Nayland Coronation Celebrations   

Come and gather to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with friends and neighbours on Sunday 7th May at the Village Hall as part of the nationwide ‘Big Lunch’.
The village hall will be open from 11am, for you to settle inside or outside depending on the weather and whichever you prefer.

Bring your own picnic, refreshments & flags
Bring your own fun and games
here will be some children’s activities
isten out for the Coronation Peal of the church bells

Would you be interested in being part of this?
Have you ideas for activities to include?
Could you offer some entertainment?
or provide fun or activities for children?
Could you help in a practical way?

If so please let us know:   Kathy Hunt: 262014
orraine Brooks: or 262807

Nayland with Wissington Calendar Photographic Competition 

With spring upon us the competition to generate photographs for the 2024 village calendar is drawing closer.

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, such as the Jubilee Party, Fete, Open Gardens or Nayland 10K and society activities would also be appreciated.  

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 Saturday 22nd April

Further details are available here - please check this for rules and submission criteria.

The display of photographs will be available to view online here from 29th April to 1st May for viewers to vote on their favourites.  The 12 most popular photographs will be announced on 8th May and will be included in the 2022 calendar.

 PS. If you missed out getting a copy of the 2023 calendar, there are a few copies still available (reduced to £3) from Forget Me Not, 2 Birch Street  or from 17 Court Street.

Dates for your Diary

Further dates and details of village activities can be found in the Community Times
23rd March: Village Players: ‘Snake in the Grass’  6.30pm Village Hall 
24th March: Village Players: ‘Snake in the Grass’  6.30pm Village Hall 
25th March: HortSoc: Spring Show & Coffee Morning 10an-12 noon Church Hall 
25th March: Village Players: ‘Snake in the Grass’  6.30pm Village Hall  
26th March: Nayland Choir: ’Fauré Requiem’  4pm St James’ Church  
1st May: Nayland Church Fete  1pm-4pm Nayland Village Hall 
3rd May: Community Council: meeting  7.30pm (Exec &pm) Church Hall 
4th May: Village Players: Drinks at the Anchor at 8pm 
7th May:  King Charles III Coronation Celebration Picnic from 11am Village Hall & Playing Field 
Other dates and details can be found in the Community Times 

Community Times

The latest issue for February/March 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. 

Community Council Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on 4th January are available here.


Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Nayland 

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 moved your car from the High Street (unnecessarily as it turned out), 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.  The praise for the event has been coming in from far and wide and I can honestly say it would not have happened without everyone’s cooperation and support.

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. 

Claire Buller, CC Jubilee Planning Team

View the photo Album of the Jubilee Party here


River Watch 

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:

Letter to Sir James Bevan, CEO, Environment Agency
'A River in Need of Maintenance' Document
Timeline of Photographs 1975-present


The Save Caley Green Campaign

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: 

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

Local Bus Service

Details and timetables can be found at Hedingham & Chambers

Upcoming Events [  Cal  | List ]

Friday 24 March 2023
Nayland Village Hall
Nayland Baby and a Toddler Group


Snake in the Grass
Friday 24 March 2023
Nayland Village Hall
Village Players

Flower Show
Saturday 25 March 2023
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland Horticultural Society

  Spring Flower Show

Snake in the Grass
Saturday 25 March 2023
Nayland Village Hall
Village Players

Sunday 26 March 2023
Nayland Village Hall
Stour Border Club

Table Tennis
Monday 27 March 2023
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

Pregnancy Yoga / Luna Yoga
Monday 27 March 2023
Nayland Village Hall
Moontree Yoga & Wellbeing Ltd

  Yoga for Pregnancy - 18:30 - 19:45

Luna Yoga (Yoga for Women's Health) - 20:00 - 21:00

Tuesday 28 March 2023
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland handbells

28 March

Dance Club
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Nayland Village Hall

  Adult dance fitness class

29 March

Nayland Art Group
Wednesday 29 March 2023
Nayland Church Hall
Nayland Art Group

  Weekly meeting

30 March

Thursday 30 March 2023
Nayland Church Hall

30 March

zumba class
Thursday 30 March 2023
Nayland Village Hall
Zumba with camacho

  Zumba class

03 April

Table Tennis
Monday 03 April 2023
Nayland Village Hall
Table Tennis Club

04 April

Film Drawn to War
Tuesday 04 April 2023
Nayland Village Hall

Local Social Media

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

Public Access Defibrillators
in Nayland

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.

The History of Nayland & Wiston

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