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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

Barclays Bank

2 Market Pl, Wallingford OX10 0EJ, UK – 0345 734 5345

Always quick and easy to get in done and out

Lloyds Bank

4 Market Pl, Wallingford OX10 0EH, UK – 0345 300 0000

My experience with this bank has been nothing but good very helpful and understanding staff.

friendly staff opened on saturdays

Nationwide

15/16 St Mary's St, Wallingford OX10 0LE, UK – 0800 554 0744

Helpful friendly staff

Friendly staff

Building Societies

Nationwide

15/16 St Mary's St, Wallingford OX10 0LE, UK – 0800 554 0744

Helpful friendly staff

Friendly staff

Local Chambers of Commerce for OX10 6AA. 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!
Benson Parish Council

Booking Clerk/Sunnyside, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6LZ, UK – 01491 825038

Great village hall

Wallingford Town Hall

Market Pl, Wallingford OX10 0EG, UK

Wallingford is a very much a community town, has inviting restaurants and pubs with lovely summer thames walks. Has bus to local villages, towns with bus root to and from Didcot parkway train station . I'm glad of improvement years ago to the main town hall. I'm a shamed it still looks like a toilet after having the toilets removed from the town hall. Shame on you town council.

Wallingford Castle Gardens

Bear Ln, Wallingford OX10 8DR, UK

Excellent place to go and relax and just chill out especially on a nice sunny day. Also a great place to take a partner and just have a nice day out with a picnic it can be very romantic with beautiful scenery. :)

Beautiful grounds. Perfect spot for a picnic and a stroll. Handy for the Riverside and for wallingford town.

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 OX10. 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 Benson area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Benson and OX10 6AA 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

Wallingford House Dental Practice

84 High St, Wallingford OX10 0BW, UK – 01491 837361

Saw my little boy as an emergency! Couldn't of looked after us all better! Even called the next day to see how he was! So caring and compassionate! Thank you.

very friendly staff, and brilliant dentists. after having a bad experience with another practice, they have really helped a lot, and made me feel very comfortable :)

Lawrence & Pinkerton Dental Care

25 St Mary's St, Wallingford OX10 0ET, UK – 01491 202025

I left my old dentist after I lost trust in them and am so glad I did. What a difference! Really friendly staff and much better advice, def the best dentists in Wallingford.

Tooth World

34 Sinodun Rd, Wallingford OX10 8AB, UK – 01491 837707

Not quite the clinic shown on their website but more a man in a workroom behind a nail bar! In fairness he fixed a broken denture ( with a bad break) and it has lasted very well. The price was reasonable too. So no frills but good repair.

Dentists

Wallingford House Dental Practice

84 High St, Wallingford OX10 0BW, UK – 01491 837361

Saw my little boy as an emergency! Couldn't of looked after us all better! Even called the next day to see how he was! So caring and compassionate! Thank you.

very friendly staff, and brilliant dentists. after having a bad experience with another practice, they have really helped a lot, and made me feel very comfortable :)

Lawrence & Pinkerton Dental Care

25 St Mary's St, Wallingford OX10 0ET, UK – 01491 202025

I left my old dentist after I lost trust in them and am so glad I did. What a difference! Really friendly staff and much better advice, def the best dentists in Wallingford.

Tooth World

34 Sinodun Rd, Wallingford OX10 8AB, UK – 01491 837707

Not quite the clinic shown on their website but more a man in a workroom behind a nail bar! In fairness he fixed a broken denture ( with a bad break) and it has lasted very well. The price was reasonable too. So no frills but good repair.

Wallingford Medical Practice

Wallingford Medical Practice, Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9DU, UK – 01491 835577

Very helpfull

Dr A L Henry - Wallingford Medical Practice

Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9DU, UK – 01491 835577

A lovely country practice and cottage hospital.

Wallingford House Dental Practice

84 High St, Wallingford OX10 0BW, UK – 01491 837361

Saw my little boy as an emergency! Couldn't of looked after us all better! Even called the next day to see how he was! So caring and compassionate! Thank you.

very friendly staff, and brilliant dentists. after having a bad experience with another practice, they have really helped a lot, and made me feel very comfortable :)

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

The Wallingford Hospital

Wallingford Community Hospital, Reading Road, Wallingford OX10 9DU, UK – 01491 208637

Local community hospital

Wallingford Community Hospital

Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9DU, UK – 01865 904488

I have never written a review before but feel that this is important. I went late afternoon as a walk-in (hop-in?) patient with a toe injury that had become nastily sceptic and was heading far beyond extremely painful. I was seen immediately and received friendly, kind, efficient and effective surgical treatment to both deal with the pain and resolve the underlying problem. Very reminiscent of the best of the old cottage hospitals of my youth in that, perhaps as important as the medical aspects, I was treated with kindness as an intelligent individual not as yet another faceless 'case', which is sometimes the impression one gets at larger, busier, hospitals. I understand the pressures on the staff of the larger institutions and do not intend that last statement as direct criticism, the overall surroundings somehow promote that feeling. I'd thought that this tier of the NHS was a thing of the past, I was wrong. I now believe that it is important to support these smaller local facilities - Use it or Lose it is, I suspect, the name of the game come funding review time. To the staff involved: You have my absolute gratitude and respect for making an unpleasant situation far more bearable than it might otherwise have been. Thank you so very much.

The Maternity unit has some excellent midwife's that are all too willing to help. The facilities are calm, clean and comfortable.

Wallingford Medical Practice

Reading Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 9DU, UK – 01491 835577

helpful and professional reception team, caring and thorough health care professionals.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for OX10 6AA.

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 OX10 6AA
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.Peter's Church

1 Thames St, Wallingford OX10 0, UK

It's a lovely church and always nice to see it open to the public. It's a shame it's not that regular.

Saint Mary-Le-More

22 Castle St, Wallingford OX10 8DW, UK – 01491 202188

Absolute belter.

St. John the Evangelist

Market Pl, Wallingford OX10 0EJ, UK

We went to Mass on Sunday morning, unfortunately there was no organ due to it being the holiday season. Lovely experience in a modernised and welcoming church with sung responses.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Drain Gain Wallingford

Unit 6B, Beadle Trading Estate, Hithercroft Rd, Wallingford OX10 9EZ, UK – 01491 598400

Local affordable and reliable Drain Company

Sue Ryder Care

4 St Martin's St, Wallingford OX10 0AQ, UK – 01491 825714

Some interesting bits from a more affluent area, wide variety of stuff ranging from ladies clothes/accessories to books and games

Cancer Research UK

17 Market Pl, Wallingford OX10 0AD, UK – 01491 837475

Happy friendly staff,and heaps of bargains to browse through and try on at very reasonable prices.

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 Benson

Anokhi Indian Restaurant

76 High St, Wallingford OX10 0BX, UK – 01491 838077

Really tasty takeaway. Nice to chat with the staff whilst we waited (not too long) and then very refined flavours really rich sauces, my wife and I really enjoyed our meal and will definitely go again.

I went to this restaurant today (16.08.17) for lunch on the spur of the moment. I have been once before with friends and have had a few deliveries too. I was not disappointed. I ordered the salmon bhuna with lemon rice and a glass of Pinot. It was delicious and presented with a generous salad garnish. There was plenty of fresh coriander in the sauce and scattered liberally on top - I adore fresh coriander. The flavours were lovely. I would have had a coffee, but they only do instant!!! At £3.25 per cup! No thanks. The service was good and I chatted to the waiter whilst I waited for my meal. I love this place. It is the best Indian Restaurant around and in Wallingford. I highly recommend that you give it a whirl. Do book for dinner on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Lush.

Wallingford Tandoori Ltd

4 High St, Wallingford OX10 0BJ, UK – 01491 833133

The staff and the Wallingford Tandoori, made a real effort with being on the ball with table service. Other than missing out a glass of wine (which was due to an error) everything else was spot on and we were always asked if we had everything we needed. The food is reasonably priced and is really tasty. There is a large variety to choose from and sometimes can be a little overwhelming, however in the end you do find the dish you want. The restaurant is cosy, it is not very big inside however that keeps table management good. Overall our meal was really good and I would definitely recommend coming here for an Indian meal.

Love the food. Went with some friends on Saturday. Very friendly staff. Good selection of starters. Best Tarka daal. Defo coming back.

The Waterfront Café

A4074, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, UK – 01491 833732

After hearing all the reviews about this place thought I would give it a try. Service was really quick considering how busy it was. Food was of a decent quality and can say was a lot better than most of the high street chain restaurants. The only let down is the no substitutions bit on the breakfast as there is certain bits that I don't like and would have been nice to have them exchange for something of equal value. During the week they do a free coffee with the breakfast, before 10:00, which would be amazing if they done it a weekends as well. Dog friendly as well even though I didn't take mine with me, but they do have a seating area where you can have them.

We've recently moved to the area and have visited The Waterfront Cafe twice now. Virtually identical service both times and by that I mean it was fast and efficient. Although not fantastic weather at the moment it's still nice to sit outside by the river and you certainly can't beat the location of this cafe. Lovely place to eat or chill out and we definitely rate the food. I imagine it gets quite busy sometimes but they are more than geared up for the volume. You'll be surprised by the amount of tables on your first visit! Pricing is spot on too in my opinion. Well worth a visit.

Nursery and Preschools

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Elizabeth House, Reading Rd, Cholsey, Wallingford OX10 9HA, UK – 01491 836380

great nursery, very expensive but you see exactly where that money goes, we wouldn't trust our kids with anyone else.

Bright Horizons Mongewell Park Day Nursery and Preschool

Elizabeth House, Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9HA, UK – 0330 057 6220

Crowmarsh Pre-School

Old Reading Rd, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford OX10 8EN, UK – 07951 599623

Primary and Secondary Schools

Fir Tree Junior School

21 Fir Tree Ave, Wallingford OX10 0NZ, UK – 01491 836341

Fantastic Junior School. Great outdoor space, excellent staff, brilliant use of "Smarts" to recognise academic and non-academic successes, and the best school chef in the country (that's my son's verdict, but I think he's probably right).

Great School! Amazing staff

Wallingford School

Saint George's Road, Wallingford OX10 8HH, UK – 01491 837115

My daughter has been educated at private school till this year when we moved back to the UK. I can't really say that I notice any difference in the quality of education. between the International School and Wallingford school. My daughter told me that she get the same attention and help, the teacher are very dedicated

I have just started but it is the best school since I died

St Johns Primary School

St John's Rd, Wallingford OX10 9AG, UK – 01491 837305

Public & Preparatory Schools

Wallingford School

Saint George's Road, Wallingford OX10 8HH, UK – 01491 837115

My daughter has been educated at private school till this year when we moved back to the UK. I can't really say that I notice any difference in the quality of education. between the International School and Wallingford school. My daughter told me that she get the same attention and help, the teacher are very dedicated

I have just started but it is the best school since I died

Local secondary schools with location and contact details
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Local social service agencies for OX10 6AA with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for OX10 6AA with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for OX10 6AA, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
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