For information and leaflets on local attractions and services, visit our visitor and community information point.

The friendly team at the Key Centre are always happy to tell you what's on or assist with any enquires.


Full colour photocopying, laminating and fax facilities all at competitive rates.

Richmondshire Children's Centre: at Middleham Key Centre "Sing & Sign" Thursdays in the Richard III room - term time.  Please ring 01609 532595 for further information.


Your local PCSO usually visits the Key Centre each month. We are awaiting the appointment of a new PCSO and in the meantime messages can be taken at the Key Centre and passed on to the PCSO's office by text or email, then someone will get back to the caller.  For further details please ring 01969 624002

Middleham residents can pick up an RDC green box, blue  bag  and green  garden waste bags from The Key Centre. Green boxes and blue bags are free of  charge. Green garden waste bags are £2.30 a roll.



The makers of the wonderful Millennium Hanging, which adorns our foyer, meet every Monday from 11.00am to 2.30pm.  


Tuesday 14 June at 2.00 pm " The Art of Enamelling".  Speaker Sally Hoban.  For further details contact Ros Higson 01765 635244


Held the last Sunday each month (except December).  Open from 10.00am to 4.00pm Refreshments available.

Next Fairs: 29 May & 26 June.  For details or to book a stall ring Stella Pheysey Johnson Tel 01969 625692.


Tuesday 21 June at 2.00 pm The 8th John Rettie Memorial Lecture "Fact or Fiction? - Mrs Gaskell and The Life of Charlotte Bronte". Speaker Dr Juliet Barker.  For further details please ring Tony Keates on 01969 640436 or email: dotandtonyk@


Fall in love with Local Food in North Yorkshire: 90 page directory available at Middleham Key Centre, price 50p


If you need a clear out of books after Christmas bring them to our Book Swap.  Feel free to pop in and browse, to borrow books free of charge or to bring good quality books to be enjoyed by others.  We have a good selection of adult and children's fiction, non- fiction If you don't have a book to swap a donation of 50p would be gratefully received.


A Grand Day Out (well 5 actually)            Five fantastic short walks in Wensleydale including walks around Hawes, Bolton Castle, Aysgarth, Middleham & Jervaulx. Booklet price £3.00

The Six Dales Trail (A 38 mile walk from Otley to Middleham)

The Six Dales Trail runs through some of the most beautiful, yet little - known countryside in the Yorkshire Dales, in Northern England. The trail starts in Otley, 12 miles northwest of Leeds, and heads north, for 38 miles to Middleham, traversing the Nidderdale area of outstanding natural beauty along its way, and taking the walker into 6 dales, each with its own distinctive character: £5.99

"Save a Life" Monday 13 June at 7.30 pm.  Admission free but donations welcome.  Tea & coffee available.  To book a place, please ring Angela on 01969 623472 or Pam on 01969 624002.

"A Summer Supper with a Greek Flavour".  Friday 29 July.  More details next month

RICHARD III FESTIVAL           1-3 JULY 2016 - see separate page

'T' IN THE AFTERNOON: Every Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm - 3.30pm for tea, biscuits and chat.  All welcome, bring any craft or just chat. Gentlemen are welcome too!  

FAIRHURST'S BISTRO: Enquiries: ring  01969 624668, for further details of theme nights, or in-house and outside catering for private functions.   Email:     or  for in-house and outside catering for private functions.

'Pie and Pud Nights': 10 June & 2 July.  £27.50 per person for 3 courses plus a glass of Gamekeeper Ale.

'Proper Steak Nights': 17 June & 30 July.  £29.95 per person for 3 courses plus a flute of fizz.

Open for Sunday Lunch on the last Sunday of each month, starting 24 April. 

Ring 01969 624668 or see for more information

The Bistro is also available for private dining and parties.   Bigger events/functions can be catered for in the Richard III Room for up to 100 guests.  Access to the Bistro is from the rear of the Key Centre.

Come play Bridge at The Key Centre -


Come to play Bridge on Wednesday evenings in the Lady Anne Neville Room.  If you do not have a partner, or are a complete beginner, please contact us, so that we can arrange for a partner or instructor for you.

Contact Susan Mackellar 01748 822261 or Mary Buglass 01969 623533


Meet weekly on Thursdays, at 12 noon providing a valuable social occasion for the  over 60's.  

Everyone welcome, ring 01969 624002 for further details.

HEALTH FUSION AT THE KEY CENTRE -  For bookings ring: 01969 623354 or email:

MIDDLEHAM TOWN COUNCIL:           The Town Clerk's office is situated in the Key Centre, tel: 01969 625225 or email:

Normal council office opening hours:

Tuesday   9.00am - 4.00 pm

Wednesday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Thursday  9.00am - 4.00 pm

Town Council Meeting:  Wednesday:          25 May & 29 June in the Garden Room at 7.00 pm



The Middleham "mobile post office" service  is available near Central Stores, Middleham:

     Mondays    11.00 am to 12 noon

     Tuesdays     9.30 am - 10.30 am

     Thursdays  11.00 am - 12.00 noon 

      Fridays       10.30 am - 11.45 am

For further information phone 08457 223344 or visit:

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