Locking News and Events
Events and Activities
around Locking Parish, North Somerset
St Augustine's Church Centre Locking 10.00am Sunday 8th December
Everyone welcom - especially chridren. costumes available from
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
6.00pm on Sunday 22nd December, St Augustine's Church,
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
in St Augustine's Church from Wed 4th - Sun 8th Dec. The festival
is a 'first' for Locking and a start to the Christmas season
which we hope many will enjoy coming to. The church will be
open from 11-5 on each of these days for folk to come in and
FIND THE STAR
We are inviting everyone in the parish to have a star
in their front garden. The star can be bought or made, lit or
register your involvement at the Benefice office 01934 82355
by Dec 6th. We will then produce a map of where you can find
all the starson the weekend of 14th and 15th December.
PARKLANDS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Saturday December 14th Celebration!! 4pm – 6pm in Hutton
C of E Primary School hall
Lots of crafts, songs, story, active prayer & tea.
For more details call Mary Potter on 812788. Parents and children
come together for a great time.
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
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 Church 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. Everyone is very welcome – come along and
bring your friends and neighbours.
LOCKING PARKLANDS POP UP CAFE
10am - Noon at the Radio Wing on
14th Sept, 12th Oct, 16th Nov, 7th Dec
A space to meet with others in the community as well as enjoy
coffee and caje. Free fun activities for children.
LITTLE ARK TODDLER GROUP
Every Wednesday afternoon in term time only in St Augustine's
Locking Church Centre. For children from birth to school start
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.
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 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Rangers in Locking Church Centre on Thursdays 7.30pm - 9.00pm
3rd Locking Guides, Locking Church Centre on Mondays 7.30
2nd Locking Brownies, Locking Church Centre on Wednesdays,
5.30 - 7.00pm
3rd Locking, Brownies, Locking Church Centre on Mondays 6.00
- 7.30pm, tel: 07795 568041
2nd Locking Rainbows, tel: 07480 140445
3rd Locking Rainbows, Locking Church Centre on Mondays 6.15
- 7.15pm, tel: 07795 568041
Parade services at 10am in St Augustine's church
on Promise Sunday, Harvest Festival and Remembrance Sunday.
Head Teacher: Mr. Connel Boyle Tel: 822867
School term dates:
- Term 1: Monday 2nd September 2019 to Friday 25th October
Inset Days: Monday 2nd September, Tuesday 3rd September
- Term 2: Monday 4th November 2019 to Friday 20th December
Inset Day: Monday 4th November
- Term 3: Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 14th February
- Term 4: Monday 24th February 2020 to Friday 3rd April 2020.
Inset Day: Friday 13th March 2020
- Term 5: Monday 20th April 2020 to Friday 22nd May 2020.
Bank Holiday: Friday 8th May 2020
- Term 6: Monday 1st June 2020 to Monday 20th July 2020
Inset Day: Monday 20th July 2020
Locking Primary School is situated approximately
four 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 fulfill their potential. Developing the 'whole child' is
at our core. We have approximately 398 pupils, housed in three
separate buildings, a FS2/KS1 block, a KS2 block and a new
block. 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 two form
entry. We have two Foundation Stage Classes, four KS1 classes
and eight KS2 classes. In 2018 we became an Academy as part
of the Extend Learning Academy Network. Eight Primary Schools
benefit from working together to enhance and enrich the education
of all pupils. 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'. Our school is proud
to be part of the Extend Learning Academies Network (ELAN).
To find out more, please visit https://extendlearning.org/
To contact ELAN please call 01934 427134 To contact the Chair
of Governors, please write to Mrs. Vikki Beamish at the school
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.
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
Sept 10th - Hospital Radio - John Jiggins
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
Sept 9th - Tea and Chat
Oct 3rd - All members - School Memories
Oct 17th - Claire Roberts - Parklands Community Church
Oct 31st - Sue Badger - Village Agent
Nov 7th - Tony Cornford - Life on a Desert Island
Nov 21st - Hebron Lunch with Speaker - at the Heborn Chruch 11.30
Dec 5th - Yvonne Criddle - Past, Present and Future
Dec 19th - Carols and Cake.
ACTVE SENIORS FITNESS CLUB
Meets in the main hall at the Church Centre, on Tuesdays 10 –
For further information please contact Amanda Ball on 07814 392217
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
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
August 14th - Over the Caucasus Mountains - David
August 28th - Afternoon Tea
September 11th - Table Top Games
September 25th - Work of the Samaritans
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 Fridays and stops at Meadow Drive
4.20pm - 5.05pm.
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 Dawn on 01934 820786
Sunset from Weston-super-Mare looking towards Flat Holm and Wales
Photo - Matt Begent