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:

Disabled access at Menston Railway Station

The Department of Transport is asking for nominations for railway stations which would benefit from improved access for disabled and wheelchair users. Menston Parish Council will be writing a letter of support and would like to encourage Menston residents to provide details about problems that they encounter at the railway station to: Helen Ford, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Wellington House, 40-50 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2DE by 9th November. More details are available here

Remembrance Sunday 11th November 10.45am 

This year Remembrance Sunday is exactly 100 years since the Armistice was signed at Compiegne, France at 11am on 11th November 1918.

Organised by Menston Parish Council and the Menston churches, this year’s Remembrance Day service will take place outside Kirklands and the service itself begins at 10.45am. It will include two minutes silence, the reading of the names of the men from Menston who died during the World Wars, the 'Last Post' and 'Reveille' will be sounded and wreaths will be laid. 

All are welcome to this unique village event. Sound will be relayed into Kirklands where seating will be provided for those unable to stand outside or if the weather is very inclement, and refreshments will be available. This service takes the place of the usual Remembrance Sunday services at St Johns and the Methodist Church.

Main Street will be closed to traffic from Cleasby Road to Park Road from 10.15 – 11.30am so there will be room for all. Vehicular access to Kirklands will not be possible

The swathe of poppies created for the 2017 Echoes of War Festival weekend will be displayed.

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) there is a statement circulated after the launch event on 26th April. 

Menston's public toilet

After sadly being vandalised last year, the toilet has now 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

MCA needs a new Chairperson following the resignation of Steve Ellams.  Quentin Mackenzie has agreed to be Acting Chairman until the AGM at the forum meeting on Tuesday 30 October, when elections of committee members and chairperson will be held. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Quentin on 876625 or quentin.mackenzie@gmail.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. 

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 in October/November:


Tues 9th      Presentation - changes to local flight paths 

Thurs 25      Parish Council Meeting

 Sat 27         NSPCC Halloween Dance

Tues 30      Forum meeting

Weds 31st   Abbeyfield Coffee Morning 


Sat 3         Lest we Forget and 'To end all wars'

Sun 11      Remembrance Day 

Fri 23         Brass Band Charity Concert 

Full details below: 


Brass Band Charity Concert
26/10/18 - Fri 23 November 7.45pm at Kirklands  Read more >>