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.

Latest news:

Advance notice!! 44th Annual Menston Village Show

 This will take place on Saturday 7th September. The schedule is available  in the 'What's On' post below - this gives you plenty of time to prepare your entries!

Parish Council elections

The results of the Parish Council elections were published on Tuesday 7th May and the following people have been elected:

Peter Finlay, Gordon Metcalfe, Philip Moore, Jamie Needle, Dale Smith, Goodith White, Jo White.

They took their seats at the Annual Parish Council meeting on 16th May. 

Bingley Road planning application 

Update on the Bingley Road planning application 17/04951MAF:

Menston Parish Council has appointed Schofield Sweeney Solicitors to act on their behalf in drafting correspondence to Bradford Council's Drainage Department about the problems with site drainage for this planning application. Copies of the letters to date are available 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 2018) there is a statement which was circulated after the launch event on 26th April. 

Menston's public toilet

After sadly being closed due to vandalism, the toilet has 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:

Don't Leave Me Now
06/06/19 - Tuesday 18 June 6.30pm at Guiseley Methodist Church - a Dementia Awareness play  Read more >>

MCA meeting
07/06/19 - Wednesday 17th July 7pm in Room 17 at Kirklands  Read more >>

Parish Council meeting
07/06/19 - Thursday 27th June 7pm Room 17 at Kirklands  Read more >>

Abbeyfield Coffee Morning
07/06/19 - Wednesday 26th June 10-12 

Abbeyfield Coffee Morning
07/06/19 - Wednesday 31st July from 10-12 

Parish Council meeting
07/06/19 - Thursday 18th July 7pm Room 17 Kirklands  Read more >>

44th Annual Menston Village Show
16/05/19 - Saturday 7th September 2pm at Kirklands  Read more >>

FOMPS Summer Family Fun Day
11/05/19 - Saturday 6th July 11am to 2pm at Menston Primary School  Read more >>

NSPCC Fashion Show
10/05/19 - Thursday 19th September at Burley Social Club  Read more >>