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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

Outsourced Professional Administration Ltd

25 Grosvenor Rd, St Albans AL1 3AW, UK – 01727 734300

Outsourced Professional Administration Limitied (OPAL) as moved to 45 Grosvenor Road AL1 3AW

ATM

113 Watling St, Park Street, St Albans AL2 2NN, UK

It's a cashpoint with 24 hour access and no charge wohey.

Financial Markets Law International

18 Watford Rd, St Albans AL1 2AJ, UK – 01727 845897

Building Societies

Abbeyfield St Albans Society Ltd

Grace Muriel House, 104 Tavistock Ave, St Albans AL1 2NW, UK – 01727 863327

Well run home with friendly professional staff

the nurses and staff are so lovely and kind

Local Chambers of Commerce for AL2 3LU. 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!
London Colney Parish Council

Caledon Community Centre, Caledon Rd, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1PU, UK – 01727 821314

Support your local library!

St Albans

Abbots Ave, St Albans AL1 2HX, UK – 01727 830599

For this is like a heaven. I love st albans thn anything. MISSING YOU.....

London Colney Post Office

7-9 Haseldine Rd, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1RR, UK – 01727 824980

Helpful staff, part of the Co-op store

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 AL2. 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 Bricket Wood area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Bricket Wood and AL2 3LU 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

Gatrad and Associates Dental Care

148 High St, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1QF, UK – 01727 823356

Best dentist I have ever had in UK. Very friendly reception stuff and professional dentists. Very happy.

The most efficient and professional service I have received from anywhere in many years. A most excellent and highly recommended practice.

Family Dental Practice

27B Vesta Ave, St Albans AL1 2PG, UK – 01727 815375

I wanna say a big thanks to Dr Juliet Henderson and her nurse. They are the best team ever and definitely I will recommend Dr Henderson , she is the best. Many thanks and for The Rumanian girl on the reception.

In choosing e dentist you need to be sure of excellent treatment, as pain free as possible, and a great personal service. In assessing the practice I would be awarding an A* on all counts. I particularly appreciate the lovely dental nurse who is so concerned for your comfort and peace of mind and the calm and professional way the dentist explains everything and is always willing to take time and to give additional pain relief if needed. No one need be frightened of coming to the Family Dental Practice and do bring your children for a great start to their dental health. They are wonderful with children! Jenny Owen

Priory Park Dental Care

118A Old London Rd, St Albans AL1 1PU, UK – 01727 812800

really lovely dentist and great nurse

Dentists

Gatrad and Associates Dental Care

148 High St, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1QF, UK – 01727 823356

Best dentist I have ever had in UK. Very friendly reception stuff and professional dentists. Very happy.

The most efficient and professional service I have received from anywhere in many years. A most excellent and highly recommended practice.

Family Dental Practice

27B Vesta Ave, St Albans AL1 2PG, UK – 01727 815375

I wanna say a big thanks to Dr Juliet Henderson and her nurse. They are the best team ever and definitely I will recommend Dr Henderson , she is the best. Many thanks and for The Rumanian girl on the reception.

In choosing e dentist you need to be sure of excellent treatment, as pain free as possible, and a great personal service. In assessing the practice I would be awarding an A* on all counts. I particularly appreciate the lovely dental nurse who is so concerned for your comfort and peace of mind and the calm and professional way the dentist explains everything and is always willing to take time and to give additional pain relief if needed. No one need be frightened of coming to the Family Dental Practice and do bring your children for a great start to their dental health. They are wonderful with children! Jenny Owen

Priory Park Dental Care

118A Old London Rd, St Albans AL1 1PU, UK – 01727 812800

really lovely dentist and great nurse

Colney Medical Centre

1NJ, 45-47 Kings Rd, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1ES, UK – 01727 822138

Lovely place everyone very friendly

Highfield Surgery

1, Jacob Court, 61 Russet Dr, St Albans AL4 0AY, UK – 01727 853107

You'll wait weeks for an appointment, and then you may be booked into the surgery across town after you've specified this surgery. Over-prescribed and still taking on patients!

The Village Surgery

283 High St, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1EU, UK – 01727 823245

Wonderful, professional staff who, without exception, provide extremely courteous, knowledgeable, but above all, caring support to their patients. A real asset to the village.

I have been a patient for 22 years with this surgery and have always received excellent care here. The doctors and reception team are always helpful and efficient. Repeat prescriptions are always ready in 48 hours without fail. Would recommend.

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

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

Harperbury Hospital

London WD7 9HQ, UK – 01923 633402

A pretty cool place to explore !

spooky asf boi

Highfield Surgery

1, Jacob Court, 61 Russet Dr, St Albans AL4 0AY, UK – 01727 853107

You'll wait weeks for an appointment, and then you may be booked into the surgery across town after you've specified this surgery. Over-prescribed and still taking on patients!

The Health Barn Clinic Ltd

37 Abbey Ave, St Albans AL3 4BH, UK – 01727 833698

I had physio today. The staff are passionate about their work and highly professional. I received an efficient and effective service.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for AL2 3LU.

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 AL2 3LU
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

Chiswell Green United Reformed Church

Watford Rd, St Albans AL2 3HG, UK – 01727 854122

Chiswell Green pe- run from this church is an excellent toddler group and always in high demand.

Very nice n helpful staffs

London Colney Baptist Church

30 Kings Rd, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1EN, UK – 01727 825450

Very welcoming church and enjoyed the cakes after the service.

St. Stephen's Church

14 Watling St, St Albans AL1 2PX, UK – 01727 862598

A picture postcard church at the top of St Stephens hill. Beautiful manicured grounds and a carpark to the side. Beware of traffic queues if approaching from Holywell Hill.

Very old n big church.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

KSR Skips Ltd

Ivorys Industrial Estate/Harper La, Radlett WD7 7HU, UK – 01923 854551

I had booked a skip from a different local company to then be told that they wouldn't be able to deliver the skip due to unforeseen circumstances, I rang KSR and said they could get me a skip out promptly and there prices are very competitive, office staff and drivers are friendly and ensure that we were happy with the service. I would definitely recommend this company.

Skip Hire St Albans Ltd

1A Branch Rd, Park Street, St Albans AL2 2LU, UK – 01727 405060

First class service. Never hired a skip before but these guys made it so easy we won't hesitate to use again and again. Communication was excellent from Frazer from start to finish (even though he was on holiday). Would highly recommend.

Brilliant service. We needed a skip delivered on very short notice. He delivered and collected on the same day and brought one more when we needed another. Highly recommended

St Albans

Abbots Ave, St Albans AL1 2HX, UK – 01727 830599

For this is like a heaven. I love st albans thn anything. MISSING 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 Bricket Wood

The Restaurant at Sopwell House

Sopwell House Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 2HQ, UK – 01727 864477

Simply Wow

Sopwell House

Cottonmill Ln, St Albans AL1 2HQ, UK – 01727 864477

Stunning setting in the Herts countryside. Decent spa, pool, gym. Afternoon tea decent and half the price of the same in London. Great grounds at the rear for a glass of something in the sunshine. Building is amazing at the front, too square and concrete at the back, but the rooms are all good. Corridors full of signed football shirts from teams that have stayed there (used to be England's base before they moved to The Grove).

Location is a little way out. However that's why you come here to get away.. rooms are well presented. And staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Great stay.

The Brasserie at Sopwell House

Sopwell House, Cottonmill Ln, St Albans AL1 2HQ, UK – 01727 864477

Very nice lunchtime buffet. All good. The slight downside is everyone else in the restaurant wearing white dressing gowns.

The food at sopwell house is ecxelent and the service is fantastic. We love eating there.

Nursery and Preschools

Ladybirds Nursery

Hill End Ln, St Albans AL4 0FE, UK – 01727 730783

My daughter started at the nursery when she was 9 months old and is now in her final pre-school year. Both she and I and now my son love it. The nursery has a very warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff are amazing! there is a genuine warmth for the children in their care. It's a very nurturing environment and the children are encouraged to become independent thinkers. The nursery take full advantage of its fantastic location and the children are taken outside at least twice a day. I cannot recommend Ladybirds enough.

My daughter thrived during her time at Ladybirds in the Kingfisher and Pre-school rooms. The staff are excellent, the environment fun yet comfortable and best of all they get their much needed outdoor time come rain or shine in the fabulous Highfield Park! I am eagerly waiting for my son to start his journey at Ladybirds to follow in his sisters footsteps. Highly recommend.

Albany Montessori School

Sea Cadet Hall, Westminster Lodge, St Albans AL1 2DJ, UK – 07432 669751

I can't think of a better nursery for my children. Fantastic staff, great location across the Westminster Lodge, a lovely community feel in a very spacious facility, with a wide range of activities offered each day (music, French, Chinese, outdoor play...). Most importantly I found that Albany Montessori helped my children to become confident and positive. This is achieved by the nursery workers who continuously encourage learning, curiosity and fraternity. My children made close and long-lasting friends while at Albany Montessori, which I find very meaningful.

After looking at numerous pre-schools we decided to send our son to Albany and really bought into the Montessori philosophy. It has been fantastic to see our little boy grow and develop. Initially he was very clingy to us and shy but before long was asking to go to school in the mornings. All of the teachers are fantastic and take time to know the children on an individual basis. We are so pleased that we were able to find a school like Albany!

Busy Bees at Glenalmond

14 King Harry Ln, St Albans AL3 4AP, UK – 01727 854499

This Mansion House is a WWII S.O.E Base which masterminded operatives parachuting in to occupied europe during the second world war. What makes this site unique against any other base is that this is where the german double agent Kim Thilby who had infiltrated SOE command structure oversaw the failure of 200 + missions and the subsequent capture of personnell whom had just landed. He also went on during the cold war and became known as 'The Third Man'. This building is unique wartime heritage and is an important site in the world today.

One of our kids went here, the staff were excellent. Better value than Home From Home as well. More interesting is the history of the house. Notorious spy Kim Philby was here, as it was an MI6 secret office. There are tunnels going from here to the Fighting Cocks and possibly beyond.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Samuel Ryder Academy

Drakes Dr, St Albans AL1 5AR, UK – 01727 859382

my daughter is a student , emmence change I'm the last 5 years

best skhool ever

St Bernadette Catholic Primary School

Walsingham Way, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1NL, UK – 01727 822489

I love the film what your doing really cool 1 2 and 3

Bowmansgreen Primary School

Telford Rd, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1PH, UK – 01727 767772

My kids go there and are getting taught well

Public & Preparatory Schools

St Columba's College

King Harry Lane, St Albans AL3 4AW, UK – 01727 855185

SCC is a decent secondary school, not terrible, but nothing special either. The local state school where I live produces consistently better exam results every year. Ironically, in a school which likes to emphasize it's Catholic ethos so much ,any student who is catholic is very much part of the minority. Facilities are good, and include newly refurbished classrooms and gym. Most of the teachers are excellent although the school likes to cut costs wherever possible, so if you want your son to be taught by 21 year olds, straight out of university, then this is the school you are looking for. The school does do an excellent job of enhancing student's soft skills and teaching courtesy and respect. St Columba's is a good school, just not good enough to justify the ever-increasing fees

Its really amazing, I mean I like it men ,wish visiting the place.

St Columba's Prep School

8-10 King Harry Ln, St Albans AL3 4AW, UK – 01727 862616

It's very fun and you get thought a lot

Local secondary schools with location and contact details
Local social service agencies for AL2 3LU with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for AL2 3LU with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for AL2 3LU, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for AL2 3LU with contact details and location maps

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