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.
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.
May 2016 – Help to Get Back Into Work With Lyng Community Association
Congratulations to Lyng residents – Tammy Walker, Sarah Smith and Kerry Mason, who have completed their Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. Thanks to a partnership between Lyng Community Association (LCA) and Sutton Coldfield Training, the trio were able to access the training for free through LCA’s Toddler Group.
As a result, Sarah and Kerry have both gained jobs and all three have developed new skills, confidence and valuable experience in working with children.
If you are a resident and looking to return to work or just want to get some job experience or training – come along to the Lyng Job Club on Tuesday afternoons from 1.00pm to 3.00pm at the Church Hall on the corner of Lyttleton St and Moor St.
Call us on 0121 525 5969 for details.
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.