Our Christmas Trail was so well received last year that it is being repeated for 2021, getting together as a community and bringing a little seasonal cheer to the local streets.
It’s not too late to set your Christmas creativity free and volunteer yourself to participate in one (or indeed all) of the following to create a Christmassy trail around the village that can be enjoyed by us all. See further details here
Please let us know if you would like to participate before 5th December so you can be included on the map: contact firstname.lastname@example.org - 07788 954309
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 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.
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%
The Parish Council held an Open Meeting to discuss the proposal further on 2nd November. Their documents include:
Analysis of residents views can be viewed here
Parish Council's Presentation on their proposals can be viewed here
The Parish Council's Minutes taken of the meeting on 2nd Novemeber can be viewed here
The presentation, which was not available to view until the Open meeting, has raised many questions as the plans are merely an 'impression of the options' and extremely vague. The PC has given 23rd November as a deadline for comments.
Latest information from the Community Times can be viewed here
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.
The relevant pages of the Community Times 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
'Caley Green Vegetation v's Revetment: weigh up the pros & cons yourself' can be viewed here
'Now's the time to have your say' leaflet can be viewed here
Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times
1st December: Community Council: Christmas Trail Advent Windows view map here
2nd-4th December: Village Players: ‘Absurd Person Singular’ details and tickets here
4th December: Community Council: putting up the village Christmas tree High Street
5th December: Friends Wiston Church: Marenzio Singers 3.30pm St Mary’s Church tickets here
7th December: Luncheon Club for over 60s: Christmas Party at Longwood Barn
8th December: Parish Council: meeting 7.30pm Village Hall or by Zoom
9th December: Women’s Institute: ‘Nayland Handbell Ringers’ 2.30pm Village Hall
11th December: Community Council: Jingle Bells Coffee Morning with Father Christmas10am-12.30 Village Hall
12th December: Country Music Club: ‘Brian’s Country’ 7pm for 7.30 Village Hall
17th December: Royal British Legion meeting 7.30 for 8pm Church Hall
19th December: Candlelit Carol Service at St James’ Church at 6.30pm
22nd December: Carols Around the Christmas Tree with the Boxted Silver Band at 7pm
The latest issue for December/January is now available here.
The deadline for receipt of copy (subject to availability/resevation of space) for the December/January issue is 3pm on 20th 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 virtual Meeting held on 27th October are available here.
Details and timetables can be found at Hedingham & Chambers
Baby and Toddler Group
Ho, ho, ho, Father Christmas will be spreading his cheer! It will be a merry social occasion, with seasonal refreshments, festive goodies, society participation, the launch of the Christmas Trail and more. Entry will be free.
Baby and Toddler Group
Meeting at 8pm (but Exec meet 7.30). Representatives from any village organisations and individuals interested in community activities are very welcome to attend. Agenda available on website.
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.