Nayland with Wissington Calendar Photographic Competition 

With spring upon us the competition to generate photographs for the 2022 village calendar is drawing closer.

Once again, due to Covid-19 restrictions, instead of submitting printed photographs please email through your .jpg file photographs.  Details and rules of entry are included in this infographic and available to download here 

Photographs reflecting any of the 12 months of the year taken in recent years which represent our beautiful parish and our thriving community will be welcome; these may include scenic views, architectural and natural features, street scenes and any seasonal or unusual aspects of the parish. Community events have of course been limited of late but photographs of activities in the parish are appreciated.  Please note: The images should be recognisable as being in Nayland or Wissington.

As usual the competition will be open to residents of the Nayland with Wissington parish, and those who work in the parish or are active participants in parish societies/organisations.  There is no age limit and we would love to have more entries from young people, the aim is to make it an enjoyable community project.

Deadline for receiving entries will be Wednesday 26th May

The display of photographs will be available to view online from 4th-6th June for viewers to vote on their favourites.  The 12 most popular photographs will be announced on 30th June and will be included in the 2022 calendar.

The Nayland with Wissington Calendar 

For anyone who still wishes to purchase a 2021 calendar there are a few more copies available at the Post Office, Forget Me or 17 Court Street or to order online from  Payment will be via PayPal and delivery by post.


Nayland with Wissington Parish Assembly  

The Annual Parish Assembly will be held on Monday 26th April at 7.30pm by Zoom.  

Revelant documents will be posted here.
If you wish to attend, please contact the Parish Clerk by Friday 23rd April to book a place and receive the zoom link.
If you wish to ask a question about matters relating to services and responsibilities of County, District or Parish Councils, or have comments regarding the proposed changes at Caley Green, please email or telephone the Parish Clerk by Friday 23rd April
Debbie Hattrell, Parish Clerk


Dates for your Diary

Events at the Village Hall and Church Hall are currently suspended.
Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times

5th May: Community Council Meeting by Zoom - further details here
8th May: HortSoc Morning Market
- 9.30am-12 noon outside the Chuch Hall
26th May: Calendar Photographic Competition - deadline for entries, see above
31st May: Conservation Society: Annual Foorpath Walk - further details here

Community Times

The latest issue for April/May is now available here.

The deadline for receipt of copy (subject to 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. 

Community Council Meeting

Minutes of the virtual AGM held on 3rd March are available here.

Local Social Media  

There are useful local social media groups which offer interesting and useful information including:  

Visitors to Nayland & Wiston Please Remember the National Countryside Code: 

It is a relief that we can see light at the end of the Coronavirus tunnel and get outside a little more.  We should still all be mindful to ‘Hands, Face, Space’ and adhere to Covid guidelines as well as the Countryside Code.

It’s hoped those visiting Nayland and Wiston will do so. The parish is not geared up for large visitor numbers; there are no public conveniences and parking is limited.  Please do NOT park on green spaces or obstruct driveways, please take your litter home, please do not disturb the wildlife that lives here. 
See the leaflets for further information: 
Visitors to Caley Green
Countryside Code



For the latest advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please head to the NHS and Government information pages here:


As usual residents of our parish excelled themselves when an appeal was circulated for volunteers to assist those who may become isolated or in need to have a prescription collected, an errand run or some shopping; Their details were included in the Community Times.

Another method being used to help others in these troubled times is for willing volunteers to distribute help postcards to their friends and neighbours offering their help and giving their contact details. It is then up to the recipient to make contact should they wish to do so. 

The list of Nayland and Wiston volunteers and sheet of these postcards is here.

Remembrance Sunday - 8th November 2020

The annual Remembrance Day Service was not possible because of Coronavirus COVID-19, but there was an online service to share from our homes as we remember with gratitude those who made sacrifices.  Watch the video here

Bus Service: Colchester-Nayland-Sudbury - update September 2020

Chambers have announced that from 1st September 2020 they will operate the normal timetables which were planned for 30 March but never fully implemented due to the coronavirus lockdown - see timetable here.

Further information can be found on the Chambers website.              

Public Access Defibrillators     
in Nayland           

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.

The History of Nayland & Wiston

Get Involved! Find out about some Nayland-based organisations.