Members of the Freemasons have shown their support for a new community facility.

Mike Ramsay, master of Thornborough Lodge and Mr Dinsdale, charity steward of the Leyburn branch of the Freemasons, presented a cheque for £500 towards the costs of the new Leyburn Community Shed at an event at Leyburn Arts and Community Centre.

The shed is now in place, waiting for the weather to improve so that further internal and external work can be completed.

Darlington and Stockton Times: A cheque was presented by the Freemasons to Leyburn Community Shed

Julian Pinches, manager and leader of the development team, said: "We are most grateful and appreciative of this donation from the Freemasons to help provide a flexible working environment for a wide range of activities for the people of Wensleydale.

"We are looking forward to its opening later this year."

The shed will have woodworking facilities amongst other equipment and will be open to all ages.