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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.


Lloyds Bank

33 Newbottle St, Tyne & Wear, Houghton le Spring DH4 4AP, UK – 0345 300 0000

I have always found all staff very helpful and polite, they helped me with my savings accounts and credit card, I have been a customer of Lloyds for over 30years and have always found staff friendly courteous and efficient, Well Done.

Barclays Bank

Houghton Rd, Houghton le Spring DH4 4AE, UK – 0345 734 5345

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 DH4 6NN. 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 DH4. 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 West Rainton area
Find local dentists and dental practices around West Rainton and DH4 6NN 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

Dairy Lane Dental Surgery

The Old Rectory, Dairy Ln, Houghton le Spring DH4 5BH, UK – 0191 512 1345

Excellant care from 1st appointment. I was terrified never been for years and from walking in door was put at ease. Had lots done loads of injections numerous extraction and got dentures. 12 days later healing good and couldn't be happier can smile again. Had loads of compliments saying how natural teeth are. Thanks to everyone.

Excellent care

Fence Houses Dental Practice

68 Station Ave N, Houghton le Spring DH4 6HT, UK – 0191 385 2622

After being put off going to the dentist many years ago by another dentist, Beatriz at fence houses was recommended to me when I had an abscess. So glad I went. From the friendly girls on reception to the way Beatriz explained everything she was going to do as I needed fillings and extractions has given me the confidence to continue going to the dentist. Felt nothing as I had the work done apart from the needle which was expected. Wish I'd known about her sooner. Would definitely recommend.

My wife and I had our routine check-ups today with dentist Beatriz V Serrano who we see for every dental appointment and treatment. As always Beatriz puts us at ease and carries out all procedures with the utmost professionalism, care and expertise, both of us would like it to go on record just how grateful and happy we are to have such a fabulous dental surgeon look after our teeth. Thank you Beatriz.

Gavin Maw Dental Practice

13 Church St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4DN, UK – 0191 584 3247

Westbourne Medical Group

Kelso Grove, Houghton le Spring DH4 4RW, UK – 0191 385 2512

Lovely staff throughout the practice. Make you feel at ease soon as you walk through the door

Very helpful. I rarely go to the doctor, but they were brilliant. They've been very supportive of my other half.

Dr S K Khaja

Hetton Medical Centre, Francis Rd, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton le Spring DH5 9EZ, UK – 0191 526 1177

I have always found the staff helpful but the phone lines are always really busy the group have a large community to serve. Dr khaja is so good at listening to everything and I would have no reservations about recommending this doctor and the rest of the doctors. I have been with this group for 59 years

Slow service.

Houghton Primary Care Centre

Brinkburn Cres, Durham, Houghton le Spring DH4 5GU, UK – 0191 502 5660

Good service Busy day but given an appointment within an hour They were running behind so it was another hour after that when I was seen but they were busy Saw the doctor, good examination and got treatment and advice Reception and doctor polite, helpful and efficient. Only down side .... sitting on a Sunday afternoon with tonsillitis when the Sunday lunches from the cafe smelled soooo good !

Lovely freinds helpfully staff, better facilities nice cafe easy to get around.

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

Brook House

Hetton Road, Houghton le Spring DH5 8NB, UK – 0191 584 2717

Absolutely brilliant staff, I couldn't thank them enough for what they have done to support my son

Matrix Health Services UK

Evolve Business Centre, Rainton Bridge South Business Park, Houghton le Spring DH4 5QY, UK – 0191 305 5230

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for DH4 6NN.

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 DH4 6NN
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 Michael & All Angels Houghton-le-Spring

7 Church St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4DN, UK – 0191 584 3487

Nice church

Philadelphia Spiritualist Church

Chapel Row, Houghton le Spring DH4 4JD, UK

Lovely atmosphere

St George's Church, Washington, Fatfield

co, www.stgeorgesfatfield, 4 Vigo Ln, Washington NE38 9AH, UK – 0191 415 4200

A beautiful friendly, welcoming church providing a lovely service.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Max Recycle

Blackthorn Way, Houghton le Spring DH4 6JN, UK – 0845 026 0026

Ignore all the bad reviews about this company as a relative uses them for their Autoparts shop Ken's Autoparts in Blyth & Amble and have 660l and 360l bins for recycling, and their experience with them is great. Staff are friendly, bins always collected on time and for the service they charge a reasonable rate. Would have been 5 - star if clearer information was given about what could be recycled, like if a sticker was stuck onto the bin like the council does to the householder's bins. Would definitely recommend to other businesses.

We've been with Maxrecycle for a number of years and never had any issues. Bins are collected on time, every time. Highly recommended.

T T Curry & Son

Blind Ln, Houghton le Spring DH4 6NJ, UK – 0191 584 3382

Have used other skip companies, but this company are excellent. The vehicle turned up dead on time, it was washed and clean and looked like a well presented company. The skip I got was clean inside and out, the doors opened easily, unlike some companies that send trashy skips. I would highly recommend their service from the polite lady who answered the phone, to the polite driver, to the quality of the skips, it maybe just a skip, but excellent service.....

Grab & Deliver Ltd

New Herrington Industrial Estate, 5b Freezemoor Rd, New Herrington, Houghton le Spring DH4 7BG, UK – 07903 158263

Good in the respect that several trucks to book time slots. However one truck 45 minutes late and found several not filling grab wagons full.

Pleasure dealing with you, thank you.

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 West Rainton

Mama's Italian Kitchen

1 Houghton Rd, Newbottle, Houghton le Spring DH4 4EF, UK – 0191 584 0088

First visit back since the change of ownership and what a fantastic surprise. The decor is stunning, the Italian menu varied, well presented and outstanding, the service friendly and efficient. Never met the new owners and staff before and yet we were made to feel very welcome. Will certainly be returning as will the other 3 couples we went with

Fantastic food, excellent staff, no matter what your preference is they try thier hardest to provide, excellent for romantic night with your partner , or come in a group of friends or family, they welcome you with open arms and are so friendly. Always making sure you are happy with you meal and drinks, looking forward to booking up again for mine and my husbands anniversary in August, WELL DONE MAMAS😀 xxx


67 Newbottle St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4AR, UK – 0191 584 3888

Went for a meal here last night with my other half and wow was absolutely beautiful. The food was amazing everything was perfect and cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend eating here. We have eaten many Indians and this is by far the best. Looking forward to my next meal here! Thank you

Would highly recommend, the most tastiest Indian food ive sampled. Service is fantastic. Got to be the best restaurant in the northeast. Go and try them excellent standards.

The Floaters Mill

Woodstone, Houghton le Spring DH4 6BQ, UK – 0191 340 8272

We have eaten here before and it's always been pleasant but recently got taken over by new management and wanted to try it again. We were greeted warmly by the new manager and as it was quiet we had free range of where to sit. Food was prompt and tasty, would definitely visit again.

Hadn't been in years, but popped in for a quick late lunch as we were passing. Had a chicken burger which was lovely. Prices are reasonable. The lady behind the bar and serving tables was so nice and friendly, happily entertaining our baby son when she came to the table. We'll definitely be back soon.

Nursery and Preschools

Nesham Private Nursery

Nesham Pl, Houghton le Spring DH5 8AE, UK – 0191 584 8004

Primary and Secondary Schools

Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Ln, Houghton le Spring DH5 8DA, UK – 0191 553 6523

Best school My to daughters have come on Great in this school my oldest has just left and Gone to kepier she is excelling in her lessons, I moved back to ryhope but decided to keep my kids in this school

Highly recommend school and great play group on mondays

Barnwell Academy

Barnwell Academy Trust Whitefield Estate, Houghton le Spring DH4 7RT, UK – 0191 553 6578

Brilliant school and very good OfSTED

Good facilities.

Woodlea Primary School

Woodlea Primary School, Houghton le Spring DH4 6AR, UK – 0191 385 2675

Great little school.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Eppleton Academy Primary School

Church Rd, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton le Spring DH5 9AJ, UK – 0191 553 6738

Local social service agencies for DH4 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for DH4 6NN with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for DH4 6NN, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for DH4 6NN with contact details and location maps

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