Locking News and Events
Events and Activities
around Locking Parish, North Somerset
Join us for a Mothering Sunday service 10.00am 31st
March at St Augustine's Church Locking
Flowers for all the ladies. Everyone welcome - bring a friend.
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.
On Saturday 6th April 2019 to celebrate the restoration
of the Tower and Bells at St Augustine’s Church, Locking
You are invited to ….
- 10.00am Bell ringing in the tower by local band of ringers
- 11.00am Re-dedication Service led by the Archdeacon of
- 12 noon Lunch in Church Centre with hand bell ringing
- 1.00pm - 2.15pm Open ringing in the tower
- 2.30pm Tower tours - climb the tower, learn about bell
- Local History Displays in the church
For information contact 01934 822857
ST AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, LOCKING, PARADE SERVICES
The Easter Eggsperience - 16th-18th April
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 Cubs in Locking Church Centre on Thursdays
5.45pm - 7.15pm,
1st Locking Harriers Cubs in Locking Church Centre on Tuesdays
6.30 - 8.00pm.
1st Locking Tornados Beavers in Locking Church Centre on Tuesdays
5.15 - 6.15pm
1st Locking Lancaster Beavers in Locking Church Centre on
Fridays 6.15pm - 7.15pm
2nd Locking Brownies, Locking Church Centre on Wednesdays,
5.30 - 7.00pm
3rd Locking Rainbows, Locking Church Centre on Mondays 6.15
- 7.15pm, tel: 07795 568041
3rd Locking, Brownies, Locking Church Centre on Mondays 6.00
- 7.15pm, tel: 07795 568041
2nd Locking Rainbows, tel: 07480 140445
3rd Locking Guides, Locking Church Centre on Mondays 7.30
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: Monday 3 September 2018 to Friday 26 October 2018.
term 2: Monday 5 November 2018 to Friday 21 December 2018.
term 3: Tuesday 8 January 2019 to Friday 15 February 2019.
term 4: Monday 25 February 2019 to Friday 5 April 2019.
term 5: Tuesday 23 April 2019 to Friday 24 May 2019.
term 6: Monday 3 June 2019 to Tuesday 23 July 2019
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
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Sessions 8.30 - 11.30 &
12.30 - 15.30 Term time only.
Wednesday: 8.30 - 12.30 Allotment based fun (afternoon sessions
to follow at later date depending on demand.)
Allottment sessions on Wednesdays offers a 3 hour session
where children can dig, plant and grow their own vegetables.
We offer breakfast 8.30 - 9.00am 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. Children ages 2 - 5
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Term time only.
Morning Session 9:00am - 12:00noon
Afternoon Session 12:30pm - 3:30pm
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 07810 242330
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 raised £429 from
the sale of books last year. With thanks to Rob and Leslie for
their support and to everyone who has bought and donated books.
Last year 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. Membership
is a minimum of £3. Details from 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 had a successful fundraising stall at the
Christmas Fayre and we handed over £150, so we were able
to reach our target for the year.
The old entrance building has been cleared and the
metal structure of the
new building is being erected. It will incorporate offices, stores
as well as the café and shop. 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 the Museum of the
Airfield. Please contact Lee or Tom on tel 635227.
We have already had our ‘Faggots and Peas’ Night and
AGM in January, and are looking for new members and ideas for
fundraising through our social events. If you would like to get
involved, please contact Dave Wallace on 823312.
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 2019 programme includes
Jan 8th - Fire Safety at Home - Avon Fire and Rescue service
Feb 12th - Voyage to Australia in 1850 - Alison Soars
Mar 12th - Dementia Friends - Alan Richardson
Apr 9th - The Role of the PCSO - Kayley Anderson
May 14th - Speaker Dave Wallace, resolutions voting
June 11th - Dogs Helping Kids - Nik Gardner
July 9th - History of Locking (meeting in Locking Church) - Simon
Aug 13th - Craft Evening and Bring and Share supper
Sept 10th - Breast Cancer Awareness - speaker tbc
Oct 8th - Annual Meeting. Outside the Box makeup - Jules Derrick
Nov 12th - History of Walker and Ling - Sam Walker
December (date tbc) - Christmas Meal
LOCKING & HUTTON WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP
Meetings in the Green Lounge at Locking, Church Centre, 1st, 3rd
and 5th Thursdays from 2.45pm - 4pm
LOCKING FITMESS CLUB (Legs, Bums
Active Seniors Fitness Class
Meets 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