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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

HSBC

38 High St, Dartford DA1 1DG, UK – 0345 740 4404

Been banking here since it was Midland Bank 25 or so years ago. Staff are always friendly and queues are not too bad.

Halifax

8/10 High St, Dartford DA1 1BY, UK – 01322 480303

Great bank Very helpful staff can get busy.

Barclays Bank

24 Lowfield St, Dartford DA1 1HD, UK – 0345 734 5345

Really nice staff open longer than my local branch which is handy

Needs a refurbishment, if you want a bank that looks like it is from the 1980's then go here

Building Societies

Nationwide

7-9, Hythe St, Dartford DA1 1BE, UK – 0800 554 0673

People work there so friendly not even open account there . But the one in Gravesend that we had open account there there are absolutely joke not even showed their expression for caring customers .What they only said is the rule. And even their custo.ers relation head office us completely joke too. The recent I gave 3 * they should received 5 but the head office their customer services like the one in Gravesend. So I can imagination that anything's when wrong they won't look after customers at all. Very shame of head office managers . I requested for talking.g to managers in head office they said their boss busy or go holiday. Now nearly 1 months not even heard anything's. What kind of customer service is that???. If u have money need to tho ked about their customer services.

The Nationwide website is basically fine - there are few difficulties in using it and it is generally accessible 24/7. If I had a criticism it would be that it has so many adverts on it that speed of access is sometimes reduced - as you wait for the ad to load before you reject it. While I understand the bank's enthusiasm for advertising it's products to its customers, I do occasionally think that a simple switch to block adverts that customers see repeatedly would be a good idea (as well as a good selling point!). Some of us simply want online access to our accounts with options to choose other services rather than a continuous barrage of products - many of which we have no interest in.

Local Chambers of Commerce for DA1 1RX. 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!
Dartford Civic Centre & Council Offices

50 Overy St, Dartford DA1 1UP, UK

Location is right next to Dartford Station

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 DA1. 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 Dartford area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Dartford and DA1 1RX 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

2 Green Dental

2 Green Walk, Dartford DA1 4JL, UK – 01322 521044

What an amazing practice! From start to finish my experience has been 5 star. I feel that Rajiv really listened to what I wanted and delivered above and beyond!! My new smile is great and I’m a very happy customer, don’t hesitate to use this practice from minor things to more complicated fixes. The staff and dentists are all so welcoming and accommodating it puts you right at ease!! Thanks to all the staff

I have had a lovely experience with this Dentist. Rajiv done an amazing job with my teeth. He is quite the perfectionist and has taken the time to make sure I am happy with the results. Thank you to him and his lovely assistant. I also found the receptionists here very welcoming, particularly Helen, who has been ever so kind and has a real warm and friendly nature. She always made time to speak to me and my son. Thank you. Gee.

Ark-G Dental Centre

12 Crayford High St, Dartford DA1 4HG, UK – 01322 527415

The staff are very friendly and understanding. I need several treatments and the dentist explained the options NHS and private. I am currently undergoing a combination of both private and NHS treatments,so this is available. Premises are always sparkling clean and the nurses are always one step ahead which is what you want when you are in a little discomfort. I would recommend this dentist as they are very professional in all aspects of the visit.

I recently went there with my children. My kids were very scared but the lady dentist, she was so kind and gentle with them. All the staffs are very nice and lovely. The very young Asian nurse was very friendly and reassuring with my kids. I cannot emphasise on how impressed I am with this surgery. The staffs were all polite and professional. They also gave me some free toothpaste sample which was a plus. I would definitely recommend this practice to all my friends & family.

Northumberland Heath Dental Surgery

184-186 Bexley Rd, Erith DA8 3HF, UK – 01322 336401

First visit was with my 8 month baby and needed advice about his tooth that was sore and red. They saw him straight away and were extremely helpful and gave good advice. Since then I have signed up my family with this dentist and they are very helpful and treat each patient with care. Customer service is really good they explain everything to you.

Great dental surgery! Everyone is really helpful and friendly. As someone who is really scared of going to the dentist they put me right at ease and explained everything they were doing. I would definitely recommend this dentist to everyone I know!!

Dr C J Shimmins

Pilgrims Way, Dartford DA1 1QY, UK – 0844 477 8695

Horsmans Place Surgery

Horsmans Place Instone Road, Dartford DA1 2JP, UK – 01322 299790

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

Archery House

Bow Arrow Ln, Dartford DA2 6PB, UK – 01322 622222

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for DA1 1RX.

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 DA1 1RX

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St Anselm's R C Church

89 West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ, UK – 01322 220075

The best hall in the area! Big, clean, excellent facilities and a great hire price!

Lovely function room

Temple Hill Baptist Church

1 Sheridan Ct, St Edmunds Rd, Dartford DA1 5NF, UK – 01322 281262

The RCCG City of God also meet here

Highfield Road Baptist Church

2 Highfield Rd, Dartford DA1 2JY, UK – 01322 275930

Nice church decent size good community

One of the best places to worship the Lord. One big family.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Dartford Household Waste Recycling Centre

Dartford DA1 3QU, UK – 0845 345 0210

Staff always helpful and friendly. If on my own they always offer to help with heavy items. Tidy and well kept site.

Good tip, don’t normally have to wait long to get in either !!

Crayford Mini Skips

4 Burgate Cl, Dartford DA1 4ST, UK – 01322 558384

Good experience from the moment I called to when they came to collect the skip. Very competitive prices, compared to other local companies. Thanks Crayford Mini Skips!

Crayford mini skips was a quick and efficient service from start to finish.They had reasonable rates cheaper than some of their competition.

Easy Load Limited

Lee's Yard, Rochester Way, Dartford DA1 3QU, UK – 01322 555588

I don't understand the bad reviews here; I cannot fault this company - very nice chap on the phone; skip delivered within an hour of me phoning! Would definitely use this company again. Update, May 2018 - used them again and still give 5* for excellent service; drivers good, staff on phone very pleasant.

Have used this company three times now, and never had a problem, needed the skip collected due to having work done on the drive couldn't do that day and gave me a time of between 7 and 9 the next day true to there word they came at 7.20. Would use them again.

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 Dartford

Royal Siam Thai Restaurant

85 Lowfield St, Dartford DA1 1HP, UK – 01322 288887

Visited with a fairly large mixed age family group and found both the food and service top notch. It was a Saturday night and busy too. The only problem was the stuck up woman sat nearby with her husband who took exception to a diminutive 88 year old woman in our party standing next to and talking to someone she hadn't seen for 45 years. So glad this woman turned her nose up, got her food put in takeaway containers and "huffed off" with her poodle husband in tow. Perhaps she should have gone somewhere more expensive and exclusive?

I normally go out dinner there and the food is great, but this time i wanted to try the lunch buffet but was a bit disappointed. Not many choices of dishes although it's value for money. The plates were cold and you already lost your appetite. The staff was more than happy to warm the plates for me although they do not normally. The food was on the salty side. It's value for money but I would not really recommend. I prefer to stick to the à la carte. Unless, there is a major change in the lunch buffet. Nevertheless, the staff was courteous, polite and ready to help.

Kent Curry

56 Hythe St, Dartford DA1 1BX, UK – 01322 291216

Always have a good evening. Staff are very accommodating and food & prices very reasonable

Great value, friendly polite staff, nice authentic tasting curries nice ambience.

Spice Fusion

20 Station Rd, Crayford, Kent, UK, Dartford, Kent DA1 3QA, UK – 01322 551259

My favourite curry house in the local area, always great service and amazing food. Highly recommend the fusion special!

First meal here tonight after being recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The service was very good and the food fantastic, friendly welcoming staff and a lovely atmosphere. We will certainly go back again.

Nursery and Preschools

Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool

Powder Mill Ln, Dartford DA1 1NT, UK – 01332 411815

Brilliant nursery. My son has grown into such an intelligent, bright happy boy going here. Amazing staff, lovely grounds, and ducks and chickens on site as pets. The food is varied and healthy

Good nursery but a little more pricey than the others I know of.

Wilmington Day Nursery & Pre-School

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Common Ln, Dartford DA2 7EU, UK – 01322 294888

Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school

Lower Station Rd, Dartford DA1 3PY, UK – 01322 838181

Primary and Secondary Schools

Joydens Wood Junior School

Birchwood Dr, Dartford DA2 7NE, UK – 01322 522151

Very good junior school - the teachers are very skilled and child-friendly. They do not push your kids too much but they make a great impact on the start of your child's life, wising them up and preparing them for 'big' school.

Very good school

Our Lady's Catholic Primary School

7 King Edward Ave, Dartford DA1 2HZ, UK – 01322 222759

The teachers were quite nice and caring, and the school also had a sense of community. I met a few nice people there but the school lacked challenge. I hadn't learnt anything from Yr 4 onwards. The number of assemblies were excessive (maybe even an understatement). The only music lessons I recall having were in Yr 4. The only other instrument was a recorder, which only practiced hymns for the local church. They also lacked in drama. The only time I remember practicing drama in the school was in Yr 6, practicing the end of school play (which is essentially the bare minimum). As soon as I got into secondary school, I was completely unprepared and had a tough time learning certain subjects because we had not even briefly covered them in primary school. The school maintains relatively good behaviour however. I would say that both the negatives and positives balance quite equally. That's why I rated the school 3 stars.

best school i have ever been to hi everyone its Ben Tanner keep up the good work.

Fleetdown Primary School

Lunedale Rd, Dartford DA2 6JX, UK – 01322 226891

Was an awful school, but since ms kon left, it has gone SKY HIGH

Today, with my business Immersive Theatres, I delivered a 7m digital planetarium experience to 180 Year 1 & Year 5 pupils at Fleetdown Primary School. I was warmly welcomed by the staff and found the hall prepared just as I had requested. The day was well organised with all groups arriving on time. The excited students enjoyed a rich selection of content: peering up at the planetarium night sky, travelling across a future colonised Solar System and learning about the various types of stars. Thank you Fleetdown Primary for a very pleasant visit.

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Local social service agencies for DA1 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for DA1 1RX with contact details and location maps
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