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:

Advance warning! Carriageway resurfacing works on Otley Road

Bradford Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works on Otley Road by Ellar Gardens on 3rd, 4th and 5th October. Traffic management will involve road closure and a diversion, and will be in effect from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day.

 New Activities at Menston Community Library

Enjoy Knitting, Crochet, Sewing?

A new handicraft group is starting in Menston Community Library on Thursday mornings from 10am. Come and share your ideas and projects with others.

Or for those who are wordsmiths come and demonstrate your skill at SCRABBLE.

 A new scrabble group begins on Fridays from 21 September 10am until 12 noon.

Any level of player welcome. Normal scrabble rules apply although we do have 2 and 3 letter word lists to assist new players.

A donation of £1 at each session towards tea/coffee and upkeep of equipment would be appreciated. 

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

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. 

The Spring 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 September:

Saturday 8th      43rd Menston Show

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th       High Royds Memorial Garden National Heritage Weekend

Wednesday 26th   Abbeyfield Coffee Morning 

Full details below: 


Abbeyfield Coffee Morning
10/07/18 - Wednesday 26th September 10-12