Welcome to the Menston village website

Menston is a thriving community with lots going on. Villagers can submit news and diary items via the menu on the left. Please check information on your club or organisation and let me know of any updates.

Cathy Tully

Editor: menston.org


Latest news:

Leeds Bradford Airport Airspace Change Proposal 

A public consultation is under way into air space changes around Leeds Bradford Airport. 
There is a consultation event on Wednesday, September 27, at High Royds Sports and Social Club, Guiseley Drive, Menston, between 3pm and 8pm. 
Email responses for the consultation to lbaconsultation@ospreycsl.co.uk and title the email LBA Consultation

Go to http://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk/media/2705/acp-consultation-document-addendum-issue-1.pdf to look at the airspace changes report.  


Junction of Bingley Road and Main Street  

Work is soon to start on the removal of the mini roundabout at the junction of Bingley Road and Main Street. The Menston Parish Council, along with Wharfedale Ward Councillors, has been in dialogue with Bradford Councils Highways Department for some considerable time to improve the safety at this junction. With a small financial contribution from the Parish Council we have managed to get Highways to implement this important change whilst Bradford Council are doing some resurfacing work at that section of Main Street. Traffic coming down Bingley Road will have a STOP sign!

 Kirklands Community Asset Transfer

The process for transferring the Kirklands Community Centre and the associated estate has commenced. A formal application for both stage one and two of the Community Asset Transfer process have been completed by Menston Parish Council and submitted to Bradford Council for discussion and approval. To ensure the future management of the Community centre an application for a Charitable Incorporated Organisation - (Kirklands [Menston] Trust) - has been submitted to the Charities Commissioners for approval. The Parish Council will be seeking applications for additional trustees once we have received approval of the registration with the Charities Commissioners.

 Menston Community Managed Library

Menston Library reopened on Monday 11th September at 9.30am.

It is staffed by volunteers, supported by a professional manager.

Opening hours:

Monday        09.30 - 13.00

Tuesday       14.00 - 19.00

Wednesday  Closed all day

Thursday      09.30 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 19.00

Friday           09.30 - 13.00

Saturday       09.30 - 13.00   


Menston Community Association

Volunteers are needed to help with distribution of 'Menston News' - the village newsletter. If you are able to help, please contact Steve Ellams  s.d.ellams@icloud.com

To read the agenda and minutes for any MCA meeting, and to view 'Menston News', the MCA newsletter, click on the 'Community Association' link above.


Friends of High Royds Memorial Garden

The Spring 2017 newsletter is available to read here. 

The Summer 2017 newsletter is available to read here. 

Voluntary help is always welcome, as is financial support. See newsletter for further details. 


What's on in September


6th - MCA meeting 

9th - the 42nd Annual Menston Village Show

9th and 10th - National Heritage Weekend at High Royds Memorial Garden 

16th - Autumn Coffee Morning at the Methodist Church 

22nd - 24th - Echoes of War - Flower Festival commemorating WW1 and The Battle of Passchendaele

20th-27th - The Knitted Bible on display at Menston Methodist Church 

27th-  Consultation on Leeds Bradford Airport's proposed airspace changes 

28th - Parish Council meeting ***This has now been put back to 5th October***

29th - Coffee morning at Cornerstone in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support



Full details below.... 






LBIA Airspace Changes Consultation
21/09/17 - Wednesday 27th September 3pm - 8pm at High Royds Sports and Social Club  Read more >>

World's Biggest Coffee Morning
16/09/17 - For Macmillan Cancer Support Friday 29 September 10-12 at Cornerstone  Read more >>

The Knitted Bible
21/08/17 - On display at the Methodist Church 20-27 September 10am-4pm each day  Read more >>

Echoes of War
11/08/17 - Flower Festival Weekend at St John's 22-24 September  Read more >>

Pre School Nearly New Sale
18/09/17 - Saturday 4th November 10-11.30 at Kirklands  Read more >>

Preschool Christmas Mooch
18/09/17 - Christmas Market shopping event Friday 1st December from 7.30pm at Kirklands  Read more >>

Beginner's Yoga
25/08/17 - Classes start back soon at Kirklands  Read more >>

23/07/17 - Volunteers needed for the new session starting in September  Read more >>

Parish Council September meeting
08/01/17 - Monthly meeting open to the public. Now put back to Thursday 5th October, 7pm, Room 17 Kirklands.  Read more >>