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:

Bingley Road planning application

The Parish Council has received the following details of the planning application for 133 dwellings on Bingley Road:

A new planning application (17/04591/MAF) has been submitted for the land at Bingley Road, Menston - it includes demolishing the existing agricultural property and building 133 new houses. More information is available on the Applications page:

Click here

The deadline for comments/objections is 31st August!!!

Typically, this falls within the peak period for holidays.... Also the next Parish Council meeting does not take place until 31 August, so they requested an extension to the consultation period in order that the Parish Council would be able to carry out the necessary consultation with local residents and prepare a comprehensive response. The following reply was received:

Whilst the notification period ends on the 31 August 2017, as with any application, any comments/consultation responses received after that date would be considered and reported to the relevant Regulatory & Appeals Committee. As of yet, no Committee date has been set. The application will not be reported to Committee before October 2017. Therefore, any comments/consultation responses received after the 31 August 2017 will be accounted for.

In the event of any changes to the planning application, the application would be re-advertised and the consultation period extended.


Stewart Currie

Senior Planning Officer

Major Development

01274 434380

The Parish Council would urge all Menston residents to take the time to look at the planning application, and submit responses.

Under Major Village Issues (see left) you can now read the Executive Summary of the independent flooding report prepared in 2015 for Menston Action Group.


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 Newsletter 

The Spring 2017 newsletter is available to read here. 

Voluntary help is always welcome. See newsletter for further details. 


What's on in August


A quiet month, as usual during the main holiday season!


31st-  Parish Council meeting 


But the timetable of events picks up again in September....


9th - the 42nd Annual Menston Village Show

22nd - 24th - Echoes of War - Flower Festival commemorating WW1 and The Battle of Passchendaele

28th - Parish Council meeting



Full details below.... 








23/07/17 - Volunteers needed for the new session starting in September  Read more >>

Parish Council August meeting
08/01/17 - Monthly meeting open to the public. Thursday 31st August, 7pm, Room 17 Kirklands.  Read more >>

Echoes of War
11/08/17 - Flower Festival Weekend at St John's 22-24 September  Read more >>

42nd Annual Menston Village Show
30/06/17 - Saturday 9th September at Kirklands