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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

TSB Bank

40 High St, Alton GU34 1BQ, UK – 01420 618999

Love the ladies here! Particularly Karen who has performed above and beyond to completely transform my life with her knowledge, advice and help in sorting out my lending. Caring, realistic and there to help you personally. Warmly recommend.

Big thanks to Karen who works here....she is lovely....well done :-) ( Karen E...!!!!)

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!

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.

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

Watercress House Dental

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

Marcello did a fantastic job of filling the gaps between my upper and lower teeth. I can certainly recommend this procedure as it prevents a lot of food getting stuck between the teeth and aesthetically is a great improvement. His work is always very precise. He is gentle and has a very good eye for detail. I’m delighted.

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.

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

Church of Holy Rood, Holybourne

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

Really beautiful location.

Alton Methodist Church

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

Loving community of people looking to follow Jesus, grow in love and serve people in Alton. Children's provision at family services and a number of other groups during the week including boys and girls' brigade groups along with coffee mornings, Bible studies and prayer. Central location by Marks and Spencer in town.

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..

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.

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

Alton Recycle & Reuse Ltd

26 Raven Square, Alton GU34 2LL, UK – 07784 625041

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!

Lunch with friends, service overall not bad but let down when only 3 of the 4 starters ordered arrived at the same time. A couple of us had almost finished our starter by the time the 4th was served. After that, no problems, indeed service was excellent. The food here in Alton is always good, & lunch was no exception.

River Kwai

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

We love this Thai restaurant as a family. The owner is super friendly and welcoming. The food is very authentic and is delicious. The decor has not changed since the 80's but it does give it that bit of a retro feel now. The prices are extremely reasonable. There is a public car park to the rear and we have always managed to park. Overall, this is a great place to eat and we are always recommending it to friends and family.

Great friendly Thai restaurant. The food is good and fantastic value. We keep going back that says it all.

Frango Grill

1 Cross and Pillory Ln, Alton GU34 1HL, UK – 01420 768100

Love it! Staff are courteous and friendly. The food... flame grilled chicken. How can you go wrong?! Great service; great home delivery; great food.

Good food, bit tame on spice. Food takes quite a bit longer than I had expected. Spicy rice side dish was completely unspicy and a third the size I expected. Very good chicken!

Nursery and Preschools

Busy Bees Nursery Alton

Hawkins Headquarters, Chawton Park Rd, Alton GU34 1RQ, UK – 01420 549593

Little Den Pre School

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

Holybourne Village Preschool

Village Hall,, Church Ln, Holybourne, Alton GU34 4HD, UK – 07748 824942

Primary and Secondary Schools

Alton Infant School

Normandy St, Alton GU34 1DH, UK – 01420 83857

Fantastic school. Caring and inclusive Gives all pupils a great start in education

Brilliant school. Really positive atmosphere

Eggar's School

London Rd, Holybourne, Alton GU34 4EQ, UK – 01420 541194

Joined in 2011 the school was good and learnt a lot. After about 2 years with a new Headteacher the school took a turn for the worst and has continued to fail students including me and my brother. It's a pot luck draw on which teachers you get, get a good one and you will exceed expectations but get a bad one and expect to fail. Their continued employment of bad teachers will ultimately be the downfall of this school. However longer standing teachers continue to help the students exceed. Finally the label may say a science school but this department is appalling and needs a serious revamp both department and teachers. The school however exceeds in other areas such as Further Maths courses (the experienced team of mathematicians), English and ICT.

Best school ever. When there was an issue they let me know immediately when it happened they didn't just leave it to the end of the day.

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 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
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