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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.


TSB Bank

59 Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2DJ, UK – 01432 355241

Everyone in the Hereford branch is always very helpful & friendly. The staff know who you are & that makes a big difference to my banking experience.


16 Commercial St, Hereford HR1 2EE, UK – 0345 600 3934

Polite staff

HSBC Bank plc

35 High St, Hereford HR1 2AQ, UK – 0345 740 4404

It's a very good bank

Staff are helpful

Building Societies


10-11 Commercial St, Hereford HR1 2DB, UK – 0800 554 0506

A little concerned they open so late, and despite assurances i could cancel an account switch from another bank any time within 28 days this was not so.

Principality Building Society

2 St Peter's Square, Hereford HR1 2PG, UK – 01432 273039

Local Chambers of Commerce for HR1 3QH. 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!
Hereford Town Hall

8 St Owen's St, Hereford HR1 2PJ St Owen's St, Hereford HR1 2PJ, UK

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 HR1. 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 Ocle Pychard area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Ocle Pychard and HR1 3QH 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

Brighton Villa Dental Care

7 Bath St, Hereford HR1 2HG, UK – 01432 272925

Lovely staff and always a great atmosphere.

Kyrle Street Dental Practice

18 Kyrle St, Hereford HR1 2ES, UK – 01432 273037

Fantastic dentists myself and my wife have been here many years everyone is so friendly and helpful, very caring and gentle which is just what you need going to the dentist! ☺ brilliant practice!

Excellent routine service and excellent emergency service today. Thank you

Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic

Florida House, Bath St, Hereford HR1 2HG, UK – 01432 272238

The whole team provided me with all the information I needed and various treatment options. I cannot thank Gursh enough for going above and beyond to ensure I was happy with each step and the final outcome. Sian and Sarah, also made the process very easy with booking my appointments around my busy schedule and also answering any questions I had ( I had a lot ). Overall, I cannot thank the whole team enough for making such a difference with how I feel and will recommend the whole experience to anyone. So pleased, thank you again.

I’ve felt at complete ease over the past 18 months having my teeth straightening treatment. I couldn’t be happier with the service Gursh, Steph, Sarah and the other girls have provided me with, and I am thrilled with the end result!

Cantilupe Surgery

51 St Owen's St, Hereford HR1 2JB, UK – 01432 268031

Had the misfortune to have a very severe episode regarding a trapped nerve in my neck. Believe me when you really need the NHS it is second to none. I can't praise this practice enough, Thankyou

I have been seeing them since i was born and they have been nothing but helpful and pleasant. Highly recommend.

Wargrave House Surgery

23 St Owen's St, Hereford HR1 2JB, UK – 01432 272285

The doctors and reception staff that I deal with are amazing, very friendly and helpful, making you feel like you aren't just another number.

Sarum House Surgery

3 St Ethelbert St, Hereford HR1 2NS, UK – 01432 265422

Firstly I want to say that all the doctors (actually there is one with a terrible bedside manner) are lovely and work so hard. Here are the problems: i) It can take up to fifty phone calls to get through. Likewise prescription. Always engaged. They will probably say they don't have the funding but clearly such a system is broken. This needs fixing. I'm just on hold at the moment. Took 20 calls to get through and now on hold for five mins. I got through in ten and the receptionist was lovely and apologised to me for waiting so long. She was also very courteous and professional. So a mixed bag. ii) I read one of the reviews that the reception team are rude. Not always as evidenced above but earlier today I spoke to a receptionist who was very rude. I had a very simple request and that was to get a message Dr Watts. Just a message. She wouldn't do it. Or at east I don't think she did. (If she did massive apology.) On Tuesday my heart stopped and the ambulance crew injected adrenalin in to it. I was then in A&E for six hours followed by 24 hours observation. I think that qualifies as an emergency but she sounded like she didn't give a damn. Its pretty terrifying having your heart stop. Dr Watt's knows my history and back story and I need an urgent change of medication. The person who called the ambulance was my neighbour. He saved my life. He tried calling Sarum House first as I was in a dreadful state and he didn't know what to do. Surprise it was constantly engaged so he tried 111 and they advised to call 999 and get me to hospital. iii) The receptionists won't tell me if I have the right e-mail for Dr Watts. He gave it to me and it has an NHS.co.uk at the end. I presume it is the right e-mail but its frustrating not knowing if he checks it. I haven't had a reply. So to conclude I think three stars a fair reflection. The doctors are highly skilled and profession but, like any practice, some staff are overworked, tired and maybe a bit ratty. Also the line contantly being engaged and then getting through after 50 calls which are engaged to then be put on hold for twenty minutes, even if its an emergency, poor.

Easy to get a same day appointment to have our 3 year old seen. Very short wait in waiting room. Thank you!

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 Hereford Hospital

Venns Ln, Hereford HR1 1DF, UK – 01432 355131

I was admitted on a day case for an Umbilical Hernia repair 6 weeks ago and cannot fault all the team, surgeons (Mr Grocott, a truly lovely man) theatre, scrub nurses, sisters, nursing staff, catering and even reception ladies. My room was impeccable and such a treat especially as my op was funded by the NHS. My Sister in charge of me for discharge, walked me out to my waiting car driven by my husband and we safely arrived home after husband tried to avoid all the pot holes. I highly recommend the Nuffield, Hereford and hope that a hip operation I will need in the near future will be with them even if on the NHS. Thank you everybody and by the way, it's all healed nicely and I am up an running once more, apart from the dodgy hip.

I had a really good experience at this hospital, as a day patient for an operation on my knee, and cannot praise them highly enough.

Hereford County Hospital

Stonebow Rd, Hereford HR1 2BN, UK – 01432 355444

Arrived in A&E at about 4pm with a traumatic wound to my lower leg. I was seen very quickly and by midnight was on the ward after a fairly lengthy op. Every single member of staff that had any dealings with me was truly wonderful from the surgeon, to the other doctors, all the nursing staff, they were all friendly, comforting and determined to take care of me. Every detail of my treatment was explained clearly and they all went well beyond what I could have expected of them. Thank you all so very much - you are truly amazing.

Very mixed experience here. Arrived with a 4yr old child with possible ingestion of toxic substances, but took over 4 hrs to be seen at A&E..... With parents with older children with strained wrists kicking up a fuss and consequently being seen before us. When we did finally get seen, ended up being admitted to the children's ward. They were fantastic. The porter who transported child up was brilliant and made him laugh, even at 11pm. The children's ward staff were friendly and made our stay easier for both me and child.

Macmillan Renton Unit

Union Walk, Hereford HR1 2ER, UK – 01432 355444

I owe my life to the wonderful care from the Haematology Department and the Macmillan Renton Unit. Dr Willoughby is excellent. I also had excellent help from the Oncology Department. However, the Respiratory Department could do with some training. Thank you. John Bowles

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for HR1 3QH.

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 HR1 3QH
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

St Johns Methodist Church

Saint Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, UK

Lovely warming place to be!

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Hereford Baptist Church

Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BP, UK – 01432 352209

What a lovely church. Very welcoming when i visit them. The decor inside is outstanding. Well worth a visit.

Freedom Church Hereford

Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BJ, UK – 01432 340830

Im not a member of the church but find them to be great people. Welcoming and full of respect and love

Very friendly staff, made to feel welcome. Lovely atmosphere and they have a cafe in the old club. Would recommend a visit.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Hereford Recycling Centre

Chapel Rd, Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford HR2 6LD, UK – 01432 343250

I am always amazed at how much we recycle. They have a place for everything here. From tvs to mattresses they look to recycle them all. I love that they have a monthly percentage of what is recycled. The staff are always freindly. Some dont always move fast to help you which is why i drop a star.but in all the places ive lived this is by far the best tip yet.

Quickskip Hereford Limited

18 Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford HR2 6JT, UK – 01432 353536

Great service from Quick skips. Delivery was good and they put the skip exactly where I needed it to be, even though it was a bit awkward. They also let me keep it a little longer because the weather had been atrocious. Very good service indeed.

Quick delivery, friendly helpful driver and collected within hours of asking

Wye Valley Skips

Lloyd George House, Fordshill Rd, Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford HR2 6NS, UK – 01432 361680

Really great. No pressure to fill it in 5 days unlike the "Other" Hereford Skip company.

Used Wye Valley skips for a project P J Saunders Ltd were undertaking in Monmouth and service has been excellent so far.

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 Ocle Pychard

Pizza Hut Restaurants

Burcott Road, Hereford Retail Park, Hereford HR4 9LW, UK – 01432 376999

The staff were fantastic from start to finish. Interacting with our children as well as us and nothing was too much trouble for them. The salad bar was well stocked and we liked the unlimited refills on the soft drinks. The food was delicious too. We can't wait to go again

This pizza Hut is so great! The food there is so good and they offer a wide range as well as away delicious lunchtime pizza buffet and a fresh salad bar where you can help yourself. The staff there are so lovely and they always recognise us and chat to us. Service is top notch!

wagamama hereford

25, The Old Market Shopping Centre, Widemarsh St, Hereford HR4 9HR, UK – 01432 367808

I d never been to a Wagamama before so it was a novel experience. Food was GREAT! And lots of gluten free options. The ingredients were what was presented...not fiddled about with too much...the main event. Fresh. Surprising. Delicious. Bit over priced. The eating environment and particulars of service are unique to this chain and very nice.

Brilliant food. Very clean. Staff work so hard and always with a smile. Nothing is too much trouble. First class to you all.Will always return.Thank you

Pizza Express

20 Broad St, Hereford HR4 9AR, UK – 01432 352822

Loved the setting beside the cathedral. Fantastic period interior. Lovely staff. And great pizza as usual.

Good service, nice location and nice food.

Nursery and Preschools

Wyeside Day Nursery

26 Eign Rd, Hereford HR1 2RY, UK – 01432 358070

All the staff at Wyeside are absolutely brilliant. They have really helped with my child’s speech and development. My child has such a good attachment to Them and had a good time at nursery

Beech House Nursery School

1 Hampton Park Rd, Hereford HR1 1TQ, UK – 01432 264507

Cut And Paste Childcare

Baptist Church, Web Tree Ave, Hereford HR2 6HQ, UK – 07779 608424

Primary and Secondary Schools

St Mary's R C High School

Lugwardine, Hereford HR1 4DR, UK – 01432 850416

YAASS We have the BEST, Nicest, most AMAZING teachers here! (mostly :p)

Amazing school!

St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary School

Coningsby St, Hereford HR1 2DY, UK – 01432 268400

They need to teach a little more but apart from that, the school is actually pretty decent. They also do car parking on the weekends.

The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School

Hampton Dene Rd, Tupsley, Hereford HR1 1UU, UK – 01432 347501

Went to bishops and a good school

Best school every

Public & Preparatory Schools

Hereford Cathedral School

The Old Deanery, Castle St, Hereford HR1 2NG, UK – 01432 363522

Our son is just completing his first year at the school, having joined the school in year 8, after a couple of years in a good State school. This was the best move ever! He has flourished and we cannot recommend the school too highly.

Great school. Very good

Hereford Cathedral Junior School

28 Castle St, Hereford HR1 2NW, UK – 01432 363511

Local social service agencies for HR1 3QH with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for HR1 3QH with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for HR1 3QH, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for HR1 3QH with contact details and location maps