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:

Advance notice!! 44th Annual Menston Village Show

 This will take place on Saturday 7th September. The schedule is available  in the 'What's On' post below - this gives you plenty of time to prepare your entries!

Menston's Public Toilet

Unfortunately the public toilet is presently closed (as of Thursday 9th May) due to a burst water pipe. 

Parish Council elections

The results of the Parish Council elections were published today (Tuesday 7th May) and the following people have been elected:

Peter Finlay, Gordon Metcalfe, Philip Moore, Jamie Needle, Dale Smith, Goodith White, Jo White.

They will take their seats at the Annual Parish Council meeting on 16th May. 

Bingley Road planning application 

Update on the Bingley Road planning application 17/04951MAF:

Menston Parish Council has appointed Schofield Sweeney Solicitors to act on their behalf in drafting correspondence to Bradford Council's Drainage Department about the problems with site drainage for this planning application. Copies of the letters to date are available here.

Asset Based Community Development grants, new funds for Wharfedale

25 April 2019

Bradford VCS Alliance has announced that new funding is available for projects in the Wharfedale area thanks to a new agreement with Wharfedale Community Partnership.

Local community groups will be able to apply for £250 to £500 from Asset Based Community Development grants Wharfedale to support their own project to meet the health and wellbeing needs within a specific area. "Organisations can apply for more than one grant if they have access to a number of different community groups. The key focus is for local community groups to have an ownership of the opportunity.

"This funding is for the Wharfedale area only (Ilkley, Silsden, Burley in Wharfedale, and Addingham).

"The project will run until the end of August 2019.

"The funding pot currently stands at £10,000 for this 6 month period."


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

The deadline for the first round of applications is 31 May 2019 (5pm).


Community Action Bradford & District can provide support for any organisations or groups of individuals who wish to apply for this funding. Telephone Mary Hamilton on 01943 603348, or emailmaryh@cabad.org.uk


New Community defibrillator 

The Parish Council has funded another defibrillator which has been installed on the car park side of the cricket club building. Anyone who needs to use it should dial 999 and the emergency services will give the code to unlock the equipment and explain how to use it. 

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:

Plant Stall & Coffee Morning
03/02/19 - Saturday 25 May 10-12 at the Methodist Church Hall  Read more >>

44th Annual Menston Village Show
16/05/19 - Saturday 7th September 2pm at Kirklands  Read more >>

FOMPS Summer Family Fun Day
11/05/19 - Saturday 6th July 11am to 2pm at Menston Primary School  Read more >>

NSPCC Fashion Show
10/05/19 - Thursday 19th September at Burley Social Club  Read more >>

Parish Council meeting
25/04/19 - Thursday 30 May 7pm Room 17 Kirklands  Read more >>

Strawberry Tea and Plant Sale
15/04/19 - Menston in Bloom's annual Strawberry Tea and Plant Sale on Saturday 1st June  Read more >>

Theatre Production
01/04/19 - At High Royds Sports and Social Club Friday 14th June at 7.30pm  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 >>