LOCKING PARISH NEWS AND EVENTS, NORTH SOMERSET
Locking Village, Oak Tree Park, Locking Grove, Locking Parklands and Flowerdown Park
Services in St Augustine's Church
Sunday 17th July - 10.00am Family Service
Sunday 24th July - 10.00am Celebration Sunday in Church Centre
Sunday 24th July - 4.00pm Evening Service
Sunday 31st July - 10.00am United Holy Communion service in Locking
Sunday 7th August - 10.00am Family Service
Sunday 14th August - 10.00am Holy Communion
There is a basket in both churches for Samaritan's Purse emergency work for the Ukrainains. If you wish to give directly then please see www.samaritans-purse.org.uk
Tear Fund have produced prayer resources for praying for the situation in Ukraine. See: https://www.tearfund.org/stories/2022/03/how-to-pray-for-ukraine. There are some copies in each church for you to take.
Saturday 16th July 1-5pm Summer Fete on Locking Village Green organised by 1st Locking and Hutton Scouts. Loads of fun family activities and stalls. BBQ, tombola, bouncy castle plus much more.
Saturday 16th July 4pm - 6pm in Hutton Village Hall. 'The Incredible Journey' Crafts, songs, fun, friends, giving thanks - hot meal for the children, tea and cake for the adults. Everyone is welcome. For details call 01934 823556.
10am Sunday 24th July in the Church Centre. 'Pressing Forward'. Coffee and cakes served from 9.30am -singing - sharing - activities for the children - informal worship suitable for all ages.
Saturday 30th July 9.00am in St Augustine's Church Centre. Full cooked breakfast, friendship and chat. Bring a friend, all men welcome.
St Augustines Church is open for visitors 10am to dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for Local History display, Peace and Quiet and Private Prayer.
Saturday 3rd July 2.30pm - 5.00pm Open Gardens at Julie & Peter Hardy, 31, Beechwood Avenue, Locking. Afternoon Tea and Bring and Buy.
Never done Alpha before, want to look into what it means to be a Christian, have a friend you can bring? - then come and join us. Alpha is a great course and has helped many people come to faith or has deepened their faith in Christ. It’s not too late to join! Locking Church Centre Green Lounge weekly Wednesdays at 12.30pm beginning with lunch. Please contact Anne tel 01934 823556 if you are interested
Jesus and Me Locking children's group on 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays at 10am. We start in the service and then the children leave for their activities.
Locking Community Café
A big thank you to all who have supported the monthly café run by St. Augustine’s Church in the church centre. It’s a great place to meet and greet friends and to welcome newcomers to our village. In May we raised £130 for the Air Ambulance and June £94.15 for the Helicopter Museum. We are back on Saturday 24th September 10am – 12.30pm All Welcome! If you would like to book a month for your charity, please phone Hazel 01934 707981
Charity Quiz Night
In St Mary's Field Hutton. Saturday 3rd September 2022 @ 7.30 p.m. In aid of Diabetes UK and St. Mary’s Church Hutton. Question Master Tony Lay £2.50 per person – teams of 6 max. Tickets available from Chris Wilkins 822857, Kay Cole 811424 or Hutton Parish Council Office 813871. Bring your own food and change for the raffle Bar available. Due to licensing restrictions only drinks purchased from the premises can be consumed on site. Please respect our licensing rules.
Songs of Praise
United Benefice of St Mary’s Hutton and St Augustine’s Locking in the marquee Sunday 4th September 10am St Mary’s Field, off St Mary’s Road, Hutton with refreshments. All Welcome this is always a wonderful occasion when our two churches come together for worship. Come and join us!
As a church we are trying to find out what people are concerned about in the community. Whatever age you are please let usknow. Please put any subjects in the box marked Concerns in the church centre lobby or you can put them in the letterbox by the door of the church centre.
Foodbank donations can be left on the doorstep of John and Margaret Bailey, 31 Willow Drive, Hutton or Chris and Anne Wilkins, The Vicarage, The Green, Locking (next to the Church Centre) where they will be collected and taken to the foodbank.
Somewhere To Go
As the number of people using our service rises, the number of meals, we need to provide at the day centre, increases. Without donations we are unable to serve filling and nutritious lunches for those that need it. I am asking for help with donations to make these meals so we can continue to help vulnerable members of our community.... We are looking for the following: Meat, vegetables, fruit, potatoes, tinned meats, protein bars, marmite, honey, peanut butter, snack items, Cereal, coffee, sugar and anything else you feel may be of use. I would like to thank you all for continued support and thank you in advance for any items you may be able to help with. Please drop any donations off the Mike and Margaret Cooper, 33 Grenville Ave, Locking BS24 8AJ who will take then to Somewhere To Go. Thank you!
Locking Parklands Community Church
Locking Parklands Community Church is an ecumenical church which meets on Sundays at the Parklands ET Primary School. For meeting times, news and activities see parklandscommunitychurch.com and Locking Parklands community church. Regular activities:
1st Sunday in the month: 11am Gathering Sunday @ Parklands ET Primary School
2nd Sunday evening: Parklands Prayer Walks
3rd Sunday afternoon: Family Church @ Venue TBC
4th Sunday afternoon: Social Sunday
Every Tuesday: Midweek Church
Parklands Pop-Up Cafe
Pop-up Cafe on Sat 9th April, 14th May, 11th June, 9th July from 10am to noon in Parklands Educate Together Primary School. Come along for a chance to meet up with old friends, make some new ones, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a yummy cake, and let the kids do a free craft.
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.
Little Ark Toddler Group
On Wednesdays between 10.30am to 12.30pm during term time in St Augustine's Church Centre. 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!
We are a friendly group of ladies who enjoy a natter while crafting. We meet on Monday mornings during term-time resuming after the Summer break on Monday 12th September from 10.00am – 12 noon in St Augustine’s Church Centre. The cost is £2 per session to include tea/coffee and biscuits. We welcome new members. Please bring your own craft to start with, but later in the term we hope to have craft demonstrations which could introduce you to new crafts. For more information call Eileen Begent on 01934 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
Head of School: Natalie Sweet Tel: 822867
School Term dates Academic Year 2021-22
- Term 3: Tues 4th Jan 2022 - Fri 18th February 2022
- Term 4: Mon 28th Feb 2022 - Fri 8th April 2022
Inset Day: Fri 11th Mar 2022
- Term 5: Mon 25th April 2022 - Fri 27th May 2022
Inset Day: Mon 25th April 2022, Bank Holiday: Mon 2nd May 2022
- Term 6: Mon 6th June 2022- Fri 22nd July 2022
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
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
On Fridays from 9.30am -11.15am during term time in Locking Village Hall. We have an indoor and outdoor space providing fun, sensory, messy creative and educational play for tots age 0-5 years. Cost is £2 per adult which includes tea and coffee. ContactJoanna on 07751 966366
Manor Court Spar 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
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
Locking Park FC currently play in Division 1 (first team) and Division 3 (reserve tem) of the Weston-super-Mare and district Football league. We run training sessions on Locking playing field, Old Banwell Rd, thoughout the summer on Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 8.00pm. These sessions are for senior players (16 and over) of any skill level and any players nearing 16 looking to get into senior football. Locking Park FCJuniors have a range of age levels from minis to under 16s. 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.
The Helicopter Museum
The new entrance building is now open and complete with a brand new cafe and display area. 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. See helimuseum.com
Please contact Lee or Tom on tel 635227 or fill in the contact form on the Helimuseum website.
Locking and Hutton Women's Fellowship
Meets in the Green Lounge at the Church Centre, 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays in the month from 2.45 – 4 pm
Locking Seniors Club
We meet fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon, 2pm-4pm, in the Church Centre. We are a very friendly group and have plenty of room to welcome more members. Dates for forthcoming meetings: 29thJune 29th, 13th July, 27th July, 19th August, 24th August, 7th September, 21st September. We have room for new members! For more information, please contact Anthea on 01934 820255
U3A Guitar Group
Meets every Tuesday 2pm-4pm in the Locking Parish Hall, Grenville Avenue, Locking. So please come along and give it a try. U3A has 800 members in Weston-Super-Mare and holds 80 different groups including: table tennis, knitting, book club and French. All Welcome - Especially Beginners – Contact Chris 01934 517348 or Derek 01934 823342
Chair-based Yoga Exercise Classes
On Thursdays in the Village Hall. For information call Haze on 07980 697145
Locking Parklands Singers
We are a group of adults who enjoy singing together, having fun and making new friends. We sing for pleasure choosing a range of familiar songs we enjoy. You do not need to be able to read music and we welcome all singing abilities. Our musical director, Lucy Rush, leads us and helps us to sound the best we can in a ‘no pressure’ style. Occasionally, we also enjoy leading ‘singalong sessions’ for groups of people who want to join in and sing with us. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the Radio Wing, McCrae Road, Locking Parklands from 7.30pm-9.15pm. There is a small charge (£4.50) to cover costs including refreshments. Your first visit will be free, to give you a chance to come and see what we do with no obligation. Do come along we’d love to see you! For more information - contact Christine Hall - 01934 827686
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