News Archive

A chronological list of submitted village news.

Service of the Word
25/07/20 - Reopening of church services at St John's  Read more >>

Parish Church Closure
29/03/20 - Building closed but resources available 

St George's Day
06/04/18 - Small grants to support community activities - DEADLINE 10 APRIL  Read more >>

Menston crime update
25/08/17 - From OWL (Online Watch Link) 

Cornerstone 10th Anniversary
17/07/17 - Special offers at Cornerstone! 

Kirklands Community Centre
17/01/17 - Bradford Council are proposing to subject Kirklands to a Community Asset Transfer scheme  Read more >>

Menston's Vicar is leaving
05/01/17 - Join us at the Menstone Club on Monday 9 January to say goodbye to Ruth Yeoman, after her 13 years as vicar at St John's.  Read more >>

Christmas tree recycling
02/01/17 - Recycle your tree and support St Gemma's Hospice  Read more >>

Let's light up Menston!!
08/12/16 - Get involved and win a prize for the best decorated house in our village  Read more >>

Refuse/recycling collections
05/12/16 - There will be no change to collection days over the festive period  Read more >>

WY Police Christmas Card competition
22/11/16 - Closing date 27th November. 

Removal of unwanted brown bins
14/11/16 - Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November  Read more >>

Menston in Bloom needs volunteers
11/10/16 - Are you able to offer some time to help us?  Read more >>

Parish Council August meeting
07/08/16 - This meeting has been CANCELLED 

Lucky Dip Raffle
12/04/16 - Many fantastic prizes at MAG's Harrogate MVC Concert on Saturday 16th April!  Read more >>

Menston Arts Club
02/11/15 - The club will be 50 years old in 2016! Buy our limited edition calendar at the autumn exhibition, 14th and 15th November at Kirklands.  Read more >>

Peter and Janet the Postmasters - Retirement Party
16/10/14 - Everyone welcome 

Book launch
09/10/14 - 'Menston Remembered: Memories of a Yorkshire Village' by Jack H. Kell will be launched on Saturday 11 October.  Read more >>

Care Club Staff Vacancies
08/07/14 - Due to expansion, Playworkers are required at Menston Primary School's very popular before and after school Care Club.  Read more >>

Menston Community Library
31/07/18 - Summer activities at the library 

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

Beginner's Yoga
25/08/17 - Classes start back soon at Kirklands  Read more >>

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

Dementia Friendly Menston
05/06/17 - Calling all businesses to become a Dementia Friend  Read more >>

Help to save Kirklands for village use!
10/04/17 - By April of next year Bradford Council intends to transfer to the community the Kirklands Community Centre, its associated buildings and land.  Read more >>

Closure of Menston Library
14/03/17 - Temporary closure from 1st April 

Goose found!
26/01/17 - Are you missing a goose? 

Using mobile phone whilst driving
26/01/17 - New law comes into effect in March 2017  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 >>

Fake Amazon emails
08/01/17 - A message from Action Fraud 

Imperial Works
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 >>

Fake Bank letters
15/12/16 - Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters   Read more >>

Replacement domestic boiler offer
28/11/16 - Don't let a boiler breakdown spoil your holidays! Bradford Council is promoting this offer  Read more >>

Support Menston Cricket Club!
15/11/16 - Vote for their application to the Aviva Community Fund  Read more >>

Fairfax Club
15/11/16 - Proposed redevelopment of site 

Press release
08/11/16 - Bingley Road and Derry Hill 

Bingley Road and Derry Hill
02/11/16 - Planning permission has now expired for both of these proposed developments  Read more >>

Menston Retired Men's Forum
13/10/16 - New members are welcome 

Kirklands Bridge Club, Menston
13/10/16 - We are celebrating 42 years of our Bridge Club  Read more >>

Menston Crown Green Bowling Club
13/10/16 - Do you have an interest in bowls?  Read more >>

Making Menston Dementia Friendly
11/10/16 - Supporting a national initiative, we are working towards a Dementia Friendly Community in Menston  Read more >>

James Preston
11/10/16 - Ward Officer Constable for Menston 

Menston Cares
11/10/16 - Are you interested in becoming involved?  Read more >>

Rotary Club of Otley Chevin
11/10/16 - New members are always welcome 

Removal of telephone box
11/10/16 - On the junction of Cleasby Road and Main Street  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 >>

Menston Parish Church report
27/09/16 - This report on past and future activities was inadvertently omitted from the September issue of Menston News  Read more >>

Burglaries in Menston and Burley
12/09/16 - Information from West Yorkshire Police 

Join the OWL network
12/09/16 - Used by WY Police to communicate with Neighbourhood Watch and Business Watch members  Read more >>

Twist+Breathe Yoga
06/09/16 - New class starting in Menston, on Tuesday evenings at St Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy  Read more >>

John Pullan
25/08/16 - Funeral Arrangements 

Defence Medal found
08/08/16 - I am looking for the owner.....  Read more >>

29/06/16 - Your local support group for children with special needs  Read more >>

Local planning - make your views known!
19/05/16 - Bradford Council is now consulting on the scope of their Land Allocations Development Plan Document - deadline 19th July.  Read more >>

Your library needs you!
12/04/16 - Could you spare some time to help manage the library from 1st April 2017 and avoid its closure?  Read more >>

Garden waste collection service
30/03/16 - Latest update from Bradford Council 

Menston Community Association update
03/02/16 - Christmas lights, iPads and the Queen's 90th birthday!  Read more >>

Garden waste collection
29/01/16 - Consultation by BMDC on proposal to charge for this service from June 2016.  Read more >>

Menston Library
05/01/16 - Bradford Council's budget proposals for 2017-18 include to close Menston Library, or to move it over to community management.  Read more >>

Flooding in Menston
05/01/16 - Sadly, many people in Menston experienced problems with flooding over the Christmas period.  Read more >>

Changes to wheelie bin collection days
21/10/15 - New collection rota starting 16th November  Read more >>

Menston in Bloom
18/10/15 - Can you help on our working party dates? Everybody welcome.  Read more >>

Local crime rates
06/10/15 - Update from Shipley Neighbourhood Policing Team  Read more >>

Forthcoming road works on Main Street
22/09/15 - Resurfacing work is due to be carried out between October and December 2015, actual dates to be confirmed.  Read more >>

BTA Performance Academy
07/09/15 - Menston's Bradford Theatre Arts branch holds ballet, tap, freestyle and body conditioning classes for youngsters from two and a half years old.  Read more >>

Off Track Aircraft
03/06/15 - Outcome of discussions with management of LBIA on 26th May 2015  Read more >>

50th Anniversary
06/05/15 - Menston Evening Townswomen's Guild celebrates its 50th anniversary in November.  Read more >>

Contact the Elderly
06/05/15 - Celebrating 50 years of a lifeline of friendship - could you host a tea party once a year?  Read more >>

Abbeyfield - The Beeches
06/05/15 - A busy programme of activities - new volunteers are always welcome.  Read more >>

Village Newsletter
05/05/15 - There will be no May newsletter - the next one will be published in September.  Read more >>

Tour de Yorkshire
29/04/15 - Bradford Council's newsletter about the event and activities in the district.  Read more >>

Tour de Yorkshire
24/04/15 - Sunday 3rd May - there will be road closures in Menston.  Read more >>

Proposed Derry Hill development
22/04/15 - Menston Action Group has won its Court of Appeal Judicial Review bid.  Read more >>

Election news
15/04/15 - Our local candidates in the National and Local Elections on Thursday 7th May have been confirmed.  Read more >>

New Dance classes at Kirklands
01/04/15 - Strictly Ballroom and Latin at 7.30pm, and Rock and Roll at 8.30pm.Starting Tuesday 14th April.  Read more >>

Use of Ellar Ghyll tip
01/04/15 - Menston residents can continue to use our nearest tip whilst discussions take place between Leeds and Bradford Councils.  Read more >>

Reporting dog mess: Let’s clean up Menston!
10/03/15 - Together we can stamp out dog poo...instead of stamping in it!  Read more >>

Mighty Chefs
09/03/15 - Saturday morning children's cooking club at Menston Cricket Club.  Read more >>

Is your home secure?
05/03/15 - Advice for residents about home security from PCSO Darrin Thompson.  Read more >>

Ground-breaking litigation
05/02/15 - Schofield Sweeney have released a statement regarding the Judicial Review proceedings.  Read more >>

Success for MAG!
03/02/15 - Judge Stewart has now determined that there are grounds for a Judicial Review with regard to the proposed development on Derry Hill.  Read more >>

Come to the Pantomime!
03/02/15 - Menston Thespians present Aladdin, at Kirklands Community Centre, from 19th to 21st February.  Read more >>

Parish Council Elections
29/01/15 - Elections of Parish Councillors will take place in May 2015.  Read more >>

Breakthrough for MAG
29/01/15 - At their meeting today, Bradford's Regulatory and Appeals Panel rejected full planning permission for 13/04897/MAF Land at Bingley Road, Menston.  Read more >>

Menston Action Group
09/01/15 - Our legal challenge against the proposed developments in Menston will be heard in the High Court in Leeds on Monday 19th January at 10.30am.  Read more >>

The Village Bakery
06/01/15 - Reopening under new ownership on Wednesday 7th January.  Read more >>

Independent review of flooding problems
17/12/14 - Bradford Council's Regulatory and Appeals Committee has now received the Independent Review of Menston flooding problems.  Read more >>

Proposed Wharfedale Greenway
03/12/14 - There was overwhelming support for the proposed Wharfedale Greenway following public consultations.  Read more >>

Battle to prevent developments continues
18/11/14 - Several initiatives are in progress following the huge amount of work put in by MAG and David Rhodes. Your financial support is urgently needed.  Read more >>

Battlefields of the First World War
03/11/14 - Menston First World War Commemorative Group - Visit to the famous battlefield sites of World War I, Sunday 13th - Friday 18th September 2015.  Read more >>

Menston Post Office.
28/10/14 - Welcome to Mannie Kaur, Menston's new sub-postmistress.  Read more >>

Temporary closure of post box.
28/10/14 - The post box outside the old Post Office has been closed during the road works.  Read more >>

Changes to the activities of the MCA.
28/10/14 - Menston Community Association activities are to be condensed.  Read more >>

Peter the Postmaster
21/10/14 - Thank you to everyone connected with Saturday's event.  Read more >>

Menston and Burley Children's Centre
20/10/14 - October half term timetable - come along and join us.  Read more >>

20/10/14 - Come along and sing to your baby at Menston and Burley Children's Centre.  Read more >>

Planning application - Bingley Road
02/10/14 - Consultation on modifications to the original planning application - there is a short deadline for responses.  Read more >>

Bargain Book Sale!
01/10/14 - At Menston Library 

Menston Action Group.
30/09/14 - Contributions required for specialist legal and technical advice.  Read more >>

Menston Memorial Cottage Charity
30/09/14 - Grants for local people and groups.  Read more >>

Part time cleaner for Kirklands toilets
28/09/14 - Menston Parish Council is looking for a part-time cleaner for the public toilets outside Kirklands Community Centre.  Read more >>

Menston Cricket Club needs your help!
25/09/14 - There are 6 ways you can help  Read more >>

Menston In Bloom - Can you help?
25/09/14 - We have lots of plans, which include planting more bulbs, refreshing some of the more established beds, and continuing work in Butterfield Park.  Read more >>

Menston in Bloom
20/09/14 - Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve a Silver Award this year!  Read more >>

Menston and Burley Children's Centre
18/09/14 - The Children's Centre (behind Menston library) hosts a range of activities for children and their families. Come along and join in.  Read more >>

BTA Performance Academy
08/09/14 - 'Where learning is the Art of Performance'  Read more >>

Menston remembers the Great War
26/07/14 - A five day visit to the memorials and battlefields of Flanders and Northern France, commencing 13th September 2015.  Read more >>

Menston's PCSO honoured for bravery
25/06/14 - Menston's PCSO,Darrin Thompson, has been honoured for tackling an armed robber.  Read more >>

Menston in Bloom
09/06/14 - Thank you to everyone who helped make the Strawberry Tea and Plant Sale on Saturday 7th June such a success.  Read more >>