On 17th January Chambers announced there would be severe cutbacks to the service 84 (and others) and invited comments on the proposed draft timetables. The ‘consultation’ deadline was stated as being 27th January.
The existing route 84 Sudbury-Nayland-Colchester will run at school travel times and schooldays only - this amounts to one bus each way in the mornings and afternoons. They propose trialling a new route, called route 784, which will stop on the A134 (subject to confirmation with Suffolk County Highways).
Chamber’s new proposed timetable is not easy to fathom, but it looks as though there will still be several buses each day in each direction. Saturdays do not seem clear. There do seem to be times of the day very poorly covered (afternoons Colchester bound) and it looks like the bus won’t be veering off the A134 to go to Assington, Stoke ,etc to pick up; passengers will have to get on along the A134.
The 2020 calendar is now available to purchase in village shops; Nayland Post Office, Forget Me Not, Melissa's Hair Salon or from 17 Court Street. The calendar can also be bought by post. Click here for more details and an order form. The cost is £5, plus £1.30 for p&p. If you have any queries telephone 01206 262807 or email. For anyone interested, a few calendars from previous years are also available @ £2.50.
The stunning photographs in the 2020 calendar provide a wonderful record of the parish as it is today. They represent the diverse activities in our active community and reflect the beauty of the village and its surrounding landscape.
Wendy Sparrow, the Parish Recorder, has also included a history piece entitled ‘The End of an Era'.
Minutes of the meeting held on 28th October are available here.
On 14th August 2019 the water levels of the River Stour through Nayland became very low and water ceased flowing over the Horseshoe Weir and along the stretch of river to Horkesley Lock. The Environment Agency were alerted and arrived to rescue about 4,000 fish on 15th/16th August.
Further information and photographs of this incident, how it has been covered by television and the press and querying what is considered navigable can be viewed here.
Concern on the condition and water levels of the River through Nayland was discussed during the Community Council meeting. Several residents and the Conservation Society have contacted the Environment Agency asking why this has happened and asking for reassurances for the future.
5th & 8th January: Village Players: Auditions
7th January: Community Council: meeting 8pm Church Hall (Exec 7.30)
10th January: Village Cinema: ‘Dr Zhivago’ 7pm for 7.30 Village Hall
20th January: Women’s Institute: What Retirement Makes Possible Revd Canon Davis Atkin 7.30pm Village Hall
26th January: Village Cinema: ‘The Affair’ 1940s Vintage Tea & Prosecco Party 2.30 for 3pm Village Hall
7th February: Community Council: Nayland Fun Village Quiz 7.30pm start, Village Hall
Further dates and details can be found in the Community Times
The latest issue for December/January is now available here.
The deadline for receipt of copy (subject to space) for the December/January issue is 3pm on 20th November.
There are TWO Public Access Defibrillators now located in Nayland – on the outside wall of Nayland Fire Station and on the outside wall of Nayland Village Hall.
Please familiarise yourself with these locations and let your friends, family and neighbours know too.
Always dial 999 in an emergency, the call handler will know there is a defibrillator nearby and will provide the access code if needed.
‘Minutes matter’ when it comes to a sudden cardiac arrest. Public Access Defibrillators can save vital time whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive and can dramatically improve a person’s chances of survival when administered within a few minutes.
Film with afternoon tea and music.
Nayland with Wissington Fun Village Quiz, £12 per table of Four, Bring your own refreshments. Raffle, Table booking forms available on website or Rachel Hitchcock 263169 or email@example.com