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.
6 October 2015 – Britain in Bloom Award for the Lyng
Lyng Community Association is delighted to reveal that they have received two awards from Britain in Bloom; level 3 (developing) for the Lyng Estate and level 2 (improving) for the Lyng Community Association Allotments.
The awards were presented as part of the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category at a regional ceremony last week and serve as fantastic recognition for all of the hard work and dedication shown by residents from across the Lyng estate. As one of only three entries from the Sandwell area, the efforts of the estate received high praise from the Heart of England judges, who were delighted to see what had been achieved through the combined efforts of the local community, including the Young Gardeners’ Club; a group of five-year-old children from the Lyng estate.
Rachel Jennings, LCA’s Community Development Officer, comments: “We were absolutely delighted to receive two awards from such a prestigious organisation as Britain in Bloom. A lot of hard work has gone in to establishing the allotments and creating an environment throughout the estate for our residents to enjoy.“The Britain in Bloom judges took the time to not only view the entries but also to meet some of the residents who have been central in making them look and feel as they do today, and we all feel very proud that their efforts have been recognised at such a high level.”
30 September 2015 – Lyng Job Club Launch
Lyng Community Association (LCA) is delighted to announce the official launch of the Lyng estate Job Club. The Job Club, which has been established in partnership with employment development agency, SWEDA, operate every Tuesday, from 1-3pm, at the Good Shepherd with St John Church of England Church on Lyttleton Street, West Bromwich and has been set up to provide valuable support to residents from the Lyng estate looking to find employment.The sessions, which will be available on an appointment only basis, following an initial drop-in session from 1-3pm on the launch day – Tuesday 6th October, will provide residents with a range of advice and training covering everything from how to use a computer to interview preparation techniques.
Adrian Waters, Employment Advisor/Training Officer at SWEDA is part of the joint project: “SWEDA is delighted to support communities on the Lyng Estate through the Central Skills Hub (CSH) project. The project will support local people to develop their employment skills including preparing a CV and help with job searching. “SWEDA has been supporting local communities since 1989 and has a team of highly skilled, qualified and experienced advisors.”This project has been awarded funding from the People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthDesire through ‘The Health Lottery’.
15 September -Flying the flags at award-winning West Bromwich estate
The award-winning Lyng Housing Estate played host to a team of Danish housing experts from KAB, the largest housing association in Copenhagen on 15 September 2015. The visit was the second of its kind this year and was marked by a ceremonial flag exchange, representing the sharing of knowledge and best practice between the two organisations. The group of more than 40 Danish visitors were given a guided tour of the estate by staff at Lyng Community Association (LCA), during which they met local residents and learned about the multi-million pound regeneration programme, as well as the various community schemes and activities run by LCA for local people.
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.