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:

A big 'Thank You' from FoMPs!

The Friends of Menston Primary School are pleased to announce their best ever fundraising total from this year’s summer fete which took place on Saturday 6th July – a figure of £2,218.64! This was an increase of nearly £700 compared to the fete in 2018. We want to extend our thanks to all the parents and teachers who volunteered their time on the day and beforehand, those who baked scones and those that donated prizes and performed. We would also like to say thank you to our local residents for supporting this event. FoMPS are now looking for anyone with a connection to the school who works for a bank who might be interested in applying for match funding! If you, or someone you know can help, please get in touch admin@fomps.org.uk

Derry Hill planning application - more details are available on the Derry Hill and Bingley Road page

Airspace change proposals update

 Alan Elsegood has provided an update which is available to read here.

Echoes of War - Menston reflects on the Great War

The book is now on sale at a price of £15 from the parish church office, Menston Library and other village outlets. The proceeds will be divided between the Parish Church and The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation. 

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.  

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. Rideaway Taxis, now based at Kirklands, will ensure that the toilet is unlocked before 9.30am 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        09.00 - 13.00

Tuesday       14.00 - 18.00

Wednesday  Closed all day

Thursday      09.30 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 18.30

Friday           09.00 - 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:

MCA meeting
06/10/19 - Thursday 17th October 7pm in Room 17 Kirklands  Read more >>

Organ Recital
18/08/19 - At the Methodist Church on Saturday 19 October at 2.30pm  Read more >>

Parish Council meeting
18/08/19 - Thursday 31st October 7pm Room 17 Kirklands  Read more >>

FoMPs Quiz Night
11/05/19 - Friday 18th October  Read more >>

NSPCC Jumble Sale
04/09/19 - Saturday 2nd November 2pm at Kirklands  Read more >>

NSPCC Christmas Coffee Morning
04/09/19 - Saturday 16th November 10-12 at the Menstone Club  Read more >>

Christmas Fayre
18/08/19 - Saturday 23rd November in the Methodist Church Hall from 10am to 12 noon  Read more >>