Plans afoot to mark the Olympic Torch Relay
Published by kerri smith for Lyng Community Association in Housing and also in Communities
Lyng Community Association is gearing up for the Olympic Torch Relay to come within a hop, skip and jump of its new office and is inviting residents in for tea and cake.
LCA, which is working with Sandwell Council and Barratt Homes to regenerate the Lyng estate, will mark the occasion on Saturday, 30th June with an open evening.
The invite is open to all residents of the fast changing estate, whether a tenant of the community-led association or an owner occupier.
LCA, a registered provider of quality homes for affordable rent, hopes residents will take the opportunity to visit the purpose-built office which recently became LCA’s HQ. Refreshments will be served between 3-7pm.
The Olympic Torch Relay will start in Bromford Lane at around 6:08pm and pass right outside the office in Moor Street. It will continue along Price Street, West Bromwich Ringway, High Street and finish in Birmingham Road at around 6:30pm.
Spectators are expected to line the streets to catch a glimpse of the iconic flame before it makes its way into Birmingham.
Wendy Bodenham, chairman of Lyng Community Association, said: “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Olympic flame travel through West Bromwich and to have it right on our doorstep is fantastic. We want to make the most of the occasion and thought it was the perfect opportunity to throw open the doors of our new office to the community.
“We hope our tenants and other residents from the estate pop in to say hello and join us for a cup of tea and slice of cake.”
Wendy will be joined by LCA general manager Chris Withnall and fellow members of the board.
Bromford Lane, Moor Street and High Street (from Ringway to Trinity Way) will be closed to traffic from 2pm and from 5:30pm on Price Street and the Ringway. Full details about Saturday’s event can be found at www.sandwellfor2012.co.uk