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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: 


Menston Christmas Lights 2021 - December 4th at 5pm at Kirklands

MCA’s Light Up Menston group has been meeting for some months now in order to plan this year’s Christmas Lights.  Last year the group decided to arrange “Doorstep Carols” in place of 2019’s crowded event marking the lights switch on;  12 additional trees were lit up and there were 3 new lamp post displays and a bigger tree at Kirklands.  Fund raising by this group last year has increased the funds available to make further improvements for this year. 

 

This year there will be an actual event and it will be mainly outdoors at Kirklands so that everyone can stay safe with the continuing concerns about Covid.  The plan is that FOMPS will be arranging events for children in the afternoon, culminating in the Switching On of the lights at 5pm.  Following that there are plans for Mulled Wine, food and music all being well for the remaining adults.

 

However, Menston’s elves aren’t getting any younger and so could do with a hand from a few younger volunteers who are, for instance,  prepared to climb ladders to decorate trees with lights , or help erect and man barriers for the switch on event.  More details are here

Planning continues and more will be revealed nearer the date.

 

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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