Mashamshire Community Office is at the heart of our community – a hub of activity and information for locals, visitors and businesses. We are an independent charity working on behalf of Masham and surrounding villages to ensure our community is a lively, active, vibrant and supportive place to live, work and visit.
We are here to work in the interests of our community and the local economy and are not part of statutory provision or the Parish Council. A such we rely on the time and skills of volunteers to provide local residents and businesses with access to information and services, and visitors with information and ideas about what’s going on in Masham, the local area and further afield. We provide information online via this website, social media and via our regular newsletters.
We are at the heart of our community, providing a home for Acorns Pre-school Playgroup, the Clerk to Masham Parish Council, the Rural Community Constable and the Masham Community Library which run by our team of volunteers. We are also the booking office for Masham Town Hall venue and events together with many other local events and activities. Our aim is to be an anchor point for all kinds of community activity. Our exhibition and retail space – Masham Flock, showcases the work of local artists and crafts people as well as providing another small but vital funding stream to keep the community office going – see below for more info about the Gallery.
You can expect a warm welcome and to be greeted at the door by one of our welcoming volunteers who will help to keep everyone safe in our busy little office. Our general services are listed on the right.
If you would like more information about how you can support us and your community click here.
WAYS TO KEEP IN TOUCH
You can keep in touch with the Community Office and receive news and updates via the following channels, please stay connected:
We produce a weekly bulletin of news aimed at local residents and businesses and a monthly bulletin for visitors.
Please contact us if you have any queries. We are open Mon-Sat, 10AM till 3PM
Masham Community Office
7 Little Market Place
Masham, HG4 4DY
Tel: 01765 680200
Registered Charity Number: 1098666
In 2021 Mashamshire Community Office welcomed a new flock of talented artists, designers and makers to Masham, to show and sell their work. Members of the Reeth-based, Fleece artists’ cooperative, gather to showcase their talents at the Community Office gallery space, now known as Masham Flock.
The staff and volunteers at the Community Office are on on hand to make sales and shepherd shoppers around Masham Flock, but the artists cooperative organise all the artists and their changing displays. You can find a range of art and crafts from the Dales and just beyond, which will be regularly changing, so there will always be something new to fall in love with.
It is a great partnership as this Masham Flock of artists are a cooperative, so income from sales goes direct to these local artists and generates a small amount of additional income to support the work of Mashamshire Community Office. It’s a win-win and we look forward to seeing you soon!