Meet our board members:
Wendy Bodenham, Chairman
Wendy, who has lived in West Bromwich for 24 years, has been Chair of LCA since 2008. She moved to Dora Road in 1988 and became involved in the community association through her work as a district nurse.
The mother-of-two ran a scout group at All Saints Parish Church, in Hall Green Road, until 2005 and received a long service award for her contribution to the scouting movement. She says: “The Lyng regeneration heralds a new beginning for the estate, aiming to breathe fresh life into the community and recapture the thriving, bustling spirit of its heyday.”
Norman has lived, with wife Viorica and children Travis and Amethyst, on Old Flour Mills since 2004.
He works in building surveying and joined the the Board so LCA could benefit from his specialist expertise.
Norman says: “I wanted to offer the Lyng my experience from work, as well as my input as a resident. Its great to be given this opportunity to make a difference, and its a two way benefit as I’m leaning a lot from it”.
John was the local councillor for the Lyng ward on Sandwell Council for 40 plus years and has been a member of the Board since May 2000.
John is also Chair of West Midlands Fire & Rescue Authority, a former firefighter.
Alan is a senior executive with a national housing organisation having previously worked in the housing sector for a number of other landlords and services providers and has a keen interest in property development and community development.
He lives in Worcester with his wife and two children.
Hannah is one of the original Board members and a resident of the Lyng estate. Hannah has been involved with the Association since it’s foundation in 2000 so has seen the project evolve from just an idea back in the mid 1990’s through to it’s completion.
Naresh joined the Board in 2022 and is an Income Manager with a Wolverhampton based housing association.
Dr. Selina Tour
Selina joined the Board in 2022 and works in the West Midlands as a Principal Clinical Psychologist.