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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Waste Recycling Centres
Government cuts mean the district council's budget will be a third lower in 2018 than in 2010 and we need to find new ways of helping to pay Derbyshire's £37.2m waste bill each year. From 3 April 2017 new charges apply for the disposal of some waste at household waste recycling centres.
Full details on the DDDC's website

Spring Quiz Night
Come to the Community Space in St Michael's Church on Friday 5th May at 7pm for our inaugural Spring Quiz Night.

Questions will commence at 7.30 sharp, so you will have time to get a drink at our licensed bar selling beer, wine and soft drinks.

This will be a team event with a maximum of 4 people to a team. For those people unable to make our Christmas Quiz, this is an opportunity to come and enjoy a social evening with your friends and neighbours in the village.

Tickets will be available at £5 each and can be reserved now from Anne Bulger or Derek Puplett. Early reservations could mean a comfortable seat so put the date in your diaries and book now.

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