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 us know of any updates via the 'Contact Us' option in the Home Menu on the left or via mailto:MCAMenston@gmail.com.com

Latest news:

Menston Parish Council meetings - the Parish Council is meeting via Zoom. Please see the Parish Council page for login details 

(Socially Distanced) Scarecrow Hunt, 25 to 27 September 

Come and join in the fun and raise funds with Friends of Menston Primary School!

Maps will be available outside school on Main Street or in the Co-op from 10 am each morning.

Malt Shovel

Parish Councillors Gordon Metcalfe, Jamie Needle and Dale Smith have been delegated to investigate the possibility and mechanism for securing the future of the Malt Shovel as a thriving village pub.

They are inviting anyone who would like to be involved to respond in the first instance using the contact details below.

Once there is an indication of numbers involved the necessary meetings will be arranged to ensure progress.

They would welcome your support:

Gordon:-    gsmetcalfe@outlook.com               01943 871832

Jamie:-       jamie.needle@gmail.com               01943 872 237

Dale:-         dale.smith@bradford.gov.uk          07801 669 780


Reopening of Cornerstone Café

Cornerstone Café reopened on 7th September!  For those who don’t know, Cornerstone is a community café adjoining Menston Methodist Church on Main Street, opposite the Malt Shovel.

It will be open every day except Wednesday and Sunday, from 9 am to 1.30 pm during the week and 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays. It serves freshly ground coffee, teas, cold drinks, cakes, soup and sandwiches, paninis, bacon butties and a vegetarian/vegan option.

If you have been to Cornerstone before, you will notice some changes. First of all they have used the shutdown for a refurbishment with a new colour scheme and flooring. Of course it has also been necessary to become Covid secure and, as part of this, they are providing extra outdoor seating.

They look forward to seeing you!

 01943 871909 (answerphone out of hours)

Bradford Council is seeking your views on dogs!

the survey is available here 


Leeds Bradford Airport

Bradford has told Leeds City Council that it has ‘no objection’ to the airport’s planning application.

LBA’s plans would see passenger numbers rise from 4 million per year to 7 million by 2030. Climate scientists from the University of Leeds have warned that the proposed increase in flights would cause the airport’s greenhouse gas emissions to double. It is claimed it would also mean a significant increase in noise pollution for families living under the flight path, especially Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale and Ilkley.

Follow the link on the left for more information on this issue. 


Menston Library is OPEN again!

Monday         10.30 to 12.00

Wednesday    10.30 to 12.00

Thursday       14.30 to 16.00

No appointment needed

Books can be returned and pre-ordered books collected from the table in the library foyer.

Jigsaws can also be returned and new ones taken out.

All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours for your safety.

Books can be pre-ordered online (you are advised to make sure that the book you want is located in a library that is open!) and they will normally be ready to collect from Menston within  a week as long as no one else has requested them. (Unfortunately the automatic Bradford Library email or telephone alert to advise you that the book has arrived is currently switched off but library staff are endeavouring to do this manually, or you can call in or phone to check).

Alternatively you can just call in and staff will pull out a selection of books for you or, better still, phone the library on 01943 876539 to save having to wait around.  An answerphone is available out of hours.

Please see the Library section on this website by clicking on Local Services above and selecting Library (last on the list).


Rethinking Main Street after Lockdown

Did you enjoy the relative tranquility of our village centre during lockdown? MCA and Climate Action Menston would like your views on an on-line survey that takes you along Main Street from east to west. You can access the survey by clicking on this link and then press NEXT and insert your comments at the bottom of the sections where you would like to see improvements. Then, if you would like further information from Climate Action Menston, please supply your contact details on the last page of the survey.  

Kirklands Community Centre has reopened

Having played a crucial role in supporting the community during lockdown, Kirklands is now open again as a Covid-19 Secure location with special conditions of hire in place.  Once local restrictions have been lifted, further progress can be made.  Please see the Kirklands section of this website by clicking on Local Services above. 

 Menston in Bloom

Following Lockdown the "Bloomers" are meeting again. If you would like to be involved, please see their section of this website by clicking on Organisations above.

Menston Community Association 

Please click on the Community Association link above to read the agenda and minutes for MCA meetings and to view the MCA newsletter "Menston News". There is also a new section on Climate Change.  


Friends of High Royds Memorial Garden

The Spring 2018 newsletter is available to read here. 

The Summer 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/

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