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.

Cathy Tully

Editor: menston.org


Latest news:

Christmas Tree collection in aid of Manorlands Hospice

Date: 08 January 2018 - 13 January 2018

This year Manorlands Hospice will be running our very own Christmas Tree collection service!

Saving you the hassle of getting rid of your Christmas Tree, we'll be collecting trees from around the local area in return for a donation towards our vital hospice services.

Simply register online for a collection and we'll come and remove your unwanted tree.

Help us raise essential funds

Each year Manorlands Hospice needs to raise £2.3 million in donations to continue to provide care, and your support is greatly appreciated. Just £18 could pay for one hour of specialist palliative care - ensuring those nearing the end of their life do so to the fullest.

To register: http://www.sueryder.org/get-involved/events/all-events/2018/january/manorlands-christmas-tree-collection 


A message from our ward officer via OWL (Online Watch Link):

Ward Officer PC Brearley requests residents to be on the lookout for any type of scooter / motorcycle bearing the registration plate of DU16 HYR. This plate is from a stolen vehicle which has now been recovered and has also been used on a second stolen scooter, also recovered, but the plate is still being used. Offenders are using this plate, attaching it to vehicles and coming into the villages to commit offences.

I am also requesting (yet again) that residents not be afraid to call us. There have been several incidents recently where response officers were in the village attempting to locate suspects for offences, the suspects were seen by several people who did not contact us at the time and they escaped on the night.

I would like to think that if anyone had two people wearing balaclavas, with a torch at 02.35 at the front of their home that they would call 999, sadly this is what has actually happened, but no call to Police was made. Residents then emailed NPT Shipley in some cases several days later with the information.

The village has a full time PC and PCSO who work full shifts / tours of duty and is also covered by response Officers, sometimes all we need is that one call.


Bin collections due on Boxing Day, Tuesday 26th December 2017 will be collected on Saturday 30th December 2017, all other collection days will stay the same.

 Junction of Bingley Road and Main Street  

The civil and resurfacing works on Bingley Road, Menston will commence on Monday 4th December.

The works are scheduled to take place on the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th 8th and 14th of December between the hours of 07:30 and 19:00.

The road will be closed during the works.



Co-opted governor vacancies at Menston Primary School

Menston Primary school has vacancies for two co-opted governors. If you are interested in standing, please read the further details here.  

Kirklands Community Asset Transfer

The process for transferring the Kirklands Community Centre and the associated estate has commenced. A formal application for both stage one and two of the Community Asset Transfer process have been completed by Menston Parish Council and submitted to Bradford Council for discussion and approval. To ensure the future management of the Community centre an application for a Charitable Incorporated Organisation - (Kirklands [Menston] Trust) - has been submitted to the Charities Commissioners for approval. The Parish Council will be seeking applications for additional trustees once we have received approval of the registration with the Charities Commissioners.

 Menston Community Managed Library

Menston Library reopened on Monday 11th September at 9.30am.

It is 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

Volunteers are needed to help with distribution of 'Menston News' - the village newsletter. If you are able to help, please contact Steve Ellams  s.d.ellams@icloud.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. 

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 December

Friday 1st   Preschool Christmas Mooch

Saturday 16th   The Big Sing 

Sunday 17th   Carol Service

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th   Santa's sleigh is coming to Menston! 

Sunday 24th   Christingle Service

Monday 25th   Christmas Day Service 


Full details below.... 






Santa's on his way!!
11/12/17 - Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December between 6 and 9pm  Read more >>

Christingle Service
09/11/17 - Christmas Eve Christingle Service 4pm at the Methodist Church  Read more >>

Christmas Day Service
08/11/17 - Come and celebrate the birth of Jesus at the Methodist Church  Read more >>