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:

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. 

Proposed development on Bingley Road

The Parish Council, together with the MCA, and the support of our local Councillors and MP, has submitted a robust response to the proposed Bellway Homes development on Bingley Road.

Their response can be viewed under the 'Major Village Issues', 'Derry Hill and Bingley Road' heading on the left. 

Please take the time to read this document; you may find it enlightening as to the submissions made on behalf of the developers! 


Parents collecting children after school.... 

Councillor Dale Smith has been approached by some local residents who are complaining about parents collecting their children after school who are sitting in their cars leaving the engines running -please could everyone be more considerate of the environment and local residents?

 Menston Primary School needs you!

Are you able to offer help? We have need of a School Governor, a Crossing Patrol, Casual Lunchtime Supervisors and Casual Play Workers in the before school Care Club.

We are interested in hearing from people from all walks of life, so that we gain a wide variety of skills and experience to support and develop the school and our children.

Please contact Mrs V Mooney, Business Manager on 01943 873180, or email office@menstonprimary.co.uk 

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. 

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 March:

Friday 9th   Renewable energy and fuel poverty debate

Saturday 17th Big Screen Film 

Thursday 22nd Parish Council Meeting

Saturday 24th Easter Coffee Morning 

Saturday 24th NSPCC Jumble Sale

Wednesday 28th Abbeyfield Coffee Morning 



Full details below: 


NSPCC Jumble Sale
18/02/18 - Saturday 24th March 2pm at Kirklands  Read more >>

Easter Coffee Morning
18/02/18 - Saturday 24 March 10-12 at the Methodist Church Hall  Read more >>

Abbeyfield Coffee Morning
05/03/18 - Wednesday 28th March 10-12 

'ECHOES OF WAR' ~ the book
05/03/18 - Menston's commemorations of WW1