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 250 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 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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Fashion Show Success
The Lyng Fashion show held in June attracted a sell out crowd in support of the Lyng Defibrillator Fund – the show raised £750.00 and the volunteer models showed off a variety of High Street clothing lines which were available to buy on the night.
Many thanks to our volunteers and everyone who attended.
Lyng Toddlers Charity Walk
We were delighted to see the toddlers from Lyng’s Toddler Club stepping out to raise money in the National Big Toddle charity event. The group raised over £100.00 – many thanks to those who took part and the Mums and Dads from the Lyng of course!
Estate Clean Up – Meet Our Young Litter Busters
Teams of young people from our Youth Club and our associated 5 to 11 Club once again showed a real pride in their home area by clearing litter right across the estate followed by a session on the Eco Bus which focused on Recycling Plastic Bottles.
Many thanks to all the young people who helped us on this project.
Summer Trip – A Day at the Seaside – Brean Somerset
The Association is running its hugely popular Summer Trip to the seaside again and this year we are off to Brean in Somerset. Just a couple of hours away down the M5. Last year we had fantastic weather and over 150 residents and friends had a community day out. We are taking bookings for this year – put the date in your diary – Wednesday 14 August 2019 – Residents £10 Children £5
Toddlers Session and Youth Group – Change of Venue
Just a quick reminder that both Toddlers Group and Youth Group will be taking place at West Bromwich Leisure Centre today (Tuesday 21 May 2019)
Lyng Fashion Show and Sale – Saturday 22 June 2019 from 7pm
Just a reminder that we are organising a Fashion Show on Saturday 22 June 2019 from 7pm at the Church Hall – Church of the Good Shepherd on the corner of Lyttleton St and Moor St/Bromford Lane.
Monsoon, Marks and Spencer, Next, Wallis, Warehouse and many more clothing ranges will be available for purchase on the night.
Tickets just £2.50 – proceeds to Lyng Defibrillator Fund – call us 0121 525 5969.
Thanks -Sarah Pflug photo
Media Club Relaunches!
As residents may recall we were successful in gaining funding for promoting the sciences to young people and as a result all the members of the Media Club transferred to our new Curiosity Club and took part in a variety of science based activities ranging from 3 D Printing to making rockets!
As that programme has now finished we are delighted to confirm that we are relaunching the Media Club which will again focus on a wide variety of activities covering a variety of different media.
We have started off with teaching our members to draw cartoons and how to use their imaginations to create fictional worlds!
We also took 80 people to the local cinema to enjoy a film. For more details speak to Amy Rushton our Community Activity Co-ordinator on 0121 525 5969.
Healthy Eating? Why Not Grow Your Own Vegetables?
Grow your own! If you fancy growing your own vegetables or fruit, why not take on a section of our Community Allotment for free? A couple of Lyng residents have started planting crops on the plot, which is behind the Kebub restaurant in Bromford Lane. There is a shed, some tools, a nearby toilet and water tap. If you’re interested, please get in touch on 0121 525 5969
Rent Changes from Monday 1st April 2019
We will be sending out the 2019 rent change letters in the next few days. Once again the basic rent will be reducing by 1% but the service charge will increase to take account of any changes in the costs of providing services. However when the two elements are combined into the total rent all tenants will see a rent decrease again this year.
2019/20 will be Year 4 and the final year of the Governments rent reduction programme which has reduced basic rents by 1% each year 2016,2017, 2018 and of course 2019.
If you have any queries about your rent of the service charge please let us know.
Youth Club Trips 2019
The Lyng Youth Club have an exciting programme for the early part of 2019 including :-
- Trip to the Bowling with a meal at Nandos
- Community Cinema – we will be showing “Inside Out”
- Trip to see West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United – many thanks to Ideal Boilers for sponsoring this activity.
- Trip to the Go-Karting track.
We meet every Tuesday evening – please contact our Community Events Co-ordinator- Amy on 0121 525 5969 for details. Our Youth Project is funded by BBC Children In Need.
Toddlers – Important Information
As of today (21st January), LCA Toddlers will no longer run on a Monday afternoon. The new days and times are as follows:
Tuesday, 9.15am-11am… Thursday, 9.15am-11am
Prices remain the same at £2 per family per session.
Lyng Community Association – building a thriving, successful community and creating a great place to live.