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Sunday Services - St Augustine’s Locking Parish church will be open again from Sunday 6th December.
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Sunday Services -
St Mary’s Hutton and St Augustine’s Locking will be open from Sunday 6th Dec for worship at 10am and then at 11am. There are a limited number of seats at each service due to social distancing. Because of this we are asking everyone to REGISTER EVERY WEEK to say that they are coming to either service. In order to do this please ring Phil Etchells on 814461 from 12noon – 5pm any day. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The wearing of a face covering is mandatory.

Services in St Augustine's Locking Parish Church and St Mary's Hutton in December
Sun 6th Locking 10am / (11am) Advent Morning prayer - Hutton 10am / 11am Advent Morning Prayer
Sun 13th Locking 10am / (11am) Christingle - Hutton 10am / 11am Christingle
Sun 20th Locking 10am / (11am) Advent Morning prayer - Hutton 10am / 11am Advent Morning Prayer -
Christmas Eve Locking 4pm Holy Communion - Hutton 11.30pm Holy Communion
Christmas Day - Locking 10am / 11am United Holy Communion
Sun 27th Hutton 10am / 11am United Service for Christmas

Next Sunday 6th December envelopes and collection boxes will be available for us to donate to the Children's Society as we are holding Christingle services on 13th December. Please start collecting your monies to go into the envelopes or boxes to be brought back on 13th - thank you! We will be celebrating Christingle in church on Sunday 13th at 10.00am and 11.00.am. Come and join us.

For latest news and activities see https://www.facebook.com/ParkCommChurch/

Hunt the Angels
In the Christmas story angels kept turning up all the time - to Mary to tell her she was going to have Jesus, to Joseph to tell him about Jesus and to the shepherds in the fields. They all brought good news of great joy to to the people. We thought it would fun if we filled the village with angels bringing good news of great joy to all.
The weekend of 19th and 20th December is going to be Locking Angels Weekend and we would love you to join us.
We are inviting those who live in Locking village to make an angel - it can be a big one like a scarecrow size, or you can hang some in a tree in your garden or draw or make one and put in your window. The skies the limit - you've got wings!
Once you have made your angel then you need to register it/them with huttonandlocking@gmail.com saying your name and address so we can put you on the map for people to find, or leave a message on the answer phone 01934 822857.
The deadline for this is Thursday 10th December.
If you want a map these will be available from Parkside Café, from huttonandlocking@gmail.com or call 01934 822857 and we can e-mail one or deliver it.
As it will be Locking Angels Weekend we invite children to dress up as angels - adults you can wear a halo too!
Let's get creative, have some fun and spread some good news this Christmas!

Christmas Market Trail
On December 12th a Christmas Market Trail is being planned in Hutton by the owner of Toot Sweets, a food and drinks company based and living in Hutton. As churches we are proposing to have three stalls at times throughout the day. There will be a home made goods stall, with an instant Christmas present draw; a books and jigsaws stall and a Christmas Lights display in the evening with refreshments being given out. Profits from the lights will go to '4 U Mandy Jones’, a charity committed to relieving those suffering from or affected by skin cancer and those from the stalls will go to the churches. So, if you have any bottles, home made goodies or crafts, preserves, books, jigsaws, mince pies, little Christmas gifts please get them to either Mary Potter (812788), Jane Barry (813802) Sue Williams (811270) or Anne Wilkins (823556) and we’ll distribute them accordingly. If you want things to be picked up, give one of us a ring. Full details of the Christmas Market Trail can be found in Hutton News, Crosslinks, on Hutton Parish Council web-site and on Toot Sweets’ Facebook page www.facebook.com/TootSweetsvan

Mustard Seed FairTrade Coffee Morning
As we begin another lock down, the “Mustard Seed” will sadly be closed for coffee and social gathering during November. Hopefully we will be able to resume on Wednesday 2nd December, 10 – 12noon. Watch this space . . .

However, the FAIR TRADE goods will be readily available to everyone through November. Our shopping habits can be led by our Christian values showing that we care. We can all make a difference to the unfairness of the world by choosing ethically sourced products, and the Fair Trade symbol will guarantee safe and fair working conditions for the growers and producers, wherever they may be in the world. Let's be active in helping to improve the lives of these people, and help lift them out of poverty. We, who have so much -
“Let our lives mirror what is written on our hearts”. . . . .
For free delivery of any items in the Traidcraft catalogue, please call Gill & Eric on 813716 .
Catalogues, Christmas cards & Advent Calendars all available to order now.

WANTED: wool, bright buttons larger than a pound coin, and any ribbons. Pauline Moor knits twiddle blankets etc for people suffering from dementia and is in need of more supplies. Please contact her to arrange collection 01934 823306. Thank you!

MESSY CHURCH - Cancelled for the next few months
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 - Cancelled for the next few months
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 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.

CELEBRATION SUNDAYS - Currently susupended
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

LOCKING PARKLANDS POP UP CAFE - Currently susupended
10am - Noon at the Radio Wing on
Saturday 8th February
Saturday 7th March
A space to meet with others in the community as well as enjoy coffee and cake. Free fun craft activities for children.

LITTLE ARK TODDLER GROUP - Currently susupended
We are a very friendly group of parents, grandparents and carers who meet every Wednesday in St Augustine's Church Centre between 1:30pm to 3:00pm 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 £1.50 per family which includes tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. So why not give us a try and join in the fun. For further information please contact Gail on 07818 677635

CRAFT CLUB - Currently susupended
Meets in the Green Lounge at the Church Centre on Monday mornings from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
For information please contact Eileen Begent tel 82205

SCOUTS, CUBS, BEAVERS, GUIDES, BROWNIES & RAINBOWS - Some Currently susupended. Call the contacts below.
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 6.30pm - 8.00pm.
1st Locking Tornados Beavers in Locking Church Centre on Tuesdays 5.15pm - 6.15pm
1st Locking Lancaster Beavers in Locking Church Centre on Fridays 6.30pm - 7.30pm
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 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.

Locking village hallLOCKING PRE-SCHOOL
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

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
The new entrance hall moves slowly forward with a mix of professional fitters, members and staff doing their work - trying to keep costs low, but aiming for a very professional finish. 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 Green Lounge at the Church Centre, 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays from 2.45 – 4 pm

Feb 6th - Mac Kirby - The Samaritans
Feb 20th - Chloe Puddy - Scams and Scammers
Mar 6th - Women's World Day of Prayer - A Church in Weston
Mar 19th - All Members - The 1950s/60s Housewife

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

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.
Feb 12th - Photo Quiz
Feb 26th - James Vincent- playing keyboard
Mar 11th - Children's Hospice South West
Mar 25th - 'Care, Tax & Toy Boys' - Co-op Estate Planning

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. 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