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Unfortunately St Augustine’s Locking church building is now temporarily closed again due to Covid restrictions.
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St Augustine’s Locking Parish church and Locking church centre buildings are unfortunately now temporarily closed again. Follow us here online for news, updates and online services.

Locking Parklands Community Church
For latest news and activities see https://www.facebook.com/ParkCommChurch/

If you need help in these difficult times
Please call Anne Wilkins on 01934 823556.
Also The Red Cross has launched a help line for anyone that 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.

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