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Masham News Letter 17 September 2021

Weekending 17th September 2021 – Local News & Interest 


    • Masham Churches – Forthcoming Services are on pages 4,5 & 6 of Yoredale News which you can access on this link
    • Bedale Bypass – Digging into the past along the route of Bedale’s bypass revealed that the more things change, the more they stay the same.


  • Community Support 
    • Co-op Local Community Fund – Membership that makes a difference
      • Our Masham Co-op supports 3 local “Good Causes” every 6 months and they are doing a promotion to sign-up more local residents at the moment:
        • The current causes are: Masham WI, Masham Sports Association and the Community Office
      • You need to sign-up to be a Co-op Member, then using the Co-op App or online between now and 5 October, you will automatically receive a digital offer for £5 off shopping when you spend £15 instore.
      • You will get the option to choose one of the 3 “Good Causes” and they will benefit as well.
    • Samaritans
      • Shared by NY Police on Instagram:
      • Saving this number in your phone could save a life.
        • If you or someone you know ever need someone to talk to then the Samaritans are there to listen.
        • You can call them any time, day or night, on 116 123.
        • Their number is free to call from both landlines and mobiles and you do not need to have any credit or call allowance on your plan to call.
        • The full text is in a document which you read Here
    • Smoke Alarms guidance from NYCC Fire Service
      • It’s that time of year when spiders like to come inside our homes. They often make webs around smoke alarms so if your alarm keeps going off it might need a clean to remove dust and cobwebs
    • HADCA – The latest bulletin (35) 
      • It is aimed at Charities and Community Groups for news, funding, guidance, resources, online training and local news for Harrogate district at the link Here
    • Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) – community action:



  • Leisure & Recreation 
    • Masham Photographic Club – Meet at Masham Town Hall on the September 21st  at 7.30pm. 
      • Well known Northallerton Professional Photographer Mark Banks – Back to Basics Part 2. 
      • A welcome return to the club for Mark who will once again answer questions and deal with issues relating to members photography and post processing. Anyone interested in photography are most welcome to join us. Website 
    • Ripon Cathedral
      • Free Thurs 1pm concerts return for 1st time since March 2020! Bravo Tim Harper, super talented Assist Dir of Music.
    • Grewelthorpe Village Hall
      • Really looking forward to this Saturday’s solo concerts
      • This event will be my first ticketed performance since the start of the Covid 19 Pandemic and I can’t wait to present my new two set programme that draws on the rich colours, rhythms and sounds of Andalusia!
      • Book your tickets
    • Thorp Perrow – Autumn Photography masterclass Tuesday 19th October
      • We are so thrilled that the renowned photographer Clive Nichols will be here, running a workshop to help budding and skilled photographers to improve outdoor, practical photography amid the Autumn delights of the Arboretum.
      • As ever with TP – very difficult to read about it and book! This in the link – takes you to an interactive calendar then find 19th Oct – you can’t read the entry but if you click on it it will take you to the place!
        • Credit: Clive Nichols – Photographer
    • Masham Cricket Club – posted on Facebook
      • There is no place like home
    • Theakston Brewery – Tours
      • Exciting news…the famous brewery tours are finally back on!
      • We’re sure you’re as eager as we are, but just be aware that at this time we’ll only be taking pre-bookings rather than walk-ins.
      • So to grab your spot simply give the Visitor’s Centre a ring on 01765 680 000! 
    • Masham Town Hall – shared by Masham Council on Facebook
      • Paul Sinha’s checking his geography before he heads to our “peculier” town for his stand-up comedy tour date this Saturday (18 September). Tickets 01765-680200 / Web
      • The map is pictured South to North – perhaps explains why he is looking for Masham in the Med?
    • QUIZ NIGHT at the Mechanics
      •  Mechanics Institute, Main Street, Kirkby Malzeard, HG4 3RS: 19:30
    • Countersett Meeting House dates back to 1710 at a time when that hamlet was mainly inhabited by Quakers
      • Hugh Dower will be at that Meeting House from 2pm to 3pm each day September 17th to 19th to talk about the Quakers at Countersett.
      • Website
    • Masham Church Trust
      • A Concert on 9th October by Treble Clef
      • Sorry about the blurred nature of the poster – The contacts for Tickets:
        • Janet Jameson (01765) 689068, Nigel Bromhead (01677) 460386 or Leslie Hunter.


  • Local Services 
    • Morton House holiday cottages for large groups – we mistakenly said that it was a B&B – apologies for that
      • Experience our two luxury holiday cottages for large groups in Masham, North Yorkshire
    • Black Sheep Advent Calendar
      • What’s better than chocolate in an advent calendar? Well beer of course! Behind each door is a bottle or can of Black Sheep or York Brewery beers waiting to be enjoyed.
    • YAA 2022 Diary.
      • The new 2022 YAA Diary is in stock now in our online store. £6 including postage. To get yours visit our online store and you’ll find all of the new YAA merchandise there too
    • The Barker Partnership – for all your accountancy needs
      • Now back in the Masham Town Hall Committee Room every Wednesday afternoon 2pm to 5pm
      • Initial meeting free of charge – contact Fiona Wilkinson for more details. Phone: 01969 623137; 07702 551867;


  • Health Matters 
    • Surgery update – Flu Vaccinations
      • The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is advising anyone experiencing skin redness or burning sensations after they have stopped using these creams or ointments to seek advice from their health professional before using these products again.


  • Job Vacancies 
    • HADCA (Harrogate & Area Council for Voluntary Service Ltd) – Service Support Worker (administrator / scheduler)
    • Thorp Perrow Arboretum
      • Part time (temporary) staff 
      • Roles range from car parking attendants, to tearoom assistants.
      • Whole of October and early November – Kate on
    • Masham/Kirkby Malzeard Surgery (Dr Akester & Partners)
      • Dispenser/Receptionist
      • Experience preferred but full training will be provided as necessary. Working part time 15-25 hours per week with potential to increase in the future.
    • Beavers Butchers
      • Are looking for a cleaner to work Saturdays from 9am till 3pm. You must be over 18 due to the equipment and take pride in your work.
      • If you are interested please contact Richard at or call in to the shop.
    • I’Anson Brothers – Assistant Transport Manager / Planner
      • Due to our continued expansion, we are currently recruiting for an exciting role within our transport department. Are you interested in transport, well organised and enjoy finding solutions? This could be perfect for you!
      • If you would like to apply, please send a CV and covering letter to
    • I’Anson Brothers – Production Operative (Shifts) £30,000 pa
      • Due to our continued growth and expansion, we have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our highly successful production team. In this role, you will be responsible for the manufacture of our high quality animal feeds, working in our modern and hygienic production facility in Masham.
      • If you would like to apply, or find out more information, please contact Brian Hobbins, Production Manager at
      • Both roles are detailed on the Website
    • Swinton Estate – many positions including:
      • Events Coordinator
        • Part Time 3 Days per week
        • £10.00 per hour
        • Plus, on top of your salary you can earn up to £400 service charge per quarter (based on eligibility)


  • Adult Education – New Courses
    • The link to all the courses is here 
    • Makaton (Course starts Tuesday 21st Sept 12:30 – 14:30 until Tuesday 19th Oct.) is in the “Education & Training” section
    • NYCC ALSS Website Here
    • Adult Learning Team: 01609 536066
    • Email:


  • Travel & Transport etc. 
    • Legislation: Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
      • A draft affirmative statutory instrument, meaning that car drivers will not need to take another test to tow a trailer or caravan, is being laid in Parliament. Here
    • Teletext Holidays could face legal action over package holiday refunds 
      The CMA will take Teletext Holidays to court unless the firm takes urgent action to improve how it handles refunds to package holiday customers. Here



  • Business News & Information 
    • VisitBritain/VisitEngland have teamed up with Google:
      • Google Digital Garage: Build Sustainability into your business – A remote session is run using YouTube and is 60 minutes long. The course assumes no prior knowledge or experience so there is no pre-reading necessary. There will be the opportunity to ask questions during the session.
      • Also the latest Newsletter
    • End of temporary insolvency measures
      • Temporary insolvency restrictions protections are being lifted and new targeted measures to support small business and commercial tenants introduced.
    • Yorkshire Water billed £150,000 for discharging sewage effluent
      • The Environment Agency has prosecuted Yorkshire Water Services Limited for illegally discharging sewage effluent into the Potter Carr Nature Reserve.





Mashamshire Community Office works hard to keep you up to date with the latest information and items of interest.  We keep you connected in the following ways:

  • This newsletter for Locals, which is produced weekly – Usually on a Wednesday or Thursday – we would send a short “e” bulletin if there should be anything urgent.  Contact us if you have feedback or would like to contribute info.  Print and pass on to anyone without email.
  • The Mashamshire Community Facebook Page dedicated to sharing community news.
  • The Visit Masham Facebook Page which, though aimed at visitors, is a useful source of info about great things to do locally.
  • The which contains loads of information for both locals and visitors including a Directory of businesses and local groups, Events and community news.

All of these are only possible with the help of our wonderful volunteers.

Our paid staff only amount to just over two FTE posts, we couldn’t do without help from volunteers.  Our statutory funding covers a fraction of our staff hours.  This leaves the remaining hours plus ALL our overheads, most of which we cover by generating additional funds ourselves from things like ticket sales, advertising, the Flock Gallery and Town Hall bookings etc. We certainly couldn’t do this without our volunteers. If you have time to spare and would like to support us, please do get in touch here.

These difficult times demand we do more, but our income-generating is limited by Covid.  So, here’s a way to give something back to Mashamshire Community Office and help ensure we can continue our work for Masham.  Any help is so much appreciated – click to donate online or if you prefer, please call us on 01765 680200.

Kind regards

The Team At Mashamshire Community Office
We can be contacted via email at
or called on 01765 680200 during Office Hours

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