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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 Bank plc

4 King St, Stroud GL5 3DS, UK – 0345 740 4404

It's a bank. They have money, so no problems so far...

Nationwide

16 King St, Stroud GL5 3DQ, UK – 0800 554 0421

Helpful staff organised a video conference with head office.

Santander

19 Merrywalks, Stroud GL5 1RY, UK – 0800 030 4321

Nice people, but can't find a way to directly call the branch

Rarely go into a bank nowadays, but when I did the staff were polite and helpful.

Building Societies

Nationwide

16 King St, Stroud GL5 3DQ, UK – 0800 554 0421

Helpful staff organised a video conference with head office.

Coventry Building Society Stroud

43 King St, Stroud GL5 3DA, UK – 01453 755959

Local Chambers of Commerce for GL5 1TE. 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!
Stroud District Council

Ebley Mill, Westward Rd, Ebley, Stroud GL5 4UB, UK – 01453 766321

Have always found them to be very helpful and efficient.

Stroud Library

Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB, UK – 0845 230 5420

Nice family library, not great for working or revision, WiFi is decent but only 4 desks with a power socket within reach. Opening hours can be a bit short also if intending to work a lot. Staff all very cheerful and helpful, however.

A great selection of books and helpful staff

Stroud Register Office

The Old Victorian School, Parliament St, Stroud GL5 1DY, UK – 01452 425060

Choosing Stroud registry office for our wedding was to be the start of a perfect day. The day was Saturday 27th of September 2014 and the sun was shining. Upon arrival we were greeted, myself and bridesmaids, by Yvonne who was waiting for us in the car park. Yvonne looked after us from start to finish and was such a lovely lady, we felt completely at ease. Firstly myself and my brother,who was giving me away, were taken in to see the registrar to confirm details. After that we were taken to a room to wait for my entrance into the ceremonial hall. When everyone was ready the doors were opened and in we went to perfectly timed music of our choosing. I was so nervous but really I had no need to be. The ceremony was perfect and all involved were just lovely. At the end of the ceremony we signed the register and after the photos were escorted out to the annex to greet our guests. It was just perfect! All the staff involved took great care to make sure my husband to be did not see me before the ceremony and also made sure he was calm and composed. They were wonderful! Before we left we had plenty of time to chat to guests and for photos to be taken. Upon leaving we were wished well and waved off by our lovely usher of the day. Therefore Mr Simon Hodson and Mrs Tracy Hodson would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the staff involved in their wedding on that day!

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 GL5. 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 Stroud area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Stroud and GL5 1TE 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

Brockley House Dental

10 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB, UK – 01453 763992

i have been registered with the practice now for a couple of years and could not be happier with the service i receive. On a few occasions i have needed an emergency appointment and have always been fitted in promptly. I have always been more than happy with the treatment i've recieved. The dentist is always very informative, taking time to explain all options and helping me to decide what suits me best. The nurses are always lovely and helpful. Reception staff cant do enough for you when it comes to arranging appointments. Honestly wouldnt go anywhere else. Have also recommended a few friends and family who are also overly happy with the services provided.

Great dental surgery. Always clean with friendly staff offering an all round pleasant experience

Rowcroft Dental & Implant Centre

11 Rowcroft, Stroud GL5 3AZ, UK – 01453 764762

Great treatment from James Barber, top dentist! Got white fillings top and bottom. Extremely professional work and a pleasant overall experience too.

I come from Gloucester to have my dental care done here. Been a patient here for several years and I feel their care and honesty are of top order. Won't charge you for needless work that others do. The staff are brilliant and always helpful, nothing is too much!

Confident Dental Care & Implants Centre

Cotswold House, 37 London Rd, Stroud GL5 2AJ, UK – 01453 764287

A 5* experience from start to finish all staff are friendly and helpful. You are looked after in a very professional and thorough manner. This is an environment where nothing is too much effort. My visits to Confident have inspired me to make a great effort to care for my teeth properly and I can honestly say I enjoy every visit and leave feeling happy and relaxed.

Always a good experience , hygiene appointments are fairly priced for the information given and level of service. Really happy with how they make me feel from walking through the door to sitting in the chair! First class experience wouldn't use anyone else

Rowcroft Medical Centre

Rowcroft Medical Centre, Rowcroft Retreat, Stroud GL5 3BE, UK – 01453 764471

I always find the staff & doctors very helpful at Rowcroft. I never wait long for an appointment, which is always appreciated.

Always had a good experience with staff and doctors. Not too difficult to get an appointment and the online system makes life a whole lot easier.

Locking Hill Surgery

Locking Hill, Stroud GL5 1UY, UK – 01453 764222

Recently moved to this surgery. All good so far.

Been with the surgery since it opened. Would never leave. All staff and doctors are great.

St Luke's Therapy Centre

53 Cainscross Rd, Stroud GL5 4EX, UK – 01453 763755

I have been seeing Dr Andrew Evans for over 2 months. He really listens to you and has made a huge difference to my back issues. I went to see him with a bad back this week on 10/08/17 & walked out a different person!

I have attended many courses and events at St Luke's Therapy Centre. My children and I have made use of the GP's while it was NHS and my wife continues to see Dr Mike Gould privately because she likes his approach. My son went for singing therapy with Pia Poulsen which brought about a remarkable change in his confidence and behaviour. I personally have enjoyed the Eurythmy (a therapy involving movement) and the Art Therapy with Karin Jarman. Highly recommended.

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

Stroud General Hospital

Trinity Rd, Stroud GL5 2HY, UK – 0300 421 8080

My Mother, aged 93, was admitted following a fall. She was treated exceptionally well from the minute she went through the door to the morning I took her home 10 days later. The assessment, medical treatment, physio and even homecare review were all faultless. What really impressed me was the genuine level of interest in her progress and wellbeing, and the considerate nature of the staff. Everyone from ward sister down were professional and caring. She fell in her house but fell on her feet when she was lucky enough to go to Stroud hospital.

Excellent service. Lovely staff, efficient and kind. In particular the triage nurse and emergency nurse practitioner

Stroud Maternity Hospital

Field Road, Stroud GL5 2JB, UK – 0300 421 8018

I was born here. My mum told me it was the place to go when delivering a child or a new life. She said it was the best place around. My 3 sisters have now all given birth to their children here too. It's still known for being the best in the area.

Very good staff. They are so reliable and very helpful. I was unfortunate to have a midwife that was useless but I was able to change midwife's very quickly.

Help a Hedgehog Hospital

Bourne Ln, Brimscombe, Stroud GL5 2RQ, UK – 01453 886424

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for GL5 1TE.

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 GL5 1TE
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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

16 Nelson St, Stroud GL5 2HL, UK – 01453 757222

A very friendly congregation. Highly recommend for those interested in attending a church and looking for a welcoming atmosphere. Also an ideal congregation to attend just for a visit if in the area. Meetings start at 9:30am Sundays with the main service starting at 11:20am.

No Strangers here, warm welcome, a feeling of belonging and being home. I know it's His Church, meetings start @ 9:30. Come along, can't wait to shake your hand.

Stroud Parish Church - St Laurence

52 High St, Stroud GL5 1JL, UK – 01453 759099

Beautiful building and grounds.

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Stroud Spiritualist Church

10 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BL, UK – 07554 443989

Lovely genuine people and a very friendly atmosphere

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Stroud District Council

Ebley Mill, Westward Rd, Ebley, Stroud GL5 4UB, UK – 01453 766321

Have always found them to be very helpful and efficient.

Oxfam Shop

45 King St, Stroud GL5 3DA, UK – 01453 750471

Nice to find an Oxfam which isn't just a bookshop. Lots of nice things in here - try the coffee!

RSPCA

Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BG, UK – 01453 756621

Helping protect those with out a voice. Always good. Charity shop only at this site. Dropped some things off helpful and friendly staff

Great charity shop.

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 Stroud

No 23 Bar & Bistro

23 Nelson St, Stroud GL5 2HH, UK – 01453 298525

Lively, friendly and fun. The food is delicious, it really is. We've been there many times, and we always come away commenting on how good the food is.

I love this place, great people, great food, great atmosphere. Having a drink on the balcony is lush, fantastic views.

Woodruffs Organic Cafe

24 High St, Stroud GL5 1AJ, UK – 01453 759195

Cute local cafe that serves delicious food at great value. The pictures are the soup and sandwich both made gluten free! Bread is good but a little dense but the soup was amazing!

Great place to eat. Hard to get a table sometimes but the ones outside are just as comfy! Would recommend their smoothies but there is often a longer than average wait but this is due to how good they taste so worth it.

Bengal Balti

60 Bath Rd, Stroud GL5 3JY, UK – 01453 756767

Best Indian Takeaway in Stroud Really good Indian food. Have tried a range of dishes and only ever been disappointed once (veg passanda - terrible choice anyway!) Dishes often taste very slightly different each time (I.e. Little or more heat, slight change in spices) which suggests that they make them fresh. Keema naan is amazing. Sag Also delicious. Best dishes: Chicken Korma and Begum Bahar (this is very very hot though).

Very tasty food, chicken tetul and tarka dhal were standouts, delicious pilau rice too. Talk of the town deal superb value. Staff really friendly too. Best curry in the area.

Nursery and Preschools

Curious Caterpillars Day Nursery

Downfield Lodge, Downfield Rd, Stroud GL5 4HL, UK – 01453 750957

Had one child in this nursery for over a year and in the beginning it was fantastic but for the odd minor niggle which you would get from anywhere. whilst looking around for our 2nd childs care it would seem there have been several changes for the new starters which are not so good and why we may chose elseware. Changes include - 1. Parent now has to provide fully made up bottles which just need re-heating. In the beginning we just had to provide the bottle and the rest was provided by the nursery. 2. Prices increase often even though the nursery provide less and less. 3. Staff changes are quite regular as many of the staff are only employed as trainees, they are replaced by fresh, cheaper staff at the end of their training period. 4. Originally nappies were provided by Tiggers but this was also stopped and the parents asked to provide them in advance. Overall the level of care is very good and most staff are fantastic. If only the cost and level of service provided were in better balance. There are many other very good nurery's which provide all your Childs daily requirements within the price you pay, that which is normally cheaper than Tiggers.

Seasons

Stroud Cricket Pavilion,, Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4EL, UK – 01453 767004

Our 2 children have been going to Season's nursery from a young age. They are now almost 4 and almost 2. They thoroughly enjoy going to Seasons and have thrived there. There is a lovely balance of free play as well as learning. The staff are fantastic, very supportive, always listen and seem to really know and understand our children well. Bridget, the manager, is always happy to try and accommodate our needs wherever possible. We would definitely recommend this nursery to others because our children are so happy there. Thank you to all of the staff for their ongoing care and support towards our children.

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good childcare. Lots of fun, activities, play and interaction. There's a big play area at the front and a lovely garden at the back. My daughter loves it at Seasons!

Bar Bar Nursery Ltd

Stratford Park Leisure Centre, Stratford Rd, Stroud GL5 4AF, UK – 01453 840474

Primary and Secondary Schools

Foxmoor Primary School

Hunters Way, Stroud GL5 4UJ, UK – 01453 757251

All three of my children were lucky enough to attend Foxmoor Primary School

Stroud High School

Beard's Ln, Stroud GL5 4HF, UK – 01453 764441

Today, with my business Immersive Theatres, I delivered a 7m digital planetarium experience to 45 Year 7 pupils at Stroud High School. I was warmly welcomed by the staff and found the hall prepared just as I had requested - plus I was brought very welcome refreshment on a very hot day. The afternoon was well organised with the group arriving on time. The excited but well-behaved students enjoyed a rich selection of content: peering up at the planetarium night sky, flying through the rings of Saturn, travelling to the Galapagos with Charles Darwin and pondering the question why we find Nature and the Universe so beautiful. Thank you Stroud High School for a very pleasant visit.

I love Stroud High and i met some amazing people there.

Rosary Catholic Primary School

Beeches Green, Stroud GL5 4AB, UK – 01453 762774

I am so pleased we choosen this great school for our children. Its a real joy seeing my children so happy

Public & Preparatory Schools

Marling School Stroud

Cainscross Rd, Stroud GL5 4HE, UK – 01453 762251

Great school good rep wish i was clever enough to go here

A all boys school with good reputation

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Gas Transco

0800 111999

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0845 9 60 50 40
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