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:

Leeds Bradford Airport proposed flight path changes

The recent consultation meetings have been deemed inadequate due to the short notice and the timings.  Further meetings will be arranged in the near future.

The article in the Wharfedale Observer can be read here. 

Menston in Bloom - bulb campaign 

Menston In Bloom are planning to plant many more bulbs this autumn. Can you help? ...

If you are buying bulbs for your own garden, please consider getting an extra few and donating them to MIB to plant in the village. We would like Snowdrops, crocus and daffodils.

Please leave your contribution in the box in the library

Contact us on our Facebook page if you would like more information, or would like to come and help us plant the bulbs!  

Junction of Bingley Road and Main Street  

Work is soon to start on the removal of the mini roundabout at the junction of Bingley Road and Main Street. The Menston Parish Council, along with Wharfedale Ward Councillors, has been in dialogue with Bradford Councils Highways Department for some considerable time to improve the safety at this junction. With a small financial contribution from the Parish Council we have managed to get Highways to implement this important change whilst Bradford Council are doing some resurfacing work at that section of Main Street. Traffic coming down Bingley Road will have a STOP sign!

 Kirklands Community Asset Transfer

The process for transferring the Kirklands Community Centre and the associated estate has commenced. A formal application for both stage one and two of the Community Asset Transfer process have been completed by Menston Parish Council and submitted to Bradford Council for discussion and approval. To ensure the future management of the Community centre an application for a Charitable Incorporated Organisation - (Kirklands [Menston] Trust) - has been submitted to the Charities Commissioners for approval. The Parish Council will be seeking applications for additional trustees once we have received approval of the registration with the Charities Commissioners.

 Menston Community Managed Library

Menston Library reopened on Monday 11th September at 9.30am.

It is 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. 

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 October

5th - Parish Council meeting which was put back from 28th September

12th - Neighbourhood Forum and MCA AGM

25th - Abbeyfield Coffee Morning  

26th - Parish Council October meeting 



Full details below.... 






Abbeyfield Coffee Morning
02/10/17 - Wednesday 25 October 10-12 

Pre School Nearly New Sale
18/09/17 - Saturday 4th November 10-11.30 at Kirklands  Read more >>

Preschool Christmas Mooch
18/09/17 - Christmas Market shopping event Friday 1st December from 7.30pm at Kirklands  Read more >>

Parish Council October meeting
08/01/17 - Monthly meeting open to the public. Thursday 26th October, 7pm, Room 17 Kirklands.  Read more >>