...... Hawes Community Office - serving the Upper Dales

MOBILE SKIP - SATURDAY 20th January 2018 

9:00am-1:00pm,  Hawes Industrial Estate

Empire Cinema, Catterick Garrison - click on link for latest info

Station Cinema, Richmond - click on link for latest info


The Upper Dales Community Partnership (UDCP) is to take over the operation of the Dale Head Garage in Hawes from the beginning of November. 

We are taking this pioneering step because the current operators have decided, after serving the community with commendable commitment and unfailing reliability these last 6 years, to concentrate on their other business ventures.

This will make it the first community-run filling station in England. No fewer than 19 rural filling stations have closed in the last 3 years in Yorkshire, many falling prey to housing developers.  We at the UDCP know that keeping available a 7 day a week supply of petrol and diesel in Hawes is an absolutely essential service for our local community – in the same way as we took on the Hawes Post Office when it was threatened with closure in 2014.

The opening hours of Dale Head Garage will remain the same as now, so we will be open 7 days a week throughout the winter (8.30-17.30 Mon-Fri / 9.00-17.00 Sat-Sun).  We will continue to offer a Jet Car Wash and an air pump for tyres, and in time we hope to install a 24/7 card operated fuel pump and a public electric car charging point.

The filling station will be closed all day on November 1st to facilitate a smooth handover and we will open for business for the first time on Thursday November 2nd @ 8.30 am.

We look forward to providing our services to you at Dale Head Garage in Hawes, and your continued custom.


FREE WI-FI - Coffee machine - 2nd Hand Books - photocopies - faxes - scanning - general enquiries



We have a new suite of laptops, available to hire on a temporary basis

Hawes Community Office, Library and Post Office is run by The Upper Wensleydale Community Partnership Limited, a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee, serving the Upper Dales.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday  -  9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday  -  9:00am - 12:30pm

 Twitter - @HawesHub

Facebook - Hawes Community Office