February 27, 2022


Good news….thanks to our wonderful Library volunteers, Mashamshire Community Library is open for browsing Monday-Friday 10:00am-3.00pm, open until 4pm every Thursday and Saturday 10am-1pm.    

February 11, 2022

Masham Strollers – come and join us on a Friday

Walking regularly outdoors benefits us physically, emotionally and mentally as well as enjoying the company of others in our community.

Wellbeing walks are short (approximately 30-40 minutes), accessible, friendly, free walks around Masham. All walks are led by trained walk leaders, will take place over easy ground, although there may be some uneven surfaces/pavements, around the streets, alleys and open green spaces in Masham. All walks are circular starting at Mashamshire Community Office every Friday morning, meeting from 10am to start walking at 10.10am. You’ll receive a very warm welcome and after the walk, join us in the Town Hall for tea/coffee and chat with your fellow walkers.

If you would like to join us on a walk you can just turn up or for further information, please contact Sarah on 01765 680200 or email sarah@visitmasham.com

February 8, 2022

Volunteer Walk Leaders Needed

DO YOU ENJOY WALKING AND COULD SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR IT’S BENEFITS WITH OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY? Masham Strollers are a very friendly, welcoming group of walkers who meet every Friday morning to walk around the town, streets and open green spaces. We need more volunteers who would like to lead or assist with our accessible friendly walks so that we can offer longer/faster paced walks for those that would like them. You will be fully trained and supported to deliver a range of accessible walks that will enable people to bring activity into their lives and feel the many positive benefits of walking outdoors in the company of others.

For further information please contact Sarah on 01765 680200 or email sarah@visitmasham.com

January 20, 2022

Flock highlight their artist of the month and introduce new stock

When visiting Masham be sure ewe stop by Masham Flock inside the information centre at 7 Little Market Place. This small cooperative of local artists rotate their stock every 8 weeks so there’s always a stunning quirky new item on sale. This month the group shine the spotlight on Barn Craft and encourage visitors to explore the Yorkshire landscape through their sense of smell…they certainly make the visitor centre smell beautiful!

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm, be sure to stop by, it’s the perfect place to pick up something unique for a loved one or just spoil yourself…because you can.

Health and Wellness Event 19th March 2022

Mashamshire Community Office is hosting a Health and Wellness Day at Masham Town Hall on Saturday 19th March from 10am-2pm where regional and local services will be on hand to let you know about the different health and wellbeing services they offer in and around Masham.

The aim of the day is to foster relationships between support groups and encourage working together for the benefit and wellbeing of the Mashamshire Community. Perhaps you know of individuals, carers, friends and/or family that would benefit from speaking to some of the organisations on the day? Please do encourage them to come along to find out more about the support that is available to them in our community.

There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day and enjoy a bite to eat and a hot drink and find out what is on offer to help.

October 11, 2021

BUZZY BEE’S HONEY HUNT – Book Club for 0-4yrs

Buzzy Bee’s Honey Hunt, a book club for 0–4-year olds. Children collect stickers every time they visit the library and borrow books and there are free collector’s cards, rhymes and activities to collect. To sign your child up or for further information please visit Masham Community Library or call and speak to a volunteer librarian on 01765 680204.


Monday-Friday 10.00am-3.00pm, Thursday open until 4pm, Saturday 10.00am-12.30pm.

Due to volunteer availability some afternoons we may be temporarily unstaffed. During these times you are welcome to come and browse in the library and return/borrow books using the self-service machine.

Masham Primary School and Acorns Pre School visit our Community Library for Storytime every Wednesday between 12.30pm and 1.30pm (term time only). During this time the library may be busy (and noisy!) with children so you may prefer to visit during a quieter time.

September 14, 2021

Former Masham Resident – Returns to the Masham Gallery:

  • Many local people will remember Hester Cox living here for many years. She has a “Solo Show” in the Gallery.  Original prints celebrating our relationship with nature and the countryside.  Running from 1st October – 31st December. This is her 1st solo show in 11 year. Alongside the main show will be a mini exhibition from Ian Scott Massie: A selection of 10 – 12 works looking at pathways, roads, and lanes.

August 19, 2021


Full of charm and character, a market is more than it’s produce…

There’s something primitive about an outdoor market that can’t be resisted. Whether it’s the sensory explosion of smells, sounds and contrasts of colour and textures pulling you in different directions, or the orderly chaos of stall holders setting up and extroverts promoting their products, you’re pulled into the Town’s personality for the day.

Seeking out our market when you’re visiting will give you an earthy insight into Masham. Not only can you stock up on supplies or treat loved ones back home to a gift, but if you perch yourself on the edge of the market with a brew in hand, you can absorb the atmosphere. Enjoy some people watching whilst appreciating the beautiful historic buildings that surround the market. Chat to our friendly locals to get the low down on what to do in Masham. There are plenty of independent shops and hidden amenities that surround the market place too. So do explore the nooks and crannies around our town and visit Mashamshire Community Office where we can give you some advice on what to do during your visit.

A market square from the 18th century

The present square with its beautiful Georgian houses was created in the 18th century and is still going strong. Some say now more than ever! Councillor Ian Johnson (below) tells us, “we’ve bucked the trend in markets, we’ve increased the number of stalls and increased the footfall post COVID. It’s a nice little market. Because we’ve got this large open space, we can have a safe market. People can walk about and there’s no traffic, that’s what makes people feel safe”.

The market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year. There is also a farmers’ market the first Sunday of the month throughout spring and summer. Be sure to add it to your to do list when you next visit Masham!

August 18, 2021



Mashamshire Community Office is an independent charity working on behalf of Masham and the surrounding villages. Our aim is to ensure our community is an 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, we are not part of the County, Local or Parish Council and rely on the time and skills of volunteers. We need regular, enthusiastic and skilled volunteers to keep the office, the Community Library and fundraising all going.

If you would like to volunteer at the Community Office please do contact us to see how you can help.


Not everyone has time to give on a regular basis. But if you have experience or skills to offer, we’d love to hear from you. Ad hoc help with short term activities is always useful too – especially those jobs that require specific expertise in things like marketing or copywriting, social media or technology, poster design and layout. Help can come in smaller packages and still make a big difference!

If you have skills and a bit of time to spare, we’d love to hear from you.


We are at the heart of the community in Mashamshire, but we don’t pretend to have it all covered and we certainly don’t have the resources to complete the whole jigsaw. So, if there’s something you really care about, if you have an idea for something you think you could do locally, maybe we can help you get it off the ground. Whatever gets you going, whatever you care about… From reducing carbon emissions and plastic waste, to controlling invasive Himalayan balsam, from providing activities for young people to doing something to alleviate the loneliness of older or isolated people. If there’s something that would benefit Masham, your community, or even your road, with a bit of support, maybe you can make it happen. Please get in touch and share your ideas.

Masham Community Office
7 Little Market Place
Masham, HG4 4DY

Tel: 01765 680200
Email: info@visitmasham.com


Please contact us if you’ve got a problem or need a little help. Our local volunteers in and around Masham may be able to sort you out – from picking up a prescription if you are unable to get out and about, to finding someone to chat to if you’re feeling isolated; whether you need help getting access to technology or you just need a jigsaw or advice on a good book, please get in touch. If we can’t help, we can point you in the right direction or connect you to another group that can. We will always do our best to make a difference.

Please call us 01765 680200 or just drop in at the office if you need help. We are open Mon-Sat, 10AM till 3PM