Nayland with Wissington Calendar & Photographic Competition

and the winners are…

Those viewing online over the weekend made their choices and the photographs selected were submitted by Sarah Amos, Amelie Palmer (age 10), Mandy Cook, John Revett, Darius Laws, John Dalton, Elaine Muskett, Jenny Rix, Tony Fryer, Suki Cohen and Julie Clarke. Congratulations and very well done to all. 

Thank you to everyone who took part... whether entering photographs or voting for your favourite scenes.

The photographic competition to generate images for the 2025 Nayland with Wissington Calendar took place over the weekend of 26th-28th April. There were just over 180 beautiful photographs submitted by 34 residents, making selection of just twelve scenes and a cover very difficult indeed; thankfully the choice was made by the 50 residents who voted.  The wonderful selection of photos submitted can still be viewed on the Community Council's website

The images selected for inclusion in the calendar are now being inserted in the village calendar which will go on sale at the Flower Show on 3rd August and thereafter at various village venues and events.

Dates for your Diary

Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times
24th July: Royal British Legion:  outing to 100th & 95th Bomb Group Museums 
3rd August: HortSoc: Nayland Summer Flower Show 2pm-5pm Village Hall 
4th August: Village Players:  boat trip from Sudbury Quay to the Henny Swan, with lunch 
5th August:  Village Hall Management Committee: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall committee room 
8th August:  Women’s Institute: Garden Tea Party at Lorna Rumsey’s home 
14th August:  Parish Council: summer meeting only held if needed for urgent matters 
23rd August:  Village Cinema: The Taste of Things’  French theme evening 6.30 for 8pm Village Hall  
2nd September: Village Hall Management Committee: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall committee room 
3rd September: Community Council: meeting Church Hall 8pm (Exec 7.30pm)
11th September:  Parish Council: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall committee room & by Zoom
12th September: Women’s Institute: All I Want For ChristmasCatherine Buchanon 2.30pm Village Hall  
Other dates and details can be found in the Community Times 

Community Times

The latest issue for August/September 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 13rd July are available 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 ]

Outing to 100th and 95th Bomb Group Museums, Diss
Wednesday 24 July 2024
Starts from Doctors' Surgery
Nayland & District Royal British Legion

  Coach tour open to anyone to visit 100th and 95th Bomb Group museums. These USAAF units recently featured in Steven Spielberg's 'Masters of the Air' drama. Trip to cost £25 per head plus lunch at a local pub at cost.

Thursday 25 July 2024
Nayland Village Hall

  Zumba fitness class 6.15pm - to book please message 07791 496767

Table Tennis
Monday 29 July 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

Flower Show setting up
Friday 02 August 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland Horticultural Society

  The 9 wooden tables from the outside store are required to display exibits

Flower Show
Saturday 03 August 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland Horticultural Society

  Visit our annual flower show with fantastic exhibits teas ,produce stall and raffle. Be the first to get hold of the 2025 calendar. All welcome.

Table Tennis
Monday 05 August 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

Table Tennis
Monday 12 August 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

Parish Council Meeting
Wednesday 14 August 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland with Wissington Parish Council

  Parish Council Meeting

17 August

Rector's Thank You Party
Saturday 17 August 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Church Benefice

  Thank you party

19 August

Table Tennis
Monday 19 August 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

23 August

Nayland Cinema: A taste of things ( French language film with subtitles)
Friday 23 August 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland Cinema

26 August

Table Tennis
Monday 26 August 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

02 September

Table Tennis
Monday 02 September 2024
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

03 September

Community Council meeting
Tuesday 03 September 2024
Nayland Church Hall
Community Council

  Meeting at 8pm (but Exec meet 7.30). Representatives from any village organisations and individuals interested in community activities are very welcome to attend. Agenda available on website.

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.