Masham Community Office

WE ARE OPEN!

Expect to be greeted at the door by one of our welcoming volunteers who will explain everything, but you may be asked to wait at busy times. From Monday 12th April, we are open for:

• Tourist Information –info, advice & guidance for visitors
• Travel & transport information
• Printing, photocopying, laminating services
• Public access to a PC & Internet
• Advice on Harrogate & NYC Council Services
• Jigsaw lending library and second-hand book service
• Mashamshire Community Library – in person browsing 10am -midday weekdays
• NEW – Masham Flock – Artists, Designers & Makers …work for sale from Yorkshire & just beyond
• Town Hall bookings and ticket sales

For anyone self-isolating, we can still help with shopping, collecting prescriptions or just someone to talk to – just give us a call.

You can keep in touch with the Community Office and receive news and updates via the following channels, please stay connected:

Facebook Group (for locals): Mashamshire Life Facebook Group
Facebook Page (for visitors): Visit Masham Facebook Page
Email Bulletins – You need to sign up to our mailing list here.

We are currently producing regular COVID-19 update e-newsletters for those who’s profile is Local Resident and or Local Business – you can access prior issues here.

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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. 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.

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
Email: info@visitmasham.com

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!


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A Flock of Artists Gathering at Mashamshire Community Office...

Mashamshire Community Office welcomes a new flock of talented artists, designers and makers to Masham, to show and sell their work, from Monday 17 May 2021. Members of the Reeth-based, Fleece artists’ cooperative, will be gathering to showcase their talents at the Community Office, in the old Blue Light Gallery now known as Masham Flock.

Masham Flock displays and sells the work of Reeth-based not-for profit artists’ cooperative, Fleece.  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!


Services from the Community Office