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.

Cathy Tully

Editor: menston.org


 Latest news:

 Help to save Kirklands for village use!!!

By April of next year Bradford Council intends to transfer to the community the Kirklands Community Centre, its associated buildings and land. Our failure to pick up this opportunity will almost certainly mean its closure.

This much used centre is a vital beating heart of our village life and with effort it could probably provide a cheaper and better service if its stewardship was free of Council bureaucracy and enjoyed the breath of local enterprise and the ability to raise funds through grants and gifts not available to the Council. If the village is to retain its ambience and environment in the coming years Menston must seize this opportunity.

On behalf of the Menston Parish Council Peter Finlay, Quentin Mackenzie and Dale Smith are inviting volunteers to join a working party to draw up proposals for a wider consultation.

Please read the full details below and offer any help that you can.


Advertise your Menston events for free! 

In association with the MCA, Ribston Pippin have offered one of their windows at 1 South View to advertise Menston events. They are also renting the two windows at Village News, one of which will be used for Menston events. Together with these, and the MCA noticeboard outside Kirklands, it is hoped all the village can be informed of forthcoming events.

If you have an event to advertise, drop 3 x A4 sheets in to Ribston Pippin or to Tom at Smallprint, and they will be displayed. 



The latest edition of the newsletter is now available to read on this site here. 

The minutes of the MCA meeting on 5 April are available to read here. 


Friends of High Royds Memorial Garden Newsletter 

The Spring 2017 newsletter is available to read here. 

Voluntary help is always welcome. See newsletter for further details. 



What's on up to the end of April:

Saturday 22nd Soul Surgeons are playing  at Kirklands

Wednesday 26th  Anna Hope will be coming to the AGM and Open Meeting of the Friends of High Royds Memorial Garden. A film is to be made based on her novel 'The Ballroom' which, although a fictional love story, was inspired by the then West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, where Anna's great-great-grandfather was a patient. All are welcome. The agenda may be read here.

Thursday 27th Parish Council meeting 



Full details below....... 





Help to save Kirklands for village use!
10/04/17 - By April of next year Bradford Council intends to transfer to the community the Kirklands Community Centre, its associated buildings and land.  Read more >>

Menston Arts Club exhibition
27/03/17 - Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May at Kirklands  Read more >>

Menston in Bloom
27/03/17 - Strawberry Tea and Plant Sale Saturday 27 May 2-4pm  Read more >>

2017 Festival Weekend at St John's
13/10/16 - 22-24 September 2017, as part of Menston's on-going remembrance of the First World War  Read more >>