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


Planning Application
Planning application 19/00078/FUL – Single storey extension to rear – Keston Back Lane Shirley Derbyshire DE6 3AS . Has been received by the parish council.

Derbyshire Dales Area Community Forums
A reminder that the Derbyshire Dales District Council's Area Community Forums continue next week:-

•Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7 pm –– Hulland Ward & District Millennium Village Hall, DE6 3EA
•Tuesday 26 February 2019, 7 pm – Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

As well as the popular standard items of Good News and Question Time, Derbyshire Dales’ residents will get an overview of the District Council’s spending plans for 2019/20. The Forums will also feature an update on the procurement of a new waste and recycling contract, plus information about standing as a candidate at the District and Parish Council elections on 2 May this year.

Shirley Parish Council Elections
All parish seats will be up for election on 2nd May and those who wish to stand can download nomination packs from the Derbyshire Dales District Council website at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/elections2019

An election will only be held if there are more than 5 candidates. A Councillor Job Description will be available from the Clerk by emailing council@shirleyvillage.org.uk or by phoning 07545704384. It is also available on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website.

A briefing for prospective candidates has been arranged at Matlock Town Hall at 6.00pm on Tuesday 19 February 2019 when the Returning Officer will outline what the role entails and the nomination process.

There will be a further briefing for confirmed candidates on Tuesday 9 April 2019, also at Matlock Town Hall at 6.00pm. On this occasion the Returning Officer will point out some election do’s and don’ts and also provide details of the counting arrangements.

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

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