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Places of Welcome relaunched at Dorothy Parkes Centre

Friday, 09 July 2021


Following the easing of lockdown restrictions, the Dorothy Parkes Centre in Smethwick is relaunching its Places of Welcome group. Starting on Friday 2nd July, sessions will take place every Friday morning and include a free cuppa and conversations offered to anyone who drops in, providing our neighbourhoods with a place where they can feel safe to belong, connect and contribute.

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More Pop-Up Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics in Sandwell Announced

Friday, 09 July 2021


Sandwell Council, in partnership with NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCG and local community organisations, is setting up more pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinics across the borough – including two days at the home of West Bromwich Albion from 5th July.

And it’s not just Albion fans who are welcome – anyone aged 18 or over can go along to get vaccinated at The Hawthorns on Wednesday and Thursday, the 7 & 8 July, or at several other locations around Sandwell over the next four weeks.

The following pop-up clinics offering the Pfizer vaccine are being organised for the coming weeks as follows:

• Tuesday 6 July at West Bromwich Leisure Centre, More Street, West Bromwich, from 11 am – 3 pm (anyone visiting the leisure centre will be offered a free day pass to use at a future date)

• Wednesday 7 July and Thursday 8 July at West Bromwich Albion Football Club, The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, from 10 am – 6 pm

• Tuesday 13 July at Smethwick Library, High Street, Smethwick, from 10 am – 4 pm

• Wednesday 14 July at Rounds Green Library, Martley Road, Oldbury, from 10 am – 4 pm

• Thursday 15 July at Friar Park Millennium Centre, Friar Park Road, Wednesbury, from 10 am – 4 pm

• Tuesday 20 July and Thursday 22 July at Victoria Park Skill Centre, Corbett Street, Smethwick, from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

• Wednesday 4 August at Windmill Community Centre, Messenger Road, Smethwick from 10 am – 3 pm Please note these pop-ups offer the Pfizer vaccine only.

Details of clinics are also available online at Anyone aged 40 or over who needs their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, can go to Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Road, Tipton, Monday to Sunday from 8 am – 8 pm.

Please make sure it’s at least eight weeks since your first dose. For those 39 and under who had a first dose of AZ, they can get their second dose after 12 weeks.


• No appointment is necessary.

• No NHS number is needed.

• No need to be registered with a GP.

• No residential address is needed.

• Offering both first and second dose vaccines – remember to be take your vaccine card if you’ve had your first vaccination.

With Covid-19 cases rising both in Sandwell and across the West Midlands region, being fully vaccinated is the best way of protecting yourself and others from becoming seriously ill.

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