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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.


Lloyds Bank

2 Pavement, York YO1 9UP, UK – 0345 300 0000

Putting aside the range of financial products, this Lloyds Bank is in a flagship location. Inside has been relatively recently refurbished with plenty of private space of needed. However, the reason why this branch earns five stars is because of how professional, courteous and helpful the staff are.

NatWest Bank

York University, Main St, Heslington, York YO10 5ZB, UK – 0845 788 8444

Very polite, no queue - i'll come again!


1 Market St, York YO1 8SR, UK – 0345 788 8444

Can be busy sometimes but the staff are very helpful and friendly

Good bank but only accessible during working hours apart from Saturdays, need to take time off work to go in

Building Societies

Yorkshire Building Society

7-7A Feasegate, York YO1 8SH, UK – 01904 569018

Friendly helpful staff


17-18 Parliament St, York YO1 8SG, UK – 0800 554 0791

Quick service, friendly and help staff. Often busy on a weekend

I like the bank for a couple of real simple reasons. They don't bother me with lots of questions when I'm making a deposit and it's smack in the heart of York city centre.

Skipton Building Society - York

35 Parliament St, York YO1 8RU, UK – 01904 635034

Local Chambers of Commerce for YO10 5DY with contact details and location maps. 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.
City of York Council

West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA, UK – 01904 551550

Some of the management are truly shifty when asked questions. Most of the front-line staff are friendly enough and competent, though sometimes things need to be explained as if speaking to a 6-year-old. Records of conversations are not kept on file, which means there is no compromising paper trail. In short: a typical socialist council, where accountability is not a word in their dictionary.


St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 9QN, UK – 01904 613161

Went here for the York Christmas Market and there were good vendors with plenty of good product. A hidden gem in town.

My favourite location in all of York. The coat of arms amongst the flagstones is particularly impressive. A tour of the chambers with it's secret passageways is a must. Watch out for the rats as you head down the ramp into the Ouse River.

Mansion House

St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 9QL, UK – 01904 552036

A beautiful building

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 YO10. 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 Heslington area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Heslington and YO10 5DY 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

Andrea Ubhi Dentistry

22 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, UK – 01904 639667

Just been today for the second stage of my implant. The skill and technical ability of Dr Adam Glassford and his team of nurses are unbelievable. The whole set up from the receptionists right through to the Dental Surgeons and Andrea Ubhi herself, give a very relaxed and family atmosphere to this dental practice. The standard is set high and that is definitely what you get. First class. I would advise anyone to consider Andrea Ubhi Dentistry for their dental work. The reason five stars. Just excellent!

I was referred to see Dr Glassford by my NHS Dentist in Harrogate. I had suffered an accident resulting in losing 4 front teeth and really didn't like the idea of a denture at my age. Dr Glassford was sympathetic and caring and the end result actually looks better than my original teeth (they had old NHS crowns) I can highly recommend Dr Glassford and the team at Andrea Ubhi.

Oasis Dental Care York - Lawrence Street

107 Lawrence St, City Centre, York YO10 3EF, UK – 01904 411993

A good dentist and friendly staff.

Very friendly reception staff, good self service check in system which speeds up the arrival process. Friendly dentists who seem to know what they are doing.

Crystal Clear Dental York & Haxby

25 Blake St, York YO1 8QJ, UK – 01904 642595

Having attended this practice for a few years I felt compelled to write a review to highlight the first class service. The practice environment is impressive, clean, welcoming and comfortable. The staff and dentists at the practice are professional and I feel well treated and listened to. Myself and my family wouldn't go anywhere else and I would highly recommend this practice

All staff were Very Friendly and welcoming. Felt at ease.

York Medical Group

35 Monkgate, York YO31 7PB, UK – 01904 206862

Solid GP Service. Very well working online options, auto repeats through electronic prescribing means my local pharmacy has my pills in on time every time. Also have remote sorted weird problems very well in past.

Priory Medical Group

45 Heworth Green, York YO31 7SX, UK – 01904 425241

People are nice in this place. Service is good but let's say, even if it is not, a smile can do much better.

East Parade Medical Practice

89 E Parade, York YO31 7YD, UK – 01904 423666

This is a wonderful small practice with personal, sympathetic medical attention from both doctors and the practice nurse.

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

Nuffield Health York Hospital

Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA, UK – 01904 715000

Celebrating international nurses day !

The aftercare I received following my knee operation was absolutely appalling, I was informed to "check on the internet" because the surgeon neglected to inform me of the what he had actually done to my knee and whether I was to use crutches or not. I left the hospital with no stick or crutches, holding onto my friend's arm and the wall, in tears and pain, in order to leave the hospital. Except for the receptionist no-one came to my assistance! Having said that, once I was actually seen by a physio therapist, the care, imparting of knowledge and management of my progress has been outstanding.

York Hospital

Wigginton Rd, York YO31 8HE, UK – 01904 631313

My son had a stay on ward 17....brilliant staff. My wife gave birth there twice....brilliant staff. I may be biased but i believe the nurse on endoscopy called jenny is the nicest nurse ever. Nhs sraff try so hard for so little reward.

Sat waiting for 3 hours to see doctor about partly dislocated knee cap. Upon getting in, brilliant service and helpful and gave all the information I needed

The Retreat

107 Heslington Rd, York YO10 5BN, UK – 01904 412551

People who have been in the Retreat say it is the best service a patient could get....

A beautiful building

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for YO10 5DY.

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 YO10 5DY
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

Heslington Church

The Vicarage, School Ln, York YO10 5EE, UK – 01904 412300

Nice church

Lovely little church!

York Elim Pentecostal Church (Sunday Morning Meeting)

Archbishop Holgate’s School, Hull Rd, York YO10 5ZA, UK – 01904 422322

Warm, friendly, coffee, danishes, conversation, and of course, meeting with God!

English Martyrs R C Church

Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DA, UK – 01904 623783

I have to say that it is one of the finest examples of Romanesque Churches I have come across, I have seen a few in my time. Austere but beautiful. And Father John comes across as a very nice chap.

Its a church: for people scared of God.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

St Nicholas Fields

York Environment Centre, Rawdon Ave, York YO10 3ST, UK – 01904 411821

Great place, with lovely staff. They do our recycling and they do a great job.

I visit this lovely little nature reserve at least once a week. I'm amazed at the richness of the wildlife here - and it's just a mile from the centre of York. Take your time walking through the reserve - and keep your eyes open. You never know what you might see! I've seen both Kingfishers and Water Voles on Tang Hall Beck, where it flows through the reserve

York Community Furniture Store Ltd

The Raylor Centre, James St, York YO10 3DW, UK – 01904 426444

Having walked round the store i find they have really good modern and older style furniture. The prices are for either a person on benefits or not but both are very reasonable. Baby and nursery items are upstairs along with tvs and white goods and some smaller items of furniture,bedside drawers etc mattresses and beds.If your looking for something you can't find in the shops try the Community store you will probably find it there and so.much cheaper.

hard work

Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre

Hazel Ct, York YO10 3DS, UK – 01904 551550

Busy but we'll kept and helpful.

Always found the staff really friendly and helpful. Thank you.

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 Heslington

Cafe Rouge

The Adams House, 52 Lower Petergate, Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ, UK – 01904 673293

Cramped ill thought out seating and loos could do with some loving attention. Food was standard for a cafe rouge. Unfortunately, we had a new waitress who could have done with support from colleagues - couldn't understand our drinks order. cleared plates, brought dessert menus and tried to get a dessert order while one of us was still finishing main course. Talked over one of us while ordering coffees so misheard and brought wrong drinks. No apologies ever.

Brilliant food. Brilliant staff. Love the place.


75 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HY, UK – 01904 672999

I met my sister and niece on Saturday and we had lunch at Strada. It is a really pleasant restaurant and the food is all fresh. It was a really relaxed atmosphere and had the perfect ambience for a catch up. The service was really good and we really enjoyed our meals. It was lovely not to be rushed as they were quite busy. We had a brilliant time. Not my first visit and certainly won't be my last. I'd recommend it.

In York for a couple of nights. Found the restaurant by accident walking around the old part of town. We had separate starters, the antipasto was lovely and then split a pizza and pasta. All lovely and very reasonably priced.

YO! Sushi York

15-17 Church St, York YO1 8BE, UK – 01904 566663

Still great food and service as there always has been but lately the décor is starting to look worse for wear with torn seats and chipped tables.

Friendly and efficient staff. Good tucker, more expensive than in Australia but that's ok. Good option in an interesting city I must say.

Nursery and Preschools

St Paul's Nursery School

12 St Paul's Square, York YO24 4BD, UK – 01904 622291

Kaleidoscope Nurseries

Queen Anne School, Queen Annes Road, York YO30 7AA, UK – 01904 633560

The York Montessori Nursery

33 Hospital Fields Rd, York YO10 4DZ, UK – 01904 642666

Primary and Secondary Schools

The Mount School

Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DD, UK – 01904 667500

Great and amici game Place and fun ways to learn

Scarcroft Primary School

Nunthorpe Ave, York YO23 1WF, UK – 01904 653569

Great school!

All Saints RC School

Mill Mount Lane, York YO24 1BJ, UK – 01904 647877

Wonderful teachers with a great sixth form, well respected school that performs well

Has a great, nice and friendly Sixthform. The teachers are always there to help out when ever you need , the school is very open, well managed and organised !! Enjoyed studying here~

Public & Preparatory Schools

The Minster School

Minster Yard, York YO1 7JB, UK – 0844 939 0000

Best school ever... I will always have the fondest of memories and the largest amount of respect for this school - a great working enviroment with fantastic results and a warm community.

St Olave's

Queen Anne's Rd, York YO30 7WA, UK – 01904 527416

St Olaves is the junior/prep school to St Peters - one of the top academic schools in the North. St Olaves, which takes children from 8-13 years old is a co-educational day and boarding school on the same site as St Peters,sharing its 47 acres of sports fields and facilities as well as having spacious school buildings of its own.Entry is possible in any year group although years 7 & 8 are often over demanded. There is direct entry to St Peters from St Olaves. Academic and disciplined St Olaves offers the myriad of opportunities to be found in a boarding school and offers Junior Boarding from 8 years old.Means tested bursaries offering up to 100% fee assistance are available from age 11.

The Mount School

Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DD, UK – 01904 667500

Great and amici game Place and fun ways to learn

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Local social service agencies for YO10 5DY with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for YO10 5DY with contact details and location maps
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