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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

Coutts

2 St Philip's Pl, Birmingham B3 2RB, UK – 0121 607 8033

Great and prestigious bank to bank with and there is always some one to speak to.

Unity Trust Bank

9 Brindley Pl, Birmingham B1 2HB, UK – 0345 140 1000

All the 1* reviews on here have no substance or explanation. I've been doing business with Unity Trust for years and am extremely happy with the service that they provide.

Excellent banking service for cooperatives, social enterprises, charities, trade unions, credit unions.

TSB Bank

538 Stratford Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 4BD, UK – 0121 307 9981

They need to clean their car park. It’s full of rubbish everywhere.

Busy branch. I prefer the one in Sheldon

Building Societies

the West Brom - West Bromwich Building Society

102-104 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ, UK – 0345 241 7330

Decent mortgage rates

Nationwide

357 Coventry Rd, Birmingham B10 0SN, UK – 0800 554 0515

Excellent services. Only downside is traffic and parking.

I opened an account and the customer service was amazing and the staff were helpful

Leeds Building Society

33-35 Corporation St, Birmingham B2 4LS, UK – 0121 643 6722

Local Chambers of Commerce for B12 8UR. 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!
Edgbaston Village

Calthorpe Estates, 76 Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 8LU, UK – 0121 248 7676

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 B12. 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 Birmingham area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Birmingham and B12 8UR 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

Edgbaston Dental Centre

127 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B5 7NX, UK – 0121 440 2751

Best dentist I've to! Most notably Dr Sodha, he really does go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable during procedures and treats your teeth like his own, so results have been great so far! He has a lot of patience and happy to answer questions in an effective matter. Consequently, I would really recommend this dentist to people. Great service, can't fault it!

Another visit to this practice again today and again a most pleasurable visit. My dentist Kieran and the dental nurse are amazing. I've always had a massive fear of the dental chair,but found myself nodding off today I was that relaxed. My teeth are looking fantastic and I'm so happy with it all. A big thankyou all again and keisha you are amazing and actually care about the people who attend your clinic.

Birmingham Dental Hospital

5 Mill Pool Way, Birmingham B57EG, UK – 0121 466 5555

Had some early issues in my treatment. but they acted speedily to resolve these - and the treatment from the senior consultant has been superb. Easy to access site with good parking close to the building and friendly and helpful reception and support staff.

Amazing hospital lovely caring staff. I had a wisdom tooth extracted was in so much pain when arrived there, all the staff were so caring. Thank you 😊

Academy of Birmingham Cosmetic and General Dentistry

12 Waterloo St, Birmingham B2 5TB, UK – 0121 633 8833

Great experience, perfect treatment. No pain at all. I can highly recommend Dr Joo if you need a dental treatment.

Friendly, easy going yet professional service. I can highly recommend the services at ABC Dentistry. Very good value for money. Despite I am moving to the Netherlands I will be back for the recommended check up for sure! Thank you!

Doctors Surgery

726 Coventry Rd, Birmingham B10 0TU, UK – 0121 773 2094

Good GP practice, helpful at times

Small Heath Medical Practice

2 Great Wood Rd, Birmingham B10 9QE, UK – 0121 766 8828

I would agree with other reviewers about the doctors being respectful and attentive to the needs of patients. Dr Sweeney is by far the best doctor here , in my opinion. They do have a habit now of getting things wrong- my prescription was sent to a pharmacy for no reason at all without my instruction or consent. Compounding matters even further, the wrong items were issued so i had to go back to the surgery. Such errors are tremendously inconvenient and have been occuring with a disturbing frequency. Occasionally receptionists can be a little rude but as its not an endemic problem i just put it down to a bad day, they do have to contend with a whole array of different patients from the pleasant to the pugnacious.

Always been a first rate medical centre with innovative ideas. Can't recall a situation that warranted a complaint. I've been under their care over 45 years!

Hockley Medical Practice

60 Carver St, Birmingham B1 3AL, UK – 0121 554 1757

Great Doctor's practice, modern, light, has a pharmacy attached. The staff are great, the doctors are good, really talk to you about your problems and what the best course of action is. Massive difference compared to my last Doctor's. Thank you to all the staff for making this such a good place to visit.

Great Doctor's practice, modern, light, has a pharmacy attached. The staff are great, the doctors are good, really talk to you about your problems and what the best course of action is. Massive difference compared to my last Doctor's. Thank you to all the staff for making this such a good place to visit.

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

BMI The Priory Hospital

Priory Rd, Birmingham, Edgbaston B5 7UG, UK – 0121 440 2323

hospital wonderful caring staff, doctors and surgeons. My op went smoothly and very pleased with the whole service. Nice and helpful staff. Thanks everyone.

I attended the Priory hospital for the removal of kidney stones. I would like to say a big thank You to ALL the staff. Catering facilities and staff, fantastic and the care by all the consultants, doctors and nursing staff was exceptional. I have attended alternative private hospitals previously for the same procedure and the difference in quality of all round care was superb. Many thanks again to everyone.

Birmingham Children's Hospital Charities

Steelhouse Ln, Birmingham B4 6SE, UK – 0300 323 1100

One of the best in the country

Saving lifes. Dedicated team, doing good job

The Westbourne Centre

The Westbourne Centre, 53 Church Rd, Birmingham B15 3SJ, UK – 0121 456 0880

I recently attended the Westbourne Centre for a tooth extraction with Mr Evans. The first of my three visits was brief. I had a dental x ray, followed by me explaining the issues I had encountered and what could be done to resolve it. I was reassured my other oral issues were linked to my wisdom tooth being impacted, and that he could resolve this for me, no problem. Whilst waiting for a letter to confirm the details of my surgery (just over a week), I thought I’d pop into the centre to see if I could get a cancellation slot or anything sooner. Reception kindly found an available slot for the following week. Extraction day. Mr Evans could tell I was really nervous but again, he reassured me it would be fine, done in 20 minutes and made a couple of jokes to lighten the mood. To my delight, the tooth was out in around 15 minutes (I timed it) and I felt no pain at all. I was given advice for after treatment and I was out. No problem. Ten days later, I had my final consultation regarding the extraction. I was very happy with the surgery and aftercare received from Mr Evans (still no pain). I will be returning to Mr Evans to have a Salivary gland stone under my tongue removed. I'd like to thank all the staff at the centre for ensuring I had a pleasant experience.

I have always had professional, friendly care from everyone at The Westbourne Centre; I have been there for various appointments and procedures and will always recommend it. In addition, the surroundings are clean, modern and relaxing. I am going back soon for a further procedure because I feel I am in great hands there.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for B12 8UR.

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 B12 8UR

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St Anne's Church (RC)

96 Bradford St, Birmingham B12 0PB, UK – 0121 772 2780

BEAUTIFUL CHURCH

Birmingham City Church

Parade, Birmingham, Parade, Birmingham B1 3QQ, UK – 0121 236 2997

I love this church. Made great friends here and he worship is amazing.

If you're looking for a place of fellowship and deep live in the presence of the Lord. A place to connect with fellow believers and grow in the word of God, the BCC is the right church for you.

Edgbaston Old Church

Church Rd, Birmingham B15 3TA, UK – 0121 454 5439

I first visited in the early 1990s to see the grave of Joseph Henry Shorthouse, author of "John Inglesant", which has been called the greatest religious novel in English literature. No one there knew where he and his wife are buried, but someone kindly checked the registers and located their graves near the porch entrance. I see he is still not listed on the web site, and that saddens me. So some church member, please read the novel and photograph the grave, and post it on the web site. You might also get a copy of "J Henry Shorthouse, author of 'John Inglesant' by Charles W Spurgeon. Shorthouse's novel, set in the days of his late majesty, Charles I, earned Spurgeon a PhD from the University of London. The doctoral dissertation does not matter; what matters to me is that St Bartholomew's is still neglecting one of their very worthy saints. You have a beautiful church building, and I hope the spirit of your congregation is as beautiful!

We love this church! The congregation are the best in Birmingham. They really mean it when they say that all are welcome! Children are particularly welcome (although there aren't many of us with children) our children would absolutely love there to be more youngsters. You have got to hear Alison Joyce give a sermon - she is awesome!

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Visy Recycling

80 Caroline St, Birmingham B3 1UP, UK – 0121 233 1449

I work for visyboard back home 🇦🇺👍

Turners Pallets

2 Hay Hall Rd, Birmingham B11 2AU, UK – 0121 764 5556

Top lads

Cardboard 4 Cash Ltd

51- 81 Liverpool Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4DS, UK – 0121 439 8100

in and out with no problems, weigh in empty weigh out job done.

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 Birmingham

The Warehouse Cafe

54-57 Allison St, Birmingham B5 5TH, UK – 0121 633 0261

An incredible vegan cafe! I honestly didn't think vegan food could taste this good! Went for Sunday Lunch and it was delightful. Very quick and friendly table service, food arrived swiftly and are huge portions for the price. I very much recommend this place for a nice meal or raven just a coffee in the chilled ambience.

Great vegetarian cafe. Good menu with lots of options. I had the Buddha bowl, which was delicious. The fruit and veggies were all fresh and the various beans and grains went well together. Nice interior and nice staff.

Asha's

12-22 Newhall St, Birmingham B3 3LX, UK – 0121 200 2767

Very nice food. The items I had seemed to have a North Indian influence and were lovely, but pricey. The welcome is not as warm as I would expect from this brand and price level. It seems very rushed and could be improved. For this price level, I would expect some level of conversation and not just order taking. As mentioned the food, drinks (including mocktails which my kids loved) and desserts were lovely, but be prepared for your wallet to take a hammering.

I’m a peoples person. I care and want them to care “have you been here before” is an important thing for me to hear. It opens up conversions and comfortability with the waiter. That was lacking, I never even got a name. They (two different people) came to take the order and left. The guy talked fast and mumbled THE FOOD. That being said food was fantastic and that is the reason for a 4 rating. It was flavorful and filling. More than enough to eat with a bowl of rice and curry

Gaucho

55 Colmore Row Lower Ground Retail, Birmingham B3 2AA, UK – 0121 439 9236

Thank heavens they've softened the ambience a bit. Still underground, but less steel and mirrors, more drapery which means the echo and noise has abated considerably, which makes it a much more pleasant experience. This is THE place to have steak, it's fabulous in that regard. Also good for lunch and evenings alike. Being Argentinian, they cook things on the rarer side of normal for me, so my tip for diners is thus: where steak is concerned I normally go 'medium-rare', but here I go 'medium' and that is perfect, and I mean perfect. Vegetarians will find a very slim choice, so check the menu online first if you think this may sway your booking or enjoyment

My wife and I came here for our anniversary in August 2017. We felt like it was a magical evening and like the staff wanted us to truly enjoy our evening together. Just came here today for Father's Day and my father-in-law absolutely loved it! He's nearly converted, just need to get him to try the steak now!

Nursery and Preschools

Edgbaston Nursery School

41 Calthorpe Rd, Birmingham B15 1TS, UK – 0121 455 7887

I have gone through so many Nurseries. I visited maybe 10 and joined 2 for maximum 2 weeks but none was as good as this nursery. They care about the child they let them play outside often. They have HALAL meals. And most important that they work as a family.

My son has attended Edgbaston nursery school from baby room right through to pre school,I cant rate this nursery highly enough. I now have my second son joining after Xmas as I am going back to work after maternity leave,and I'm so happy to leave him as my first son loves it, The staff are very friendly and go out of there way to do as much as possible to make my son feel special. I receive text messages on how my son is doing and what activities they are doing during the day and I love it, it stops me from calling all the time to see how he is, Although sometime I do its so nice to hear he is ok and the staff are happy to explain how he is and put him on the phone to talk to me if I need to ...happy mommy :-)

Sellywick Preschool Playgroup Ltd

37-47 Raddlebarn Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B29 6HH, UK – 0121 689 8998

Great school, lovely experienced teachers.

Moseley Montessori Nursery

St Columba Church, Chantry Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8DJ, UK – 0121 449 1801

My daughter was at the Moseley Montessori nursery for 4 years from September 2013 until Summer 2017. As a solo parent I can't tell you how much help and support I had from this incredible team of people in nurturing my daughter through her early years, and done with such sensitivity and consideration for the both of us. The Montessori approach is just amazing and my daughter has been supported in becoming such an imaginative and persevering soul and have to attribute much of this to what she experienced at the nursery. The holistic approach to her growth and well being was outstanding. If I had had the chance to keep her in the Montessori method I would!

We have nothing but praise for Moseley Montessori Nursery! Our first child went here in 2013 and had an excellent time. We noticed his development speed up as soon as he began here in the baby room and he stayed all the way through, even though we moved away from the area. Our second child began at a nursery closer to where we live now but we had such a bad experience there (despite it having a wonderful ofsted review) that we decided that he should also go to Moseley Montessori. We make the journey from the Maypole end of Kings Heath so that he can have as good an experience as his brother did. I believe that the Montessori methods for early years development are wonderful but that is not the only reason our children have gone here. The amazing staff and managers are reliable, trustworthy, warm and caring. Many thanks to all the staff, we cannot recommend you highly enough!

Primary and Secondary Schools

Al Ameen Foundation.

Standfield House, 447 Warwick Rd, Tysley, Birmingham B11 2JR, UK – 0121 706 3322

Had 2 children attend the nursery there. Both loved it. Alway reassuring when children cant wait to go in and play... peace of mind they are happy and enjoying themselves.

wonderful school,studied there few years ago

St John's and St Peter's C of E Academy

St Vincent St W, Birmingham B16 8RN, UK – 0121 675 1398

Dont listen to the guy before. This is the best school....ever!

Bordesley Green Primary

Marchmont Rd, Birmingham B9 5XX, UK – 0121 772 1601

I used to go there and I loved it!

Used to come to this school 6-7 years ago.

Public & Preparatory Schools

King Edward's School

Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UA, UK – 0121 472 1672

I have two sons at the school and both have benefited from the academic focus the school provides and the opportunity to develop both intellectually and socially. For a provincial day school, its outlook is remarkably non-parochial. It fosters a tolerant and almost international outlook. It has yet to reach a needs blind admissions system but for a UK school gets close. The fact that it offers a generous assisted places scheme speaks volumes about its ethos and commitment to social mobility and inclusion. It is well known in the Midlands but deserves more national recognition. My boys are lucky and thankfully they realise it.

The best school in England. U have to put ur son in this amazing place!

Salafi Independent School

472 Coventry Rd, Birmingham B10 0UG, UK – 0121 772 4567

It's more precious than gold

Brilliant school, Allahumma barik, can't fault it. moved here especially for my sons to come here and we love it here.

Priory School

39 Sir Harrys Rd, Birmingham B15 2UR, UK – 0121 440 4103

Since I have been at priory school, I as a person have changed for the better. I now have so much more confidence to get up on stage and found all my hidden talents that before I didn't know I had. I have been at priory school since year 3 and I am now in year 7. Priory school offer loads of amazing activates and opportunities to school productions, sport fixtures, school trips and many, many more. All the staff, teachers and students at Priory are outstanding and pushed all of my potential out of me and made the best of me. I have made life long friends that I will never forget and memories that will last life time. I have enjoyed many years and amazing memories at priory and can't wait for the next years to come. Maddie Y7 student

I've not even been here a year and I love it. All the teachers are nice. All the lessons are fun and I really enjoy them. There are small things the school can improve on e.g. The way we pay for food. They are not things to worry about though. I totally recommend coming here you'll make good friends and enjoy the lessons and all the special events such as preforming arts day. So remember if your looking for a school Priory is one of the best options.

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Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for B12 8UR with contact details and location maps
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