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.

For ease of communication, I have set up a dedicated email account for updates/enquiries: tully.cathy@yahoo.com 

Cathy Tully

Editor: menston.org


Latest news:

Airspace Change Proposal:

Following the recent proposals put forward by LBIA the Parish Council has submitted a statement of their position. This can be read here. 

Removal of plastic/can skip behind the library

Information received from Bradford Council recycling section:

'... we will be attaching a closure sticker on the plastic and can Recycling Bank sometime this week at the back of the library. It will advise users that we will be removing the bank at some point in January, this will only affect the plastic and can bank the other recycling banks will remain.

Since we have gone onto ACW and residents are using their kerbside recycling bins for glass, cans, plastic bottles etc. the banks are being used less and less and therefore the collection costs and contamination outweigh the benefits of them remaining. This will apply to all the plastic /can recycling banks throughout the district which are collected by the large REL vehicle.'

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 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. 

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 January:

Tuesday 23rd       MCA meeting

Thursday 25th Parish Council meeting

Wednesday 31st Abbeyfield Coffee Morning


Full details below:






Parish Council January meeting
12/01/18 - Thursday 25 January at 7pm in Room 17 at Kirklands  Read more >>

Abbeyfield Coffee Morning
19/01/18 - Wednesday 31st January 10-12 

Coffee Morning
12/01/18 - Saturday 10 February 10-12 at the Methodist Church Hall  Read more >>

Jumble Sale
12/01/18 - Saturday 17 February 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall  Read more >>

Wellbeing & Crime Prevention Roadshow
09/01/18 - Thursday 8 February 2-4pm at Kirklands  Read more >>

Beauty and the Beast
31/12/17 - Menston Thespians Pantomime - Join us on 15, 16 or 17 February and get ready to boo, hiss and cheer!  Read more >>