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:

Temporary closure of Derry Hill 1st - 7th July  Derry Hill will be closed to vehicles from Derry Lane to Main Street from 8.00am on 1st July until 5.00pm on 7th July. The road will remain open to pedestrians.

Village Events


A big thank you goes to everyone who turned up to support the Menston in Bloom Plant Sale at Kirklands on 22nd May.  Although there could be no strawberry tea this time it was great to see so many people gathering in a safe environment, raising funds for the continuing work of MiB.  The public spaces in the village benefit from these funds and the tender loving care provided by weekly volunteer sessions so that they are a constant reminder, even to those non-gardeners amongst us, that we are a caring community. 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

Another event, a Menston Get Together,  is being planned for 17th July, 1pm to 4pm, when it is  hoped we can come together to celebrate, reflect and give thanks to those who have helped the community during the pandemic. We hope to hold the event at Kirklands and the Primary School if current Covid restrictions permit. On the same day it is hoped that six gardens on The Homestead will be open from 2 to 4.30pm (an event postponed from last year).  Save the date!


Menston Community Library 

As the next stage of welcoming borrowers back inside the library, opening times were extended from Monday 17th May:

Monday         10.00 to 13.00  and 14.00 to 17.00

Wednesday    10.00 to 12.00

Thursday       14.00 to 16.00

Saturday       10.00 to 13.00   

No appointment is needed but there will be a 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).  

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. There will be more feedback provided in the next edition of Menston News.

Please also see the Kirklands section under Local Services/ Village Services above. 


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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