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Rural Enterprise Centre

Hudson House Ltd is a community-led, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. We aim to be responsive to the needs and wants of the people of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.

The company is run by a Board of Directors, all volunteers, drawn from the local area; our Constitution allows a maximum of fifteen Directors. The Board is always happy to receive nominations for new Directors. There is no fixed term of office but Board members must stand down in rotation after three years; they may stand again for re-election. Board meetings are held every two months.

What we have to offer

  • A one-stop-shop for everyone. The Hudson House partnership model brings services, which would not otherwise be available, together under the one roof. Most of the Partners can cover at least part of the others' services:
    • It is, for example, possible to pay your Council Tax on a Sunday afternoon, but the person who helps you is likely to be a member of the National Park staff.
    • Staff and volunteers in Hudson House are happy to offer guidance, or help you contact the right department or person from any of the Partner organisations.
    • Front of house staff have been trained to carry out Police document checks.
    • Visitors may leave found property and be assured that it will be passed to the Police.
    • During Festival time, front of house staff deal with ticket sales.
  • By providing services at the heart of the dale, we reduce excessive journeys by car or public transport.
  • Hudson House staff can help businesses and individuals to seek and secure grant funding. In 2006 we were pleased to identify funds for the Swaledale Museum, and help them secure a grant.
  • Hudson House is not just a building, but part of the regeneration of the two dales. Recently we have worked with specific sections of the community on projects for young people, childcare, and community composting.
  • Every week the Yorkshire Dales National Park Planning Officer holds a surgery where local planning issues can be discussed in confidence.
  • Also weekly, Richmondshire District Council holds a Housing Benefit surgery.
  • We are pleased to welcome Citizens' Advice Bureau back to Hudson House. Starting in August 2007, CAB will offer confidential advice and help on a wide range of topics.
  • Volunteers are always welcome. We need people to lend a hand with a wide variety of jobs, including covering for the National Park in the winter months, helping the Swaledale Festival, or driving the community transport bus.

  • Community Services      [top]

    Hudson House offers a wide range of facilities to local residents and visitors to Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Most facilities are available immediately, please ask at reception, email or call 01748 884485 for further details.

    • PCs are available for use with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
    • Full internet access.
    • You may e-mail from Hudson House. Many people on the Coast-to-Coast walk call in to check their e-mails and keep their families and friends informed about the trip.
    • Top up your MP3 player - we have iTunes and RealPlayer.
    • Scanning and full-colour printing up to A3.
    • Put your photographs onto CD. Free up space on your memory card or organise your holiday pictures.
    • Coming soon - video link up and down the dales.

    Scale of charges for meeting rooms, use of computers and access to the internet, printing and laminating.

    Standard Computer Charges:

    General computer use, including internet access:


    1 for the first 20 minutes, then 5p per minute, thereafter.

    Up to 5 pages of A4 black & white printing are included in the price of the first 20 minutes, additional or colour printing charged at the rates below.

    If required as part of the hire of a meeting room - 1.00 per PC per hour


    Room Hire:

    There are two meeting rooms at Hudson House available to hire, The Meeting Room in the centre of the building and The Library at the front of the building. The latter is only available in the evening.

    Community Groups including building occupiers         15.00 per session

    Others                                                                             20.00 per hour

    Hudson House Partners are entitled to 12 free sessions per year before charges apply. A session consists of a 3 hour period in a morning, afternoon or evening.

    Standard printing and other media charges:

    Black & white - per copy on 80gsm white

    Colour - per copy on 80gsm white paper

    Black & white - per copy on 100gsm white paper Colour - per copy on 100gsm white paper

    Printing jobs may be left and collected later.

    A4 - 5p

    A4 - 20p

    A4 - 10p

    A4 - 25p

    A3 - 10p

    A3 - 40p

    A3 - 20p

    A3 - 5Op

    Single sheet laminating

    A5 - 25p     A4 - 50p     A3 - 1.00

    Business Services     [top]

    At Hudson House we provide a range of business services for residents of, and visitors to, the two dales of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale:

    • Fully serviced office accommodation. We offer a mailbox and address service, secure individual space on our network, filing cabinets and desk space.
    • Confidential interview room.
    • All the above are available in a self contained building with full access for people with difficulty walking.
    • Large meeting room with data projector and white board. Seats 16 or so around the tables, 30 for presentations or talks.
    • Use of PC and printers.
    • Business advice and courses, through Business Link. If you need any specific business advice, please ask.
    • Access to North Yorkshire and Richmondshire District Council services, including one-to-one meetings.
    Meeting Room Hire

    There are two meeting rooms at Hudson House available to hire, The Meeting Room in the centre of the building and The Library at the front of the building. The latter is only available in the evening.

    Community Groups including building occupiers        


    15.00 per session

    20.00 per hour

    Tourist Information Centre

    Hudson House is open from Monday to Friday 10.00am - 3.30pm & 10.30am - 3.30pm on a Saturday and Sunday
    Telephone: 01748 884 485  e-mail: info@hudsonhouse.org

    Internet & e-mail access

    Hudson House is a not for profit Company Limited by Guarantee. Company No 4247561 Registered Office: Hudson House, Reeth, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, DL11 6TB

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