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Banks

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Building Societies

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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!

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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.
Click link to see YOUR Council Contact details. Just enter your postcode
See how your local council works and how to get in touch.
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. .

Dentists

Shams Moopen Dental Practice Shefford

Shefford Health Centre, Robert Lucas Dr, Shefford SG17 5FS, UK – 01462 648465

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

Click for local doctors - see contact details and location maps.
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

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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.

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.

Henlow Methodist Church

25A High St, Henlow SG16 6BS, UK

A friendly, cozy church. Offers a Sunday school and a Tiny Tots in the week.

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.

Very good. Have been several times now and always good food and service.

Shefford Tandoori

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

Great food 😊 very friendly staff make you feel at home. I highly recommend this restaurant

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.

The Five Bells

101 High St, Henlow SG16 6AE, UK – 01462 811125

A wonderful Sunday meal for Dad's birthday catering for 10 of us. There were lots of staff to take drinks and food orders at the table even though it was extremely busy. The starters, main meals and sweets were great quality. It was a good atmosphere and everybody enjoyed themselves. The garden and kids play area was also a hit. A special thanks to Tom and his team - Many Thanks. We will be coming back again

I have been to the 5 Bells many times for meals and I have never had a bad meal here at all. The food is always fantastic. I also belong to a club and the we go here every year for our annual dinner as the food is always lovely and such good value for money, plus this pub has a really nice atmosphere and even when they are really busy you never feel that you are being rushed to finish your meal as someone else is waiting to have your table. On this visit I held my husband's wake here, after his untimely death, which is the first time that I have ever seen a finger buffet laid out at this pub. Again they produced fantastic food with lots of variety, not just sandwiches, sausages rolls and crisps like you get at other places. Don't get me wrong these items were included amongst other things including, spring rolls, bbq chicken wings, Yorkshire puddings with cheese and tomato in, Cornish pasties and lots of other items to. Again the atmosphere was warm and friendly and we never felt rushed at all. The staff are friendly and very helpful, even providing trays and helping us to cover these trays once we had filled them with the food that we were all taking home with us as the portion sizes are very generous. All in all they produced a brilliant spread for the price and I can't recommend them highly enough. This is definitely a venue that I will use again when I need to hold another event where family and friends are all getting together, only next time I will make sure that it's a happy event not a sad one like this time. In the meantime I will still be going and having lovely meals here. One thing I do need to mention is that you really need to book a table, certainly for evening meals. It maybe best to call ahead at lunchtime too as I know that they can get very busy then too. To me this is also a very good sign that this pub serves wonderful food all day as its so popular.

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

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

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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
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