Mashamshire Community Office (MCO) has been at the heart of our community since 2003. 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, although we are grateful for their support. We provide services and information for visitors, including this website, which promotes our local tourism economy. We support our community by being the centre of activities, information, new initiatives and collaborations that support the whole community – local residents, other community groups and local businesses.
With limited funding and only just over two FTE paid staff, we rely on donations and the extra income we generate for ourselves, together with the commitment of our small army of volunteers who contributed 8,500 hours last year alone to help us do what we do. MCO Forever is our fundraising campaign to secure our future – find out more.
We are he home Acorns Pre-school Playgroup, the Clerk to Masham Parish Council, the Rural Community Constable and the Masham Community Library which is 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 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.
We are the glue that connects and strengthens our community, responding and changing as needs arise. We must secure our future, so find out how you can help us and and this wonderful community click here.
You can expect a warm welcome and to be greeted by one of our welcoming volunteers in our busy little office. Our general services are listed on the right.
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!