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Events and Activities around Locking Parish, North Somerset

Locking Parish

Locking church is open from 10am - dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Includes a Local History Exhibition about Locking village, the airfield and the former RAF Locking camp with maps and photos.
All visitors welcome. Free tea and biscuits on Thursday afternoons.

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.

10am 25th June, Locking Church Centre
Come and join us for informal café style worship suitable for all ages
Coffee served from 9.30am. Songs, time for discussion and craft. Followed by a free lunch
All Welcome For more information please contact Rev. Anne Lee Tel: 01934 823556

The year's dates are
Sat 8th July: Village Fete
Sun 9th July: Open Air service in the park
Tues 11th July: WI speaker - Jim Parkin from Aardman Animations
Sat 15th July: Church Centre - charity jumble sale
Contact Dave Wallace on 01934 823312 for further information

The Village Fete organised by Locking Scout Group is on Saturday 8th July 2017 in the park next to the Village Hall and also in the hall. Tables for rent in the hall, contact Dave Wallace tel 823312.

The Open Air Service is on Sunday 9th July 2017 at 10am, in the park alongside the Village Hall. It will be held inside the hall if wet

These events are great opportunities to invite family, friends and neighbours to during the Summer months. So put the dates in your diary and come along to enjoy these Summer afternoons together and support the hosts who work so hard to prepare a welcome for us.
Sat May 13th - Yvonne & Noel Walter, Afternoon Tea 2.30pm - 1.00pm, 8 Beechwood Avenue Locking
Sat June 10th - Gillian Jones, Cream Teas & Cakes, Plant Stall, 2.30pm - 5.00pm, 68 Vereland Road Hutton,
Sat July 22nd - Rev. Anne Lee, Afternoon Tea, 2.30pm - 5.00pm, The Vicarage, The Green, Locking
Sat August 19th - Julie Hardy, Afternoon Tea, 2.30pm - 5.00pm, 32 Beechwood Ave Bring & Buy, Locking
Sat September 2nd - Alex Robertson, Afternoon Tea, 2.30pm - 5.00pm, Rear of 128, Elmtree Road, Locking
Please bring a folding garden chair to these events if you areable! Thank you.

Every Wednesday afternoon in term time only For children from birth to school start age
1.30pm till 3pm, £1 per family, Locking Church Centre
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 from 9.30 am till 12.30 pm.
Monday 5th June – Quilling
Monday 12th June – Quilling
Monday 19th June – Quilling
Monday 26th June – Quilling
Monday 3rd July – Making a Bag
Monday 10th July – Making a Bag
Monday 17th July – Making a Bag
Monday 24th July – Making a Bag

on 24th June, 28th October 2017 All at 9 am in Locking Church Centre Come and enjoy a full English breakfast with cereal and toast Also enjoy meeting new friends All men welcome – bring a friend If you would like to come along please ring the Benefice Office 822857

Meetings in the Green Lounge at the Church Centre, 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays from 2.45 – 4pm
Thursday 1st June – ‘Parentwise’ by Marion Dumbell
Thursday 15th June – Fun Quiz (Nothing too taxing!)
Thursday 29th June – Rev Anne Lee
Thursday 6th July – Summer Outing and Tea
Thursday 20th July – At Home – details to follow

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 2: Mon 31/10/2016 To Fri 16/12/2016
Term 3: Wed 04/01/2017 To Fri 10/02/2017
Term 4: Mon 20/02/2017 to Fr 07/04/2017
Term 5: Mon 24/04/2017 to Fri 26/05/2017
Term 6: Mon 05/06/2017 to Fri 21/07/2017
Term 1: Mon 05/09/2017 to Fri 20/10/2017

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 phone 07984 908098 to speak with Karen

Locking village hallLOCKING BABY & TODDLER GROUP
We are a fun and friendly group who meet on Thursday mornings in school term times at Locking Village Hall, from 10 am to 12 noon. The group is aimed at children from birth to school starting age. We have lots of toys to share and a table which we rotate between puzzles, crafts, playdough and drawing. We have a group sing-along and finish off with story time each week.
The cost is just £2.00 per family and tea, coffee, squash and biscuits are included. We have a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with what’s going on and any special events. Parents, grandparents, and carers are all welcome, so please come along; we’d love to meet you.
Our new leader is Cate Creed - phone 07803325059 for further information..

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. ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated in Jan 2017. Contact Claire Stirrup 07760 482092

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
New singers welcome - open to all aged 15+. For info contact Ninelle on 01934 822186

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. Trips to the Steep Holm Island are now taking place – telephone 522125.
The Shirkers are running a Table Top Sale in the Village Hall on 29th July 2017. Tables are available to rent at £5. Details and
Membership available from Dave Wallace tel 823312.
Locking Helicopter Museum
Our next fundraising stall will be at the Helicopter Museum ‘World at War’
Weekend on 8th – 9th April 2017.
If anyone would like to help on Sunday 9th April, please let Dave Wallace know
on telephone number 823312. www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

We are hosting a Cream Tea at ‘Charlotte’s’ in Winscombe on Tuesday 6th
June 2017 - £8 per head. Bookings via Dave Wallace tel 823312.
The Coach Trip planned for 25th June has been postponed, but we do
have a trip to Dorchester and Weymouth in September.To join our mailing list, tel 823312 – Dave Wallace.

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. For more information contact Jane Blinco tel 01934 823704. Our programme for 2017 includes:
June 13th - 'Flower arranging' speaker Jo Jacobs
July 11th - 'Aardman Animations' speaker Jim Parkyn
August - Summer Supper
September 12th - 'Island talk' speaker Dave Wallace
October 10th - Annual meeting. Election of officers and committee
November 14th - 'How I became a kitchen maid' speaker Kay Wych
December 12th - Stoggymen - Country and Folk singers

Tuesday 10-11am at the Church Centre, Locking
Were you inspired by Angela Rippon and her TV programme How to Stay Young? Physical activity plays a big part in ageing well and Active Seniors Fitness is specially designed with older adults in mind. Regular physical activity can enhance quality of life and slow down the ageing process. It can help stabilise weight, improve bone density, especially at the hips and improve cardiovascular function. Class members have all said they always feel really well after attending the Active Seniors Fitness class and all have remarked on the improvement in their balance and stamina. The class consists of movement to music but a chair is always available if anyone feels unsteady
Contact Amanda 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, 7-8pm

Meetings in the Church Centre on Wednesdays, fortnightly at 2-4 pm
Wednesday 7th June – Strawberry Cream Tea
Wednesday 21st June – Stuart Laird entertains
Wednesday 5th July – Quiz
Wednesday 19th July – Gingerbread Houses, Voodoo & Citadel’ by David Elsey

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. We are holding an open meeting on
Tuesday 14th March with a guest speaker from Western Air Ambulance followed by a programmed Branch Meeting on Tuesday 11thApril.
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 12.00midday. Tel 01934 823204

60, 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 Tel: 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 the local neighbourhood policing team. 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 Hazel on 01934 822129

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