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 28th May - 4pm Pentecost Evening Service
Sunday 4th June - 10am Family Service
Sunday 11th June - 10am Holy Communion
Sunday 18th June - 10am Family Service
Sunday 11th June 3 - 5pm in Locking Church Centre
Crafts, songs, bible story, family time, drinks and cake for all
Lots of fun. Everyone is welcome. Please call Anne on 01934 823556 if you are coming.
Saturday 17th June 4pm-6pm in Hutton Village Hall
"Blinded by the Light" Crafts, songs, fun, games worship and hot food for all. Everyone is welcome.
17th June 2.30pm to 5pm
Hosted by John Parfitt and his daughter Amanda at 1 Castle Cottages, Wick St Lawrence, BS22 7YR.
Proceeds to Weston Hospice care. Bring own chairs if possible. Refreshments provided!
Job Vacancy - Administrator
The post holder would be required to work from the church office situated adjacent to Locking Church Centre, working 12 hours per week at an hourly wage of £12.00. If you think you might be interested in this opportunity, and would like more information including a job specification, please contact the church wardens Margaret Cooper 822408 or John Parfitt 07538
St Augustine's Church, Locking, is open 10am to dusk on Wednesdays and Saturdays for
Private Prayer, Peace and Quiet, and Local History Display.
Locking Summer Fair
Saturday 15th July 12pm - 4pm at Old Banwell Road playing field
Includes Coronation picnic lunch, with 'Locking's Got Talent' show, and 'The Great Locking Bake Off'
Lots of fun including bouncy castle, bbq, coach house bar, giant slide, face painting, entertainment, food stalls and much more!
Locking Community Living Rooms and Parish Pantry.
Locking Church Centre Green Lounge on Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm
Feeling lonely, Need some company? Public Living Rooms are a free relaxed space for folk to sit, get together, chat and share a cuppa. Come along and meet new people in your community, everyone is welcome. Free refreshments, chat, reading, games. A warm welcome awaits you. Includes Free Parish Pantry - Take what food you need. Leave what you can. For Locking residents only.
Locking Prayer Hour
12noon to 1pm in the Green Lounge. All welcome!
Please see our Giving Page to give online towards the upkeep of the church building, the ministry and our Mission Partners. At services and special events a card reader is now available for contactless payment. Thank you for all your support for your local church.
If you need prayer for yourself or another then there is a team of people ready to pray. For Locking, please contact Anne Wilkins phone 823556.
As a church we are trying to find out what people are concerned about in the community. Whatever age you are please let us know. 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.
Locking Parklands Community Church
Sundays at 11am on 18th June and 16th July. Refreshments from 10.30am see parklandscommunitychurch.com and Locking Parklands community church.
It is with sadness that we at Parklands Community Church announce that from the end of July, Parklands Pop-Up Cafe and our Sunday Gatherings will be closing. This was not an easy decision to make, but it is one that we feel is necessary at this time. Running community events is a lot of work, requiring a lot of time, energy, and dedication. Having served in the community for more than 10 years, our team has had increased commitments in our personal lives. These commitments have made it increasingly difficult to find the time and energy to keep the church running.
Parklands Pop-Up Cafe
Pop-up Cafe, 20th June, & 8th 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.
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!
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 10.00am – 12 noon in the Green Lounge in St Augustine’s Church Centre during term time. 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: Roxanne Simpson Tel: 822867
School Term dates Academic Year 2022-23
Start: Monday 15 April 2024
Finish: Friday 24 May 2024
Bank Holiday: Monday 6 May 2024
Start: Monday 3 June 2024
Finish: Tuesday 23 July 2024
School Term dates Academic Year 2023-24
Start: Monday 4 September 2023
Finish: Friday 20 October 2023
Inset Days: Monday 4 September 2023, Tuesday 5 September 2023
Start: Monday 30 October 2023
Finish: Wednesday 20 December 2023
Inset Day: Monday 30 October 2023
Start: Thursday 4 January 2024
Finish: Friday 9 February 2024
Inset Days: Thursday 4 January 2024, Friday 5 January 2024
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