Locking Parish News


About the Parish

Locking is a village and Civil Parish in North Somerset, England. It is a predominantly quiet residential area of North Somerset, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south east of the town of Weston-super-Mare. It sits within the Weston-super-Mare and Villages parliamentary constituency, John Penrose MP is the duly elected representative.

As well as a Doctors Surgery and dispensing Pharmacy the village has a Hall, Church, 2 Pre-Schools, 1 Primary School, a Post Office and many other local businesses.

Here you can find:

Information from Council and Committee meetings
Information on booking the Parish Hall
Who your local Councillors are
How to Contact Us
How to Report a problem 

Notice of Conclusion of Audit - Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2021 - click here to view document 

** Locking Parish Council - Update May 2021 **

In line with Government Legislation the Parish Council from 7 May 2021 will revert back to face to face meetings for all Council and Committee meetings to be held at the Parish Hall or other suitable venues, these will be held inline with restrictions and public health advice in place at the time.
In order to comply with Track and Trace we ask all attendees to sign in using the QR Code or the Sign In Sheet at the entrance to the Hall. 

All attendees will be required to observe social distancing, wear a face mask and use the hand sanitisers provided.

Locking Parish Council thank you for your co-operation and look forward to welcoming you back to the Parish Meetings


Play equipment in the Park on Grenville Avenue, in accordance with Government Guidelines the play equipment has reopened, please take careful note of the notices situated around the park - this is for your safety (click here)  It is important that we all adhere to these measures to keep us safe - thank you for your co-operation.






Looking at Locking Newsletter - Autumn/Winter 2021 click here


Parish of Locking
That due to the resignation of Anthony Hetherington, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 9 February 2022 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 1UJ by TEN electors for the said Parish (or Parish Ward if warded), an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called it will take place not later than 13 April 2022.
Dated 20 January 2022
Dawn Tremlett
Clerk to Locking Parish Council
The Parish Hall
Grenville Avenue
BS24 8AR


18/01/2022 If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, there are Six vacancies on the Parish Council. Click here for more information.


Defibrillator situated at the front of Locking Parish Hall - Thanks to all who have supported the effort to get it here. Don’t forget fundraising goes on to obtain a second one for elsewhere in the parish.


We are also looking for a volunteer to carry out monthly checks on the defibrillator.

For more information please contact the Clerk on 01934 820786

Community-resilience logo


Strategic thinkers needed…Please click on the link above to find out more information and to register your interest. Thank you.





Twitter: @Locking2_Future

Phone: 07786 304862

Contact Us

Coronavirus Information



LOCKING PARISH NEEDS YOU - WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS TO COME FORWARD PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS or please supply your details to the Clerk on 01934 820786 / 07942 670873 or please contact The Rev Anne Wilkins on 01934 823556 / 079647 64324

If you are someone or know someone who is likely to be "at risk" it would be beneficial to supply their name, address and contact details to The Clerk or The Rev Anne Wilkins on the above contact details so that we can all ensure that they are supported. We don't need to know any medical conditions or personal reasons why the person(s) is considered to be "at risk" We can help with:

  • Picking up shopping
  • Posting mail
  • A friendly phone call
  • Urgent supplies

 Parklands Community Church Support group Locking area parklandscommunity@gmail.com

North Somerset Villages Covid-19Mutual Aid http://facebook.com/groups/632857620594697/

SCAM! Beware of Scams and Frauds for advice click here

Age UK Somerset – for local information and support

Age UK Somerset, has a new telephone support service and dedicated website available for older residents, to help them through this difficult time.

Their support line number is 01823 345610. If you are at all lonely or isolated and feel a chat would help, you can call, leave a message with your name and number and someone in the team will call you back. You can also email info@ageuksomerset.org.uk

If you would like to be put through to the information and advice team, then call the same number and choose option 1. The charity offers free and confidential information and advice for older people, their families and carers. You can also email infoandadvice@ageuksomerset.org.uk

The new website https://ageuksomersetcoronavirus.org.uk/ has been put together to focus on bringing the latest information and guidance on the Coronavirus, but also brings together useful links and resources for those in self-isolation. It includes information on where to get help in your area, including details of what the charity itself offers, how to stay mentally and physically fit and suggestions of activities to keep people feeling more positive.  If anyone needs printed copies of anything on the website, please contact them and they will arrange for this to be sent out to you by post.


Latest on North Somerset Council services

For the latest advice and information from North Somerset Council: Visit www.nsomerset.gov.uk/coronavirus or www.n-somerset.gov.uk/disruption

CORONAVIRUS - Latest Government Advice at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

New Welfare Provision Scheme launches

Financial support is available for people on low incomes who are struggling because of the pandemic.

Money is available through our Welfare Provision Scheme and can provide help for essentials like utility bills, bedding, furniture, white goods, clothing, footwear, and travel.

More information is available at https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/benefits- support/welfare-provision-scheme

111 first - If you need help from the NHS contact 111 first, by phone or online, for immediate assistance. Remember, in North Somerset we have the minor injuries unit in Clevedon as well as the emergency department at Weston Hospital. Use 999 for emergencies.


North Somerset Together

North Somerset Together is an initiative to help residents who are socially isolated with no support from family or friends access the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. It also helps those who want to volunteer to get involved to link up with the right organisations, and signposts businesses to relevant information.

 More than 1,600 people have now volunteered and are helping community groups across North Somerset deliver food and medication to those who are self-isolating with no friends or family to support them. Thank you to every organisation, group and volunteer who is working in our communities to make sure the most vulnerable are kept safe and protected.

Residents and businesses can access the service at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/together.

YOUR NHS NEEDS YOU - NHS calls for Volunteer Army



Handy Person Service - Over 60 or have a disability and need help with small jobs or repairs - click here

North Somerset Mobile Library Service - The mobile timetable can be found here: http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/leisure/libraries/bringing-the-library-to-you/mobile-library/

Please note that, at the present time, we are offering a Click & Collect service only. Customers can contact the mobile library in advance of its visit and arrange for up to six books to be ready for collection at their preferred stop, at an agreed time. Full details of the Click & Collect service can be found on our website: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/community-safety-crime/emergency-management/emergency-closures/libraries-emergency-closures.





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