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: 

Parish Council elections 

The next Parish Council elections will take place on 2nd May. Anyone interested in standing for election as a member of the Parish Council must either obtain a nomination paper from Bradford Council's Election Services or can download one from the Parish Council page on this website. The completed form must be returned to Bradford City Hall by 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April. More information about the election will be available later in March.

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:

Yorkshire In Bloom Spring judging
17/03/19 - YIB judges to visit Menston on 9th April  Read more >>

Abbeyfield Coffee Morning
17/03/19 - Wednesday 27 March 10-12 

Parish Council meeting
23/02/19 - Thursday 28 March 7pm Room 17 Kirklands  Read more >>

Easter Picnic
25/03/19 - Wednesday 17th April at the Twelve Apostles on Ilkley Moor  Read more >>

Seven Last words
17/03/19 - Good Friday meditations 19 April at St John's  Read more >>

Abbeyfield Coffee Morning
17/03/19 - Wednesday 24 April 10-12 

Menston Community Association meeting
17/02/19 - 11th April 7pm in Room 17, Kirklands  Read more >>

Easter Fayre & Coffee Morning
03/02/19 - Easter gifts galore! Saturday 13 April 10-12 at the Methodist Church Hall  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 >>