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:

Menston Library is OPEN again!

Monday         10.30 to 12.00

Wednesday    10.30 to 12.00

Thursday       14.30 to 16.00

No appointment needed!

Books can be returned and pre-ordered books collected from the table in the library foyer.

Children between 4 and 14 can register for the Summer Reading Challenge and obtain a free goody bag.

Jigsaws can be returned and new ones taken out.

All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours for your safety.

Books can be pre-ordered online (you are advised to make sure that the book you want is located in a library that is open!) and they will normally be ready to collect from Menston within  a week as long as no one else has requested them.

Alternatively you can phone the library on 01943 876539  and we shall be delighted to pull out a selection of books of the type you like so that you can collect them from the table in the foyer or put them back into quarantine. An answerphone is available out of hours.

Please see the Library section on this website by clicking on Local Services above and selecting Library (last on the list).

 Derry Hill and Moor Lane

Menston Parish Council has written to Bradford District Council to complain about the Regulatory and Appeals Committee meeting on 25th June. A copy of the complaint, a technical report about the flooding and a photograph of Moor Lane is available to view here (or by clicking on the menu to the left under Major Village Issues) 

Reopening of St John's Church

Weekly public worship resumed in the St John's building with a short, simple service of the word at 4pm on Sunday. This is a first step back towards normality, and the church leadership will keep reviewing the situation and making changes as appropriate over the summer months.

This service will be limited to 30 people within the church building, maintaining physical distancing measures, and any overflow will be directed to the parish room where the speaker system will be used to enable people there to take part in the service. The church building will  still be open for private prayer on Wednesday from 10 to 5pm and from 10am on Sunday, but will close for the rest of the day after the 4pm service. Normal hygiene measures (sanitiser on entry and exit, etc.) will be in place, and a register will be kept of those who attend for the purposes of government contact tracing. 

 Menston Churches during Lockdown

While churches have remained 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 also 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 virtual 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.

Rethinking Main Street after Lockdown

Did you enjoy the relative tranquility of our village centre during lockdown? 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 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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