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.
LATEST NEWS – read all about it here or visit our Facebook page.
Fab Lab Visit by Lyng Media Club
The Lyng Media Club visited the Fab Lab (part of Sandwell College) to use the 3D Printing equipment this week. Some fantastic designs and amazing finished products were produced by the members of the Media Club.
Many thanks to the College and Creative Black Country for their help in inspiring the engineers of the future.
Equipped with superb 3D printers, laser cutters and more, the Fab Lab will support the development and interaction of smart technologies in the West Midlands Region.
Youth Worker Vacancies
The Lyng Youth Project is looking to recruit Youth Workers – part time to see more click here -Jobs and Training
DONATE YOUR UNWANTED FURNITURE
If you are looking to replace any items of furniture and your old furniture is still in good condition – then Community Transport -Furniture (CT Furniture) would be interested in hearing from you.
CT Furniture accept donations of good quality furniture that they refurbish and in turn supply to other people in need of furniture. Collection of donated furniture is free. They have a shop in Sandwell and information can be found at www.ctfurniture.org
If you are in need of furniture they do have a good supply of items
CT Furniture are also looking for volunteers to help run the organisation so if you are looking to get some experience in order to get back into the workplace – they would be delighted to hear from you. If you need any help with applying for a role at CT Furniture such as preparing an application form then come along to the Lyng Community Association Job Club Tuesday afternoons 1pm – 3pm - (from 28 February 2017) at the Church of the Good Shepherd and we’d be delighted to help.
YOUTH PROJECT UNDERWAY
We’re pleased to welcome Mandeep Dosanjh to the LCA team.
Mandeep has become the Project Co-ordinator for our brand new youth-led project which is set to empower teenagers to plan and run their own activities.
“The project is being funded through a Children in Need grant and is aimed at local 10 – 18 year olds,” says Mandeep. “Some have already signed up and I’ve begun meeting with them to get an idea of the types of things they’re interested in.
“We’ll then look to recruit two Youth Workers who’ll help me work with the youngsters to develop their teamwork and planning skills so they can create their own activities.”
Mandeep, who has recently gained a degree in Health Studies, is keen to put her knowledge and skills into practice to enable young people to gain real self-respect by taking control of their activities.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!!
Lyng Children’s Christmas Party Success!
Santa paid a visit and everyone had a great time last Saturday!
Great Lyng Bake Off Triumph for Katy!
Lyng resident, Katy Donaldson, has been named as the Great Lyng Bake Off champion!
For the past seven weeks, residents have been cooking up a treat during our brand new Cake Decorating course at the Church of the Good Shepherd with St John. The course culminated in a special Great Lyng Bake Off competition when six residents showed off their new skills by making Christmas trees out of home-baked cookies and edible decorations.
Chairman of the LCA Board, Wendy Bodenham, and Wendy Bent from The GAP Centre judged the festive creations and declared Katy’s chocolate tree as the winner for the snappiness of her cookies and her icing skills!
What’s On! – Activities Restart In January after the Christmas Break
Toddler Group 1.15 – 2.45pm
Church of the Good Shepherd with St John
Job Club 1 – 3pm
Church of the Good Shepherd with St John
Media Club 4 – 5pm
Church of the Good Shepherdwith St John (places are now full)
Wednesdays – Welfare Benefits Information 10am -1pm at Lyng Community Association Office
Boys’ Football - We are looking to recruit a new coach and start training shortly.
West Bromwich Leisure Centre
We will be starting our new Youth Project in January 2017 – we will be writing about this shortly.
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.
Lyng Community Association – building a thriving, successful community and creating a great place to live.