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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

131 Crockhamwell Rd, Woodley, Reading RG5 3JX, UK – 0345 788 8444

No specific car parking for the bank itself. Paid car parking available for 80p an hour and £1.20 for 2. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the wait doesn’t tend to be too long.

Shame they couldn't give me an account... Hey! Their loss

Nationwide Building Society

1 Station Rd, Reading RG1 1LG, UK – 0800 554 0387

This branch has good customer service and never seems to be too busy - a convenient alternative to the Broad St branch.

This bank has good customer service and real you real get a warm welcome I would bank with this bank .

HSBC Bank

26 Broad St, Reading RG1 2BU, UK – 0345 740 4404

I'm banking with HSBC for nearly 15 years now and never had a problem until recently that made me have to actually go over to the branch to solve (unable to be dealt with online or over the phone) . Staff was helpful and professional although in the end lady was unable to give me the answers i was there after on the day because of her restricted employee tier level access to customer data - basically she could not tell me more than I already knew nor give answers to what I didn't. Thankfully as it came out I was able to access help from management tier - without no extra waiting manager was with me dealing with my problem like a PRO giving answer to every question I had and solving my problem with him was a breeze and overall healthy conversation! Thanks HSBC 👏👏👏

Very helpful staff i been using hsbc for nearly 15 years lots of improvement in branch hsbc offer cash withdrawals coin sorting machine pay in cheques and lots of other services

Building Societies

Nationwide

71 Crockhamwell Rd, Woodley, Reading RG5 3NW, UK – 0800 554 0362

Small but helpful branch.

Nationwide

51 Broad St, Reading RG1 2AY, UK – 0800 554 0353

New design is really nice, even a free drink of water 😃

Amazing stuff all of them are friendly and they all keep smiling and deal with us in really good way,

Nationwide Building Society

14 Church St, Reading RG4 8AR, UK – 0800 554 0361

A very convenient Banking facility that has friendly staffs and a cash machine on site. Parking facilities are not on site but very close to the location.

Nationwide tried to close this down in 2013 or so, meaning the closest branch would have been one of the 2-3 clustered together in Reading were the closest, but they relented after public pressure. It's small but functional, and it's not a bank. Best of all worlds, really.

Local Chambers of Commerce for RG6 4PB. 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!
Woodley Town Council

The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ, UK – 0118 969 0356

Very friendly and helpful staff

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 RG6. 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 Earley area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Earley and RG6 4PB 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

The Evergreen Dental Centre

448 Wokingham Rd, Earley, Reading RG6 7HX, UK – 0118 966 9991

All staff are friendly and accommodating and the actual building is modern, clean and presentable. The range of treatment options & equipment used the techniques etc, to me, seemed to be the latest and most modern. The dentists are more interested in saving teeth when they can rather than just pulling, they will run through every option possible with you to ensure you get back to a clean bill of dental health. Kind of like taking your car into a garage, they will give you a full looking over and recommend any necessary treatment, then its up to you to decide with no pressure whatsoever. I am very grateful for the treatment I received here and will not think twice about coming back to them.

All the members of the team work with the patient and are welcoming to everyone. After having some work experience here, I have seen a new side to dentistry - learning lots of new things etc. All the team are very knowledgeable and the use of new techniques is very interesting.

Friar Street Dental Practice

Friar Street Dental Surgery, 15 Friar St, Reading RG1 1DB, UK – 0118 957 3668

Realy lovely staff professional. Had an extraction realy gentle and kind. Recommend to any one.

Our family dentist there is really good and knows her job very well, ever so kind and smiley my kids love her to bits.

Alexandra Dental Practice

74 London Rd, Reading RG1 5AS, UK – 0118 986 8167

Following my visit yesterday I have as usual received an excellent service. Myself and my family have been patients at the Alexandra Dental Practice for many years and I always know that I am in safe hands whether it is just for a 6 monthly check-up, root canal work, treatment for the symptoms of teeth/jaw clenching or a visit to the hygienist. Andrew and the whole team are friendly, reassuring and above all, are professional on every level and the dental treatment provided is second to none. I would not consider ever moving away from this practice.

I have been with this practice for a very long time. The level of service and support over all these years has been excellent. All the staff are friendly , helpful and will ensure you get an appointment as soon as possible. I have just finished a lengthy course of treatment by having a implant fitted. Andrew has been trying to convince me to have this done for years and finally I gave in. I guess I was worried about the amount of work and discomfort. Why did I worry? The complete procedure was simple, painless and the final result was amazing. Thank you all at Alexander Dental Practice.

The Loddon Vale Practice

Hurricane Way, Woodley, Reading RG5 4UX, UK – 0118 969 0160

Alison on reception was really helpful and made it super easy to book my appointment and Dr Jabir is a really good doctor, really feel he took on board everything I was saying

Dr jabir is a nice guy and very good doctor if all the doctors in this surgery is as good as him it we be no doubt the best doctors surgery around.

Chancellor House Surgery

6 Shinfield Rd, Reading RG2 7BW, UK – 0118 931 0006

Very friendly and helpful staff. Never had any trouble getting an appointment and the service I’ve received from my doctor has been first rate.

Nice friendly staff, relatively easy to get an appointment, my only gripe would be the lack of parking, they do have a small car park but dont count on getting a space.

Wilderness Road Surgery

1 Wilderness Rd, Earley, Reading RG6 7RU, UK – 0118 926 1613

Lovely receptionists and attitude to new patients - very understanding of my temporary situation and quick to diagnose (correctly!) my problems. Will go back to them if I'm in the area and in need of help!

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

Circle Reading Hospital

100 Drake Way, Reading RG2 0NE, UK – 0118 922 6888

This is an excellent Hospital very clean. All staff are very helpful, professional and you could not ask for more. Before my operation they constantly checked me the procedure explained to me fully. I came out of Hospital for the first time pain free. Thank you for the excellent care.

My husband had two cataract operations and on both occasions received excellent care and attention from the surgeon, Miss Sarah Lucie Watson, and all her team. Everything was clearly explained so he had no worries, and the procedure was painless. He is very pleased with the result.

Circle Reading

Reading RG2, UK

Professional first class consultation and care.

Circle Reading Hospital Hip & Knee Unit

100 Drake Way, Reading RG2 0NE, UK – 0118 922 6888

Reading Hip and Knee Unit are a group of local orthopaedic surgeons who all their NHS practices at The Royal Berkshire Hospital. Privately they consult out of the 3 hospitals in Reading - Circle, Spire Dunedin and The Berkshire Independent.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for RG6 4PB.

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 RG6 4PB

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Reading Family Church

Church Office, 448a Basingstoke Rd, Reading RG2 0RX, UK – 0118 987 6278

Excellent church. Vibrant community and visionary leadership.

!key to London Ghana church

Earley St. Peter's Church

Church Rd, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY, UK – 0118 966 8575

Beautiful Victorian church in own grounds, with car park and loo (in adjacent hall). Very welcoming clergy and congregation, splendid mixed choir of 20+, very active social scene.

Saint Laurence Church, Reading

30-31 Friar St, Reading RG1 2DQ, UK – 0118 957 1293

Historie uprostřed současnosti.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Tesco Recycling Containers

Reading RG1 3EA, UK

A small recycling place for brown, green & clear glass bottles and clothes, shoes, books, DVD's & CD's.

Hills Meadow Recycling Centre

Reading RG1 8BP, UK – 0800 988 3023

A small recycling centre in Hills Meadow car park where you can recycle you brown, green and white bottles, also there are two bins for clothes too.

Phoenix Recycling

5 Headley Rd E, Woodley, Reading RG5 4HY, UK – 0118 944 8781

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 Earley

Piwnica Restaurant

81 London Rd, Reading RG1 5BY, UK – 0118 958 9908

Very good food. Big portions. Cozy inside. Friendly service. Reasonably priced.

Such an unassuming place from the outside it's easy to not notice, but it's well worth a visit. When you're inside, the place is fun and interestingly decorated, staff are really attentive, and the food is scrumptious! Can't wait to go back

Cosmo Reading

35-38 Friar St, Reading RG1 1DX, UK – 0118 959 5588

They have all you can eat buffet for lunch and dinner with a selection of many Asian dishes for £15.99 for dinner. The options are so many you will definitely find something you like. It's definitely quite a popular restaurant in Reading and has excellent reviews so for sure I'd recommend The service was also great, quick and helpful staff.

Great choice of foods, friendly staff. I do appreciate that fact it's a fast moving place and food is always fresh but I only gave 3 stars as I found what I thought to have been a bone in my chicken, but when I took it out my mouth it was hard plastic. Could have done some damage if swallowed 😐

Miahs Garden Of Gulab

130-134 Wokingham Rd, Reading RG6 1JL, UK – 0118 966 7979

From the moment I entered I was greeted by friendly staff. The atmosphere is warm and sort of intimate with low lights. They offer a wide selection of Indian food that is flavourful. The food is reasonably priced and quite a lot as some of my friends had to ask for their food to be placed in containers to take home. I would revisit.

Really top class food. Presented well and ingredients very fresh. Not many Indian restaurants are this good. Thanks.

Nursery and Preschools

Kilnsea PreSchool

Maiden Place Community Centre, Maiden Place, Lower Earley, Earley, Reading RG6 3HE, UK – 07754 847967

Standards of teaching are very high .

Bright Horizons Waterside Day Nursery and Preschool

600 Thames Valley Park Dr, Earley, Reading RG6 1PT, UK – 0118 907 7977

They do lot of activities and keep parents informed about week's schedule in advance.

Willow Bank Pre School

Duffield Rd, Woodley, Reading RG5 4RW, UK – 0118 927 2338

Best School

Gvan is cool

Primary and Secondary Schools

Deenway Montessori School & Unicity College

3 Sidmouth St, Reading RG1 4PB, UK – 0118 957 4737

Masha Allah a best Islamic school in Reading.

Deenway is a school with Islamic ethos and practises Montessori. I feel proud of being a part of this lovely school.

Redlands Primary School

Lydford Rd, Reading RG1 5QH, UK – 0118 937 5527

I go here I love it they give me delicious food for lunch and there's kind teachers

best school no uniform life is easy ::)

Beechwood Primary School

Ambleside Cl, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JJ, UK – 0118 969 5976

Went when child in early to mid 70s

Public & Preparatory Schools

Crosfields School

Shinfield Rd, Reading RG2 9BL, UK – 0118 987 1810

SIMPLY THE BEST SCHOOL I HAVE STUDIED, IF LIVING IN READING GO THERE AND HAVE A LOOK. THE FOOD IS REALLY GOOD, FIELD, TEACHER, KITCHEN AND MANY MORE

Ray Crayton is horrible!

The Abbey School

17 Kendrick Rd, Reading RG1 5DZ, UK – 0118 987 2256

Both my daughters attend The Abbey School in Reading. They came from a hot house of military academic drilling in a fiercely competitive London school. The Abbey has been a God send. The staff have nurtured and cared for them brilliantly. I doubt we would have received a fraction of the pastoral care from a similar top independent London day school. And the academics speak for themselves. My husband and I (and both girls) couldn't be happier. We love The Abbey.

The abbey school is absolutely amazing and it never let us down !

St Joseph's College

Upper Redlands Rd, Reading RG1 5JT, UK – 0118 966 1000

A great independent school, co-ed and progressive in outlook. Our son has attended since 2012. It won the TES Independent School Of The Year award in 2015, won the Outstanding Progress (Independent Schools) category in July 2016, and was the winner of a national Leadership Award in November 2016. Teaching staff and nurturing culture is great, teaching and music facilities are strong, and sports facilities are much improved from five years ago. Highly recommended.

A school that works hard at ensuring each child is supported. Truly lovely staff, definitely recommend if you are looking for a small school with a family feel.

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Local social service agencies for RG6 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for RG6 4PB with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for RG6 4PB, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for RG6 4PB with contact details and location maps

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