The 2023 calendar is available to purchase in village shops; Nayland Post Office, Forget Me Not, Studio B Hair Salon or from 17 Court Street. They are priced £7 and make ideal gifts.
They are also available to purchase online from naylandandwiston.net/calendar where payment is via Paypal and delivery by post.
Alternatively, they can be ordered using the order form here with payment by cheque.
The fabulous photographs were taken by local residents and selected by public vote. The stunning photographs in the calendar provide a wonderful record of the parish as it is today. Wendy Sparrow, the Parish Recorder, has included a history piece entitled ‘Village News’.
The Trail is back by popular demand!
It has been wonderful in recent years to get together as a community and bring a little seasonal cheer to the streets of Nayland and Wiston. Once again residents have set their Christmas creativity free to be enjoyed by us all.
Again having Advent windows being revealed from 1st-24th December.
The Christmas trees and home-made wreath competition will be displayed from 9th December. The winners will be revealed on 20th December.
There will be other festive delights to see as well.
The Trail map, so you know where all the displays can be found, is available from: the Post Office, Forget Me Not, Studio B Hair Salon and Mill Stores or a copy can be downloaded here
Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times
1st December: Christmas Trail Advent windows are revealed
1st December: Village Cinema matinee: ‘Oppenheimer ’ 1.30pm for 2pm Village Hall
2nd December: Community Council: Christmas Fayre 10.30-1pm Village Hall
3rd December: Community Council: putting up the village Christmas tree High Street 9am
9th December: Christmas Trail Christmas trees and wreaths are revealed
9th December: Christmas Tree Festival St James’ Church 10am-4pm
10th December: Christmas Tree Festival St James’ Church 11am-4pm
10th December: Nayland Choir: concert ’Manchester Carols’ 4pm Village Hall
10th December: Village Players: Auditions ‘On Golden Pond’ 5pm Church Hall
11th December: Royal British Legion: AGM with Mr Andrew Morgan 7.30pm Church Hall
13th December: Parish Council: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall or by Zoom
13th December: Village Players: Auditions ‘On Golden Pond’ 5pm Church Hall
14th December: Women’s Institute: ‘ShantyFolk’ with mulled wine & mince pies All Welcome 2.30pm Village Hall
16th December: Christmas Tree Festival St James’ Church 10.30am-3.30pm
17th December: Candlelit Carol Service at St James’ Church at 6.30pm
20th December: Carols Around the Christmas Tree with the Boxted Silver Band at 7pm High Street
21st December: Winter Solstice Picnic on Caley Green 1pm
24th December: Community Council: Father Christmas’ Tour of Nayland 2pm from the Village Christmas tree
Other 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 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.
Minutes of the meeting held on 30th October are available here.
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.
A big thank you to everyone involved in the Street Party on 5th June 2022 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.
Thank you all for your Platinum Jubilee mug orders and a big thank you to the Parish Council and Community Council for jointly funding the mugs that were ordered for all under 16`s who live in the parish.
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:
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
Details and timetables can be found at Hedingham & Chambers
Fun for all the family: Father Christmas, musical entertainment by Nayland Primary School, traditional stalls, festive goodies, mulled wine, fabulous food, seasonal sounds, raffle, tombola, great atmosphere. Entry free.
Parish Council Meeting
W.I. monthly meeting
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.