LOCKING PARISH NEWS AND EVENTS, NORTH SOMERSET
Locking Village, Oak Tree Park, Locking Grove, Locking Parklands and Flowerdown Estate
Services in July
St Augustine’s Locking church building is open again for Sunday Services.
Social distancing is observed so places are limited. Please book by calling Phil Etchells on 01934 814461
Sunday 11th July - 10am Morning service
Sunday 18th July - 10am Morning service
Sunday 25th July - 10am Holy Communion
If there are not enough places at the 10am service it will be repeated at 11am.
The Church is open for private prayer 10.00am - 12 noon on Thursdays. Come and visit for peace, quietness and prayer.
St Augustine's Church Services Online
Click Here for our online Services every Sunday from 10am
BBQ at Home Farm
Saturday 24th July Open garden with BBQ and cream tea. 12.30 - 2.00pm BBQ. 2.30pm - 4pm Cream Tea. Donations to Air Ambulance and Weston Hospice care. Call John Parfitt on 0753840230 to reserve a seat
The latest edition of Locking's Crosslinks Magazine can be viewed here
If you need help in these difficult times
Please call Anne Wilkins on 01934 823556 to chat if you need help. Also The Red Cross has launched a help line for anyone who is “feeling lonely or worried, finding it difficult to access food or medication", or are concerned about someone else who is.
Call free and confidential on 0808 196 3651 to chat to a Red Cross volunteer.
Help is offered with:
- Help with practical information and advice.
- Emotional support.
- Connecting with local support.
- The phone line is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
Christians Against Poverty
The Office for National Statistics said that 8.5 million adults were facing unmanageable debt in the UK, but only 1.7 million were accessing debt advice. In April our friends at World Baptist Church, and Locking Castle Church ran a 3 week CAP course about managing debt. Another course is planned soon. If you know of someone who needs help call 0800 328 0006. A leaflet about CAP is available from Weighed down by Debt
A BIG THANK YOU to Martin and to everyone at Locking Pharmacy and to all the volunteers for their hard work in getting the vaccination hub at the Radio Wing up and running and going such a great job in vaccinating people. It is all very appreciated!
Cycling for Brest Cancer
This July, Rebecca Asling from Locking is cycling 300 kilometres to raise money for Breast Cancer Now! Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate £5 or £500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.
For those of you who don’t know my history. Nearly 15 years ago I was pregnant with twins and super round! In October 2006 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and told I was going to start chemotherapy instantly, I refused as I was not quite 7 months pregnant. I refused a C-Section too, but finally agreed to be induced, and had Prudence and Penelope naturally. Had my milk stopped and started chemotherapy immediately afterwards. After 9 months of treatment, which involved chemo, a mastectomy and radiotherapy. With the mastectomy on my birthday! I was done. No reoccurrence of the cancer since, although other issues have arisen since mainly around lymphadenitis. I have since also been able to undergo a reconstruction too.
We're Breast Cancer Now, the charity that's steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We're here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.
Donate to Rebecca's Cycle 300K fundraiser for Breast Cancer Or search for Rebecca Asling on Facebook
Locking Parklands Community Church
Locking Parklands Community Church is ecumenical church which meets on Sundays at 11am in the Radio Wing Community Centre on Locking Parklands. Once a month they have a Pop-up Cafe. For news and activities see parklandscommunitychurch.com
Celebration Sundays - Will resume in a few weeks
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 enjoy our family worship.
Messy Church - Will resume in a few weeks
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.
Little Ark Toddler Group - Started again on 21st April
We are a very friendly group of parents, grandparents and carers who meet every Wednesday in St Augustine's Church Centre between 10.30am to 12.30pm during term time. All children are welcome between the ages from birth to school age. We have a large variety of toys including a slide, Happy Land, Play Dough and an area for very young children and much more. Every week we have a different craft activity. The cost is £2.00 per family which includes tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. So why not give us a try and join in the fun. Please contact Gail Smith on 822951 if you would like to come along. Please let anyone know who has pre school children who might be interested about this!
After School Club - Currently suspended
Free After school club at Locking Church Centre in term time on Tuesdays at 3.15pm. 'Walking bus' from Locking Primary School. 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 afternoon
Local History Exhibition in Locking Church - Will resume in a few weeks
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.
Learn about the fascinating history of Locking online at Locking Heritage Website lockinghertage.org
Locking Parklands Pop Up Cafe - Will resume in a few weeks
10am - Noon on Staurdays at the Radio Wing
A space to meet with others in the community as well as enjoy coffee and cake. Free fun craft activities for children.
Craft Club - Starts again on 21st June
Meets in the Green Lounge at St Augustines Church Centre on Monday mornings from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
For information please contact Eileen Begent tel 822050
Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies & Rainbows
In St Augustine's Locking Church Centre. Some groups have now restarted. Call the contacts below for information.
Monday 6.00pm-7.15pm: 3rd Locking Brownies - Contact: Carolyn Welford 07795 568041
Monday 6.15pm-7.15pm: 3rd Locking Rainbows - Contact: Becky Asling 07769 904081
Monday 7.45pm-9.00pm: 3rd Locking Guides - Contact: Carolyn Welford 07795 568041
Tuesday 6.30pm-8.00pm: 1st Locking Harriers Cubs - Contact: Emily Burnell 07909 220224
Wednesday 7.00pm-9.00pm: 1st Locking Hurricanes Scouts - Contact: Gareth Coombes 07780 830 966
Thursday 5.30pm-7.15pm: 1st Locking Spitfires Cubs - Contact: Dave Smith 07443 625 781
Thursday 7.45pm-9.15pm: Weston Mendip Senior Section/Rangers - Contact: Carolyn Welford 07795 568041
Parade services at 10am in St Augustine's church on Promise Sunday, Harvest Festival and Remembrance Sunday.
Locking Primary School
Acting Headteacher: Mr James Oakley Tel: 822867
School Term dates Academic Year 2020-21
- Term 1: Tues 1st Sept 2020 - Fri 23rd Oct 2020
Inset Days: Tues 1st Sept. Wed 2nd Sept, Fri 25th Sept
- Term 2: Mon 2nd Nov 2020 - Fri 18th Dec 2020
Inset Day: Mon 2nd November 2020.
- Term 3: Mon 4th Jan 2021 - Fri 12th February 2021
- Term 4: Mon 22nd Feb 2021 - Thurs 1st April 2021
Inset Days: Fri 12th Mar 2021, Thurs 1st April 2021
- Term 5: Mon 19th April 2021 - Fri 28th May 2021
Bank Holiday: Mon 3rd May 2021
- Term 6: Mon 7th June 2021- Wed 21st July 2021
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.
At Locking Primary School, Lime Close, Locking. We welcome 2, 3 and 4 year old's. Parents/carers are welcome to have as many settling in/taster sessions with their child before they start their sessions
We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Term time only.
Morning Session 9:00am - 12:00noon, Afternoon Session 12:30pm - 3:30pm, Lunchclub: 12:00noon - 12:30pm
Contact 07810 242330 www.lockingpreschool.com
Locking Parklands School
Parklands Educate Together Primary school opened in September 2018 on a temporary site, moving to our new permanent building on Russell Road in September 2020. We are delighted with our new facilities and look forward to welcoming you to our school at the heart of the community, providing a great learning environment for all its pupils and local groups alike.
Headteacher Jeremy Hughes Tel: 01934 404555 parklandset.org.uk
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. 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
Locking Parkside Cafe
Offers freshly ground premium coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and snacks all from locally sourced food. Parkside café is located opposite the park next to the local Pharmacy. We have seating inside and out and the local park is ideal for the children to play in. 62 Grenville Avenue, Locking parksidecafe.co.uk
Locking Doctors Surgery - Village Hall surgery currently closed.
Contact 168 Locking Road Medical Tel 01934 624242
Village 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
Martin and his team are available for prescriptions and consultation
Open Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 6.30pm, Sat: 9.00am to 1.00pm
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: lockingpc.co.uk
PC Dave Eastham, PCSO Aisha Mitchell, PCSO Keyley Anerson and PC Mark Savage are our local neighbourhood policing team.Please feel free to contact them if you have any issues or concerns. Contact them either on 101 or via avonandsomerset.police.uk
Current weather conditions from Locking Weather station and forecasts for the Locking area can be viewed at lockingweather.co.uk
Locking Park Football Club
We currently have an adult first and a reserve team in the first and second division of the Weston and District leagues. For youth we have on under 8, one under 9, two under 12, one under 14 teams and a new under 18 team. We are always looking for new players for all age groups. If you are interested see lockingparkfc.co.uk
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 Pam on 823312.
Friends of the Helicopter Museum
The new entrance building is now open and nearly complete with a brand new cafe and display area. Currently closed due to Lockdown it is due to re-open on 19th May. See 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.
Locking and Hutton Women's Fellowship - Currently suspended
Meetings in the Green Lounge at the Church Centre, 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays from 2.45 – 4 pm
Locking Seniors Club - Currently susupended
New members welcome.
We meet fortnightly, in the St. Augustine's Church Hall on Wednesdays, 3.15- 5.15 in the large
hall. If you would like more information please contact Anthea on 01934 820255.
Oak Tree Park Residents Association
A community bus visits the site to take passengers to the Weston town centre and various other drop-offs arranged with the driver. A time table leaflet can be obtained from Weston and District Community transport Tel: 629657 or Oaktree Park Residents Association; Les Mason Tel: 07817 154 845
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 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 themendipsociety.org.uk
Venues for Health Visitors Drop-in Sessions
- Tuesdays from 9.00 - 11.30am,, Ashcombe Children's Centre, Stepping Stone Walk, off Earlham Grove, WsM, Tel: 426380
- Tuesdays 10.00 - 11.30 am, Central Weston Children's Centre, 81-83 Meadow Street, WsM, Tel: 426794
- Wednesdays 9.00 - 11.00 am, South Weston Children's Centre, Flonsdale Avenue, WsM , Tel 427550
- 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1.30 - 3.30 pm, Banwell Children's Centre, West Street, Banwell
- Thursdays from 9.30 - 11.30 am, Milton and Old Worle Children's Centre, Mendip Avenue, Worle, WsM, Tel: 426380
- Fridays from 9.00 - 10.30, Oldmixon Family Centre, Monkton Ave WsM, Tel: 427619
Visits Locking fortnightly on Fridays and stops at Meadow Drive 4.20pm - 5.05pm.
Friendly staff, lots of books, talking and large print books.
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 Hall and Meeting Room
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