You would be amazed how much
you can find out about your house and its area online -local
services, schools, doctors, dentists, house prices, risks and
maps. Of course, if you are buying a new house, there is no substitute
for walking the neighbourhood late at night to get the feel of
my vote -find out what
elections are happening in your area.
- Beer in the evening -just pop in the postcode to find your local
- BT Phonebook
-directory enquiries online for business and residential
numbers -search by name and location.
-MAGIC -multi agency
geographic information for the countryside -a partnership
involving six government organisations with responsibilities
for rural policy-making and management -Department for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs, English Heritage, Natural England, Environment
Agency, Forestry Commission, Communities and Local Government.
- Department of education -primary and secondary school performance
tables -search by school, postcode or loacal authority.
- DirectGov -find your local council, government
departments and agencies.
- Environment Agency -flood warning maps.
- Fixmystreet -report and view highway maintenance
- GetMapping -comprehensive and detailed aerial photographic
record covering the UK, known as the Millennium Map - offer
a range of products including hardcopy prints and digital aerial
images sent by e-mail.
Maps -get maps and
satellite photos of your area, and search for businesses
news and jamcam images for your area.
- Homecheck -free guide to flooding, subsidence,
pollution, refuse tips and much more.
-online search for environmental problems in your area.
- Houseprices -exactly what is says -look up the
actual sales prices of property by postcode.
of Parliament -find
your local MP and much more about the government of the
- Mouseprice -property sales prices from
the Land Registry.
-useful information on house prices by area.
Maps -search for old
maps of your area, preview and purchase online.
- Ordnance Survey
-a fantastic range of maps to buy online -from leisure
to street plans for Planning Applications -digital or paper.
- Planning alerts
-see who has made planning applications in your area.
- Police -get crime statistics by postcode,
alomg with your local community police contacts.
- Propertywizza -a natty little tool that combines much of the
information on this page into a single widget giving information
about the postcode of your choice - house prices, old maps,
crime statistics, planning applications etc.
mail postcodes -postcodes
and addresses online
- Streetmap.co.uk -address searching and street
map facilities for the UK
- UpmyStreet -the real-life guide to your neighbourhood
-property prices, schools, council details.
- NHS -gateway to the National Health Service
-find a doctor or dentist in your area.
Door -general health
information including NHS local services.
- DFES -Department for Education and Skills
-government site on everything to do with education.
- Ofsted -inspection reports for schools in
Inspectorate of Education
-Scottish equivalent to Ofsted.
- DENI -Department of Education in Northern
- ISBI -Independant Schools of the British
- ISIS -Independant Schools Information Service.
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