Community contacts

Community contacts

The Lyng is a diverse, fast-growing community offering an unbeatable combination of leisure, sports and cultural facilities on its doorstep plus excellent transport links. It is close to schools, colleges, jobs, health services, shops, entertainment, sports facilities and parks. Residents are within walking distance of West Bromwich town centre, close to railway and Metro stations and a stone’s throw from the delightful green spaces of Dartmouth Park and Sandwell Valley. Local facilities cater for all tastes, from the historical interest of Oak House Museum to The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion FC.

Here`s a list of local contacts to keep handy:

COUNCIL:

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Tel:  0845 358 2200

Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, PO Box 2374, Oldbury, B69 3DE

LOCAL COUNCILLORS:

Councillor Bob Badham Tel:  0121 422 4685 

Councillor John Edwards Tel:  0121 553 5125 

Councillor Gurcharan Singh Sidu Tel:  0121 553 3090 

POLICE:

West Midlands Police

Neighbourhood officer Sergeant Sarah Smyth

Tel:  0345 113 5000, ext  8811 3126  E-mail: greetsgreen@west-midlands.police.uk

COMMUNITY CENTRES:

West Bromwich Community Centre

Tel:  0121 588 2345 

Gayton Road, West Bromwich, B71 1QS

Offers a wide variety of activities for local people

Lodge Road Youth/Community Centre

Tel:  0121 553 2013 

Lodge Rd, West Bromwich, B70 8PJ

HEALTH:

The Lyng Centre for Health and Social Care

Tel:  0121 612 2000 

Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, B70 7AW

Linkway Medical Practice

Tel: 0121 553 4000  Fax: 0121 553 4001

E-mail M88038@clinical.nhs.net

Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, B70 7AW

General Practitioners and teaching practice. New patients welcome. On-line appointment system and ordering of repeat prescriptions

The Lyng Centre Dental Clinic

Tel:  0121 612 2385

Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, B70 7AW

Lyng Pharmacy

Tel:  0121 500 5756

1 Lyng Lane, West Bromwich, B70 7RW

EDUCATION:

Lyng Primary School

Tel:  0121 553 1480 or e-mail admin@lyng.greetsgreen.org

Horton Street, Lyng, West Bromwich, B70 7SQ

This is a co-educational community school for pupils aged three to 11 years

Sandwell College

Tel: 0121 0566 6000 or e-mail enquiries@sandwell.ac.uk.org

Central Campus, Spon Lane, West Bromwich, B70 6AW

The college concentrates on vocational courses, mainly for those aged 16-18

Sandwell University of the Third Age

Tel: Tony Fowler on 0121 358 1938

Meets the second Monday of each month, at 2pm, at Wesley Chapel, High Street, West Bromwich, B70 8ND

RELIGION:

Church of the Good Shepherd with St John

Tel:  0121 553 3070

Lyttleton Street, Lyng, West Bromwich, B70 7HP

Anglican services every Sunday at 10.30am and 6.30pm

Christian Youth and Community Services

Tel:  0121 525 4442

Hargate Lane, West Bromwich, B71 1PH

CAREERS & ADVICE:

nextstep West Midlands

Tel: Freephone  08000 217 244

155-157 High Street, Princess Parade, West Bromwich, B70 7QX

Free face-to-face careers advice service for adults

Sandwell (West Bromwich) Citizens Advice Bureau

Tel:  0121 500 2703

22 Lombard Street, West Bromwich, B70 8RT