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.


Waste Collection
Monday. Grey bin and caddy

Coffee Club
Monday, 10.00am till midday, St Michael’s Church
Tea, coffee, biscuits and a natter

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

Shirley Local History Club
Tuesday, 7.00pm St Michael’s Church

Area Community Forums February 2017
Derbyshire Dales residents will get an overview in February of our spending plans for 2017/18.

The February round of Area Community Forums will be staged by the District Council in Darley Dale, Hulland Ward and Ashford-in-the-Water and will feature an update on Council Tax and savings - and what the District Council’s share of local Council Tax is likely to be from April.

A busy agenda will also include an update on the process to outsource the running of the District Council's four leisure centres as a package to a management operator, together with a bus service update from Derbyshire County Council.

The Forums take place at Darley Dale's Dale Road Methodist Church on Tuesday 7 February, at Hulland Ward & District Millennium Village Hall on Monday 13 February and at Ashford War Memorial Institute on Tuesday 21 February.

All start at 7 pm and anyone who can’t attend in person can email questions in advance to communityforum@derbyshiredales.gov

Pancake Supper
Saracen's Head.
Tuesday, 28th February. 7.00 pm for 7.30

Tickets £13 per head from Tony Taylor, Peter Pavior and Philip Beetham

Snow Warden Scheme
Along with many parish councils Shirley runs a Snow Warden Scheme. See the Snow Warden Scheme Page for more information.

Contact the parish clerk to have your notice appear here.