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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.

Latest

Community Trip to Blackpool a Big Success

This year’s Lyng Community Summer Trip was to Blackpool (last Friday – 7 August) when around 150 people had a fantastic  day out at the unusually hot and sunny seaside resort.  All the children who had taken part in Lyng community activities such as the estate litter picks were able to travel for just a pound as did those adults who participate in the Lyng Timebank (4 credits) who also enjoyed the trip for just a pound!  It was a chance for the whole community to come together and enjoy a traditional seaside outing with friends and neighbours .

Blackpool trip_n  If you want to know more about Time to Trade  please contact Rachel on 0121 525 5969 for more details.

Young Gardeners Club in line for a Britain in Bloom award !

The Lyng Community Allotment was delighted to see the Judges from the Britain in Bloom Awards in July. The Judges were impressed that the residents and children of the Lyng had transformed the allotment into a bountiful source of healthy produce with potatoes, onions and plums already being harvested. The Lyng Community Allotment is led by a group of 5 year old residents from across the estate who with the help of our fantastic volunteers and parents have really put Lyng back in the headlines for community spirit and endeavour.

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Black Country Day – Lyng celebrates with free food !

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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.

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Fire Alarm Tests

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.

Board Membership

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.

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