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:

Apologies for my editor's error....

When posting details of St Johns Summer Fair, held on Saturday 7th July, I mistakenly stated that it would be opened by Look North's JAN Leeming, rather than CHARLOTTE Leeming. I do apologise to Charlotte for any upset caused, and can only suppose that I must have had a rather senior moment when typing.

Cathy Tully 

Menston Show:

Now is the time to start planning your entries for the 43rd Menston Show on 8th September. The schedule for the show is available under the entry in the Diary for September. 

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) there is a statement circulated after the launch event on 26th April. 

Menston's public toilet

After sadly being vandalised last year, the toilet has now 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. 

Proposed development on Bingley Road

The Parish Council, together with the MCA, and the support of our local Councillors and MP, has submitted a robust response to the proposed Bellway Homes development on Bingley Road.

Their response can be viewed under the 'Major Village Issues', 'Derry Hill and Bingley Road' heading on the left. 

Please take the time to read this document; you may find it enlightening as to the submissions made on behalf of the developers! 

Menston Primary School needs you!

Are you able to offer help? We have need of a School Governor, a Crossing Patrol, Casual Lunchtime Supervisors and Casual Play Workers in the before school Care Club.

We are interested in hearing from people from all walks of life, so that we gain a wide variety of skills and experience to support and develop the school and our children.

Please contact Mrs V Mooney, Business Manager on 01943 873180, or email office@menstonprimary.co.uk 

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

Volunteers are needed to help with distribution of 'Menston News' - the village newsletter. If you are able to help, please contact Steve Ellams  s.d.ellams@icloud.com

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. 

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 in July:

Saturday 7th      St Johns Summer Fair

Saturday 14th   High Royds Memorial Garden Open Day

Saturday 21st   FOMPS Summer Fun Day

 Wednesday 25th   Abbeyfield Coffee Morning

Thursday 26th   Parish Council meeting 

Full details below: 


Abbeyfield Coffee Morning
01/05/18 - Wednesday 25th July 10-12 

Parish Council July meeting
19/01/18 - Thursday 26th July at 7pm in Room 17 at Kirklands  Read more >>