Menston Library


The Budget proposal for libraries for 2017/18 is to move all libraries but 7 over to community management, or to close them. This includes Menston Library.

The 7 libraries proposed to remain under council management are Bingley, City, Eccleshill, Ilkley, Keighley, Manningham and Shipley.

Bradford Council already has 4 community managed libraries, which they report have operated successfully since 2011, and two venue managed libraries.

As part of the Council’s consultation process they are consulting with the communities directly affected by this proposal. Any views/ suggestions/ comments will be used to inform full council decisions to be made on 25th February 2016.

A series of meetings is being held in January for the Council to give information about the proposed council ‘offer’ to communities, and to receive responses.

The meeting for libraries in Shipley and Keighley constituencies, which includes Menston Library, will be on Thursday 21st January at Keighley Library from 6 – 7 p.m.

Your attendance would be appreciated.