Frank F Harrison Community Association

Offering a WIDE RANGE of ACTIVITIES for the WHOLE COMMUNITY

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Youth Clubs

We are constantly seeking to maintain and improve the quality of our services we deliver.

We aim to offer the broadest range of services and activities that the local community tell us they want us to provide. Often we face the difficulty of finding ways of funding activities, or subsidising activities so they are affordable, but we are constantly exploring new ideas and funding streams. We always welcome any suggestions from local people or groups as to new initiatives and requirements.

Beechdale Youth Club

Come and join in the fun at Beechdale Lifelong Learning Centre!

We provide weekly Youth Clubs sessions where the young people can mix and mingle whilst having the opportunity to take part in weekly themed based activities throughout the year.

The Youth Club activities include team games and awareness sessions along with activities such as gaming consoles, table tennis, pool, music, dance, cooking and arts and crafts. There will also be themed activities that fit in accordance with the theme of that current month, such as Christmas and Halloween. The team aim to provide a fantastic opportunity for the young people to build up new relationships with one another and hopefully make some new friends whilst accessing the youth club. There is also access to the sports hall where activities such as football, badminton, netball, dodge ball and even Zorb balls.

The Youth Club sessions that are provided on the evening focus solely on youth club activities where our Saturday Morning session is a breakfast club that is provided for young people to attend and enjoy the very charitable donations that we receive from Tesco and Greggs. We are appreciative of receiving these donations along with sharing these food donation with the young people who attend the Breakfast club session.

So therefore come along and make use of the fantastic youth club sessions that are being provided, we look forward to seeing you.

Dudley Fields Youth Club

Dudley Fields Youth Club provides weekly sessions in which the young people can attend and participate in youth activities that are provided by the friendly young staff that work there.

The sessions work in providing young people the opportunity to meet and make new friends, whilst having fun and taking part in the Youth Club activities the staff provides. When attending the sessions the young people will have access to games consoles arts and crafts, music, dancing and other various youth related activities.

The team in the summer months also makes use of the surrounding green space in setting up some sports related type activities, such as summer festivals and picnics in the summer.

Youth activities include team games, awareness sessions, table tennis, pool, Xbox, music, dance, sports, cooking, art and crafts and trip.

The Loft Youth Club

The Community Spoke We Listened We Delivered.

Come and see what’s bussing at our newly opened The Hive Community Hub along with our band new The Loft Youth Club.

The Hive Community Hub is run by Frank F Harrison Community Association and is a fun and friendly place positioned in the right hand corner on Willenhall North, New Invention, The Square.

The Hive Community Hub offers a fun and welcoming atmosphere where everyone can gather to socialise and partake in many different activities and groups such as bingo, card games, parents and tots group to name a few. The Hive Hub also runs a uniform box where people can buy discounted new and pre-loved school uniforms from the surrounding schools, these are a follows; Woodlands, New Invention and Beacon Schools currently.

However lets get back to what all the young people in the area are talking about, the greatest youth club around as quoted by one of our young people attending the youth club. This brand new youth club is situated above the Hive Community Hub and can be accessed round the side of Greggs (by the steps).

The youth club provides a chilled out room in which the young people have access to various consoles and board games so they can kick back and decided who is the be3st fortnite player. As for the girls who may want some space away from the boys, they can make themselves look glamorous in their own hair, nails, make up and beauty room. The UV room will be kept up to trend throughout the year by the youth staff along with providing weekly activities throughout the year that will be fun and inventive which will appeal to the young people who attend the youth club.

Young people will also have access to a small tuck shop where they can buy snacks and drinks from, all the profit will be reinvested in to the youth club activities.

Walsall Charity Secures Much Needed Youth Funding - 3rd March 2020

Frank F Harrison Community Association has some fantastic news to share with you below! Please share with any other partners who would be interested in our great news.

Frank F Harrison Community Association celebrates after receiving funding from the National Lottery for a new youth project. The local Walsall based charity is pleased to announce the successful award of almost £350,000 over three years from The National Lottery Community Fund which will be used to support its work with young people. The Positive Choices Youth Project will be delivered in three areas of Walsall; New Invention, Dudley Fields and Beechdale.

Over the last year we worked with 673 Individual young people who have accessed our youth projects. The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund will enable us to provide 7 project sessions per week for young people. These additional sessions will mean that young people will be able to access a total of 9 sessions per week Monday to Saturday.

The Positive Choices Youth Project will seek to improve how young people see themselves, opportunities around them and how they feel they have a place in the community. The youth sessions will provide young people with a safe spaces where they can meet, develop skills and socialise whist working with youth staff to address some of the challenging issues they may be facing in order to help them increase their self-esteem and confidence. The project will allow young people to have more opportunity to access a wide range of services locally in their own community. The young people will improve their relationship with the wider community by participating in community events.

Liam Perrens, Youth Coordinator for the charity says “We’re delighted to be given the opportunity to deliver this project. The youth sessions will allow the young people to work with youth staff who will act as positive role models giving the young people a better opportunity and knowledge to make positive life choices for themselves.” Jayden aged 9 who currently attends youth club said “Youth club inspires me to be creative and take part in different activities. It helps me make new friends and tell people about the youth club so more people can attend.”

Debra Mohammed, Business Manager for Frank F Harrison Community Association says “it is fantastic that young people in Walsall will have the opportunity to take part in activities that they enjoy and play a part in shaping the future development of their own communities by being part of this project.”

For more information about the project please contact Liam Perrens Youth Coordinator at Frank F Harrison Community Association on 01922 746967 or email ffhca@tiscali.co.uk

The National Lottery Community Fund are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work alongside such a charitable and community driven organisation. 

Activities & Youth Club Timetable

The Beechdale 

Sewing Club - Mon

Day and Time: Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm
Course Cost: £2.00 Per Session
Course Duration: Term Time
Entry Requirements: Open to anyone in Walsall

This class will teach you a wide range of sewing techniques, making clothing, embroidery and soft furnishings in an informal setting with friendly staff.

Come along and enjoy a friendly, informal setting with the chance to make friends with sewing activities each session.

Indoor Bowls - Mon & Thu

Day and Time: Monday and Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm
Availability: Ongoing
Entry Requirements: Open to anyone in Walsall
Materials Required: None

Frank F Harrison Bowling Club

Indoor Bowls suitable for anyone who wants to keep fit and healthy and learn a new skill.

Practice sessions as well as league matches for those adults who enjoy competitive indoor bowling.

Choose Day Youth Club (11-19 Yrs) - Tue

Day and Time: Tuesday 5.45pm - 8:15pm
Starts: Ongoing
For: 11 - 19 Year Olds
Cost: 20p Per Session

Club activities include:

  • Sports
  • Team Games
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Cooking
  • Issue Based Work
  • Movie Night
  • Media Skills
  • Wii
  • Crafts
  • Pool
  • Planning
  • Music
  • Trips

 

Parents & Tots Group - Wed

Day and Time: Wednesday 9:30am - 11:30am
Starts: Term Time
Cost: £1 Per Child

This is a weekly group suitable for adults who have young children and who want to build up their confidence in using play activities and meet up with others to socialise and share their experiences.

You will be able to:

  • Use different play activities to engage with your child
  • Share and read books with your child
  • Try out arts and crafts activities
  • Make new friends and socialise through meeting other parents and children
  • Have a healthy drink and snack
  • Get advice and support

 

Place 2 Be youth Club (8-11 Yrs) - Wed

Day and Time: Wednesday 5.15pm - 7.15pm
Starts: Ongoing
For: 8 - 11 Year Olds
Cost: 20p Per Session

Club activities include:

  • Cooking
  • Youth Projects
  • Team Games
  • Sports
  • Dance
  • Events
  • Music
  • Art
  • Trips
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool
  • Board Games
  • Computer Games & More

 

Work Club - Thu

Day and Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Course Duration: Ongoing
Entry Requirements: Open to anyone in Walsall

Advice, support and practical help with looking for a job and applying for work; job searches, CVs, application forms, interview skills.

Want help with:

  • Job Searches
  • CVs
  • Application Forms
  • Interview Skills
  • Meet Employers

 

Sewing Craft & Creative Arts Club - Fri

Day and Time: Friday 10:00am -12:00pm
Course Duration: 30 Weeks
Course Cost: £2 Per Session
Entry Requirements: Open to anyone in Walsall

This is a weekly club and is ideal for someone who wants to have a go at different hobby activities, build in confidence, and make new friends. Learn how to make a variety of craft items to include, clothing, embroidery, soft furnishings, card making, flower arranging, seasonal crafts, jewellery and different art activities..

Come and have a go at …

Trying out different hobby activities, making seasonal gifts and crafts, sewing, dressmaking, soft furnishings and much more.

Sat Selection Youth Club (8-19Yrs) - Sat

Day and Time: Saturday 10:15am - 12:45pm
Starts: Term Time
For: 8 - 19 Year Olds
Cost: 20p Per Session

This is an open access breakfast youth club which incorporates youth centre activities including Xbox. PlayStation, Nintendo, Pool Table, Table Tennis, Arts and Crafts and also some specialist sports sessions. Do not worry if sports are not your favourite hobby because various youth activities are still on throughout the session.

The youth club uses consultations and discussions with the young people so that staff can organise activities into a six week programme which meets the needs of the young people.

The youth club has two separate rooms one used as the main youth activity room and a sports hall. The youth club room has sofa's for relaxing as well as tables and chairs for completing project work, It has youth club equipment such as Pool Table, Table Tennis, Graffiti Board, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, TV and Music player system that can be used.
The young people have a fully functional kitchen when completing cooking activities and has a Tuck Shop where the profits are put back into the youth club.

The Sports Hall is used for various sports and recreational activities such as, Dance, Football, Cricket, Badminton and Fitness sessions.

Dudley Fields

Youth Club (8-15 Yrs) - Mon

Day and Time: Monday 5:15pm - 7:45pm
Starts: Term Time
For: 8 - 15 Year Olds
Cost: 20p Per Session

This Youth Session allows young people to have fun, make new friends, take part in activities and learn new skills. Young people are able to choose from an array of activities including pool, cooking, computers, music, outdoor activities and arts & crafts, Sessions will also look at more structured activities such as sexual health, drug awareness, condom distribution, these will be based on the needs of the young people attending. At times we will bring in outside experts to run sessions such as graffiti and circus skills.

Dudley Fields Youth Centre is situated on Sneyd Hall Road on Dudley Fields. You will find the youth club located on the large green between the two sets of shops.The centre has two main areas, the youth club room. The youth club room has equipment including a pool table, table football, television, Xbox and sofa's for relaxing.

The Centre has a computer station with internet access, this can be used for homework, project based work, CV building, surfing the internet and play games. The centre also has a fully functional kitchen which is used when completing cooking activities and a young person led Tuck Shop where the profits are put back into the youth club.

At the rear of the building there is a small area to relax in the summer and where young people and staff do projects such as gardening or sporting activities.

Parents & Tots Group - Tue

Day and Time: Tuesday 9:30am - 11:30am
Starts: Term Time
Cost: £1 Per Child

This is a weekly group suitable for adults who have young children and who want to build up their confidence in using play activities and meet up with others to socialise and share their experiences.

You will be able to:

  • Use different play activities to engage with your child
  • Share and read books with your child
  • Try out arts and crafts activities
  • Make new friends and socialise through meeting other parents and children
  • Have a healthy drink and snack
  • Get advice and support

 

Youth Club (10-15 Yrs) - Wed

Day and Time: Wednesday 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Starts: Term Time
For: 10 - 15 Year Olds
Cost: 20p Per Session

This Youth Session allows young people to have fun, make new friends, take part in activities and learn new skills. Young people are able to choose from an array of activities including pool, cooking, computers, music, outdoor activities and arts & crafts, Sessions will also look at more structured activities such as sexual health, drug awareness, condom distribution, these will be based on the needs of the young people attending. At times we will bring in outside experts to run sessions such as graffiti and circus skills.

Dudley Fields Youth Centre is situated on Sneyd Hall Road on Dudley Fields. You will find the youth club located on the large green between the two sets of shops.The centre has two main areas, the youth club room. The youth club room has equipment including a pool table, table football, television, Xbox and sofa's for relaxing.

The Centre has a computer station with internet access, this can be used for homework, project based work, CV building, surfing the internet and play games. The centre also has a fully functional kitchen which is used when completing cooking activities and a young person led Tuck Shop where the profits are put back into the youth club.

At the rear of the building there is a small area to relax in the summer and where young people and staff do projects such as gardening or sporting activities.

Parents & Tots Group - Thu

Day and Time: Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am
Starts: Term Time
Cost: £1 Per Child

This is a weekly group suitable for adults who have young children and who want to build up their confidence in using play activities and meet up with others to socialise and share their experiences.

You will be able to:

  • Use different play activities to engage with your child
  • Share and read books with your child
  • Try out arts and crafts activities
  • Make new friends and socialise through meeting other parents and children
  • Have a healthy drink and snack
  • Get advice and support

 

Junior Youth Club (8-11 Yrs) - Fri

Day and Time: Wednesday 5:15pm - 7:45pm
Starts: Term Time
For: 8 - 11 Year Olds
Cost: 20p Per Session

This Youth Session allows young people to have fun, make new friends, take part in activities and learn new skills. Young people are able to choose from an array of activities including pool, cooking, computers, music, outdoor activities and arts & crafts, Sessions will also look at more structured activities such as sexual health, drug awareness, condom distribution, these will be based on the needs of the young people attending. At times we will bring in outside experts to run sessions such as graffiti and circus skills.

Dudley Fields Youth Centre is situated on Sneyd Hall Road on Dudley Fields. You will find the youth club located on the large green between the two sets of shops.The centre has two main areas, the youth club room. The youth club room has equipment including a pool table, table football, television, Xbox and sofa's for relaxing.

The Centre has a computer station with internet access, this can be used for homework, project based work, CV building, surfing the internet and play games. The centre also has a fully functional kitchen which is used when completing cooking activities and a young person led Tuck Shop where the profits are put back into the youth club.

At the rear of the building there is a small area to relax in the summer and where young people and staff do projects such as gardening or sporting activities.

The Hive 

Friendship Club - Mon

Day and Time: Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm
Starts: Ongoing
Cost: Free

Come Along and meet new friends, have a cuppa and a chat, craft activities, games, puzzles and much more.

Who are we?

We are a club for adults who like meeting others.

What do we do?

We run sessions to include light refreshments, arts and crafts, games and other activities.

3'CS Craft Club - Tue

Day and Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Starts: Ongoing
For: Adults

Come along there are various projects available. Why not try your hand at Embroidery, Rag Rugging, Knitting, Quilting and Upholstery.

Loft Junior Youth Club (8-11 Yrs) - Tue

Day and Time: Tuesday 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Starts: Term Time
For: 8 - 11 Year Olds
Cost: 20p

  • Sports
  • Team Games
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Cooking
  • Issue Based Work
  • Movie Night
  • Media Skills
  • Wii
  • Crafts
  • Pool
  • Planning
  • Music
  • Trips

 

Parents & Tots Group - Wed

Day and Time: Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00pm
Starts: Term Time
Cost: £1 Per Child

This is a weekly group suitable for adults who have young children and who want to build up their confidence in using play activities and meet up with others to socialise and share their experiences.

You will be able to:

  • Use different play activities to engage with your child
  • Share and read books with your child
  • Try out arts and crafts activities
  • Make new friends and socialise through meeting other parents and children
  • Have a healthy drink and snack
  • Get advice and support
Over 60's Group - Wed

Day and Time: Wednesday 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Starts: Ongoing
For: Over 60's

Fancy a cup of tea, cake, biscuit and meeting new people? Along with Games, Table Tennis, Dominos, Puzzles, Arts and Crafts.

Lunch Club - Thu

Day and Time: Thursday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Starts: Term Time
For: Adults
Cost: £1 Per Person

A great opportunity to meet new friends for fun and laughter whilst enjoying some lunch.

Loft Inbetweeners Youth Club (9-15 Yrs) - Thu

Day and Time: Thursday 5:15pm - 7:45pm
Starts: Term Time
For: 9 - 15 Year Olds
Cost: 20p

  • Sports
  • Team Games
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Cooking
  • Issue Based Work
  • Movie Night
  • Media Skills
  • Wii
  • Crafts
  • Pool
  • Planning
  • Music
  • Trips

 

Loft Youth Club (8-15 Yrs) - Sat

Day and Time: Saturday 10:15am - 12:45pm
Starts: Term Time
For: 8 - 15 Year Olds
Cost: 20p

  • Sports
  • Team Games
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Cooking
  • Issue Based Work
  • Movie Night
  • Media Skills
  • Wii
  • Crafts
  • Pool
  • Planning
  • Music
  • Trips

 

Our LOCATIONS

We currently deliver our provision across three locations within the areas of benefit. We currently operate the Beechdale Lifelong Learning Centre, Dudley Fields Youth Centre and The Hive Community Hub.

Beechdale Lifelong Learning Centre

Providing programmes to adults and young people including leisure courses and youth provision activities, also offering room hire facilities and an in-house day nursery.

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Dudley Fields Youth Centre

Providing positive activities to young people including a youth club allowing young people to make new friends while learning new skills, we also offer a tots session.

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The Hive Community Hub

Providing community activities for adults, a youth club, parents and tots group, school uniform recycling, meeting room hire and also an in-house community library.

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Room HIRE

We currently offer a room hire facility at 2 of our current locations, perfect for Meetings, Training, Conferences and Group Activities, and depending upon the intended use, can cater up to a capacity of 80 people, where the rooms can be setup in advance to suit your preferred layout.

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Beechdale Lifelong Learning Centre, Stephenson Square, Walsall
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