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.
Food and Accommodation
Brailsford Handbell Ringers
Tuesday, 7.15 – 8.45pm Brailsford Methodist Church
Brailsford Folk Dance Club
Thursday, 7.45 – 10.00pm Brailsford Institute
The Saracen's Head Christmas Pub Quiz
Terri, Robin & the team would like to invite you to join them this year at 7.00pm, Monday 7th December.
Tickets, if there's any left, are £12.50 per person and include a gourmet buffet available at the bar.
Parish Council Meeting
The minutes of the meeting held 9th November are available on the Parish Council page.
On District Council car parks after 2.00pm throughout December.
Contact the parish clerk to have your notice appear here.
Properties for sale or rent
Contact Scargill Mann - Ashbourne 01335 368053