Locking News and Events
Events and Activities
around Locking Parish, North Somerset
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Sunday 16th December 6.00pm Carols by Candlelight
in St Augustine's Church, Locking
Christmas Eve Monday 24th December 3.00pm Christingle
in St Augustine's Church, Locking
bring an orange at 2.30 to the Church Centre!
LOCKING PARKLANDS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Meets every Sunday - 11am Sunday Gathering @ The Radio Wing,
McCrae Road near the entrance to Locking Parklands
Community Pastor, Claire Roberts 01934 248818
FIND THE STAR TRAIL
Find the star trail 15th / 16th December around Locking village
18th December. This year is around Oak Tree Park. Come
and join us.
NUTTY NOAH (and support)
Sat Jan 5th 12 - 2pm Locking Church Centre, £6.50 per
accompanied child and £6.50 per adult. Search “Nutty
Noah” at www.eventbright.co.uk or tickets £8 on
the door if any remaining. In aid of Shiva Charity to help with
the building of Deepshikha School in Nepal.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
After school club at Locking school in term time on
Tuesdays at 3.15pm. Fun, games, stories and crafts. Led by Ray
Pilgrim from Christ Church and is a St Augustine's Church Locking
project. Members of Locking church are helping Ray. All children
from Locking school are welcome. Parental permission required.
Why not join in on Tuesday afternoons.
THE ALPHA COURSE
Have you got questions about life and faith? Do you want a safe
place to ask questions about being a Christian? Then come and
join us for a informal time together to explore the big questions
of life. The course starts on 24th January at 10am in Locking
Everyone is welcome. To book your place call 823556
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
DO YOU WANT TO HEAR YOUR CHURCH BELLS RINGING AGAIN?
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
contact the Church Wardens; Mary French on 813634 or Simon Begent
LOCAL HISTORY EXHIBITION IN LOCKING PARISH
St Augustine's Locking church is a Grade 2* listed building
and open from 10am - dusk on Wednesdays, 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
LITTLE ARK TODDLER GROUP
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.
LOCKING AND HUTTON WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP
Meetings in the Green Lounge at the Church Centre, 1st, 3rd
& 5th Thursdays from 2.45 – 4pm
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 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 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
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 see our website The
Ark Preschool or phone 07984 908098 to speak with Karen
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
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.
We had a fundraising visit to the Hunters Lodge
Inn, Priddy on 14November and
our fundraising begins again in February 2019, again at the Hunters
Lodge Inn and a Pasty evening in April. We were only able to manage
four public trips this year, the rest being cancelled because
of high winds, which have got worse over the last few years. However,
at the end of the season, we did have a visit from a cruise liner,
a first for us.
We are supporters of Steep Holm Island. Membership is a minimum
of £3. Details from: Dave Wallace, tel 823312.
FRIENDS OF THE HELICOPTER MUSEUM
We are a small group in the museum’s family, but
we aim to raise at least
£1000 a year. We have a fundraising stall at the Christmas
event at the
Helicopter Museum. Father Christmas flies in by helicopter and
we hope to
reach our target - the Christmas Fun Day is on Sunday 9th December.
The old entrance building has been cleared and the metal structure
new building is being erected. It will incorporate offices, stores
as well as the café and shop. Volunteers are always needed
for a myriad of
jobs, just call in to enquire. For fundraising events contact
Dave Wallace telephone number 823312. www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk
The Helicopter Museum is looking for volunteers
to join their team for
help setting up etc at their events which are held throughout
They would be happy with any time you have to spare. They also
volunteers for the shop and new wardens for their new Associate
Museum of the Airfield. Please contact Lee or Tom on tel 635227.
We are holding our annual Supper and Social Evening in the Coach
House on Friday December – guests are welcome. Then we have
our annual ‘Faggots and Peas’ Night at the chairman’s
house on Friday 11???? January 2019.
We are always looking for new members with new ideas for fundraising
through our social events. For details - contact Dave Wallace
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. Our schedule for this year
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 -
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.
LOCKING & HUTTON WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP
Meetings in the Green Lounge at Locking, Church Centre, 1st, 3rd
and 5th Thursdays from 2.45pm - 4pm
Thurs 7th June – Craft Afternoon - Shirley Pickford
Thurs 21st June – The Lord’s Prayer
Thurs 5th July – Tony Coles - Songs of Praise
Thurs 19th July – Cream Tea - Parkside Cafe, Locking
August – No Meetings
LOCKING FITMESS CLUB (Legs, Bums
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
SING & PRAISE EVENINGS
Come and sing with us. We meet in St Augustine’s Church,
Locking on 2nd Fridays in the month, 7-8pm
LOCKING SENIORS' CLUB
Members are enjoying the move into the larger hall and we have
plenty of room for new members in the New Year.
Membership is £5 for the year and then £3 to £4
a meeting , depending on if it is a speaker or entertainment.
If you like a laugh, companionship, interesting speakers or entertainment
why not come along and give us a try ?
Meetings are fortnightly at 3.15- 5.15pm in St. Augustine's Church
For information please contact Anthea on 01934 820255.
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
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 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
LOCKING DOCTORS SURGERY
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
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 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 of Green recycling boxes every Thursday. Black wheelie
bin and Green garden waste wheelie bins fortnightly on Thursdays.
You can order Green
wheelie bins 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 Colm on 01934 820786
Sunset from Weston-super-Mare looking towards Flat Holm and Wales
Photo - Matt Begent