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 via the 'Contact Us' option in the Home Menu on the left.

Cathy Tully

Editor: menston.org


Latest news:

Election of Parish Councillors 

Bradford Council has received 8 nominations for the 7 seats on the Parish Council. This means that there will be a contested election on 2nd May. At the last Parish Council meeting it was agreed that, in this eventuality, all candidates would be offered the opportunity to provide a personal statement. These are now available on the Elections menu of the Parish Council page /Menston/parish_council_elections-3121.aspx

New Community defibrillator 

The Parish Council has funded another defibrillator which has been installed on the car park side of the cricket club building. Anyone who needs to use it should dial 999 and the emergency services will give the code to unlock the equipment and explain how to use it. 

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:

Parish Council meeting
03/03/19 - Thursday 25 April 7pm Room 17 Kirklands  Read more >>

Strawberry Tea and Plant Sale
15/04/19 - Menston in Bloom's annual Strawberry Tea and Plant Sale on Saturday 1st June  Read more >>

Medium evening with Linda Sheppard
01/04/19 - At High Royds Sports & Social Club 7.30pm on 10th May  Read more >>

Theatre Production
01/04/19 - At High Royds Sports and Social Club Friday 14th June at 7.30pm  Read more >>

Plant Stall & Coffee Morning
03/02/19 - Saturday 25 May 10-12 at the Methodist Church Hall  Read more >>

Coach trip to 11 open gardens
18/12/18 - Organised by Menston Gardeners on 8th June, leaving 9.15am from Kirklands  Read more >>