The Nayland with Wissington Community Council AGM will be held on Wednesday 3rd March at 8pm (Exec at 7.30pm). This will once again be a virtual Zoom meeting with the Exec and any society representatives or individuals are welcome to attend.
For further details and the Agenda please visit the Community Council news page
The Nayland Village Hall Management Committee AGM will be held on Monday 22rd March at 8pm (Exec at 7.45pm) by Zoom. All are welcome.
For anyone who still wishes to purchase a 2021 calendar there are a few more copies available at the Post Office, Forget Me Not, Melissa’s Hair Salon, 17 Court Street or to order online from naylandandwiston.net/calendar. Payment will be via PayPal and delivery by post.
The stunning photographs in the 2021 calendar provide a wonderful record of the parish as it is today. They reflect the beauty of the village, its wildlife and its surrounding landscape. The photographs were taken by local residents and selected by public vote. Wendy Sparrow, the Parish Recorder, has included a history piece entitled ‘Photographers in Nayland’s Past'.
Do keep taking photographs for this popular competition. The competition will be held again; we learnt in 2020 that it can be conducted very successfully online if the usual display in the Church Hall is not an option due to Coronavirus restrictions. We will give further details in the next issue of the Community Times.
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. 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.
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
For the latest advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please head to the NHS and Government information pages here:
All events at the Nayland Village Hall and Church Hall have been cancelled / postponed until further notice.
With the situation changing rapidly over the past few weeks Community spirit has prevailed in Nayland and Wiston.
There are useful local social media groups which offer interesting and useful information including:
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.
Also from 1st September concessionary bus pass restrictions will be reinstated (they were relaxed during the Covid-19 lockdown in March)
The bus stops for 784 bus service have been installed on the A134 on Harpers Hill, Nayland - the South bound stop will be on the lay-by approximately at the end of the gardens of numbers 4 & 5 Harpers Hill. The North bound stop will be diagonally opposite this lay-by further up the hill; alongside the Nags Corner wooden barn near the crossing islands on the A134.
Further information can be found on the Chambers website.
Minutes of the virtual meeting held on 5th January are available here.
Events at the Village Hall and Church Hall are currently suspended.
Further dates and details can be found in the Community Times
The latest issue for February/March is now available here.
The deadline for receipt of copy (subject to space) for the April/May issue is 3pm on 20th March.
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.
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.