Lyng Community Association was established in 2000 after a group of pioneering local people united to regenerate the estate.
Their vision was to revive the Lyng by replacing its tired and dated homes with homes fit for modern living, as well as providing inviting open spaces for recreation and relaxation.
Working with Sandwell Council and Barratt Homes, we are building a further 114 affordable homes and 250 for private sale and developing new, improved community facilities on the estate.
Redevelopment has taken place in three phases. We built 86 houses and apartments in phases one and two, and the third and final phase is currently well under way. By the end of the multi-million pound scheme we will own 200 homes.
The redevelopment project was named as the Best Regeneration Scheme in the 2014 Housing Excellence Awards which brought well deserved recognition to a truly outstanding project and all the many people involved over the years.
This was followed in November 2014 with the Builder and Engineer Award for Residential Project of the Year 2014.
We also have a range of job training and community activities taking place that support our aim of making the Lyng a great place to live.
Making The Lyng A Great Place To Live
Winning the Builder and Engineer Award
Winning Britain in Bloom recognition for our work around the estate and on the Lyng community allotment.
Toddlers Club and Parenting Advice Sessions with subjects as First Aid for Parents, Child Care and Nutrition
Kick Boxing Club for Older Children
Community Allotment – teaching children about how food is produced and a healthy eating habit.
Media Club teaching children about journalism and media (including visits to the BBC studios shown here)
Football training for boys and girls promoting exercise and teamwork
Links with our Danish friends and sharing experiences of housing.
Community celebrations – like Black Country Day – providing free authentic Black Country food for residents and for passers by in Moor St
Involving children in taking pride in their neighbourhood with regular litter picks with participants having a free ticket to the community trip to the seaside each year ( Blackpool 2015 ).
Children’s Xmas Party each year
Working with the local police on community projects such as tackling speeding drivers.
Working with other local organisations to hold community events for all of the local area.
Getting residents back into work through our Job Club, mentoring and training.