Frank F Harrison Community Association


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Here at Frank F Harrison Community Association we believe people should be given opportunity for personal development and progress, and participation in educational and recreational activities, regardless of age, gender, social circumstance or background.

The Frank F Harrison Community Association was established during the 1970’s as part of an initiative to open up school facilities to local residents out of school hours. This quickly developed beyond sports and recreational lettings into the delivery of adult education and youth provisions with the aim of enabling local people to build their skills and knowledge, and therefore improve personal self-esteem and life potential.

The organisation is now an independent charity delivering a range of services from both the Beechdale site and other venues. The organisation is overseen by a group of Trustee Directors who are local people, and are representatives of service users, or are of other local and borough wide organisations. Trustees are elected at our Annual General Meetings which are open to all local people and those with a genuine interest in the aims and objectives of the Community Association.

Despite funding streams becoming more prescriptive and targeted at particular groups over recent years, the Frank F Harrison Community Association remains committed to this ethos of ‘Lifelong Learning in the Community’. This is done through our youth work, community classes and activities as well as lettings for meetings and conferencing.


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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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
West Midlands, WS2 7DY

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