Thank you to everyone who took part... whether entering photographs or voting for your favourite scenes.
Here are the images sent in by residents and were voted for by you as your favourites – click to view.
The photographs selected with the most votes were taken by Amelie Palmer (age 8), Kathryn Niven, Rebecca Gladwell, Patsie Ford, Antony Day, Mandy Cook, Sally Dalton, Gareth Bates and Rachel Hitchcock. Congratulations and well done to them!
We hope you like the photographs.... and will consider buying the 2023 calendar when it’s out. It will be available at the Nayland Flower Show on 6th August.
All the photos were lovely and will be kept as an archive of how the village looked at this time. Some of the other popular images can be seen in the Community Times results pages – click to view..
Do keep taking photographs throughout the year; the competition will be back again next spring.
Nayland with Wissington Community Council is planning a right royal celebration and we hope many residents will wish to participate…..
STREET PARTY ON 5th JUNE
Nayland and Wiston residents and their families are invited to join together to celebrate this historic event. With Over 470 seats booked this is now fully subscribed and we look forward to seeing you there.
Don’t forget to plan your outfits - 1950s style or red, white & blue - to add to the fun.
CHILDREN’S KINGS & QUEENS FANCY DRESS PARADE
There will be prizes for all the children who come along dressed as kings or queens to take part in the parade. For further information see here
EXHIBITION OF 1950s MEMORABILIA
The exhibition will be open n the Bar area of the Village Hall on Saturday 4th June at : 10am-4pm and on Sunday 5th Juneat 10am-12 noon and 2pm-6pm. For further information see here
COMMEMORATIVE JUBILEE MUGS
To mark the historic occasion a bespoke commemorative mug has been produced by the Community and Parish Councils.
We would love to hear from anyone who would like to be involved, or would be willing to help out in any way, even for a short while on the day setting out tables etc. Please contact Claire Buller on 07971 065856 or email
As featured in the Community Times, the Parish Council are proposing to put vegetation around the bay to prevent erosion. This will impair the open view and reduce access to the water’s edge. A considerable number of residents are against this proposal and would like an alternative solution using revetment without vegetation.
The results of the 'public engagement' carried out by the Parish Council in late August revailed that of those residents who submitted responses:
AGAINST PLANTING - 29%
WANTING ALTERNATIVE TO PLANTING - 65%
IN FAVOUR OF PC PROPOSALS - 7%
You can learn more on the background of this 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
Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times
4th & 5th June: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee 1950s Memorabilia Display 10am-4pm Village Hall bar area
5th June: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Street Party 12 noon - see above
8th June: Parish Council: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall committee room & by Zoom
9th June: Woodland Corner: Sponsored Walk & Jubilee Party on Fairfield, meet 11.45am at Woodland Corner
9th June: Women’s Institute: ’Podiatry’ Dr Sian Dawson 2.30pm Village Hall
12th June: Conservation Society: Open Gardens 2pm-6pm - naylandconservation.org.uk
17th June: Village Cinema: ’West Side Story’ 7pm for 7.30pm Village Hall
22nd June: HortSoc: Coach outing to East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens 9.30am - naylandhortsoc.org.uk
Further details and booking form here
26th June: Country Music Club: ‘Rick Storm’ 7pm for 7.30 Village Hall
27th June: Conservation Society: Nick Amor ‘Keeping the Peace in Medieval Suffolk’ 7.15 for 7.30 Village Hall
29th June: Community Council: First Aid Training 7pm Village Hall
The latest issue for June/.July is now available here.
The deadline for receipt of copy (subject to availability/resevation of space) for the June/July issue is 3pm on 19th May.
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.
Minutes of the AGM held on 4th May are available here.
Details and timetables can be found at Hedingham & Chambers
General CPR and first aid training
Nayland Baby and Toddler Group
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.
There are useful local social media groups which offer interesting and useful information including:
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.