Locking Parish News and Events
Events and Activities
around Locking, North Somerset
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
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
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.
LOCKING PARKLANDS COMMUNITY CHURCH
For latest news and activities see
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
LOCAL HISTORY EXHIBITION IN LOCKING PARISH
CHURCH - Currently susupended
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 -
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
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 -
2nd Locking Brownies, Locking Church Centre on Wednesdays, 5.30
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
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
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
Morning Session 9:00am - 12:00noon
Afternoon Session 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lunchclub: 12:00noon - 12:30pm
Contact 07810 242330 www.lockingpreschool.com
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 823312.
FRIENDS OF THE 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
The Helicopter Museum is looking for volunteers
to join their team for
help setting up etc at their events which are held throughout
They would be happy with any time you have to spare. They also
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
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
LOCKING SENIORS' CLUB
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
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
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
MENDIP SOCIETY EVENTS PROGRAMME
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
LOCKING DOCTORS 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
Open Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 6.30pm, Sat: 9.00am to 1.00pm
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 ~
FOR HEALTH VISITOR DROP-IN SESSIONS
- 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
- 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
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: 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.
ST AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH CENTRE HALLS & MEETING
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
Sunset from Weston-super-Mare looking towards Flat Holm and Wales
Photo - Matt Begent