Nayland & Wiston Christmas Trail

The Christmas Trail os 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. From 1st to 24th December decorated advent windows will be opened each day.  From 9th December Christmas trees and wreaths will be on display.  There will be other delights to see as well.  The Trail map, so you know where all the festive delights can be found is available fro, the Post Office, Forget Me Not, Studio B Hair Salon and Mill Stores or a cope can be downloaded here.

The winners of the Christmas Wreath Competitiopn are: Karen Freeman in Court Street for the beautiful tribute to our late Queen and Maria & Vasylisa Papusha at The Old Stables (under 16).  Photographs of all the wreaths can be viewed here
 

 

Nayland with Wissington 2023 Calendar - Still Available 

The 2023 calendar is available to purchase in village shops; Nayland Post Office, Forget Me Not, Melissa's 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 ‘Nayland’s Sporting Past'. 

 

Dates for your Diary

Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times
3rd February: Community Council: Fun Village Quiz 7.30pm Village Hall 
6th February: Village Hall Management Committee meeting 7.30pm Village Hall
8th February: Parish Council: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall or by Zoom
9th February: Women’s Institute:  ‘Sixteen Years Living in Japan’ Justin Dowding 2.30pm Village Hall  
10th February: Village Cinema: ’The Outfit’  7pm for 7.30pm Village Hall  
17th February: Friends of St James: Sea Shanty Evening 6.30pm St James’
17th February: Friends of St James: Recital  7pm Old Chapel, Stoke Road 
Other dates and details can be found in the Community Times 

Community Times

The latest issue for February/March 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 4th January are available here.

 

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Nayland 

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 moved your car from the High Street (unnecessarily as it turned out), 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.  The praise for the event has been coming in from far and wide and I can honestly say it would not have happened without everyone’s cooperation and support.

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. 

Claire Buller, CC Jubilee Planning Team

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

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
 

Local Bus Service

Details and timetables can be found at Hedingham & Chambers


Upcoming Events [  Cal  | List ]


 
Play rehearsal
Sunday 05 February 2023
17:00-19:00
Nayland Church Hall
Village Players

Table Tennis
Monday 06 February 2023
14:00-16:00
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

Pregnancy Yoga / Luna Yoga
Monday 06 February 2023
18:30-21:00
Nayland Village Hall
Moontree Yoga & Wellbeing Ltd
moontreeyoga.co.uk

  Yoga for Pregnancy - 18:30 - 19:45

Luna Yoga (Yoga for Women's Health) - 20:00 - 21:00


Practice
Tuesday 07 February 2023
13:15-15:15
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland handbells

Dance Club
Tuesday 07 February 2023
15:00-16:00
Nayland Village Hall

  Adult dance fitness class


Nayland Art Group
Wednesday 08 February 2023
14:00-16:00
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland Art Group

Parish Council Meeting
Wednesday 08 February 2023
19:30-21:30
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland with Wissington Parish Council

  Parish Council Meeting


Play rehearsal
Wednesday 08 February 2023
19:30-21:30
Nayland Church Hall
Village Players

09 February

W.I. Monthly Meeting
Thursday 09 February 2023
14:00-17:00
Nayland Village Hall
W.I.

  W.I. monthly meeting


09 February

Pilates
Thursday 09 February 2023
14:00-15:00
Nayland Church Hall
Pilates

10 February

Cinema
Friday 10 February 2023
18:00-22:30
Nayland Village Hall
Cinema The Outfit

12 February

Play rehearsal
Sunday 12 February 2023
17:00-19:00
Nayland Church Hall
Village Players

13 February

Table Tennis
Monday 13 February 2023
14:00-16:00
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

14 February

Practice
Tuesday 14 February 2023
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.














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