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.

Picture of the village
Church Lane Deli
Church Lane Deli. Behind the Saracen’s Head

Food and Accommodation

Shirley Hall Farm, Hall Lane – Bed & Breakfast
The Horseshoes, Long Lane
The Red Lion Hollington
The Rose and Crown, Brailsford
The Shire Horse, Edlaston
The Shoulder of Mutton, Osmaston
The Yew Tree Inn and Lodge, Ednaston


Weather Warning from the Met Office
Yellow Warning of Thunderstorm affecting England (East Midlands) : Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland valid from 1500 Sun 23 Jun to 2359 Mon 24 Jun.
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Brailsford Folk Dance Club
Thursday, 7.45 – 10.00pm Brailsford Institute

Shirley Parish Council
The minutes of the AGM and ordinary meeting held on Monday, 13th May are available on the parish council page.

Planning Application
Planning application 19/00621/FUL – Erection of Replacement Garage – The Cottage, Mill Lane, Shirley, DE6 3AR. Has been received by the parish council.

Shirley Sports & Social Association AGM
Shirley Sports and Social Association's AGM will take place on Tuesday 25th June from 7.00pm in the Community Space, with all welcome to attend.

Chay Coulbert - My War of Ideas
Chay Coulbert
My War of Ideas
Friday 28th June 7pm
Community Space, St. Michael’s church,

Local veteran Chay Coulbert will be visiting Shirley to present his thoughts to a small gathering in the Community Space.

Chay served for 7 years in the Royal Marines Commandos and completed 2 tours of Afghanistan with the Special Forces Support Group, suffering a life changing injury at the end of his tour.

Tickets (limited to 25) £5.00 each from Bill or Debra Leeney.

All proceeds to be divided equally between Macmillan Cancer Support and Shirley Sports & Social Association.

Please go to the website below for further information:


Contact the parish clerk to have your notice appear here.

Useful Links

Brailsford medical centre
Brailsford pre-school
Brailsford primary school
Care services directory
County council
District council
Hulland & Brailsford Safer Neighbourhood Team
Independent Age
Job Centre Near Me
St. Michael’s Church and the Benefice
The Shirley Village Archive
Trusted Trader Scheme

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