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Kickboxer gives Lyng residents lesson in keeping safe


Published by Sarah Thomas for Lyng Community Association in Housing and also in Communities

A West Bromwich kickboxer will join forces with the police to give a lesson in keeping safe to local residents this spring.

Lyng Community Association (LCA) has organised the personal safety talk for people living on the estate.

Members of the local police team will provide safety tips and Lyng-born kickboxer Matthew Timmins will give a practical demonstration of self-defence techniques.

Aimed at all age groups, the free event will take place at the Church of the Good Shepherd and St John, in Lyttleton Street, on Saturday, 5th April, from 10am to 12 noon.

It is one of a series of activities being run by LCA to benefit local people and boost community spirit on the newly redeveloped Lyng estate.

Rachel Jennings, Community Development Officer at LCA, said: “The personal safety talk is for all ages, including families, young people and older residents.

“The police will give advice on keeping yourself safe when out and about, then local kickboxer Matthew – who was born and brought up on the Lyng – will give a practical demonstration and advice on self-defence.”

To find out more about the talk or other LCA community events, contact Rachel at or call 0121 525 5969.

The Lyng is currently being transformed by a multi-million pound redevelopment, which will increase the number of LCA homes for affordable rent to 200.

LCA is working in partnership with Sandwell Council and house builder Barratt West Midlands on the redevelopment, which is providing an extra 114 affordable homes for rent and 250 for private sale.


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