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 Fog affecting England (East Midlands) : Derbyshire, Leicestershire valid from 1700 Sun 19 Jan to 2359 Sun 19 Jan.
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Tenders are Invited for Grounds Maintenance
Ground Maintenance Specification

1.This specification sets out what is required from the grounds’ maintenance contactor.

2.The areas are:

(a) All sections of the Churchyard/ Burial Grounds at St. Michael’s Church in Shirley, Ashbourne.

3.Quotations are invited for:

(a) The mowing of the Churchyard/ Burial Grounds at approximately 2 cuts per month from April to October.

4.The quotation to be reviewed annually.

5.The contractor to be responsible for providing both equipment and manpower for undertaking the contract. The contractor to be responsible for providing suitable insurance to cover any damage caused to the Council’s property, his own or any third party and to undertake the necessary Health and Safety precautions including appropriate warning signage.

If you would like to discuss this please contact the Clerk on 07545704384 or council@shirleyvillage.org.uk
Please return the quote by 31st January 2019

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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