Welcome to Lyng
Lyng Community Association is proud to be at the heart of West Bromwich’s flagship residential development. We provide 200 high quality homes for affordable rent, provide a management service for a further 154 homes and manage and maintain shared communal areas across the mixed tenure estate under a Management Agreement with Lyng Management Company 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. The 2017 Tenant Satisfaction Survey provided us with a fantastic 97% overall satisfaction rate – putting us amongst the best performing housing associations across the UK.
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. (10am – 4pm)
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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Youth Club News
The LCA Youth Club runs on a Tuesday evening from 4pm-7pm and is open to anyone aged 10-17. It is youth-led which means the young people decide what activities and/or trips they want to try and they guide the staff members on what they think they need in terms of education etc. Recently, the young people have highlighted the need for talks on confidence, discrimination and mental health. In response to this, some of the young people were invited to the Albion Foundation to complete workshops surrounding these topics. It was a massive success and we are hoping to work closely with the Albion Foundation on a larger scale in the near future.
We endeavour to take the young people on trips at least once a month and this is also youth-led. There is a trip to Drayton Manor planned for Friday 1st June. With this trip, we are trialing a new ‘bring your friend’ initiative. There has been a massive increase in the amount of people wanting to attend and this has also brought new faces to the youth club.
The youth club have been experimenting with different forms of art recently. We have had a brilliant workshop with Alex Vann (an artist and a singer/songwriter) where the youth club created, performed and recorded a song in the space of 3 hours. Their confidence soared after this activity. We have also had several pottery workshops, where many of the young people identified a new talent.
In the near future we are hoping to arrange a football tournament at the request of some of the newer members. There will be several other activities surrounding the World Cup. We have already been creating flags of the participating nations and have created individual football strips. We will also be ordering in food to eat whilst supporting England (or which ever team the young people choose to support!) in their World Cup journey.
Great Trip to Hereford
Residents and friends of the Association had a great day out at Hereford on Friday with warm weather and a shopping stopover on the return trip.
We try to balance our community trips so there is something for every age group and interest. Many of our older residents have enjoyed trips to Hampton Court Palace and boat trips based around Stratford on Avon whilst the families have been to places like Southport, Blackpool and Weston. We have more trips in the pipeline for the summer – our Spring newsletter will feature the full programme for the rest of the year.
Curiosity Group – Trip to Water Treatment Plant
We were delighted to take a group of our budding young scientists to the Water Treatment Plant to see what happens to our waste water.
The Curiosity Grant funds us to take members of the community to learn more about and we hope to become very excited about science and scientific installations.
By inspiring the young people in our community we hope to help them see a wide world of opportunity and chances to make the most of their potential.
Estate Litter Pick and Easter Egg Hunt
Was great to see so many children and adults take part in the Lyng Easter Egg Hunt and Litter Pick across the estate . Everyone who helped collect litter not only had an Easter Egg to enjoy but also earned a credit towards the next summer trip to the seaside.
Every year we organise a community trip to the seaside where over 160 residents of the Lyng have a day out with their neighbours and create fantastic memories of the seaside. Everyone who puts something back into the community either through helping the estate clean ups or helping others in the area receives credits towards their coach fare for the big summer trip.
Exciting Day at The Big Bang!
We were delighted to take two parties of young people (the Media Club and the Youth Group) from the Lyng to the Big Bang last weekend.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.
Funded by a #curiosity grant, 35 young people took part in various activities and experiments including coding, forensics, testing reflexes and a whole lot more. Lots of ‘oohs, aaahs’ and ‘no ways’ heard from both the young people and the volunteers.
Great Day at the Snow Dome
To celebrate the half term break yesterday - over 50 residents from the Lyng had a fantastic day in the snow.
The Children in Need funded Lyng Youth Project who also attended the trip has a great programme of trips and activities lined up for the next 6 months - new members are always welcome – just come along to the Church Hall at the corner of Moor St and Lyttleton St – Tuesdays from 4pm to 6pm .
Young People’s Trip to Snowdome – Thursday 22 February 2018.
We are delighted to announce a half term trip to the Snowdome – leaving Lyng at 9.30am and returning at around 4.30pm.
The age groups are 5 to 17 with activities suitable for each age group. Our Youth Leaders together with sessional workers and volunteers will be supervising the trip
The trip is free of charge funded by the Association and from our Children in Need Grant . Booking forms will be circulated in the next few days to all Lyng properties and at Lyng Youth Club.
New Courses for all – Starting February 2018
Pottery for Beginners Course Mondays 9.15am – 11.15am
Art Class – Thursdays 10am – 11.30am
Fees £2.00 per session for LCA tenants £3.00 for others.
Refreshments and materials provided.
Church Hall – Church of the Good Shepherd Corner of Lyttleton St and Moor St.
Phone 0121 525 5969 to sign up .
Happy New Year to all our residents and everyone in the Lyng neighbourhood!.
Back to work and activities due to start again :-
Monday 15th January 2018 – Toddlers Afternoon Group 1.15pm – 2.45pm at the Church Hall
Tuesday 16th January 2018 – Toddlers Morning Group – 9.15am - 11am at the Church Hall
Tuesday 16th January 2018 – Afternoon – 1pm – 3pm – Job Club at the Church Hall
Tuesday 16 January 2018 – Youth Club 4.15pm – 6pm at the Church
Wednesday 17th January 2018 – Morning 10am – 12.30pm - Welfare Benefits Assistance – at the Lyng office – please phone to book or slot or drop in.
Thursday 18th January 2018 – Media Club 4pm to 5 pm (members only – please ask for further details)
We are arranging an adults pottery class for January 2018 – more details to follow.
Lyng Community Association – building a thriving, successful community and creating a great place to live.