The Dorothy Parkes Centre is a community centre based in Smethwick and aims to be a place of welcome and opportunity to the local and wider community. It is fully accessible and open seven days a week. There are a variety of groups, classes, and activities available at our Centre which all aim to help tackle local issues such as physical health, mental health, obesity, social isolation, low educational attainment, poverty and unemployment. Our Centre hosts Local and General Election voting services, as well as community events, fundraising events, and private functions. We distribute food vouchers, host police, fire & council surgeries & promote other events and programmes happening throughout the borough. Dorothy Parkes Centre recently won the award for Outstanding Smethwick Community Organisation 2019 at the Smethwick Community Awards.