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After school club at Locking school on Tuesdays at 3.15pm. Fun, games, stories and crafts. Led by Ben Notley from St Paul's Church and is a St Augustine's Church Locking project. Members of Locking church are helping Ben as well as volunteers from St Paul's. All children from Locking school are welcome. Parental permission required. Why not join in on Tuesday afternoons.

Meets every Sunday - 11am Sunday Gathering @ The Radio Wing, McCrae Road near the entrance to Locking Parklands
Community Pastor, Claire Roberts 01934 248818

Sunday 1st April – come and celebrate Easter with us at St Augustine’s at 10 am. The service will be a Family Communion for all ages. This will be followed by an Easter egg hunt. In the evening there will be a Benefice Holy Communion in Locking with our friends from Hutton. Everyone is welcome.

on 22nd April at our Celebration Sunday Service at 10am in the Church Centre. It will be a chance to focus on the work of Locking School and to present them with a gift. We hope to have input in the service from those in our church family who are teachers. Coffee, tea, squash and cakes will be served from 9.30 am for this café style service. There will be activities for the children. All ages are very welcome.

21st April and 19th May 2018 4 pm - 6 pm Hutton School hall
Lots of crafts, songs, story, active prayer and tea.For more details call Mary Potter on 01934 812788
Parents and children come together for a great time.

All events at 2.30—5pm.
May 26th - Mary & Ed French, 1, Canada Coombe - Afternoon Tea & Bring and Buy
June 23rd - Simon & Eileen Begent, Old Rectory, The Green , Locking - Afternoon Tea & Bring and Buy
July 28th - Carol Butcher, 118, Elmtree Rd, Locking - Afternoon Tea & Cake Stall
August 25th - Alex Robertson, 128,Elmtree Rd. Locking - Afternoon Tea & Bring and Buy

The tower of our beautful St Augustine's church is in need of repair. If you have ideas to raise money to help with the enormous cost, or would like to donate as much as you can, we could once again hear our church bells rining. Please cintact the Church Wardens; Mary French on 813634 or Simon Begent on 822050.

St Augustine's Locking church is a Grade 2* listed building and open from 10am - dusk on Thursdays and Saturdays. Includes a Local History Exhibition about Locking village, the airfield and the former RAF Locking camp (Locking Parklands, Flowerdown and Locking Grove) with maps and photos. Come and visit and learn about your local heritage.

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 neighbours.

Every Wednesday afternoon in term time only in Locking Church Centre. For children from birth to school start age
1.30pm till 3pm, £1 per family. Free play with a different art and craft each week and of course tea/coffee and juice with biscuits. All are welcome to come along so please give us a try we are very friendly and welcoming For further information/questions please contact Gail on 07818677635

Meets in the Green Lounge at the Church Centre on Monday mornings in term time from 9.30 am till 12.30 pm.

Meetings in the Green Lounge at the Church Centre, 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays from 2.45 – 4pm

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
We enjoy singing and socialising. Amateur and enthusiastic we sing for our own entertianment, making new friends in a happy relaxed atmosphere. Our song choice is a real mixture - shows, films, jazz, folk, personal favourites - anything goes.
New singers welcome - open to all aged 15+. For info contact Ninelle on 01934 822186

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 5.30pm-7.00pm,
1st Locking Tornados Beavers in Locking Church Centre on Tuesdays 5.15-6.15pm,
1st Locking Harriers Cubs in Locking Church Centre on Tuesdays 6.30-8.00pm.

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.

Head Teacher: Joanne Jones Tel: 822867

School term dates:

Term 1: Mon 04/09/2017 to Fri 20/10/2017
Term 2: Mon 30/10/2017 To Tue 19/12/2017
Term 3: Thur 04/01/2017 To Fri 09/02/2017
Term 4: Mon 19/02/2018 to Fri 23/03/2018
Term 5: Mon 09/04/2018 to Fri 25/05/2018
Term 6: Mon 04/06/2018 to Tue 24/07/2018

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 www.locking.n-somerset.sch.uk

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 see our website The Ark Preschool or phone 07984 908098 to speak with Karen

Locking village hallLOCKING PRE-SCHOOL
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. Contact Claire Stirrup 07760 482092

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.

The season starts in April - for details of trips to the Island and for booking, contact Joy Wilson on 522125. The Shirkers have two events coming up: a Cornish Pasty Evening on Friday 20th April at 31 Old Banwell Road, Locking; £9 all in, including drinks and another night at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy on Wednesday 16th May. Our first event there raised £111. We are supporters of Steep Holm Island. Membership is a minimum of £3. Details from: Dave Wallace, tel 823312.
Locking Helicopter Museum
The Helicopter Museum is looking for volunteers to join their team for
help setting up etc at their events which are held throughout the year.
They would be happy with any time you have to spare. They also need
volunteers for the shop and new wardens for their new Associate
Museum of the Airfield. Please contact Lee or Tom on tel 635227.
The Friends of the Helicopter Museum run occasional bric-a-brac, book
and tombola stalls etc. Help would also be most welcome with these.

For fundraising events contact Dave Wallace telephone number 823312. www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

We have had two successful events so far this year - a 'Faggots and
Peas' evening and a pub supper with skittles. Thinking caps are on for
the next event, although in the summer we are hoping to have a Cream Tea, a Garden Party and a Barbeque. For details of membership etc, contact Dave Wallace tel 823312.

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. Our schedule for this year includes
Tues 10th April - Banwell Fire Station - Colin Hornet
Tues 8th May - Whizzybug wheelchairs - Rae Baines
Tues 12th Jun - The Bee Keeping Ladies - Rosemary Burgess
Tues 19th July - Weston Hospice - Rachel Mansfield
Tues 14th August - Ploughmans Supper
Tues 11th September - Metting actors whilst runnung theatres - Peter Lee
Tues 9th October - Annual Election of Officers and Committee followed by fish and chips supper
Tues 13th November - Birnbeck Regeneration Trust - Peter Lander
Tues 11th December - Eric Holdaway and Friends
For more information contact Jane Blinco tel 01934 823704.

Meetings in the Green Lounge at Locking, Church Centre, 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays from 2.45pm - 4pm
Thurs 5th April – Tea and Chat
Thurs 19th April – Dave Bradley ~ ‘A Christian Copper’
Thurs 3rd May – Flower Arranging ~ Gillian Jones
Thurs 17th May – Hebron Lunch with Speaker
Thurs 31st May – Weston Hospice Tea Afternoon

Active Seniors Fitness Class
Meets in the main hall at the St Augustines Church Centre, on Tuesdays 10 – 11am.
and Tuesday 6.30 - 7.30pm at The Radio Wing, Locking Parklands
£5 per session, £25 / 6 sessions
Contact Amanda Ball 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

Come and sing with us. We meet in St Augustine’s Church, Locking on 2nd Fridays in the month, 7-8pm

We meet fortnightly on a Wednesday, in the Green Room at the Church Centre, from 2pm-4pm and all are welcome. We enjoy speakers, quizzes, entertainment, bingo and lots of laughter and friendship. Membership is just £5 per year with a £3 entrance fee which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. For more information contact Anthea Raines 01934 820255
Wed 11th April – Table Top Games
Wed 25th April – Terry Merret-Smith ~ ‘MGM Musicals’ - Entertainment
Wed 9th May – Dave Addis ~ ‘16 Bristol Victoria Crosses’
Wed 23rd May – Bingo

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 60’s!.
Over 60s Luncheon on Wednesday 26th July in Locking Village Hall. It will be a two course meal with drinks and coffee - £5 per head,
A fun event and a good luncheon. All over sixties in the village are welcome.
Contact Dave Wallace on tel 823312.

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.
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

The Mendip Society exist to protect, and promote enjoyment of, Mendip and has a regular prgramme of walks and talks. Walks take place each weekend (usually Saturday afternoons), and most talks are held at Wells Museum. Visitors are very welcome and it is generally not necessary to book. For more information see www.themendipsociety.org.uk

Adjacent to the Village Hall, every morning Monday - Friday
Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 12.00 midday. Tel 01934 823204

Genville Avenue, Locking. Tel 01934 827771
Open Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 6.30pm, Sat: 9.00am to 1.00pm

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. Thompson ~

- 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 Avenue, WsM
- 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


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 the Clerk on 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 our local neighbourhood policing team.Please fell free to contact them if you have any issues or concerns. 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.

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

To hire the Village Hall please contact Colm on 01934 820786

Sunset over Weston super Mare
Sunset from Weston-super-Mare looking towards Flat Holm and Wales
Photo - Matt Begent