Masham News


Mashamshire Community Office

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New Year at Bivouac: All the fires lit around the barns, a large luxury buffet throughout the evening and the Ouse Brothers coming to play with a DJ for afters. Book in at Bivouac, High Knowle, near Swinton, HG4 4JZ for a good knees up welcoming the New Year on Monday, December 31! You will receive a welcome drink and you can enjoy cheese platters, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treat platters. The party is from 8pm-1.30am. Pre-book tickets only at £25 each. To make a booking call 01765 535020. The following morning on Tuesday, January 1, come and blow away the cobwebs on a planned walk at 11am. Meet in the car park for an hours walk then back to the cosy cafe for hot toddies, festive snacks and marshmallows on the fire. A set menu is available from noon until 5pm. Cafe closes at 5.30pm.

Free career advice: start the New Year with a new job. Come along to the Mashamshire Community Office on Thursday afternoons. Talk, one-to-one, with a guidance professional who can give you information and advice relating to exploring career options, adult educations courses, CV writing and job-search techniques. No need to book – just turn up between 2pm and 3pm on Thursday afternoons. For further details please speak to the staff at Mashamshire Community Office or contact the North Yorkshire County Council Adult Learning and Skills Service on 01609 533900.

Volunteers needed: are you confident on the computer and have a few hours to spare a week or month? The Community Office needs volunteers to help with computer-related tasks – we now have a Twitter account and our new website is about to be updated and improved. No prior experience needed but some computer skills would be a bonus. If you are able to help in any way, please get in touch with Tessa Klemz on 01765 680 200 or e-mail Thank you!

Hackfall: why not volunteer at Hackfall? Have fun, get outdoors, get fit and enjoy Hackfall. For further information contact Paul Mosley, Hackfall Officer on 0845 2935847, e-mail:

Library volunteers always needed: Mashamshire Community Library is open from 10am-3pm, Monday – Friday and until 2pm on Saturdays. Late night opening on Wednesdays until 7pm. Easy access via a lift or stairs. 100 per cent volunteer run and staffed. Books, large print, audio books, dvds and local history information. Returns, renewals and reservations. We are always looking for more library volunteers. No experience needed, just a love of books and meeting people – training will be given. If you are interested, please pop into the Community Office or call 01765 680 200. Use it or lose it!

Short Walks in Masham: Age UK North Yorkshire supports volunteer walk leaders to deliver regular group walks for the over 50s around the Harrogate District. They would like to develop this further in the New Year with a new regular group in Masham. If you are interested in volunteering to lead or assist with the walks then please get in touch. Also if you would like to join the new walking group to enjoy friendly, sociable walks in local green spaces then please get in touch. Contact Sarah Prescott at Age UK North Yorkshire on 01423 530 628 or email:

Volunteers needed: to deliver the new-look Yoredale News around Masham, Fearby and Healey. From January 2013 the current Yoredale News parish magazine is being expanded and will be delivered to homes throughout the benefice free every month. All you need to do is put the magazines through the letterbox – no calling required. If you are able to help with delivering once a month, please get in touch with Christine Greensit on 01765 689 711 or e-mail