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 via mailto:MCAMenston@gmail.com.com

Latest news:

Derry Hill and Moor LaneMenston Parish Council has now written to Bradford Council to complain about the Regulatory and Appeals Committee meeting on 25 June. A copy of the complaint, a technical report about the flooding and a photograph of Moor Lane is available to view here

A copy of the Parish Council's objection is available to view here  - also see the menu on the left for further details.

Covid19 

A Neighbourhood Support Scheme continues to run in Menston. If you are self-isolating or need help due to Coronavirus, phone 01943 874 335 or email kirklandsct@gmail.com in order to be put in touch with local volunteers, whether it's help with shopping or someone to keep in touch with a friendly phone call now and again. 

Consultation on a Combined Authority for West Yorkshire 

If you have not already done so, there is an opportunity to add your views to a  public consultation being held from 25 May to 19 July on a devolution deal (worth £1.8 billion-plus) and proposals for a directly elected mayor. You can take part in the following ways: 

Through the online survey at yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/WYdevolution 

By email to wyconsultation@ipsos-mori.com 

By calling the freephone telephone number 0800 141 3657 

By post using the freepost address: Freepost WY Devolution Consultation (no stamp needed) .      

For further information about devolution in West Yorkshire, please visit www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/devolution 

  

The Big Menston Sing-along

A freelance video producer who lives in Menston wanted to raise a smile in the local community during the coronavirus lockdown by inviting residents to come together virtually to perform a heart-warming rendition of the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. 47 people submitted videos and photographs of their rainbow paintings over a two week period and you can see the result here and read more about the project here

Menston Churches during Lockdown

While churches remain closed for services the Methodists have been finding creative ways to facilitate worship and pastoral care.  Details of links to online worship and other resources are available on www.menstonmethodist.org.uk and additional resources are provided on the Menston Methodist Facebook page.

At St John’s Parish Church there are prayer and reflection resources here which are updated most days, as well as craft ideas and other news and information. It is also possible to hear a short Daily Prayer service by clicking on this link here to the St John’s YouTube channel .  If you know someone without internet access, they can also access this service by phoning 01943 666875 at the same cost as a normal call.

St John's church is open for individual private prayer only on Wednesday and Sunday 10 to 5pm Further details here

Rethinking Main Street after Lockdown

Have you been enjoying the relative tranquility of our village centre over the last few months? MCA and Climate Action Menston would like your views on an on-line survey that takes you along Main Street from east to west. You can access the survey by clicking on this link and then press NEXT and insert your comments at the bottom of the sections where you would like to see improvements. Then, if you would like further information from Climate Action Menston, please supply your contact details on the last page of the survey.  

Menston Village Show

Save the date - 12th September 2020, 2pm

We hope to host the Village show this year and celebrate the wonderful crafts and produce that you all create and nurture.

You can keep up to date with the programme and further news on the show via the Facebook Menston Village Show page 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.  

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.

Because of Covid-19 the library is currently closed. in the meantime you can take part in the Menston Library Spring/Summer Reading Challenge       and entry form here

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. There is also a new section on Climate Change.

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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