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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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.
August 18th 2016 – Annual Estate Trip to the Seaside!! -
Come and join 150 other residents on the trip to Weston – we leave 8am THIS THURSDAY - BUT you must book and pay in advance.
Come into the office and book your place – £8.00 OR £3.00 if you have credits from your community participation!
August 15th 2016 – Lyng Community Cinema
We have 2 film sessions coming up in the summer holidays, Star Wars, The Force Awakens will be shown on 17th August and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on 24th August. The Media Club is currently designing the posters. Please keep an eye on the Lyng Facebook page for Event invites and details.
PS – Many thanks to Em Neads for her popcorn mountain donation! Plus thanks to everyone for all the sweets – all we need now is a Kia-ora orange !! (ask your mum/dad/gran)
PPS – You can still buy Kia-Ora today, but it’s nowhere near as popular as it was in the 1970s and 1980s. At that time it was pretty much the only drink you could purchase in a cinema – it came in a clear plastic carton and the juice was such a luminous orange colour it doubled as a handy lamp, helping you to locate your seat in the darkness.
August 10th 2016 – Lyng Media Club
The Lyng Media Club have been super busy lately – amongst the highlights was the chance to learn about sports commentary - all you need is a way with words and poetry in your soul and of course a sheepskin coat .
August 3rd 2016 – Residents Meeting
Just a quick reminder to everyone that the next residents meeting is Wednesday – 3 August 2016 at the Church Hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd.
We are starting at 6.30pm and on the panel will be staff and Board members from Lyng Community Association and representatives from West Midlands Police.
July 2016 – Lyng Community Association to set up Youth Project in Partnership with Children in Need.
We were delighted to receive confirmation of the success of our Children in Need funding bid. We will shortly be recruiting Youth Project Workers who will be speaking to the young people across the estate and in the surrounding area so that the Youth Project is shaped by the young people themselves.
July 2016 – Community Planting Project
We were delighted to see so many residents turn up for the Community Park planting event. Working in partnership with Barratt we added a splash of colour to the estate just before the Britain in Bloom judging. Many thanks to everyone who helped us. We will get the Britain in Bloom result in September.
May 2016 – Lyng looks to lead the way in girls’ football
Lyng Community Association (LCA) is looking for new recruits to prove that girls are really on the ball and is looking for girls aged from six to 12 to join the team. Working with FA qualified coaches from West Bromwich United FC, LCA launched boys’ and girls’ football practice sessions last year. But, while the boys’ sessions have really kicked off with several teams being created, the girls’ team is struggling for players.
The plan is to create a mixed age girls’ team which can play in the Sandwell Minor League in the future. While other clubs only focus on boys, West Bromwich United is keen to give girls the same opportunities to play football. A Women’s & Girls’ Development Officer has been appointed with the aim of having as many girls’ teams as boys’ in the years to come.
Dean Hollowood, Chairman of West Bromwich United FC, said: “Women’s football has been in the news a lot recently with last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup helping to inspire girls to take up the sport. “We also have an open age ladies’ team in the club so youngsters have something to aspire to. We would urge local girls to come along and have a go.”
Rachel Jennings, Community Development Officer for Lyng Community Association, added: “LCA aims to build a real community spirit and football is an excellent way to do this. “Through football, girls can meet new friends and learn how to think and work as a team, while staying fit and healthy and having lots of fun!”
Girls’ practice sessions are held every Tuesday at West Bromwich Leisure Centre from 6pm to 7pm and cost just £1.50. Girls can just turn up or visit www.wbufc.co.uk for more details.
Photo caption: Members of LCA’s girls’ football team (left to right) Amelia Azher, Zarrah Azher, Chloe Turner, Lena Letowska, Millie Nicklin, Ava Gordon and Emily Walkerdine are appealing for more players to join them.
If you are a parent with a toddler then please come along to LCA’s Toddler Group sessions which take place at the Church of the Good Shepherd with St John every Monday during term time, from 1.15pm to 2.45pm. They cost £1 per family.
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.