Providing a safe place of welcome and opportunity for the local and wider community

Earn rewards for you and your community

Did you know you can support the Centre each time you shop at the Co-op?


Author: Robert Bruce

Treasurer required

We are seeking a community minded individual to join us in the role of Treasurer (on a voluntary basis).


Author: Robert Bruce

Give Blood

Thursday 26th July 2018 - 1pm - 8pm




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Location: The Dorothy Parkes Centre,Church Road, Smethwick

Yarn Bombing at Dorothy Parkes!

The Dorothy Parkes Centre's Knitting & Crochet group takes place every Monday at 12.30pm


Author: Faisal Aliyas

Bearwood Build, Make & Mend

Wonderful community event held at the Centre on 3rd June


Author: Faisal Aliyas

Volunteer Awards

The Sandwell Volunteer Awards took place on 2nd June at West Bromwich Albion Football Club.


Author: Robert Bruce

Our impact


Visitors to the Centre each week


Community Groups at the Centre each week


Years the Dorothy Parkes Centre has been serving the community

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Events and activities

  • Give Blood

    Thursday 26th July 2018 - 1pm - 8pm Read more

  • Summer Fayre

    Saturday 21st July 2018 - 10.30am Read more

  • Police Surgery

    Wednesday 18th July 2018 - 5.30pm Read more

Latest news

  • Funding

    We received £17,000 in January - March. Read more

  • New Groups

    We have seen a number of new groups start at the Centre recently. Read more

  • Volunteers

    Volunteers play a crucial role at the Centre and we are grateful to them all for their time. Read more