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 via the 'Contact Us' option in the Home Menu on the left.

Cathy Tully

Editor: menston.org


Latest news: 

Airspace Change Proposal

A synopsis of progress made on this issue has been provided by Alan Elsegood, Menston's representative on the airport consultative committee. Please take the time to read it here. 

Kirklands Community Trust

Since 1st April 2018, Kirklands Community Centre is managed by the Kirklands Community Trust. 

If you are interested in booking a room at Kirklands, you can call in between 8.30 and 12.30 Monday to Friday, phone 01943 874335 (answering machine) or email kirklandsct@gmail.com

Further information about the Trust is available under the Local Services heading above. To date (1st May) there is a statement circulated after the launch event on 26th April. 

Menston's public toilet

After sadly being vandalised last year, the toilet has now been superbly refurbished and is open for use. In order to prevent any vandalism in the future, the toilet will be locked overnight. A group of volunteers, along with the Kirklands Centre Manager and caretaker, will ensure that the toilet is unlocked by 9.30am and locked after 6pm every day.

Menston in Bloom

The work done by the 'Bloomers' around the village is much appreciated by us all, and there are lots of plans for Menston in Bloom this year. Full details can be found under the 'Organisations' heading above, in the 'About Menston in Bloom' section. New volunteers are always most welcome. 

Menston Community Managed Library

Menston Library is now 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

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. 

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/

What's on in November/December:


Sat 3         Lest we Forget and 'To end all wars'

Sun 11      Remembrance Day 

Sat 17 and Sun 18   Menston Arts Club Autumn Exhibition 

Thurs 22   MCA meeting 

Fri 23         Brass Band Charity Concert 

Sat 24      Methodist Church Christmas Fayre

Wed 28   Abbeyfield Coffee Morning

Thurs 29   Parish Council meeting 


Sat 1      Advent Concert

Fri 14      Christmas Wreath making Workshop

Sun 16   Carol Service 

Mon 24   Christingle Service 

Full details below: 


Christingle Service
26/11/18 - Come and light a Christingle Candle at the Methodist Church on Mon 24 Dec at 4pm  Read more >>

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
26/11/18 - 7.30pm Fri 14 Dec hosted by Menston in Bloom  Read more >>

Carol Service
26/11/18 - Sunday 16 Dec 4pm at Menston Methodist Church  Read more >>