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St Augustine's Church Centre Locking 10.00am Sunday 8th December -
Everyone welcom - especially chridren. costumes available from 9.30am.

6.00pm on Sunday 22nd December, St Augustine's Church, Locking
Everyone welcome

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 look around.

We are inviting everyone in the parish to have a star in their front garden. The star can be bought or made, lit or unlit. Please
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.


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 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

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.

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.

Every Wednesday afternoon in term time only in St Augustine's 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.

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 - 9.00pm,
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
Website www.locking.n-somerset.sch.uk

School term dates:
- Term 1: Monday 2nd September 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019
Inset Days: Monday 2nd September, Tuesday 3rd September
- Term 2: Monday 4th November 2019 to Friday 20th December 2019.
Inset Day: Monday 4th November
- Term 3: Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 14th February 2020.
- 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 postal address.

For Children ages 2 - 5 at St Augustine's Church Centre.
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 hallLOCKING PRE-SCHOOL
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

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.
Locking 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 and toilets,
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 the year.
They would be happy with any time you have to spare. They also need
volunteers for the shop and new wardens for the Museum of the Airfield. Please contact Lee or Tom on tel 635227.

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

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 - 2.00pm
Dec 5th - Yvonne Criddle - Past, Present and Future
Dec 19th - Carols and Cake.

Meets in the main hall at the Church Centre, on Tuesdays 10 – 11 am.
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

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 Hall.

August 14th - Over the Caucasus Mountains - David Elsey
August 28th - Afternoon Tea
September 11th - Table Top Games
September 25th - Work of the Samaritans
For information please contact Anthea on 01934 820255.

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 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.

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 Dawn on 01934 820786

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