Welcome to our village. Shirley is a small community of 250 people nestling in the folds of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales. It is a mostly agricultural environment, being an estate village from the middle ages, but since the war has also become the home of people working in nearby towns as well as a for many retired people.

We have a number of interesting buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries which are still inhabited, a 14th century church which has within it a useful community space, and an 18th century pub where fine food is served.

It is a centre for walkers as there are many trails through farmland and woods available to all, and we are on SUSTRANS Route 1 from Dover to The Shetlands. Horseriding is available from local stables and we have a well used Sports Field.

Shirley is an excellent centre for exploring this beautiful part of England. We are centrally placed for visiting Alton Towers, Buxton, Chatsworth, many local National Trust properties, and there is a racecourse at Uttoxeter.

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Brailsford Handbell Ringers
Tuesday, 7.15 – 8.45pm Brailsford Methodist Church

Brailsford Women’s Institute
Thursday, 7.30pm Brailsford Institute
Contact Daphne Brown

Shirley Film Night – Christmas Special
Friday, 7.00 pm in St. Michael’s church.

Featuring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney with music by Irving Berlin.

Bar and nibbles.

May feature snow.

Afternoon Tea and Carols
Saturday in St. Michael’s church from 2.00 till 4.00 pm

Free Parking
For the 9th year in a row, your District Council is encouraging people to shop locally this Christmas, with free parking across the district from 1st December.

In a scheme designed to boost trade, it will be free to park in all District Council car parks after 2pm throughout December.

Contact the parish clerk to have your notice appear here.