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.
*** Please note: the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 26th January will now start at the earlier time of 6.30pm, in room 17 at Kirklands ***
* Bradford Council's proposed budget cuts for 2018-19 include the transfer of Kirklands Community Centre under a Community Assets Transfer scheme, as has already happened with the library. Please see further details below, including how to raise concerns/alternatives via the consultation process - deadline 12th February. The future of Kirklands will be the main agenda item at the Menston Parish Council meeting on 26th January, which is open for the public to attend.
* In October 2016, the MCA held a pilot film show in the Methodist Church Hall, at which they showed 'The lady in the van'. The success of the pilot encouraged the MCA to offer further film shows, four of which have been organised so far, starting on Saturday 4 February. This venture is self-funding and relies on an audience of 40+ to break even. Ticket price remains at £4 for advance purchases or £5 on the door. Tea/coffee is included. See below and the Diary section for full details.
* Volunteers are urgently needed for helping the community take on the running of our library from March 2017. If you are able to offer any time, please complete an expression of interest form, available below.
* Volunteers would also be welcomed by Menston in Bloom, who desperately need more people to help in order to achieve the standard required to enter Yorkshire in Bloom this year - details below.
Kirklands Community Centre
17/01/17 - Bradford Council are proposing to subject Kirklands to a Community Asset Transfer scheme Read more >>
Parish Council January meeting
08/01/17 - Monthly meeting open to the public.
6.30pm Room 17 Kirklands Thursday 26 January. Read more >>
Menston in Bloom needs volunteers
11/10/16 - Are you able to offer some time to help us? Read more >>
Your library needs you!
09/10/16 - Volunteers are urgently needed to help run the library to avoid its closure. Please complete an expression of interest form Read more >>
Better Homes Yorkshire
23/01/17 - Replacement boilers, promoted by Bradford Council Read more >>
Menston Parish Council meeting
23/01/17 - Please note: earlier start time - now at 6.30pm on Thursday 26th January, room 17 Kirklands Read more >>
Menston Pre School Bear Hunt
17/01/17 - Join our Family Event on Saturday 11 March, 2.30-4.30pm Read more >>
'Mamma Mia' film show
14/01/17 - At the Methodist Church Hall 4pm Saturday 4 February Read more >>
Fake Amazon emails
08/01/17 - A message from Action Fraud Read more >>
03/01/17 - A potted history of G L Murphy's tenure Read more >>
02/01/17 - 2 hour structured group revision for GCSE starting 14 January Read more >>
2017 Festival Weekend at St John's
13/10/16 - 22-24 September 2017, as part of Menston's on-going remembrance of the First World War Read more >>