Creating an Active Black Country - a strategy to unite the Black Country to create active, healthier people and places - read more

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Friar Park

For an asset map of this ward please click here.

Active Black Country have identified this area as a priority ward. Over the coming months we will be engaging with residents and deliverers to understand local wants and needs with a view to tackling inactivity. The project is called Black Country Moving.


Key Networks and Initiatives

  • Sandwell MBC Public Health
    • Move More Sandwell community referral scheme launches Jan 2020
  • Sandwell MBC Sport and Leisure
    • New Physical Activity and Sport strategy to be launched in 2020.
  • Black Country Fund
    • Sport England funded pilot into 8 priority wards

Health Centres

  • Village Medical Centre 
  • Oakeswell Health Centre (located just outside ward)

Education Centres

  • Wodensborough Ormiston Academy (Secondary)
  • Mesty Croft Academy (Primary)
  • Tameside Primary School
  • The Priory Primary School
  • Park Hill Primary School

Faith Centres

  • Central Methodist Church
  • Elim Pentecostal Church
  • St Francis of Assisi CofE Church

Places to be Active

  • Friar Park Millennium Centre
  • Brunswick Park (located just outside ward)
  • Friar Park Open Space (outdoor gym)
  • Pulse Soccer and Fitness
  • River Tame