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.
After almost 10 years of using managing agents to manage it’s properties Lyng Community Association made the decision to start managing its properties from our office at 3 Frank Fisher Way West Bromwich with effect from 3 November 2014. 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: • Mondays, 3pm-6pm • Thursdays, 9.30am-12.30pm.
For Lyng repairs service please contact 0121 525 5969 – during working hours.
For emergency repairs 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.
Black Country Day – Lyng celebrates with free food !
Black Country Day 14 July 2015
We were delighted to see so many people turn up to support our Taste of the Black Country on Tuesday 14th July 2015 – the national day for the Black Country.
Many thanks to everyone who helped on the day – we had a great day serving traditional Black Country food Faggots and Grey Peas , Bacon and Grey Peas and a more recent addition samosas to everyone walking down the main street or working in the Lyng area. Many people had never tasted these local delights so it was great to offer a Taste of the Black Country. All donations made will be passed to a local charity supporting carers.
Lyng and Greets Green Community Day
We helped organise the Lyng and Greets Green Community Day on Saturday 18th April 2015 and 1,300 people had a fantastic day out at Oak House. The sun was out and it was a memorable day.
Many thanks to everyone who helped – there were so many people involved including local businesses and it was great to see the community come together.
We raised over £600 for charity too!!
Trips for Lyng Residents
We had a great day on the trip to Stratford on Avon on 17 April 2015 – next up is the Lyng Estate Summer Outing set for Friday 7 August 2015 and we are going to Blackpool. We are finalising details for this trip but its likely to be around £6 a person. Don’t forget that if you are part of Time to Trade you can have a ticket for the trip in exchange for just 3 Time Credits! For the children - we have a similar special deal for all the children who take part in the Estate Clean Up Day -we will confirm more details in our next Lyng Line newsletter. If you want to know more about Time to Trade please contact Rachel on 0121 525 5969 for more details.
The Young Gardeners Club is up and running – our Under 5′s and their parents and other volunteers are working hard at the Lyng allotment so we are looking forward to getting fruit and vegetables later in the year.
Litter Pick – Half Term
Many thanks to everyone who took part in the estate litter pick – we were delighted to see you all and what a good job too!
If you live in a flat please note that we will be carrying out weekly fire alarm checks on Tuesday mornings – 10am – 11am.
Tenants Scrutiny Panel
We are still looking for tenants to join our scrutiny panel that looks at issues such as office opening hours, repairs response times and repairs priorities as well as policy changes – so if you want to have your say come and join us. Its informal and friendly – coffee/tea and biscuits and discussion about how to improve the Lyng service and estate. Just let us know and we’ll invite you to the next meeting. Call us on 0121 525 5969.
If you live on the Lyng and want to play a role in the running of Lyng Community Association then please contact us about how you can join the Board. We have reserved places on the Board for tenants and would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested. If you are unsure about it then why not come along and observe a meeting so you can get a better view about what is involved and how you can help us shape the Association and the Lyng estate. Call us on 0121 525 5969.
Lyng Community Association – building a thriving, successful community and creating a great place to live.