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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

Barclays Bank

6 Northbridge St, Shefford SG17 5DN, UK – 0345 734 5345

What a great bank. Helpful staff even if they cant solve the problem. So nice to have easy access to one of the major banks.

One of the oldest and quaintst buildings in town and the only bank in Shefford!

Building Societies

We could not find any Building Societies around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

Local Chambers of Commerce for SG17 5PR. 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!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

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 SG17. 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 Chicksands area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Chicksands and SG17 5PR 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

Shefford Dental Practice

34 High St, Shefford SG17 5DG, UK – 01462 814020

After avoiding dental treatment for almost 40 years I arrived at the Shefford practice quite a nervous patient as you can imagine. On a recommendation I plucked up the courage to make an appointment and have just finished a coarse of painless treatment. ALL of the staff here are most kind and efficient. A special thanks to Doctor Sam whose gentleness and professionalism was second to none.

Been using this dentist for over 10 year's. All the staff are very friendly and professional. I am quite scared and fussy when it comes to dentists. Sam is brilliant he puts me at ease and only does what is nessacary. Highly recommend. .

Dr Cakebread Partners

Robert Lucas Dr, Shefford SG17 5FS, UK – 01462 818620

good health centre .plenty of doctors. good helpfully staff for all health problems.

New modern surgery. Two floors & blood tests & counselling on site with a dental practice and pharmacy attached. Large parking area.

Lower Stondon Surgery

109 Station Rd, Lower Stondon, Henlow SG16 6JJ, UK – 01462 850305

This is a wonderful surgery where they really do meet your needs. I have always found their care to be top quality and friendly. I can highly recommend this surgery.

Dr S Sekaran

Shefford Health Centre, Hitchin Rd, Shefford SG17 5FS, UK – 01462 810034

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

We could not find any Hospitals around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for SG17 5PR.

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 SG17 5PR
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 Francis Of Assisi R C Church

25 High St, Shefford SG17 5DD, UK – 01462 813436

A beautiful 1800's Roman Catholic church with a lovely, friendly atmosphere, and a very traditional Irish priest.

Shefford Baptist Church

4 Bedford Rd, Shefford SG17 5DJ, UK – 01462 812564

It is very friendly welcoming church, with various home groups, one in the morning and two in the evenings.

Parish Church of All Saints Clifton

Church St, Clifton, Bedfordshire SG17 5ET, UK – 01462 615499

A really nice church. My grandad used to be a vicar here. I have fond memories of this place. I remember visiting here with my grandad and playing with a box of musical instruments. Great memories.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Else Refining & Recycling Ltd

17-19 Henlow Industrial Estate, Henlow SG16 6DS, UK – 01462 812000

Hitchin

85 Station Rd, Lower Stondon, Henlow SG16 6JN, UK

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 Chicksands

Bangkok Lounge Shefford

2 Bedford Rd, Shefford SG17 5DJ, UK – 01462 338292

Dinner last night. Food fabulous, manager so friendly and helpful. Staff as nice as you can get. First visit and will not be the last. Looking forward to next time already.

Food is good, nice service, generally a very nice experience.

Shefford Tandoori

8 High St, Shefford SG17 5DG, UK – 01462 816151

Been here a few times and never really had a bad night. Food is always good. Not quite 5 star for my latest experience due to a wait although booking a table which impacted on the reception area and the other diners due to being a large party waiting and other people coming in for their takeout orders, a order getting missed from the initial order and the gents toilet being blocked. Though the down side of this review, the place is great and I haven't experienced any of the other negatives of the other reviewers, i will book and eat here again due to the good food and the atmosphere.

Great food, professional and friendly service, great atmosphere πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

The Black Horse

Ireland, Shefford SG17 5QL, UK – 01462 811398

Have visited here multiple times now and never been disappointed with the food. It gets busy very quickly on weekends so would recommend booking well in advance. Often have a range of tasty specials, great drinks on tap as well as a good selection of wine. My only gripe would be the strange service, on each occasion we have visited it seems like every member of staff working visits our table at least once, this has twice now lead to drinks being completely forgotten about. Service otherwise is great, just a bit odd that they don't seem to just have one or two people manage an area of tables like everywhere else.

The stars only because on the evening of our visit, for a quiet night out with friends, we were placed next to a birthday party of a dozen or so noisy revelers. This was booked well in advance so it wasn't as if we were fitted in at the last minute. Food was very nice. Staff very friendly and amenable. Will visit again but with the hindsight will make sure we don't end up in the noisy part of the restaurant. Probably would have given it five stars if we'd have been able to have a decent conversation without and struggling to hear and be heard.

Nursery and Preschools

The Woodlands Pre School

Church St, Clifton, Shefford SG17 5ES, UK – 01462 811486

Fantastic nursery school. My daughter loves going to school there and all the teachers are approachable and easy to talk to. Her key worker is just amazing with her. Highly recommend

Merry Poppets Henlow - Whittle Child Care Centre

Derwent Rd, Henlow SG16 6HQ, UK – 01462 857483

Staff are really great, and my son loved it here. Great preschool. I ended up being father Xmas here in 2012.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Robert Bloomfield Middle School

Bloomfield Dr, Shefford SG17 5BU, UK – 01462 628800

I miss this place, I would give anything for another year at this school.

Amazing school highly recommend

Public & Preparatory Schools

Shefford Lower

School La, Shefford SG17 5XA, UK – 01462 629123

I was in there and I am now in Robert Bloomfield and if you can see this I miss you mr Bowen and mrs wright

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Local social service agencies for SG17 5PR with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for SG17 5PR with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for SG17 5PR, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for SG17 5PR with contact details and location maps