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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

21-23 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1LG, UK – 0345 300 0000

Amazing Bank, great service form friendly staff and easy to use automated digital cash points located inside and outside


17 Salter Row, Pontefract WF8 1BA, UK – 01977 463917

Not great....unable to make deposits through ATM! Since last review had a revamp and staff are very helpful offering advice and not trying to cross or upswell!

good friendly staff and opened till 2pm on saturday

Barclays Bank

5 Market Pl, Pontefract WF8 1AG, UK – 0345 734 5345

I like the branch here staff are friendly

First rate service

Building Societies


11 Market Pl, Pontefract WF8 1AG, UK – 0800 554 1573

Situated in the Pontefract town centre. The Staff are loverly and are happy to help.

Small branch; staff as helpful as possible but follow procedure rigidly so no flexibility; can mean re-visits. Always ask if you're seeing someone with the authority to see through what's required.

Yorkshire Building Society

9 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1LL, UK – 01977 711369

The staff in the Pontefract branch are helpful and friendly and are a pleasure to deal with... definitely 5*

Local Chambers of Commerce for WF7 5PD. 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 WF7. 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 Pontefract area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Pontefract and WF7 5PD 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

Bupa Dental Care Pontefract

28-32 Market Pl, Pontefract WF8 1AT, UK – 01977 702289

Happy with my treatment and service.

Excellent care (NHS) for myself and my elderly mum. Dentist Carlos is very professional and nurses pleasant. Have recommended this practice already. Best dental care I have experienced in many years, very well done.

Ropergate Dental Practice

47 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1JY, UK – 01977 703413

Fantastic dentists with a real commitment to their work and the NHS. I have been going for over 15 years and never a complaint. I see richard, my wife and family

Wonderful practice, lovely receptionists and great dental staff. Highly rate this practice and this is coming from someone who dislikes having dental work done. I'm happy to recommend to both friends and family!

Pontefract Dental Care

1A Charter House, Jacksons Court, Pontefract WF8 1DE, UK – 01977 780077

I've recently become a patient at this dental surgery and would thoroughly recommend it. Due to a terrible experience with my previous dentist I hadn't been to a dentist for three years until I *had* to go due to a broken filling, and chose this dentist as my new surgery. Despite the fact that I was literally shaking with nerves and cried at the dentist as soon as he said hello, Gareth did a great job of making me feel at ease and relaxed. I've had a few appointments now and I've been highly impressed with the treatment (both dental and customer service) each time I've been.

I was in need of some emergency dental work, having not been to a dentist for a number of years due to nervous and past bad experiences, was delighted with the care and services I received for John and all the team. I was made to feel relaxed from the start and all the way thought my pain free treatment. I would definitely recommend this dentist. 5☆

Dr J M Taylor - Stuart Road Surgery

Stuart Rd, Pontefract WF8 4PQ, UK – 01977 703437

There isn't anything negative to say about Stewart road surgery. I moved due to being informed they are fantastic with children. I wasn't disappointed. From gps to staff behind the scenes to nurses and receptionists. They can't do enough for you. Thank you SRS. May you have a fab new year

so polite and respectful! im only 18 but they listen to you they dont shun you off like your an idiot child... they listen! absolutely love this doctors and would recommend any day!

College Lane Surgery

College Lane Surgery, Barnsley Rd, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7HZ, UK – 01977 611023

Can always get an appointment, everyone who works here is super friendly and helpful.

An excellent NHS surgery. Only drawback is sometimes a long wait to get an appointment with a specific doctor, but you can always see someone else quickly and same day in a genuine emergency.

St Thomas Road Surgery

St Thomas Rd, Featherstone, Pontefract WF7 5HE, UK – 01977 801363

There isn't anything negative to say about this surgery. Nothing. It's not my practice, it's a close family members who I take and also speak to them frequently. Every single doctor and nurse to the office staff are wonderful to speak to. If i request a call....they call. If I've requested a home visit, they do it without a million questions. Some receptionists I understand have to be inquisitive to then book you to the right gp and it can be frustrating, esp if you don't want to discuss you're ailments but they are kind and not too intrusive. I know one surgery that get abit frosty if you don't answer their questions....you won't get that here!!. As their workload increases they are all under immense pressure yet at St Thomas's you will be treat with dignity and respect. Poss to give 10 * I would have.

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

Pontefract General Infirmary

Friarwood Ln, Pontefract WF8 1PL, UK – 0844 811 8110

No words to describe this place other than amazing. If hospitals could be a nice place to be then this is it. Staff are great and I genuinely believe they care. I had a foot operation. I was dealt with respect, questions were addressed and the consultants I met made me feel like I was in safe hands. Though I hope I do not have to visit again anytime soon I am confident if I do I will receive the care I need to help me get better.

I come to a clinic here and 1st time I drove myself I used the car’s built in sat nav but I recommend your better off using google as my sat nav got confused and took me to other places in or around the hospital rather than where I wanted. I park in disabled next to the patient transport due to my mobility issues but even then there’s a lot of walking. Clean place nice staff use venting machine for drinks etc as it’s cheaper than the shop in there - sorry WHSmiths!!

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for WF7 5PD.

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 WF7 5PD
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 Giles Church of England

Market Pl, Pontefract WF8 1AT, UK – 01977 790448

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Absolutely the most welcome place ever

St Cuthbert C Of E Church

Cross Hill, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7EJ, UK – 01977 599979

Nice building in a good setting. Churchy dudes are quite entertaining..

Pontefract Congregational Church

11 Finkle St, Pontefract WF8 1HE, UK – 01977 701405

Friendly, active, Bible believing and outward reaching. Church as it should be - Alive and loving.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Airedale Computers

29 Market Pl, Pontefract WF8 1AG, UK – 01977 329442

Was having Monitor troubles for my CCTV , this lad was more than helpfull , bought a replacement Monitor , great price , great service , many thanks

Part of a larger social enterprise based in Airedale, Castleford. Most staff knowledgeable and can solve a wide variety of computer problems. Good range of new & 2nd user computers & peripherals for sale.


Warwick House, Green Lane House, Featherstone, Pontefract WF7 6EH, UK – 0845 900 4044

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 Pontefract

Ego at The Beverley Arms, Ackworth

Doncaster Road, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7BX, UK – 01977 611799

I love this place, it's a relaxed and chilled place to go for a drink and some food whatever the time of year. We've never had bad food here and the portion sizes have always been more than acceptable. Only once have we suffered with bad service, but this was down to a breakdown in communication between staff going off duty. The conservatory, which has a sliding roof is great for those warm days when you can enjoy the sun and relax with a drink and some food. Overall I'd recommend coming here for the amazing selection of food and drinks, don't forget to get there before 7pm to take advantage of the 2 for 1 Cocktail offer.

The food and service here is always good. It's a great place to go for lunch midweek as it's nice and quiet, and there is ample parking. We like to sit in one of the comfy booths at the back of the restaurant. The only slight issue is that when staff members are on a break they tend to sit in a booth in front of the kitchen and they can be very noisy chatting - a little distracting. Other than that it's all good.

The Electric Theatre

62 Wakefield Rd, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7AZ, UK – 01977 617730

Lovely place, friendly and very helpful staff. The food was gorgeous. The veggie option for carvery was not available so this was disappointing but the alternative of extra veg almost made up for it as the food was really lovely. We were served soft drinks in gin glasses which was such a treat, it added to the pleasure. We all loved it

Great tapas and funky interior. Huge selection of craft spirits and excellent 241 cocktails every day till 7pm. Staff can be a little rude but most are very happy to help! Great gym owned by the management attached to the pub too bizarrely. Probably one of the best venues in the area.

Sky Line Thai Restaurant

Chris Atkinson Fashions, 27 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1LG, UK – 01977 600659

Fantastic Thai. Lovely food .very friendly staff

Very nice Thai restaurant. Great food, friendly staff and reasonable prices

Nursery and Preschools

Coram Nursery

Ackworth School, Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7LT, UK – 01977 616061

Primary and Secondary Schools

Featherstone Academy

Pontefract Rd, Featherstone, Pontefract WF7 5AJ, UK – 01977 722805

My son goes there and he loves it here thank you feathers tone academy

I like it because it is a place to learn and a place with disaplin

Public & Preparatory Schools

Ackworth Independent School

Pontefract Rd, Ackworth, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7LT, UK – 01977 611401


Wakefield Independent Schl

The Nostell Centre, Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QG, UK – 01924 865757

Promotes independence, personal centered, non discriminative giving their best to each and every child.

Wakefield Independent School Ltd

Field House, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7JX, UK – 01924 865757

Excellent boarding school

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Local social service agencies for WF7 5PD with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for WF7 5PD with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for WF7 5PD, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for WF7 5PD with contact details and location maps