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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.


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Building Societies

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Local Chambers of Commerce for CA9 3RN. 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 CA9. 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 Alston area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Alston and CA9 3RN 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

Alston Dental Practice

Alston Community Hospital, Alston CA9 3QX, UK – 01434 381511

Fotheringham J F C

Alston CA9 3QX, UK – 01434 381511

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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

Ruth Lancaster James Cottage Hospital, Alston

6 Church Rd, Alston CA9 3QT, UK – 01434 381218

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CA9 3RN.

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 CA9 3RN
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 St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston

Front St, Alston CA9 3QW, UK – 01434 382558

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Beautiful building, we visited when they were holding an art exhibition. It was really lovely to meet local artists and people.

St Wulstan's Catholic Church

King's Arms Ln, Alston CA9 3JF, UK – 01768 862273

Quaker Meeting House

2 The Hundy, Alston CA9 3SG, UK

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Alston Local Link

Town Hall, Front St, Alston CA9 3RF, UK – 01434 382244


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 Alston

Restaurant at Lovelady Shield House

Lovelady Country House Hotel, Lovelady Ln, Alston CA9 3LX, UK – 01434 381203

Couldn't help you more excellent food

Delicious food, fantastic wines, friendly service. Elegant dining area

Alston House

Townfoot, Alston CA9 3RN, UK – 01434 382200

A favourite with my family. Comfortable rooms, excellent restaurant and good breakfast. The staff are extremely friendly and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit

Had a lovely meal at the Alston Hotel The staff were exceptionally helpful and food very good. So good we returned for a very pleasant breakfast before setting off to our next destination the following morning

The High Plaice

Alston CA9 3QH, UK – 01434 382300

Called in and just sat outside with large chips. Absolute pile of good tasty chips and ample for my partner me and Stan our hungry Cocker Spaniel. Called tonight for Fish, Large Chips, Large Peas and Large Curry. All reasonably priced and top quality. Fish was really tasty with lovely batter and the Curry Sauce was superb with a proper kick to it. Would highly recommend to locals and visitors alike. Vastly improved on the last few years.

Lovely fish & chips served by Helen. We placed a large order and waited a while but it was well worth the wait as it was absolutely delicious! Everything is cooked to order, and the fish tastes really good, especially with the flavoured coatings! There was a Halloween special on and the Fish & Chips was only £5.50, which made it even better!

Nursery and Preschools

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Primary and Secondary Schools

Alston Primary School

Alston Primary School, Garrigill Rd, Alston CA9 3UF, UK – 01434 381213

Samuel King's School

Church Rd, Alston CA9 3QU, UK – 01434 381236

Public & Preparatory Schools

Samuel King's School

Church Rd, Alston CA9 3QU, UK – 01434 381236

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Local social service agencies for CA9 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for CA9 3RN with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for CA9 3RN, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for CA9 3RN with contact details and location maps