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’.
Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times
6th October: Race Night in aid of Cancer Research 7pm for 7.30 Village Hall 1st October:
7th October: Woodland Corner & Community Council: Sale in High Street 9am-11.30 Cakes, Bonfire Night tickets
11th October: Village Lunch: Samantha Rowley ‘‘A Day at the Camulodunum Races’ 11.45 for 12 noon Village Hall
12th October: Conservation: Bulb Planting Horkesley Road/A134 2pm
12th October: Women’s Institute: ‘Nayland Handbell Ringers’ 2.30pm Village Hall
13th October: Village Cinema: ‘The World's Fastest Indian’ 6.30pm for 7.30pm Village Hall
14th October: Community Litterpick: meet 1.30pm at the Village Hall
21st October: St James Churchyard Working Party: 9am-12 noon, refreshments provided
28th October: Village Hall: Garden Working Party: from 9am, refreshments provided
30th October: Community Council: meeting Church Hall 8pm (Exec 7.30pm)
31st October: Community Council: Sale of Bonfire Night tickets and calendars 6pm-8pm Old Bus Shelter, Harpers Estate
Other dates and details can be found in the Community Times
The latest issue for October/November 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 4th September 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
botanical drawing group
This group is open to all parents, grandparents & carers of preschool children with activities for the children .
Talk with Q&A with noted film Director Tony Palmer, famed for his award wining BBC and independent films covering wide range of arts with likes of rock artists from Beatles, Zappa and Leonard Cohen, through to a myriad of classical composers and performers including Wagner, Maria Callas and much, ... More
Fundraiser for village hall
Lunch with speaker
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.