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
** 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.
North Somerset Council prepares to support Afghan refugees – Can you help?
North Somerset Council is making preparations to support refugees fleeing Afghanistan and will welcome refugee families and help them to resettle locally.
It's not yet known what number of families will be looking for support locally, but North Somerset will work closely with the Home Office to ensure that they are welcomed and able to rebuild their lives safely.
Cllr Mike Bell, Deputy Leader of the Council and executive member for housing said:
"We've been proud to support refugees over many years, both as part of the Syrian resettlement programme and beyond. Our hearts go out to the Afghan people and all those living through such difficult times in Afghanistan.
"We stand ready to help in the resettlement of refugees and those who have worked with the British military in Afghanistan and who are seeking safety in the UK."
The council is now working to understand the details of the Government's resettlement scheme and establish what accommodation and support might be available locally.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Don Davies added: "We will support our Afghan friends to the best of our ability and are grateful to the many people who have already been in touch with us to offer help. At the moment the most pressing need is to find suitable accommodation. In time we will also need to support our resettled families with schooling, skills development and securing employment."
The council has already received a number of offers from the community keen to offer support. These offers include short and long term accommodation as well as clothing and other practical items. If anyone would like to offer accommodation they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
At this stage the council is not accepting other items and will make announcements in due course about any furniture, clothing or other household items needed by the families settling locally.
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
02/07/2021 If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, there are five vacancies on the Parish Council. Click here for more information.
Strategic thinkers needed…Please click on the link above to find out more information and to register your interest. Thank you.
LOCKING TO THE FUTURE
Phone: 07786 304862