Nayland with Wissington 2022 Calendar: On Sale Soon 

Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs for the calendar competition; the fabulous photographs provide a wonderful record of the parish as it is today for the 2022 calendar. We hope everyone enjoyed taking part and will enjoy the calendar.

The result, we hope you will agree, is another stunning Nayland & Wiston calendar. Wendy Sparrow, the Parish Recorder, has included a history piece entitled ‘Nayland’s Sporting Past'.

The 2022 calendar will be available to purchase at the Nayland Flower Show on 7th August and from 10th August  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 will also be available to oder by post - details fo follow.

Have YOUR say on the future of the bay at Caley Green

As featured in the Community Times, the Parish Council are proposing to put vegetation around the bay to prevent further erosion.  This will obscure the view and prevent 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. 

So for those that love Caley Green, use it or just admire the view, do read both sides before making your comments to NwW Parish Council at:

You can learn more in the following documents: 
The relevant pages of the Community Times can be viewed here 
‘A Much Loved Village Amenity’: reaction, options, why it matters and more can be viewed here.
The Parish Council’s  “working document” can be viewed here 
Comments on the PC's 'working document' can be viewed here
Visit the 'Save Caley Green Nayland' Facebook page by clicking here

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

7th August: HortSoc: Nayland Flower Show 2-5pm see
16th August:  Royal British Legion meeting 7.30pm Church Hall
19th August: Luncheon Club for Over 60s Summer Garden Party
28th August: 
Local Treasures Sale & Cake Stall 2pm-4pm at Village Hall Playing Field
1st September: Community Council meeting
3rd September: Baby & Toddle Group resumes every Friday
8th September: HortSoc: coach outing to Kew Gardens details and booking form here

Community Times

The latest issue for August/September is now available here.

The deadline for receipt of copy (subject to space) for the October/November issue is 3pm on 20th September.  

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 Meeting held on 5th July are available here.

Virtual Open Gardens 

Once again due to Covid-19 a virtual Open Gardens was held on 13th June.  The gardens are available to view 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.