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 us know of any updates via the 'Contact Us' option in the Home Menu on the left or email: MCAMenston@gmail.com

Latest news:

Proposed children's play area in Menston park

Information about the proposals is available on the Parish Council page 

Kirklands Community Engagement Survey

Kirklands Trust is keen to consult residents on the future priorities for the Community Centre as we come out of lockdown again, hopefully for the last time.  The survey can be completed on-line or by tearing out the middle pages of the Spring edition of Menston News.  Would you like to see the open space behind Kirklands used for outdoor events such as local markets or classes? Would you like to see money invested in making Kirklands environmentally friendly for the future with energy efficient measures? Should the Hall be updated to make it a more comfortable Performing Arts Centre or should we keep it as a flexible open space for Sports? There’s plenty of space on the form for comments!

The on-line survey can be seen here; alternatively post the paper copy through the green door at Kirklands. 

World Book Day - 4th March 2021

 Our community library is well resourced for young people and continues to provide a valuable service during lockdown to both young and old.

Throughout March all young library members can receive a free special World Book Day book when they collect their pre-ordered books from the Covid-19 secure entrance foyer. See here for more details

We expect the current opening hours to continue until the end of March: 

Monday         10.30 to 12.00  

Wednesday    10.30 to 12.00

Thursday       14.30 to 16.00

No appointment needed. Pre-order on-line, by phoning 876539 or by e-mail. 

For further details please see the Library section on this website by clicking on Local Services above and selecting Library (last but one on the list).

Menston Helpline during lockdown

Menston Helpline continues on 01943 874335 for anyone who needs practical help or moral support from our volunteers. This is being coordinated by Kirklands. 

Rethinking Main Street After Lockdown

Many thanks to everyone who responded to the on-line survey about suggestions for improvements to Main Street. This consultation has now closed. Discussions regarding a safe pedestrian crossing and area in front of the school are on-going and it has been agreed that Bradford Highways Engineers will draw up a new proposal for wider pavements and a narrower road with priority access  in one direction. Simultaneously the Parish Council has agreed a grant to enable Climate Action Menston to develop further proposals with the help of an organization called Street Space. It is intended that an online workshop will be taking place on 22nd March from 6pm in order to develop ideas. (Register via Eventbrite here)

New Website for Bradford Foodbanks

Inn Churches have launched a new website to act as a one-stop shop for food support in Bradford - https://bradfordfoodbanks.org.uk/

The new site allows individuals and referral agencies to find their nearest foodbank and how to get or make a referral and also lists meal provision for people who are homeless.

More information – including how to donate - is available on the Inn Churches website - https://innchurches.co.uk/2020/11/24/find-a-foodbank/ 

 A New Online Group - Being There

One of the by-products of the Covid lockdown restrictions is that people of all ages have felt loneliness and anxiety. St John’s has formed what is hoped to be a peer led support group called Being There – because everyone needs to know there is someone there.

You can see the poster with more details here

 Menston Community Association 

Please click on the Community Association link above to read the latest update and the 2019-2020 Report and Accounts in the agenda and minutes section. You can also find here the MCA newsletter "Menston News" and a section on Climate Change.   

 Reopening of Cornerstone Café

For those who don’t know, Cornerstone is a community café adjoining Menston Methodist Church on Main Street, opposite the Malt Shovel.

It will be open every day except Wednesday and Sunday, from 9 am to 1.30 pm during the week and 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays. It serves freshly ground coffee, teas, cold drinks, cakes, soup and sandwiches, paninis, bacon butties and a vegetarian/vegan option.

If you have been to Cornerstone before, you will notice some changes. First of all they have used the shutdown for a refurbishment with a new colour scheme and flooring. Of course it has also been necessary to become Covid secure and, as part of this, they are providing extra outdoor seating.

They look forward to seeing you!

 01943 871909 (answerphone out of hours) 

Kirklands Community Centre has reopened

Having played a crucial role in supporting the community during lockdown, Kirklands is now open again as a Covid-19 Secure location with special conditions of hire in place.  Once local restrictions have been lifted, further progress can be made.  Please see the Kirklands section of this website by clicking on Local Services above. 

 Friends of High Royds Memorial Garden 

The Spring 2018 newsletter is available to read here. 

The Summer 2018 newsletter is available to read here.

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

To keep up to date with all the latest news regarding The Memorial Garden and Wood, please visit our website:  https://menstonmemorialgarden.wordpress.com/

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