Welcome to Lyng
Lyng Community Association is proud to be at the heart of West Bromwich’s flagship residential development. We’re providing 200 high quality homes for affordable rent, as well as building a community spirit to make the Lyng a vibrant place to live.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation set up after a group of pioneering local people united to redevelop the old Lyng estate by creating homes fit for modern living, as well as fantastic open spaces.
Now is an exciting time in the history of the Lyng as we shape our thriving community, keeping our focus on sustainable regeneration and local empowerment.
Lyng Community Association manages its properties from our office at 3 Frank Fisher Way West Bromwich . You can visit the office between 10am and 1pm Monday to Friday or phone us on 0121 525 5969.
Housing Surgeries – early evening and an earlier morning opening!
The office is also open for tenants to meet specific housing staff during our housing surgeries, which take place at the following times although please note these are by BY APPOINTMENT ONLY -: • Mondays, 3pm-6pm • Thursdays, 9.30am-12.30pm. Just phone us to make an appointment.
For Lyng repairs service please contact 0121 525 5969 – during working hours.
For emergency repairs outside office hours the number is 0300 333 6540.
Please remember that we no longer use Walsall Housing Group to look after our properties – the Emergency Repairs service is now provided by Bourneville Property Care on 0300 333 6540.
Paying your rent - 24 hour automated rent payments are accepted - please telephone Allpay on 0844 225 5729 – you will need to have your payment card (so you can enter the long account number when asked for this) and credit or debit card with you.
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COMMUNITY PLANTING IS BLOOMING LOVELY!
The Lyng estate is blooming lovely following the planting of 5,000 crocuses in aid of the Purple4Polio campaign.
Last Saturday, green-fingered residents of all ages helped us to plant thousands of crocuses in the flowerbed at Turks Head Lane Park and around the Church of the Good Shepherd with St John.
Crocuses were also given to local residents to put in their front gardens and hanging baskets to create a sea of purple across the Lyng estate.
West Bromwich Rotary generously donated the bulbs as part of Rotary International’s nationwide Purple4Polio initiative which is helping to rid the world of polio.
Bill Elliott, Immediate Past President of West Bromwich Rotary, said: “As our main focus is on supporting local community organisations, we decided to donate the crocuses to LCA and help local residents to plant them in the community. As a result, we’re planning to become more involved with LCA and to support its gardening club.”
WE’RE HAVING A BALL!
The LCA Media Club has been going from strength to strength with members being invited to take part in a host of events recently.
The young reporters stepped back in time when they were asked to report on The GAP Centre’s glittering 4th Annual Charity Ball. Dressed as 1950s reporters, the youngsters interviewed renowned guests at the Ball at the Village Hotel in Dudley, and took a selection of unofficial photographs and video clips to record the charity event.
Media Club members meet weekly to learn new skills and the Club is proving so popular that places are currently full. Member, Tsharn, aged 10, says: “Media Club has given me confidence and it’s lots of fun.”
LCA CELEBRATES FINAL HOMES
We’re celebrating the completion of all 200 homes for affordable rent on the Lyng estate.
After years of hard work, the final 10 properties have been handed over to LCA and tenants moved in within three days!
Mum-of-two, Zahra, has moved from Lyttleton Street into one of the Lyng’s newest homes. She says: “The Lyng estate is a great place to bring up a family and our new home meets our needs perfectly. I love the Lyng and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.”
The final 10 properties are a mixture of two and three bedroom houses in Leopard Lane and have been used to re-house existing tenants looking for bigger homes for their growing families, and to house families off Sandwell Council’s housing waiting list.
Tony Nash, General Manager of LCA, said: “This is a milestone moment for Lyng Community Association.
“It is wonderful to see the real sense of community spirit which has developed among the families who live now here.”
Church Kitchen Upgrade Completed
We were delighted to work with Sandwell Council and their contractor Lovell to refurbish the kitchen at the Church of the Good Shepherd – many thanks to everyone who helped with this project and to the Church and Hazel for ensuring we now have great facilities for our community activities – including cake making from this week!!
October 24 th 2016
Toddler Group 1.15 – 2.45pm
Church of the Good Shepherd with St John
Job Club 1 – 3pm
Church of the Good Shepherd with St John
Media Club 4 – 5pm
Church of the Good Shepherdwith St John (places are now full)
Boys’ Football 6.30 – 7.30pm
West Bromwich Leisure Centre
September 30 2016
NEW BOARD MEMBER WANTED
Lyng Community Association is looking for a dedicated volunteer to join the Board and play a vital role in ensuring the Lyng continues to be a happy and vibrant place for tenants to live. LCA’s Board is made up of 50 per cent residents and 50 per cent interested people from the wider community with useful specialist skills.
The ideal candidate doesn’t need to be a tenant and or even to live on the Lyng estate itself. However, the Association is looking for someone who is, ideally, financially qualified and who has a genuine interest in making a contribution to the Lyng community.
Although this position is a voluntary one, applicants can be assured that their contribution to the Lyng estate will be very highly regarded and appreciated.
To find out more, contact Tony Nash on 0121 525 5969.
Lyng Community Association – building a thriving, successful community and creating a great place to live.