Black Dove), so all in all a great night.

The Chilli Pickle

17 Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE – 01273 900383

Slow service full of excuses. Relatively small portion sizes for the price. Don't forget to remind waiting staff your orders as mine was totally forgotten and only been realised 40 minutes later. Not something we wanted on 1st visit Although made a good recovery once mistake realised food came very fast and tasty. Only plus point is good atmosphere and location.

Tasty food. Good ambience. ..food is slightly overpriced

Nursery and Preschools

Sunshine Day Nursery

151 Eastern Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0AG – 01273 680280

Happy Days Nursery

Coleman St, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9SQ – 01273 694447

Fiveways Play Centre

Rear Of, 8-10 Florence Rd, Brighton BN1 6DJ – 01273 500257

Very friendly, our children loved it (and want to go back). Staff friendly to the children in the street - very happy atmosphere. And good learning - a noticeable increase in vocabulary and learning songs.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Coombe Road Primary School

Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove – 01273 707878

The Dharma School

The White House, 149 Ladies' Mile Rd, Brighton BN1 8TB – 01273 502055

Varndean School

Balfour Rd, Brighton BN1 6NP – 01273 561281

Public & Preparatory Schools

Brighton College

Eastern Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0AL – 01273 704200

Wonderful place - a hidden gem of a campus in the middle of Brighton with some lovely modern buildings among the traditional Victoriana. Pupils appear bright, polite and charming. One of the most impressive academic reputations in the UK.

posh school, but then it is in kemptown, and the illumine ive come across are nice people

Brighton & Hove High School

Montpelier Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3AT – 01273 280280

Good days there

Been there and Id only give 3 stars

Bellerbys College Brighton

1 Billinton Way, Brighton BN1 4LF – 01273 339200

I am coming as soon

Study

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Local social service agencies for BN1 7FP with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for BN1 7FP with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for BN1 7FP, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for BN1 7FP with contact details and location maps

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