COVID-19 – COMMUNITY OFFICE CLOSURE
Due to the latest Government health advice, Mashamshire Community Office and Community Library will not be operating face-to-face services and the building will closed to the public from from 19 March. However, we will continue to work to provide advice, info and services via telephone and email and our opening hours remain the same, Mon-Sat 10am-3pm.
While we are closed, you can keep in touch with the Community Office and receive news and updates via the following channels, please stay connected:
Mashamshire Community Office is a registered charity, established in 2003, converting an unused Police House into a one-stop community facility. The Community Office offers local residents and businesses access to information and services or just a chat. Visitors to the office will be able to find out all about Mashamshire, the surrounding area and what it has to offer from our team of helpers who are mainly volunteers. We are responsible for promoting Masham and all it’s facilities to both residents and visitors via the Visit Masham website as well as via our regular newsletters.
We are at the heart of our community, providing a home for Acorns Pre-school Playgroup, Masham Parish Council, the Rural Community Constable and the Masham Community Library. We are the booking office for Masham Town Hall and many other local events and activities. Our aim is to be an anchor point for all kinds of community activity. The Blue Light Gallery was added in 2013 and provides exhibition and retail space for local artists and crafts people as well as another vital funding stream to keep the community office going – see below for more info about the Gallery.
We produce a regular e-newsletter – you can access old issues here. You can sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of this page.
STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
The Community Office is only funded in part by statutory funding. The remainder we generate ourselves or rely on donations. We have 1.5 paid posts and everyone else is a volunteer. Our vital work is only possible thanks to a dedicated team of part-time staff and enthusiastic volunteers who all love where we live. Together we aim to keep our small rural community, which has so much to offer, alive, active and vibrant for all those who live and visit here.
If you would like to volunteer at the Community Office please contact us:
Masham Community Office
7 Little Market Place
Masham, HG4 4DY
Tel: 01765 680200
Registered Charity Number: 1098666
In the current climate, additional income from the sale of goods & services, advertising & charitable donations is vital to our continued existence. Any purchases or donations in the Community Office of the Blue Light Gallery help to keep us going, so please …don’t hold back!
Mashamshire and surrounding Yorkshire Dales is a creative place, so come and view the work of talented local artists and makers. Changing exhibitions include high quality work to admire or buy from local painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, jewellery-makers, textile artists and more. Expect something different every time you visit! Find out more here.