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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.



26 Margate Rd, Margate, Broadstairs CT10 2BF, UK – 0345 740 4404

Best spot for an ATM at Westwood in case you need to grab some more spending money (has a lower arm for wheelchair access too!)

NatWest Bank

53 High St, Ramsgate CT11 9AG, UK – 0345 788 8444

Very friendly and helpful staff. Very good bank

Barclays Bank

13 Queen St, Ramsgate CT11 9DZ, UK – 0345 734 5345

I have been with Barclays Bank for over 30 years and have always found the staff very helpful and informative. The one exception was at the Wood Green branch, but that silly little man didn't get the better of me. The branch in Ramsgate has always been very good. The only misgiving I have with any bank is the reliance on machines in the branch instead of actual people. Please consider the customer, as well as the share holder. Thank you

All staff professional and helpful. If this branch is closed it will be a serious loss to this community. Use it or lose it!

Building Societies


52/54 High St, Ramsgate CT11 9AQ, UK – 0800 554 0280

Intelligent and talented Calvin Mitchell personal banking manager!! This was our first experience with Nationwide branch at Ramsgate. I had called to make an appointment on the day and even though he was fully booked he was courteous and booked the appointment on the same day. Extremely competent as well as proficient and sincere in his work . He was very hospitable and sorted everything out in a matter of few minutes when previously we had to wait for 2 weeks. I am certain he will reach the top and We wish him all the best and success in his career.Thank you Calvin

Very friendly staff and very helpful


2 Queen St, Ramsgate CT11 9DR, UK – 01843 250866

Swapped bank to Halifax, couldn't have been better treated and very efficient. Thank you

Local Chambers of Commerce for CT12 5BS. 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 CT12. 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 Manston area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Manston and CT12 5BS 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

Centre for Dentistry

Dadson Way Inside Sainsbury's, Ramsgate, Thanet CT12 5FJ, UK – 01843 377002

Dr. Ryan was brilliant and put me completely at ease after a long time of being afraid of dentistry. I'm much more confident now with not only my treatment plan but that the guidance will help me look after my teeth for years to come.

Before coming to centre for dentistry I had a real phobia of dentists after some bad experiences. My teeth were also in a bad way and I needed a reasonable amount of work done. Ryan and the team couldn’t have been nicer and more empathetic about my fears and concerns. I really feel like I’ve turned a corner and my phobia of dentists is gone. I also had some bad staining on my lower front teeth and multiple coffee stains from being a coffee lover and Ryan suggested airflow. Wow it’s amazing. I can’t stress enough how different my teeth look after this treatment. My deepest thanks to Ryan and the Team !!!


Marlowe Innovation Centre, Marlowe Way, Ramsgate CT12 6FA, UK – 01843 598696

Everyone is always friendly, fun and chatty! Such a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, especially for someone who had a phobia of going to the dentist due to previous bad experiences! Highly Recommended - if you’re not sure just pop in and have a chat and check up its definitely worth it & they do not judge you by the state of your teeth so don’t be afraid of that!

Great staff, great atmosphere, good value for money and very accomodating in terms of appointments. I highly recommend!

Ali S M & Associates

131 High St, Ramsgate CT11 9UA, UK – 01843 592423

The best dentist I've been to. Very patient and professional.

Summerhill Surgery

243 Margate Rd, Ramsgate CT12 6SU, UK – 01843 591758

I came to this surgery after being with a really bad one. I was show such kind and caring doctors. Yes i have had problems with appointments but i have also gone up there really ill and been seen on the day. As for the reception staff always been kind and helpful.

Dr Grover is the only decent dr there, usually he is running 20-30 mins over but its always worth waiting as he takes his time. and never rushes you. As well as seeming like he genuinely cares.

Newington Road Surgery - Dr Adem Akyol and Partners

100 Newington Rd, Ramsgate CT12 6EW, UK – 01843 595951

Always found the reception staff polite and as helpful as they can be. Have only ever seen Dr Ackol great doctor

For a very busy Surgery I have not found any problems yes the look is very sub par, but the service I receive is brilliant

Dr V Reddy

Mocketts Wood Surgery, Hopeville Ave, St Peters, Broadstairs CT10 2TR, UK – 0300 042 6130

Fab doctors surgery. Dr Reddy is lovely and thorough and so understanding. The drop in clinics on Monday and Friday mornings are so convenient too. Thank you Mocketts Wood :)

Good doctors surgery. 2 walking clinics a week.

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

Life Line Screening

St Peters Church Hall, Hopeville Avenue St Peters,, Broadstairs CT10 2TR, UK – 0808 178 8619

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CT12 5BS.

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 CT12 5BS

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Christ Church, Ramsgate

Vale Square, Ramsgate CT11 9DB, UK – 01843 853732

Wonderful church, great Bible / Christ based teaching and really nice people makes this COE church a must visit or become a regular!

Lovely time with lovely people thinking about our great God

Saint Augustine's Roman Catholic Church

St. Augustine's Rd, Ramsgate CT11 9NY, UK

Iconic early Victorian Gothic church by Pugin, superbly well restored after years of neglect. Contains the National Shrine of St Augustine of Canterbury, and a small museum of ecclesiastical kit. Free access.

Beautiful church. Went for a funeral but was a beautiful service.

St Laurence-In-Thanet Church, Ramsgate

High Street, Ramsgate CT11 0QT, UK – 01843 592478

Very nice place, always friendly people there. And kept very well 😊 we do a lot of work there, as we are just down the road. Feel free to check us out ROBERTS STONEMASONS LTD.

Some very old tombstones here of you're into that sort of thi

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Reclamet - The Recycling Centre

Woodchurch Rd, Woodchurch, Birchington CT7 0HL, UK – 01843 823554

Good as gold every time I visit.

Margate Refuse & Recycling Centre

19 Manston Rd, Margate CT9 4LZ, UK – 0300 041 7373

This site is very well organised and well placed out of the Margate main town and next to the Margate cemetery. Large area properly allocated with the access to bins separated by waste categories. If you go in your vehicle you park up to right next to the bins in the middle. That's perfect placement. There's no specific limit on how often or how much you can take to the dump as long as you follow the guideline on the thanet council website and don't dump any harmful materials that cannot be recycled.

Staff are friendly and helpful and the lay out works well, Yes I realise its a tip and yes i have been to many, its overall 'cleanlyness' leaves a LOT to be desired.and it should be selling/recycling stuff thats been got rid off. it aint difiult decent doors wot ever. It works and it makes money.

Thanet Metals

Unit 8a/Old Council Yard/Dane Valley Rd, Broadstairs CT10 3JJ, UK – 01843 867416

Arrived on time. Did exactly what they said rhey would. Good service


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 Manston


Westwood Cross Retail Park, Ramsgate CT12 5GR, UK – 01843 579320

Pretty standard food...exactly what you expect from a chain...but the wait!! We waited around 40 mins for starters, about the same for main and desert! We arrived at half 6 and didn't leave til 10. That's a long time for a 3 course to be honest. Albeit it was a Saturday evening but they should have been prepared for this! Food selection is good but it's quite pricey for what you get!

Decided to try out a take-away from here, as we was watching the football, after enjoying a table service meal before. Although ordering through the app didn't work, I was able to phone the restaurant directly who were very helpful and took my order. My order was ready to collect at the time given and the food was enjoyed by all of us. There was a small problem with the order but this was dealt with by the staff who were great.

Pizza Hut Restaurants

Westwood Rd, Broadstairs CT10 2LH, UK – 01843 600555

I definitely wouldn't rate this as one of the greatest Pizza huts on the planet. On a very quiet Bank Holiday with less than a dozen groups seated the service was ridiculously slow, the food was mostly cold and the staff need a huge injection of personality! The senior member of staff was apologetic but it was a little late. Thankfully my regular Pizza Hut at Dockside Chatham is much nicer and the staff are fantastic (even if the music is too loud)

Staff were really friendly. Food is scrummy! Super accomodating when I asked for a different table and checked on us often to see we had everything we needed.

CCCP Restaurant

14-18 Chatham St, Ramsgate CT11 7PP, UK – 01843 592811

Wasn't sure what to expect but CCCP was fantastic! Food was lovely and Ramsay (owner/chef/waiter... He does everything!) was always on hand to make a suggestion. I'd go back for him alone - incredibly welcoming and entertaining.

That was a really pleasant experience! I did not expect to find Russian restaurant in Ramsgate and was excited to have a lunch there. The food, atmosphere, owner's sense of humour are absolutely superb.

Nursery and Preschools

Buttons Pre-School

60 Whitehall Rd, Ramsgate CT12 6DF, UK – 01843 597777

Townsend Montessori @ Ramsgate

W Cliff Rd, Ramsgate CT11 9LJ, UK – 01843 588840

St Barts At Smiles

23 Foads Hill, Cliffsend, Ramsgate CT12 5EL, UK – 01843 589419

Primary and Secondary Schools

Dame Janet Primary Academy

Newington Road, Ramsgate CT12 6QY, UK – 01843 593463

Due to the support & effort put in by the staff with my son. My son done his last two years here and he's had a brilliant two yrs. He got the support for his additional needs and all assessments and referrals done that a previous school didn't do. Of course there are some things I didn't like, but they are trivial. I found that the year 5&6 teachers there actually care about every child despite their ability and would work alongside parents to get children to the level they should be at. Do I recommend this school? Yes, again due to the experience my son had with getting the support he needed. They have helped get my son to the level he's at now and I genuinely believe if he went there from Reception he'd be doing even better now.

Good enough for my grandaughter

Ellington Infant School

High Street, Ramsgate CT11 0QH, UK – 01843 591638

Fantastic school with caring and friendly team who go above and beyond to make your child's first experience of school a happy and positive one.

Well I went to this school it’s lovely I wish I can go back there:)

St. George's Church of England Foundation School

Westwood Rd, Broadstairs CT10 2LH, UK – 01843 609000

Good old days.

Excellent school & the teachers do an amazing job. Secretaries are very helpful

Public & Preparatory Schools

St Lawrence College

College Rd, Ramsgate CT11 7AE, UK – 01843 808080

St Lawrence College is one of the best in the area,the buildings are well thought out and the staff are very well trained and put them selves out to make sure that you understand the subject being taught. Can't go wrong with this college..

Amazing! Ghe best experience of my life, the best summer i had i want to come back! The people we're amazing😍

Foreland Fields School

Newlands Ln, Ramsgate CT12 6RH, UK – 01843 863891

Great school

Laleham Gap School

Ozengell Pl, Ramsgate CT12 6FH, UK – 01843 570598

Hey, I’m in my last year there, with a month to go. I feel it’s only fair I share my honest opinion of the school I’ve been attending since 2009. The teaching style is fairly adequate, I suppose. I’ve not really been exposed to mainstream education, but it seems okay. One thing I do find irritating is that too much “free periods” are given towards the end of term or year, regardless of any exams or anything like that (been having such experience since about year 7). The environment is okay, but I feel for example placing the pupil bathroom near the art room... is quite off-putting? The designers should have designated a separate area specifically for bathrooming in my opinion. Though it does seem a little patronising in a way if you’re post-year 8. Also assemblies are extremely patronising towards anyone other than year 7. Behaviour and equality is one regard I feel needs to be addressed. I witnessed constant distractions from one particular pupil in a mock exam in March who should have really been disqualified. A lot of the awards seem to also go to the same pupils in the same year groups (the lower two years and the current year 10s). I remember incidents in which nothing was done about it but as soon as certain pupils were involved, the staff were onto it like a dog to a bowl of food. Also, the amount of unjustified reviews here, probably from pupils, isn’t even glanced at except one of them which clearly has been censored under request... Qualifications are also something I have to complain about. I’m doing... four GCSE equivalent qualifications. Sure, I’m not exactly the smartest person around but... four? Don’t most schools offer about 9? It’s probably to eliminate stress but it makes less chances to get the minimum for the college course you want to take later on in your life. A couple of things I do have that are appreciative to say is that some of the staff are pretty relaxed it seems and the attitude towards the internet seems quite positive from the current teacher compared to some other schools I’ve heard about before. Overall it’s okay but needs some adjustments to get a better rating from me at this moment in time. ~SynthicMagic

I don't go there but my friend alex his girlfriend niece goes there Maria Novak and said she will be 15 in April so in September so Maria Novak will be year 10

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