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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

213-215 Duckworth St, Darwen BB3 1AU, UK – 0345 300 0000

Friendly staff, encouragement to use automated machines even for paying in cheques and cash. Maybe in the future there won't be any staff or more likely no more local branch.

Building Societies

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Local Chambers of Commerce for BB3 2JU. 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 BB3. 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 Darwen area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Darwen and BB3 2JU 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

Darwenside Dental Practice

Union St, Darwen BB3 0DA, UK – 01254 703020

I can only speak for the Dentist I see Dr. Powell he is friendly polite caring and very professional.He has a light hand and the procedures I have had have been pain free and easy to endure. Dr.Powell always explains everything that is going to happen before beginning and a rsise of your hand he will stop instantly. The waiting room is always clean and fresh overall a very easy experience.

Dr kier Powell and the rest of the staff are brilliant. Very understanding, delicate and as professional as can be. I couldn't ask for a better dentist. Five stars all day long. I would definitely recommend Darwenside dental practice. Would give more stars if possible.

Bateman & Best Dental Practice

334 Blackburn Rd, Darwen BB3 0AA, UK – 01254 773512

I needed one of my wisdom teeth out recently but having not even had a filling before I was really apprehensive about it. I saw Dr Best and was pleasantly surprised at how quick and pain-free the whole process was. He explained everything thoroughly, so I knew what would happen and made the whole experience much less scary than I’d prepared myself for! I’d definitely recommend Bateman & Best! 😊

Just been to see Dr Goodall and as fitted a veneer. I have left feeling very pleased. Always made to feel at ease and comfortable. Thank you

Blue Sky Dental Care

93 Blackburn Rd, Darwen BB3 1ET, UK – 01254 702535

Sam Khan always kind and caring. Always fits me in ,it am a nervous patient but always understanding lovely staff πŸ˜†

Dr A Alam - Dr Alams Surgery

42 Railway Rd, Darwen BB3 2RJ, UK – 01254 772290

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

We could not find any Hospitals around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for BB3 2JU.

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 BB3 2JU
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 Barnabas

Watery Ln, Darwen BB3 2ET, UK – 01254 447113

A spirit filled church where we know that we are loved a warm welcome to all

St. Joseph’s Church and Presbytery

Bolton Rd, Darwen BB3 2PG, UK – 01254 702026

The people are so friendly and kind and the priest is so friendly

This church is beautiful, but more beautiful is the kindness and friendliness of the parishioners. For my first visit I was met by A... who came quite out of her way to meet me and walk me to the Sunday morning service . I had earlier enquired of a group of ladies at a street party where I could find my local church and the mass times and A... made sure I was welcomed and introduced. I am also greeted by E..... at mass and another group who came to sit by me and introduced themselves, telling me to be sure to sit by them on my next visit. I so look forward to my visits to Darwen and feeling welcomed at St Joseph's . Thank you and looking forward to seeing you soon. Geraldine

St Peter's Church

Church St, Darwen BB3 3HE, UK – 01254 703929

St Peter's formally Holy Trinity Church Darwen Lancashire. Visited the church after visiting the early 1900s home of our families great grandfather on higher church st situated just to the back of the church. Our great grandfather was christened in the church when it was Holy Trinity, sparking our interest to visit to the now St Peter's Church. The doors of the church were open and we were greeted by the vicar who gave us some of the history of the church then allowed us to walk around and view the inside at our leisure. A remarkably beautiful well maintained Church, friendly people and a lovely experience.

It's great

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Shirley's Recycling Ltd

Commercial Road, Darwen BB3 0DB, UK – 01254 778710

They do our paper recycling for the market. Very flexible firm, always prompt easy to talk to and deal with.

Excellent site for truckers

Darwen Household Recycling Centre

Darwen BB3 2EP, UK

Visited here today, the staff were really helpful directing people to the right disposal areas. One member of staff helped with the emptying of my boot and carried empty flower pots to the non recyclable skip.

Neales Waste Management

Aspinall House, Walker Road, Guide, Blackburn BB1 2JZ, UK – 01254 506300

They were helpful when i called, they sent someone out to check my waste service needs, they have responded well when i have contacted them. The bin guys have come and got the bin from the yard when i was too busy to put it out back and when the yard has been locked they came in and asked to open the gate, always polite and professional.

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 Darwen


108 Bolton Rd, Darwen BB3 1BZ, UK – 01254 760770

Really lovely Italian! Nothing seemed like too much trouble for the staff. We were the last ones there and weren't in a rush to leave and they didn't seem bothered at all. The food was absolutely delicious and they have beautiful cocktails that were on offer!

The food here is delicious and the restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere. By far my favourite restaurant in Darwen.

Zest CafΓ© Lounge

Mayfield Flats, Darwen BB3 2PR, UK – 01254 873322

Very good value and great service

Best Ham Cheese and Mushroom Toastie In Darwen

Papa's American Diner

193 Duckworth St, Darwen BB3 1AU, UK – 01254 777977

Food was really nice, service is friendly and approachable. Lovely atmosphere and a great place to eat.

Yummy food, we always go here for burgers and fries. Classic American diner food. We love it

Nursery and Preschools

Kittens Preschool

Veronica St, Darwen BB3 0AF, UK – 01254 761101

Excellent nursery. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who believes in child-led education, where the child is encouraged to observe the natural world and engage in activities that promote exploration through play. At Kittens they make very good use of space both in and outdoors.

Riverside Nursery

Branch Road, Darwen BB3 0PR, UK – 01254 695777

Top people to deal with

Turncroft Nursery School

Highfield Rd, Darwen BB3 2DN, UK – 01254 701534

Primary and Secondary Schools

Sudell Primary School

145 Sudell Rd, Darwen BB3 3JA, UK – 01254 703440

Excellent for special needs. Good ofsted reports proffesional and very nice staff. Overall very good

Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour R C Primary School

Holmbrook Cl, Blackburn BB2 3UG, UK – 01254 59420

I go to that school it is awsome!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€β˜Ίβ˜ΊπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Avondale Primary School

Durham Rd, Darwen BB3 1NN, UK – 01254 703449

Only the new over-strict Head Teacher lets this fabulous school down

Best scool ever never want to leave like the techers in the past. Mrs ac pickup and mrs e jonson and mrs scrosly

Public & Preparatory Schools

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Sudell Rd, Darwen BB3 3HD, UK – 01254 819500

Really good school I recommend you best college of darwen best teachers

Very good school if i lived in darwen I would have gone to this school

Darwen School

3 Sudell Rd, Darwen BB3 3HW, UK – 01254 777154

Aurora Brambles East School

Holly Tree Cl, Darwen BB3 2NG, UK – 01254 706600

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Local social service agencies for BB3 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for BB3 2JU with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for BB3 2JU, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for BB3 2JU with contact details and location maps