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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.



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.

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

Building Societies

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*


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.

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 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☆

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.

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.

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!

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

Great staff have helped me my wife and children over the years. Sometimes waits can be long but the staff are helpful and friendly and want to help you the best they can. Parking is good and fair prices. If you need the hospital it's a good one.

Had a partial knee replacement on 23rd June and I cannot praise enough ALL the staff working on the Elective Orthopaedic suite. Nothing was too much trouble and the care I received was fantastic. Many thanks to you all.

Keswick Care Ltd

6 The Walled Garden, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1AB, UK – 01924 860140

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

Went to St Giles' to look at how it had been reordered for more flexible use. Got a warm welcome from the caretaker and found the facilities very good. The main worship area is simple, unfussy and attractive.

Fantastic old church of England church .

St Cuthbert C Of E Church

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

Beautiful church at the heart of the community. Friendly and welcoming clergy and congregation. There are lots of services and activities within the church and the wider community. Our daughter was married in this beautiful setting. There’s always a warm welcome waiting for you.

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

35 Market Pl, Pontefract WF8 1AF, 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

Alpha Earthworks Ltd

Ward Suite, The Nostell Estate, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1AB, UK – 01924 863555

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


91 Station Ln, Featherstone, Pontefract WF7 5BJ, UK – 01977 703030

Amazing. Genuinely the best Indian Cuisine I have tried since moving to the area a couple of years ago. However, the service was even BETTER. The new manager was so polite and helpful. I honestly cannot say enough positives things about it.

Absolutely gorgeous food. ..very fresh and tasty. Friendly staff

Beverley Arms

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

Good quality food but expect a bit of a wait. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Good options for gluten free food and brilliant kids menu.

Beautiful restaurant, clean and very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended. Food was amazing and very reasonably priced.

Sky Line Thai Restaurant

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

Excellent food and service, its fast becoming my favourite resturant.

Very nice food good value would go again

Nursery and Preschools

Halfpenny Lane Junior Infant and Nursery School

Halfpenny Ln, Pontefract WF8 4BW, UK – 01977 703270

A fantastic immersive learning environment. To be able to send your child to the same school right through from nursery to juniors is fantastic. The staff are all friendly and approachable and genuinely care about the children. A fabulous school.

Daycare Nursery

6 Waldenhowe Cl, Featherstone, Pontefract WF7 6ED, UK – 01977 704106

Little Rainbow Nursery

Northgate Cl, Pontefract WF8 1JL, UK – 01977 700120

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

Teachers are really friendly. I know this as I am a student there.

Wakefield Independent Schl

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

Fantastic school, family friendly, kind and caring. My kids had a great time there, wish there were more schools like this - not expensive for the quality of education and worth every penny as far as I'm concerned

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

Ackworth Independent School

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


Public & Preparatory Schools

Wakefield Independent School Ltd

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

Excellent boarding school

Coram Nursery

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

Coram House Ackworth School

Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7LT, UK – 01977 612277

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Local social service agencies for WF7 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

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