Nayland with Wissington Calendar & Photographic Competition

Do keep taking photographs for this popular competition

The competition will be held again; further details will be publicised shortly. We anticipate the competition will be held in late April so do get out and capture some scenes.

Photographs reflecting any of the 12 months of the year taken in recent years which represent our beautiful parish and our thriving community will be welcome; these may include scenic views, architectural and natural features, street scenes, community activities, and any seasonal or unusual aspects of the parish.  As usual the competition will be open to residents of the Nayland with Wissington parish, and those who work in the parish or are active participants in parish societies/organisations.   

PS.  If you missed out getting a copy of the 2024 calendar, there are a few copies still available (reduced to £3) from Forget Me Not, 2 Birch Street, the Post Office, Studio B Hair Salon or from 17 Court Street. They can also be purchased online from naylandandwiston.net/calendar  where payment is via Paypal and delivery by post.

Dates for your Diary

Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times
14th February: Parish Council: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall or by Zoom
16th February: Village Cinema: The Great Escaper  7pm for 7.30pm Village Hall
1st March:  Village Cinema: ’A Haunting in Venice’ 7pm for 7.30pm Village Hall
4th March: Community Council: AGM 7.30pm (Exec 7pm) Village Hall
4th March: Village Hall Management Committee: AGM 8.15pm Village Hall
9th March: St James’ Churchyard Working Party 9am-12noon
11th March: Royal British Legion: meeting ‘Boxted Airfield’ 7.30 for 8pm Church Hall
12th March: Conservation Society: AGM Mick Inkpen ‘Author & Illustrator of Childrens’ Books’ 7.15 pm Village Hall
13th March: Parish Council: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall or by Zoom
15th March: Village Cinema: ’One Life’ 6.30pm for 7.30pm Village Hall
23rd March: HortSoc: Spring Flower Show & Coffee Morning 10am-12 noon Church Hall - see schedule here
24th March: Nayland Choir: 30th Anniversary concert 5pm St James Church
Other dates and details can be found in the Community Times 

Community Times

The latest issue for February/March is now available here.

The deadline for receipt of copy (subject to availability/resevation of space) for the December/January issue is 3pm on 19th November.  

Film: For those of you not on social media, or who simply missed it.... as promised in the Community Times, here is the link to a fabulous film featuring Nayland's wonderful scenery and wildlife which was filmed by a local resident, Stuart Howells.  Watching this is a real tonic. 

Community Council Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on 3rd January are available here.

Nayland Christmas Activities: Christmas Trail & Tree Festival  

The Christmas Trail, which began during the Covid-19 pandemic,was back and it was wonderful that together the community set their creativity free to bring seasonal cheer to the streets of Nayland and Wiston.

Advent Windows around the village were decorated and from 1st to 24th December a new one was opened each day. Christmas trees and wreaths were displayed from 9th December

Community spirit didn't end there; many residents contributed further with some wonderful festive decorations and delightful deer, bringing much joy and amusement to the village.

View photographs of all these wonderful festive displays:

Advent Windows

Christmas Trees

Christmas Wreaths

Nayland enjoyed its first Christmas Tree Festival with 26 local organizations came together to decorate their tree in the theme of their activities; view the photo album here.

 

Nayland Coronation Celebrations:

Sunday 7th May 2023 : Like many other communities Nayland residents celebrated with a Coronation Picnic on Webb’s Meadow at the village hall.  It was a lovely, relaxed affair. just what the doctor ordered after the hustle and bustle of the past year.  It was a lovely, informal and jolly get together with about 150 gaily dressed villagers turning out to enjoy the sunshine and the lovely community atmosphere.  A huge thank you to all helpers for their efforts leading up to and at the Coronation Picnic and of course to everyone that came along. 

Answers to the Fun Quizes can be found below:
Royal Quiz Solutions
Think You Know Nayland Photo Quiz Solutions

5th June 2022:  the Platinum Jubilee celebrating 70 years of the Queen’s reign. It was a wonderful event with a fabulous atmosphere and reflected the spirit of the Community Council in true Nayland with Wissington style.  Whether you put up the bunting, rung the Church bells, sung in the choir, entered the fancy-dress parade, joined in with the community singing, were a member of the set up/clear up committee or just attended the event you were part of a day to remember.  Thank you so much to Wendy Sparrow and her team of helpers for a wonderful 1950s exhibition which evoked so many wonderful childhood memories for so many people.

View the photo Album of the Jubilee Party here

 

River Watch 

As featured in the August 2022 issue of  the Community Times, the following correspondence was sent to the Environment Agency expressing concerns over the management of the section of the River Stour that runs through Nayland,  They were asked to respond for circulation in the Community Times. These documents can be found below:

Letter to Sir James Bevan, CEO, Environment Agency
'A River in Need of Maintenance' Document
Timeline of Photographs 1975-present

The Save Caley Green Campaign

In 2021the Parish Council raised concerns regarding erosion of the riverbank at Caley Green and proposed putting vegetation around the bay to prevent further erosion.  There was public opposition to this; saying it would impair the open view and reduce access to the water’s edge; they would like an alternative solution such as installing revetment without vegetation. The background of this can be found in the following documents: 
‘A Much Loved Village Amenity’: reaction, options, why it matters and more can be viewed here.
Visit the 'Save Caley Green Nayland' Facebook page by clicking here
'Caley Green Vegetation v's Revetment: weigh up the pros & cons yourself' can be viewed here
 

Local Bus Service

Details and timetables can be found at Hedingham & Chambers


Upcoming Events [  Cal  | List ]


 
Table Tennis
Monday 26 February 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

Dance Club
Tuesday 27 February 2024
10:45-11:45
Nayland Village Hall
Dance Club

  Adult Dance Fitness Class


Practice
Tuesday 27 February 2024
13:15-15:15
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland Handbells

Nayland art group
Wednesday 28 February 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland art group

  weekly meeting


Zumba
Thursday 29 February 2024
18:00-19:30
Nayland Village Hall

  Zumba fitness class- to book please message 07791 496767


Nayland Baby and Toddler Group
Friday 01 March 2024
08:30-12:30
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland Baby and Toddler Group

  This group is open to all parents, grandparents & carers of preschool children with activities for the children .


Cinema: A Haunting in Venice
Friday 01 March 2024
18:00-22:00
Nayland Village Hall
Cinema

  Cinema : A Haunting in Venice


Table Tennis
Monday 04 March 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

04 March

Joint AGMs of VHMC & Community Council
Monday 04 March 2024
18:30-22:00
Nayland Village Hall
VHMC

05 March

Practice
Tuesday 05 March 2024
13:15-15:15
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland Handbells

06 March

Nayland art group
Wednesday 06 March 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland art group

  weekly meeting


09 March

Churchyard Working Party
Saturday 09 March 2024
09:00-12:00
St James’ Churchyard
St James’ Church

  All welcome to help tidy the Churchyard, no skill necessary.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.


11 March

Table Tennis
Monday 11 March 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

11 March

Royal British Legion meeting
Monday 11 March 2024
19:00-21:30
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland Royal British Legion

  Regular meeting

Local Social Media

There are useful local social media groups which offer interesting and useful information including:

Public Access Defibrillators
in Nayland

There are TWO Public Access Defibrillators located in Nayland – on the outside wall of Nayland Fire Station and on the outside wall of Nayland Village Hall.

Always dial 999 in an emergency, the call handler will know there is a defibrillator nearby and will provide the access code if needed.














The History of Nayland & Wiston





Get Involved! Find out about some Nayland-based organisations.