Locking News and Events
Events and Activities
around Locking Parish, North Somerset
LOCAL HISTORY EXHIBITION IN LOCKING CHURCH
Locking church is open from 10am - dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays,
Saturdays and Sundays.
Includes a Local History Exhibition about Locking village, the
airfield and the former RAF Locking camp with maps and photos.
All visitors welcome. Free tea and biscuits on Thursday
At St Augustine's Locking the 4th Sunday of the month is now
a ‘Celebration Sunday’. The service is at 10am and
held in the Church Centre. It is informal and café style
with coffee served and suitable for all ages. After the service
everyone is invited to stay for a free lunch. Everyone
is very welcome – come along and bring your friends and
The year's dates are
Sat 8th July: Village Fete
Sun 9th July: Open Air service in the park
Tues 11th July: WI speaker - Jim Parkin from Aardman Animations
Sat 15th July: Church Centre - charity jumble sale
Contact Dave Wallace on 01934 823312 for further information
LITTLE ARK TODDLER GROUP
Meets in the main hall at the Church Centre on Wednesday afternoons
in school term times at 1.30 – 3.00pm.
Come and join us. We have lots of fun. £1 per family.
Please contact Claire on 07553 933 936 for more information.
Meets in the Green Lounge at the Church Centre on Monday mornings
from 9.30 am till 12.30 pm.
Monday 1st May No Craft Club as Bank Holiday
Monday 8th May Acrylic Painting
Monday 15th May Acrylic Painting
Monday 22nd May Acrylic Painting
Monday 29th May No Craft Club as Bank Holiday
on 24th June, 28th October 2017 All at 9 am in Locking Church
Centre Come and enjoy a full English breakfast with cereal and
toast Also enjoy meeting new friends All men welcome –
bring a friend If you would like to come along please ring the
Benefice Office 822857
Meets in the Green Lounge at the Church Centre, 1st, 3rd and
5th Thursdays from 2.45– 4 pm
Thursday 4th May ‘Health Watch’ with Karen MacVean
Thursday 18th May Lunch with Speaker, Hebron Church, Hutton
SCOUTS, CUBS, BEAVERS, GUIDES, BROWNIES
1st Locking Scout Group has places available for Beavers age
6-8 , Cubs age 8-10 and Scouts age 10 - 14. If you are looking
for activity clubs for your children where they can have fun
and learn new skills come along! Contact Gareth Coombes Group
Scout Leader on 01934 824083 or 07780 830966.
1st Locking Hurricanes Scouts meet in Locking Church Centre
on Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.15pm,
1st Locking Spitfires Scouts in Locking Church Centre on Thursdays
1st Locking Tornados Beavers in Locking Church Centre on Tuesdays
1st Locking Harriers Cubs in Locking Church Centre on Tuesdays
2nd Locking Guides, Locking Church Centre on Fridays 7.00-8.30pm
2nd Locking Brownies, Locking Church Centre on Wednesdays,
5.30 - 7.00pm
3rd Locking Brownies and Rainbows, Locking Church Centre on
Mondays 6.00 - 7.15pm, tel: 07795 568041
2nd Locking Rainbows tel: 07480 140445
Parade services at 10am in St Augustine's church
on Promise Sunday, Harvest Festival and Remembrance Sunday.
LOCKING PRIMARY SCHOOL
Head Teacher: Joanne Jones Tel: 822867
School term dates:
Term 2: Mon 31/10/2016 To Fri 16/12/2016
Term 3: Wed 04/01/2017 To Fri 10/02/2017
Term 4: Mon 20/02/2017 to Fr 07/04/2017
Term 5: Mon 24/04/2017 to Fri 26/05/2017
Term 6: Mon 05/06/2017 to Fri 21/07/2017
Term 1: Mon 05/09/2017 to Fri 20/10/2017
Locking Primary School is situated approximately 4 miles outside
of Weston Super Mare. We are fortunate to have very beautiful
grounds which include large playing fields and a great variety
of trees. We share our grounds with several squirrels that
can often be seen in the trees or scurrying across the playground.
We are a large school with a village ethos where everyone
works together to ensure all pupils have a wide range of opportunities
and experiences to fulfil their potential. Developing the
'whole child' is at our core. We have approximately 380 pupils,
housed in three separate buildings, a FS2/KS1 block, a KS2
block and a new block. This number is due to increase to 420
by 2018. FS2/KS1 and KS2 come together for various activities,
which include a weekly celebration assembly. KS2 Play Leaders
also help the younger pupils at playtime and lunchtime. Across
the school we are single age classes and 2 form entry except
from one year 5/6 class which is split into their relative
year groups in the mornings. We have 2 FS2 classes, 4 KS1
classes and 7 KS2 classes.
Locking is a popular school with children coming
to us from all parts of Weston. It is a community where the
education of the whole child is developed in a caring organised
and happy environment. We recognise and respond to the strengths
and needs of all members of the school in order to realise
the full potential of everyone. We enjoy, 'Working Together,
Playing Together and Learning Together'.You can look at some
pictures of our school activities on our website
THE ARK PRE-SCHOOL
For Children ages 2 - 5 at St Augustine's Church
Centre. Nine sesssions per week.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Allottment sessions on Wednesdays offers a 3 hour session
where children can dig, plant and grow their own vegetables.
We offer breakfast and a hot home cooked lunch every session,
alongside healthy snacks in our Snack Cafe. We pride ourselves
on our 5 star food hygiene rating and our ‘Good’
Ofsted rating. We are in receipt of Government funding for
2, 3 & 4 year olds. Our team consists of Karen Compitus
Manager, Tina Hale Deputy Supervisor, Anne O’Neill Key
worker and Fabienne Schoch, our resident cook.
As well as an outside play area which includes a music station
and mud kitchen, we have our wonder garden on the Green where
children can learn about plants, wildlife and explore sand,
water and other materials.
We welcome all of our new families who I know will have an
exciting adventure here at The Ark Preschool.
Forr more information phone 07984 908098 to speak with Karen
BABY & TODDLER GROUP
We are a fun and friendly group who meet on Thursday
mornings in school term times at Locking Village Hall, from 10
am to 12 noon. The group is aimed at children from birth to school
age. We have lots of toys to share and a table which we rotate
between puzzles, crafts, playdough and drawing. We have a group
sing-along and finish off with storytime each week.
The cost is just £2.00 per family and tea, coffee, squash
and biscuits are included. We have a Facebook page where you can
keep up to date with what’s going on and any special events.
Parents, grandparents, and carers are all welcome, so please come
along; we’d love to meet you.
Our leader is Emma Harraway – tel 07702094402 for further
Locking Village Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-12pm and 12:30pm-3:30pm.
Thursday 12:30pm-3:30pm. Lunchclub runs 12:00pm-12:30pm.
Locking Preschool provides good quality care and education to
children aged between 2-5 years. Free 15 hours government funding
is also avaliable for children aged 2 years and above. ‘Outstanding’
Ofsted rated in Jan 2017. Contact Claire Stirrup 07760 482092
Enjoy singing songs old and new?
We meet at The Radio Wing near the entrance to Locking Parklands
on 1st Wednesday of each month 7.30pm - 9.00pm
New singers welcome - open to all aged 15+. For info contact Ninelle
on 01934 822186
STEEP HOLM SHIRKERS
The 'Shirkers' are supporters of Steep Holm Island off
the coast at Weston-super-Mare: we raise funds, work on the island,
do talks etc. Some of the members work on the island as required,
as well as fundraising, but most of them are ‘armchair’
members who are keen to support us. Subs are now due for the year.
The next newsletter is also due now, with notes about dates and
historical notes about the island. We hope to have a Skittles
and Food Night soon, with a Pub Night in May. Information about
trips etc will be available soon. Please let me know if you would
like to go on the waiting list. Dave Wallace tel 823312
FRIENDS OF THE HELICOPTER MUSEUM
Our next fundraising stall will be at the Helicopter Museum ‘World
Weekend on 8th – 9th April 2017.
If anyone would like to help on Sunday 9th April, please let Dave
on telephone number 823312. www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk
Our next event is a Table Top Sale in Locking Village Hall on
Saturday 8th April
2017. Tables are available to hire at £5 each. We will be
event in May – this is to be confirmed and our first Coach
Trip will be on Sunday
25th June 2017.To join our mailing list, tel 823312 – Dave
LOCKING GREEN WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
Meetings in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on 2nd Tuesday
of each month. Visitors are welcome and we have
a varied programme of Speakers. We play Skittles and Darts and
join in many events organised by the Avon Federation of Women's
Institutes. There are outings, a quiz, talks and much more. Come
along and see what we have to offer. For more information contact
Jane Blinco tel 01934 823704. Our programme for 2017 includes:
June 13th - 'Flower arranging' speaker Jo Jacobs
July 11th - 'Aardman Animations' speaker Jim Parkyn
August - Summer Supper
September 12th - 'Island talk' speaker Dave Wallace
October 10th - Annual meeting. Election of officers and committee
November 14th - 'How I became a kitchen maid' speaker Kay Wych
December 12th - Stoggymen - Country and Folk singers
ACITVE FITMESS CLUB
Tuesday 10-11am at the Church Centre, Locking
Were you inspired by Angela Rippon and her TV programme How to
Stay Young? Physical activity plays a big part in ageing well
and Active Seniors Fitness is specially designed with older adults
in mind. Regular physical activity can enhance quality of life
and slow down the ageing process. It can help stabilise weight,
improve bone density, especially at the hips and improve cardiovascular
function. Class members have all said they always feel really
well after attending the Active Seniors Fitness class and all
have remarked on the improvement in their balance and stamina.
The class consists of movement to music but a chair is always
available if anyone feels unsteady
Contact Amanda 07814 392217 for more information
Meets in the Coach House, Locking on 2nd Fridays, at 12.15pm for
12.30pm To join the group, please contact Tony Coles 01934 822678
SING & PRAISE EVENINGS
Come and sing with us. We meet in St Augustine’s Church,
Locking on 2nd Fridays, 7-8pm
Meeting in the Church Centre on Wednesdays, fortnightly at 2-4pm
Wednesday 12th April Bring and Buy Sale
Wednesday 26th April ‘British Piers, Fun & Frivolity’
Wednesday 10th May Table Top Games
Wednesday 24th May Bingo
OVER 60’S CLUB
Meets every two weeks in the Village Hall at 6.30 pm. The cost
is £1 per meeting. There are talks, music etc open to all
Over 60s Luncheon on Wednesday 27th July in Locking Village Hall.
A fun event and a good luncheon. Bookings tel 823312
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Hutton, Locking and Oldmixon Branch of the Royal British Legion
– New Members Welcome
Meets at Hutton Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month
at 19:30. We are holding an open meeting on
Tuesday 14th March with a guest speaker from Western Air Ambulance
followed by a programmed Branch Meeting on Tuesday 11thApril.
Legion membership offers a wealth of opportunities to build relationships
and share experiences with like-minded people. We can promise
new members a warm and friendly welcome and would be delighted
to meet you at one of our meetings. For more information, please
Contact Peter Follett (Branch Secretary) T: 01934 814637
MENDIP SOCIETY EVENTS PROGRAMME
The Mendip Society has a regular selection of Walks and Talks.
Visitors are very welcome, £3.00 (members £1.50).
Not necessary to book.Winscombe Talks are held at St. James Church
Hall, Winscombe and commence at 7:30pm. Walks take place most
weekends throughout the Mendips. For more information call 01934
LOCKING DOCTORS SURGERY
Adjacent to the Village Hall, every morning Monday - Friday
Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 12.00midday. Tel 01934 823204
60, Genville Avenue, Locking. Tel 01934 827771
Open Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 6.30pm, Sat: 9.00am to 1.00pm
MANOR STORES AND POST OFFICE
1 - 2 Manor Court, Meadow Drive, Locking. Tel: 01934 822501
Open Mon - Sat: 7.00am to 6.30pm, Sun: 8.00am to 1.00pm
“Reading the article on Manor Stores in
the July issue of ‘CrossLinks’ has given me the opportunity
to say a big ‘Thank You’ to the
proprietors, Robert and Lesley. Robert has been delivering my
weekly shopping order without fail since 2006. Manor Stores and
now the Post Office needs everyone’s support. Locking Village,
I feel, would be much the poorer without them.” ~ Mrs. K.
FOR HEALTH VISITOR DROP-IN SESSIONS
- Ashcombe Children's Centre, Tel: 426380
Stepping Stone Walk, off Earlham Grove, WsM
Tuesdays from 9.00 - 11.30am
- Central Weston Children's Centre, Tel: 426794
81-83 Meadow Street, WsM
Tuesdays 10.00 - 11.30 am
- South Weston Children's Centre, Tel 427550
For all Healthy Living Centre, Wednesdays 9.00 - 11.00 am Lonsdale
- Banwell Children's Centre,
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1.30 - 3.30 pm
West Street, Banwell
- Milton and Old Worle Children's Centre, Tel: 426380
Mendip Avenue, Worle, WsM Thursdays from 9.30 - 11.30 am
- Oldmixon Family Centre, Tel: 427619
Monkton Ave WsM Fridays from 9.00 - 10.30
LOCKING PARISH COUNCIL
Meets in the Village Hall on the 1st Thursday evening of each
month. The Parish Clerk is open to visitors in the Village Hall
office on a Tuesday morning from 10.00am - 2.00pm. Contact Tel:
01934 820786. Website: www.lockingpc.co.uk
Visits Locking fortnightly on Thursdays and stops at Meadow Drive
11.50am - 1.20pm.
Friendly staff, lots of books, talking and large print books.
PC Dave Eastham, PCSO Aisha Mitchell, PCSO Keyley Anerson and
PC Mark Savage are the local neighbourhood policing team. Contact
them either on 101 or via www.avonandsomerset.police.uk
Collections every Thursday. Green recycling boxes weekly. Black
wheelie bin and Green garden waste wheelie bins alternate weeks.
Remember to order
your new Green wheelie bin from North Somerset Council.
ST AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH CENTRE HALLS & MEETING
The Church Centre can be booked
for hire by anyone wishing to hold meetings or parties. There
are 2 Halls - a large one and a small Hall and also a purpose-built
Lounge with kitchen facilities. Any booking of the Hall includes
the use of a fully fitted kitchen To enquire about hiring the
Centre for parties and events please contact Chris Wilkins on
01934 822857 or click on Contact
LOCKING VILLAGE HALL
To hire the Village Hall please contact Hazel on 01934 822129
Sunset from Weston-super-Mare looking towards Flat Holm and Wales
Photo - Matt Begent