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 us know of any updates via the 'Contact Us' option in the Home Menu on the left.

Latest news:

Main Street road closure 4th-5th May

Main Street will be closed for carriageway resurfacing works between Park Road and Cleasby Road on 4th and 5th May. 

Proposed children's play area in Menston park

Information about the proposals is available on the Parish Council page 

28th April 1871

 Menston’s Parish Church was dedicated on this date 150 years ago and a number of events have been lined up in order to celebrate the anniversary and to continue to raise money for a new roof.  Check out the centre pages of this month’s parish magazine for more details here

Menston in Bloom Plant Sale - 22nd May

Menston in Bloom is holding their annual plant sale on Saturday, 22nd May from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the rear of Kirklands.

This is an opportunity to support their valuable work around the village and there will be the usual high quality bedding plants, perennials, veg etc

Due to expected continuing restrictions social distancing measures will be in place and visitors will be asked to bring their own bags/trays and have a good supply of change if possible.

For more information about this group please see the section under Organisations on this website.  If you would like to volunteer time to this valuable – and enjoyable – group, please email menstoninbloom@gmail.com

 Rethinking Main Street After Lockdown

The on-line meeting and workshop on Monday 22nd March was well attended and looked at successful schemes that have been implemented elsewhere and considered whether they could be adapted for our specific circumstances.  Main Street is 700 metres long with various focal hubs and a need for shared spaces to enable parking, intermittent through traffic but predominantly safe pedestrian movement. A more detailed report is available here

Kirklands Survey

Kirklands Trust is most grateful for the response to the recent survey.  The results are currently being analysed and will help decision making in the months ahead. Please also see the Kirklands section under Local Services/ Village Services above.

 Menston Community Library

Latest update from the Library  : from Monday 26th April we are hoping to start allowing people back into the Library for a quick visit to choose books from our shelves.  P eople will need to follow the usual - and now all too familiar - social distancing and hand hygiene so that we all stay safe.

Opening hours will remain unchanged for the time being as follows: 

Monday         10.30 to 12.00  

Wednesday    10.30 to 12.00

Thursday       14.30 to 16.00

No appointment needed but maximum of 6 members of the public at a time inside the library. You can also still reserve books on-line of course. 

For further details please see the Library section on this website by clicking on Local Services above and selecting Library (last but one on the list).

New Website for Bradford Foodbanks

Inn Churches have launched a new website to act as a one-stop shop for food support in Bradford - https://bradfordfoodbanks.org.uk/

The new site allows individuals and referral agencies to find their nearest foodbank and how to get or make a referral and also lists meal provision for people who are homeless.

More information – including how to donate - is available on the Inn Churches website - https://innchurches.co.uk/2020/11/24/find-a-foodbank/ 

 A New Online Group - Being There

One of the by-products of the Covid lockdown restrictions is that people of all ages have felt loneliness and anxiety. St John’s has formed what is hoped to be a peer led support group called Being There – because everyone needs to know there is someone there.

You can see the poster with more details here 

 Friends of High Royds Memorial Garden 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/

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