Complaints about speeding traffic

We have received some complaints about football-related traffic speeding down Park Lane and putting pedestrians and their pets at risk. We have raised the complaint directly with the footballers and their manager has brought the issue to the attention of the Summer League. We hope that will improve the situation.

We have taken a few direct actions ourselves. We have put up a (temporary) sign at the entrance to Park Lane which will ask traffic to slow down on match evenings. We have added a similar sign to the sports field gate, which players and spectators will all see as they leave the field after a match.

We have brought the issue to the attention of Derbyshire County Council, with a view to perhaps providing traffic calming measures on Park Lane. This will be pursued in due course as their Issue Number F583199.

We have also strimmed some of the passing areas on Park Lane which have become rather overgrown this summer.

We hope the issue will now go away, but if it doesn’t, please report any further football traffic-related problems to us via the Contact Us page. If you consider the issue to be serious, please also consider reporting it directly to the police.

Driving on Park Lane, Shirley

At this time of year the roadside verges are packed with tall growth, and visibility on the lanes around the village is reduced. This is particularly the case on Park Lane, where real care is needed when driving, to ensure the safety of other road users, pedestrians and animals.

Please reduce your speed when driving along Park Lane.

Thank you!

Chay Coulbert talk – Friday 28th June 2019 in the Community Space. 7pm for 7.30 start.

My War of Ideas

Local veteran Chay Coulbert will visit Shirley on Friday 28th of June 2019, to present his thoughts to a small gathering in the Community Space of St Michael’s Church. The Community Space will be open from 7pm for a 7.30 start.

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 second tour.

Tasked with gathering intelligence, Chay was able to have many conversations with village elders and Taliban sympathisers throughout Helmand province. Chay has a great passion for philosophy and can provide a powerful insight into the ideas that drove him to war, the ideas his enemy fought for and the ideas which pushed him through his recovery and still drive him today.

Tickets (limited to 25) £5.00 each from Bill or Debra Leeney. Tel: 01335 360284.

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

Refreshments will be available.

Film Night – March 2019

It’s Film Night on Friday 29th March at St. Michael’s church in Shirley from 7pm for a 7.30 screening.

The film tells the story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Refreshments will be available; we hope to see you there.

The first Film Night of 2019

Friday 25th January in St. Michaels’ church, Shirley at 7pm for a 7.30pm showing. In this film you are invited back to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi. This musical sequel is based on the songs of a famous Swedish 70’s band.

Road Closure Reminder

Just a quick reminder that Derby Lane will be closed in Shirley from 8th to 10th January, from its junction with Back Lane for a distance of 180 metres in a north easterly direction (that is, out of the village towards Derby). A diversion via Church Lane and Hall Lane will be in place.

The full text of the Road Closure Order is available here.

Forthcoming events

Just a quick reminder that on Friday 19th October we are running a University Challenge game, in conjunction with the Shirley Parochial Church Council, at St Michael’s church from 7.30pm.

Everybody is welcome, either to spectate or even to take part.