Masham Community Office

THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AS WE ARE IN LOCKDOWN, BUT WE ARE HERE AT THE END OF THE PHONE – 01765 680200. During Lockdown, we’re here Mon – Fri, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Here are the things we are still doing…

• Community information – via phone plus e-mail & social media (see below)
• Travel & transport information via phone
• Community Library “Select and Collect” only more info here.
• Public access to a PC & Internet – Essential Use only and MUST be booked by phone
• Jigsaw lending library – phone to arrange.
• Help shopping, collecting prescriptions or someone to talk to, call 01765 680200.
When not in a lockdown situation, Mashamshire Community Office is open to the public and operating with measures to ensure we are “Covid-Secure”. We are now open from 10am to on 3pm weekdays and 10am till 1:30pm on Saturdays.

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 6 July, 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
• 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.


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.


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!

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Blue Light Gallery

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.

Services from the Community Office