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

Kernow Financial Planning

12 Race Hill, Launceston PL15 9BA, UK – 01566 774747

Great financial advice. Paul has sorted out a number of mortgages throughout the years.

Paul was amazing for us buying our first home. Honestly couldn't have done it without him... Kept us updated with every stage and went above and beyond at so many points. Thank you!

BP

Newport Square, Launceston PL15 8DF, UK – 01566 777798

A typical petrol station. Drivers of high sided vehicles will need to beware of the differing height restrictions in place.

Very friendly staff

The Trussell Trust Food Bank

13D, Newport Industrial Estate, Launceston PL15 8EX, UK – 01566 779550

More help for people in need!!!

Building Societies

Halifax

1 Southgate St, Launceston PL15 9DP, UK – 01566 766901

Local Chambers of Commerce for PL15 8ER. 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!
Launceston Town Hall

Westgate St, Launceston PL15 7AR, UK – 01566 773693

Ballroom! Wow! Dj equipment! Wow!

Launceston Tourist Information Centre

Broad St, Launceston PL15 8AA, UK – 01566 772321

Quiet area! Historical town!

bit odd

Cornwall Housing

19 Trecarn Cl, Launceston PL15 7LN, UK – 01566 776134

Working hard to keep working

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 PL15. 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 Launceston area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Launceston and PL15 8ER 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

Oasis Dental Care Launceston

Madford Ln, Launceston PL15 9EB, UK – 01566 772911

Dental Dimensions

11 Castle St, Launceston PL15 8BA, UK – 01566 773873

Really impressed with my visit here. I came here as a new patient and I think everyone has a suspicion of dentists before they get to know them. The dentist was very thorough and didn't just rush me in and out of the surgery. The team were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Fantastic hygienist! Full marks for a great service.

Best dental practice I have ever been to. The staff is extraordinarily kind. I highly recommend this practice. Warm, welcoming & comfortable environment. I can't give enough praise. They are truly the best.A+ 5 Stars.

Vital Dental Service

11a Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8BA, UK – 01566 777337

Had 1st appointment today with a lot of problems that need a lot of attention, dentist was very understanding and all staff are very polite, friendly and nice.

I have just been referred for an orthodontics appointment . I needed teeth extracted before I could have a brace. The receptionist got me in the next day and I had 3 teeth out with no pain at all. Everyone was really helpful and told me not to worry. It was really good

Launceston Medical Centre

Landlake Rd, Launceston PL15 9HH, UK – 01566 772131

Look beyond first impressions, bear in mind that this is a hive of activity do not rush to negative judgements, for lucky are the patients who fall within this practices catchment area. If you become familiar with this practice they will quickly become like family to you. At least they certainly have to me! I am a relatively new patient to this practice, but I have seen at first hand an outstanding level of commitment given to patients. This is a LARGE PRACTICE!! They care for approximately 17,700 patients (According to their website.) With this many patients it can easily appear to be a confusion of errors, rather than an organised efficient well oiled machine, which was to be fair my first impression... HOW WRONG WAS I...! They are beyond dedicated..! They care and support each other. Work cohesively together.. They really know how to share the burdens of a heavy workload. This is in your best interests also because it will lead to a clearly superior level of commitment to YOU.! For example look just how many reception staff are employed here, this combined with the latest check in technology will make check ins etc. a doddle. The waiting room is capacious well lit and with plenty of seating, a place for young children to wait apart from other patients. There are magazines and free antiseptic handgel dispensers dotted around the waiting areas and surgery in general. On any given day you will attend to see one of the many GP's, nurse practitioners or practice nurses. Or the flobotomist or a wide range of health professionals with your health care as their priority. I can vouch for a level of care that has far surpassed my expectation.

Dr Yan's

Unit 3 White Hart Arcade, Broad Street, Launceston PL15 8AA, UK – 01566 779997

Very good TuiNa treatment, will be back for more

Dr Yan helped me immensely when I was in a lot of pain with my shoulder. She helped my partner when he was very sick and I think she is a brilliant healer. If you feel hopeless and that you will never get better, go and see Dr Yan and you'll improve, she is very skilful.

Oasis Dental Care Launceston

Madford Ln, Launceston PL15 9EB, UK – 01566 772911

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

Launceston General Hospital

Link Rd, Launceston PL15 9JD, UK – 01566 761000

This is The Launceston Hospital in Cornwall UK. It's one of the best hospitals around especially for minor injuries. It has an X-ray machine where they can do most X-ray's apart from hips. Friendly staff and you don't have to wait a long time either to be seen. Best though to phone them beforehand. Saves a drive down to Derriford!

Fantastic little place they do there best

Launceston Medical Centre

Landlake Rd, Launceston PL15 9HH, UK – 01566 772131

Look beyond first impressions, bear in mind that this is a hive of activity do not rush to negative judgements, for lucky are the patients who fall within this practices catchment area. If you become familiar with this practice they will quickly become like family to you. At least they certainly have to me! I am a relatively new patient to this practice, but I have seen at first hand an outstanding level of commitment given to patients. This is a LARGE PRACTICE!! They care for approximately 17,700 patients (According to their website.) With this many patients it can easily appear to be a confusion of errors, rather than an organised efficient well oiled machine, which was to be fair my first impression... HOW WRONG WAS I...! They are beyond dedicated..! They care and support each other. Work cohesively together.. They really know how to share the burdens of a heavy workload. This is in your best interests also because it will lead to a clearly superior level of commitment to YOU.! For example look just how many reception staff are employed here, this combined with the latest check in technology will make check ins etc. a doddle. The waiting room is capacious well lit and with plenty of seating, a place for young children to wait apart from other patients. There are magazines and free antiseptic handgel dispensers dotted around the waiting areas and surgery in general. On any given day you will attend to see one of the many GP's, nurse practitioners or practice nurses. Or the flobotomist or a wide range of health professionals with your health care as their priority. I can vouch for a level of care that has far surpassed my expectation.

Oasis Dental Care Launceston

Madford Ln, Launceston PL15 9EB, UK – 01566 772911

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for PL15 8ER.

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 PL15 8ER
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 Cuthbert Mayne R C Church

21 Mayne Cl, Launceston PL15 8XQ, UK – 01566 773166

It has been a while since we were here and I took these photos, but my memories of the warm faith-filled community remain.

Beautiful place, quiet, evergreen!

Gateway 2 New Life

Madford Ln, Launceston PL15 9AS, UK – 01566 770951

Great church!

Launceston Money Advice Centre

13 Newport Ind Est, Launceston PL15 8EX, UK – 01566 777407

Lovely people. They don't have a magic wand but give brilliant advice and help you out with forms and benefits.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

The Waste Company (UK) Ltd

11 - 19, The Old National School, St Thomas Rd, Launceston PL15 8BU, UK – 01566 775814

Great customer service, friendly and efficient. A pleasure to work with. Highly recommended if you are looking for waste removal services.

Great company. Excellent customer service.

D S Smith

Hurdon Rd, Launceston PL15 9HN, UK – 01566 772303

Anita Aruba the receptionist is beautiful

Oxfam Shop

1/1a Broad Street, Launceston PL15 8AA, UK – 01566 777874

A great shop filled with wonderful items. Feels more like a boutique than a charity shop. 2 levels with clothes on the top floor. Nice staff on most days. Would highly recommend. As for the other review posted on here it is simply untrue. Do your research and you will find as a charity Oxfam donates more per pound than any other.

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 Launceston

The Winds of Change

Freehouse & Restaurant, South Petherwin, Launceston PL15 7LP, UK – 01566 776988

Lovely, freindly, historical information, cosy

Greetings from Leipzig, Germany! A great pub with a lovely, family atmosphere aura surrounding it. Very friendly & helpful landlord. Fully recommended by us. P. S. Beware of the parrot, she bites! ;-)

Firebrand Bar & Restaurant

5-7 Southgate St, Launceston PL15 9DP, UK – 01566 770722

Excellent! Fantastic steak and the best sweet potato fries we've ever tasted. They were able to cater for our wheelchair bound colleague and even made our dog more than welcome. So very, very good.

From the outside it doesn't look much. Disabled access is poor as you have to enter down a staircase, once inside the 'underground' dining area is cool in a retro Latino vibe with a rock/jazz soundtrack, with plenty of posters/artwork that give it a cosy, shabby chic style. The service is friendly and importantly the food is good. We had burgers and they were great. We did have a long wait for a side dish (which was of similarly good quality) but they graciously deducted it from the bill (this could be a one off problem). Overall I would be happy to go again and further explore their menu. The costs were reasonable and parking came in the form of a pay and display car lot (free after 4pm) 4 mins walk away.

Gong Fu Kitchen

1 Dockey, Launceston PL15 7AW, UK – 01566 776584

Vegan options here which many Chinese do not do so win win :))

Very good food always pop in on the way to Cornwall

Nursery and Preschools

Coombe Valley Nursery

Hurdon Rd, Launceston PL15 9JR, UK – 01566 779318

Launceston Pre-School

3 St Thomas Hill, Launceston PL15 8BL, UK – 01566 777529

South Petherwin Pre-School

South Petherwin, Launceston PL15 7LE, UK – 01566 779476

Primary and Secondary Schools

St Joseph's School

32 St Stephen's Hill, Launceston PL15 8HN, UK – 01566 772580

Love this school.

Very good school

South Petherwin County Primary School

South Petherwin, Launceston PL15 7LE, UK – 01566 776363

St Stephens C P School

Roydon Road, Launceston PL15 8HL, UK – 01566 772170

Public & Preparatory Schools

St Joseph's School

32 St Stephen's Hill, Launceston PL15 8HN, UK – 01566 772580

Love this school.

Very good school

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Local social service agencies for PL15 8ER with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for PL15 8ER with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for PL15 8ER, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for PL15 8ER with contact details and location maps