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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

NatWest

38 High St, Alton GU34 1BF, UK – 0345 788 8444

Ok branch but has ridiculous opening times.

The nicest and most helpful staff

HSBC

Lansdowne House, 74 High St, Alton GU34 1EZ, UK – 0345 740 4404

Staff are welcoming here. Need to open on Tuesdays before 9.30!

Santander

46A High St, Alton GU34 1BJ, UK – 0845 765 4321

Lovely staff here. Only to pleased to help. Set me up an isa in no time at all. Smaller branches deffo the best although to be honest I find Santander one of the best banks I have delt with.

Building Societies

Nationwide

29 High St, Alton GU34 1BS, UK – 0800 554 0348

I have had a Nationwide account for over 40 years. I would not have an account anywhere else. The staff in the Alton branch are courteous and helpful and I have never had any reason to complain.

Really great building society

Newbury Building Society

47 High St, Alton GU34 1PF, UK – 01420 84275

Local Chambers of Commerce for GU34 2DR. 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!
Alton Town Council

Market Square, Alton GU34 1HD, UK – 01420 83986

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 GU34. 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 Alton area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Alton and GU34 2DR 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

Alton Dental - Dental Centre & Implant Clinic

54 Anstey Rd, Alton GU34 2RE, UK – 01420 83589

Excellent dentist, really friendly and helpful. Great with kids, accommodating to their needs. Great with adults too, I’ve been coming here for years and still have all my teeth.

Having not been to the dentist in 10 years and having a gum problem, Alton dental were extremely proficient and quickly got me in to sort the problem out. All staff were extremely professional and friendly and always had a smile on their faces! Weirdly makes going to the dentist not so bad 👍🏻 Would highly recommend.

Watercress House Dental

1 The Windmills, St Mary's Close, Alton GU34 1EF, UK – 01420 544408

I am writing this review on behalf of my Mum as she isn't techno minded, but wanted to review this marvellous dentist. In her own words:- "Having an emergency of a front tooth falling out, just before Easter when I planned to visit family, rushing straight to my dentist I was very lucky to find him in the reception. Unbeknown to me it was his lunch break. However, without any hesitation he immediately agreed to undertake the repair and do it straight away, forgoing his lunch. He is a superb dentist and the kindness and care shown was second to none. I must say he is always so kind and did a wonderful repair on my tooth. His name is Dr Marcello Tulone. The practice as a whole is a wonderful place". By Mrs Elizabeth Manley.

I recently had a brace fitted with Watercress Dental. It's now been removed and I'm delighted with the result. My teeth have always been extremely misaligned and now they're perfectly straight. The care I've received has been excellent.

Kingsclere Dental Practice

90 Normandy St, Alton GU34 1DH, UK – 01420 82365

I have been with this practice for over 15 years, and cannot praise them highly enough. I cannot praise them highly enough.

great, friendly service. runs evening and weekend clinics which is ideal for me

Chawton Park Surgery

Chawton Park Rd, Alton GU34 1RJ, UK – 01420 542542

Dr N White - Chawton Park Surgery

Chawton Park Surgery, Chawton Park Rd, Alton GU34 1RJ, UK – 01420 542542

Dr A Rush

The Wilson Practice, Alton Health Centre, Anstey Rd, Alton GU34 2QX, UK – 01420 84676

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

Alton Community Hospital

Chawton Park Rd, Alton GU34 1RJ, UK – 0300 003 2196

swift and helpful treatment when referred by local surgeries - the grounds, gardens and history all worth visiting to see for a brief visit, there is a Doctors Surgery and pharmacy adjacent and free parking

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for GU34 2DR.

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 GU34 2DR
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. Lawrence Church

Church St, Alton GU34 2BU, UK – 01420 83234

Beautiful old building. Plenty of interesting historic features. Bullet holes in the door from the English Civil War, 15th century paintings on a pillar, carved Norman capitals.

Needs a good clean and quite bare inside thanks to Puritan whitewashing but the fine location and civil war history are notable. Norman core inside, not really detectable but very old.

Alton Methodist Church

91 High St, Alton GU34 1LG, UK – 01420 82695

Friendly and welcoming. Has regular coffee mornings and lunch club events. Also has Girls and Boys Brigade which run weekly. Very accessible with disabled access toilet and automatic doors..

Church of Holy Rood, Holybourne

The Vicarage, Church Ln, Holybourne, Alton GU34 4HD, UK

Really beautiful location.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Alton Household Waste Recycling Centre

Omega Park, Alton GU34 2QE, UK – 01420 544067

Good center. People are helpful.

It used to be quite excellent, only letting me down when I turned up with about 400 asbestos slates off my garage roof... I had to take them to Basingstoke. But now they've started charging for even small quantities of rubble and plasterboard. I'm gradually refurbishing our house, and now I have very little I can take without being charged. So, I break stuff down and put it in my wheelie bin at home, over a period of a few weeks. They should be offering free "Fly tipping" guides.

Waltet

Hutchings & Carter Yard Waterbrook Road, Alton GU34 2UD, UK – 01420 613045

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 Alton

Pizza Express

5 Market Street, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1HD, UK – 01420 89839

I’m a fan of Pizza Express, tasty food, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere. This is a good location, close to the large car park and just off the high street. I visited here on a Friday at midday with my wife and small kids, we received a warm greeting and were seated quickly. The place was pretty quiet so we got to seat wherever we wanted. There was some sort of deal on as my wife ordered a pizza and a soft drink and it was less than £7, what a bargain. I ordered a pizza but requested the base be changed, when the food arrived it was on the wrong base. No biggy, I was hungry and ate it anyway. It was delicious. Good selection of food and drinks, including a decent non-alcoholic beer. Overall, really happy with the trip, the staff were great with our small kids. If the food order was correct I would have given this place full marks!

Reasonably priced, decent food. Nice atmosphere, and quite busy considering it was a mid-week evening. Service was a little slow, but to be expected considering how busy it was. Food is, as always, very well cooked and presented, the menu choices are good also. With student discount or a taste card, it makes it a very cheap meal!

River Kwai

3A Cross and Pillory Ln, Alton GU34 1HL, UK – 01420 87796

Delightful and helpful staff. The food is really good although I was there with Thai friends and I think the dishes were not from the main menu.

Tasty. I grabbed a take away from here on a Saturday night. Called around 7pm, food was ready to pick up within 15 minutes. That's a good turnaround for a pay day weekend! When I went to collect the food the rest was packed, a good sign of things to come. The staff were attentive and served me quickly. The order was brought out straight away and everything was as ordered. Usually when we order take aways there are leftovers for the next day. We finished everything, it was all great. Fresh ingredients, freshly prepared with an excellent infusion of flavours. There was even a bit of heat in the curry, but not too much. We ordered 5 dishes in total, all for under £25. Great value, we will be coming back here again no doubt!

Bengal Tandoori

78E High St, Alton GU34 1EN, UK – 01420 82233

A good traditional British Indian restaurant. The Bengal is our traditional pre Christmas curry spot, always good food with pleasant service. The menu is exactly what you would expect with the standard food items and beer. If you're in the area and fancy a good curry, you should head to the Bengal.

Went here it of nostalgia (used to live there 10 years ago). The food was pretty good, but after laboriously discussing my Dairy Intolerance with them, I was presented with a lovely looking curry covered in yogurt :/ To it off with curt, bordering arrogant service from most of the waiters (not all) I won't revisit.. At least not for another ten years :)

Nursery and Preschools

Little Den Pre School

The Den, Chawton Park Road, Alton GU34 1RQ, UK – 07375 472935

Primary and Secondary Schools

St Lawrence C Of E Primary School

Amery Hill, Alton GU34 2BY, UK – 01420 84400

Public & Preparatory Schools

Alton School

Anstey Ln, Alton GU34 2NG, UK – 01420 82070

What A Brilliant School. As A Ex Student For The Prep School. I Loved It There. All Of The Teachers Are Nice And Lovely And Interact With The Students. And The Older Years Always Help With The Smaller Years. There Is No Bullying Or Vilonce At All. The Teachers Won't Work You At Something Your Good At They Help You With What You Struglle With. It's Also Such A Brilliant Place To Just Stroll Around. An All-Around. Brill Prep School!

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Local social service agencies for GU34 2DR with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for GU34 2DR with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for GU34 2DR, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for GU34 2DR with contact details and location maps

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