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.

50th Anniversary of the Conservation Society

The Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary on the 6th June this year and in the centre pages of the Community Times is an excellent history of the Society written by founder member Wendy Sparrow.  It features: How it all began, Court Knoll, Exhibitions & Publications, Open Gardens, Photograph Archive, Horkesley Lock, Meetings, Planning & Highways, 1995 – 21st Anniversary, Test Pits and Nayland Meadow. The pages can be viewed here.

They are holding a celebratory evening at the village hall on Tuesday 25th June starting at 7.15 pm. The village hall will also contain a large number of stands exhibiting photos and details of the history of the Society.Please note this evening will be limited to MEMBERS ONLY and will consist of celebratory drinks at the beginning of the evening followed by memories of three long standing members and the evening will be rounded off with an amusing summary by Mr Chris Hunt. 

Dates for your Diary

Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times
3rd June: Village Hall Management Committee meeting 7.30pm Village Hall  
6th June: Royal British Legion: Laying of wreath to commemorate 80th Anniversary of D-Day 11am War Memorial
9th June: Conservation Society: Open Gardens 2pm-6pm 
12th June: HortSoc coach outing to RHS Hyde Hall - see booking form for details
12th June: 
Parish Council: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall or by Zoom
13th June: Women’s Institute:  ’Medical Detection Dogs’  2.30pm Village Hall  
14th June: Village Cinema: The Color Purple’  open 6.30pm, screening 7.30pm Village Hall  
21st June: Mid-Summer Solstice Picnic on Caley Green 1pm   
25th June: Conservation Society: 50th Anniversary Celebration for members Village Hall 
Other dates and details can be found in the Community Times 

Community Times

The latest issue for June/July 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 1st May 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 ]


 
Monthly meeting
Thursday 13 June 2024
14:00-17:00
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland WI

  Monthly WI Meeting with guest speaker.


Zumba
Thursday 13 June 2024
18:00-19:30
Nayland Village Hall

  Zumba fitness class- to book please message 07791 496767


Nayland Baby and Toddler Group
Friday 14 June 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 .


Nayland Cinema: The Color Purple (Musical)
Friday 14 June 2024
18:00-22:30
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland Cinema

Stour Valley Marathon and Half Marathon
Saturday 15 June 2024
07:30-18:00
Nayland Village Hall
H&T Running Ltd
hareandtortoiserunning.co.uk

  Stour Valley Marathon and Half Marathon Trail running events.


Table Tennis
Monday 17 June 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

Practice
Tuesday 18 June 2024
13:15-15:15
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland handbells

Nayland Art Group
Wednesday 19 June 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland Art Group

  Weekly meeting


24 June

Table Tennis
Monday 24 June 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

25 June

Practice
Tuesday 25 June 2024
13:15-15:15
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland handbells

25 June

50th Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday 25 June 2024
14:00-21:30
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland with Wissington Conservation Society

  50th Anniversary Celebration of the NWWCS


26 June

Nayland Art Group
Wednesday 26 June 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland Art Group

  Weekly meeting


01 July

Table Tennis
Monday 01 July 2024
14:00-16:00
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

02 July

Practice
Tuesday 02 July 2024
13:15-15:15
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland handbells

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





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