First 100 Club Prize Draw!

With the kind permission of the Management, we will be holding the first Prize Draw of the Shirley 100 Club at 6.15 pm on Friday 20th March in the Saracen’s Head, Shirley. We will be broadcasting the draw Live on our Facebook page here.

There’s still time to enter!

If you still haven’t bought your 100 Club ticket, there is still time! You’ll find all the information you need, including an Application Form, here.

Christmas Film Night

Friday, 13th December, St Michael’s Church, 7.00pm for 7.30

Our Christmas Film Night features a family comedy starring Tim Allen. The plot surrounds a man who accidentally makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, and finds himself magically recruited to take Santa’s place!

It’s a fun film for the whole family so please don’t miss it.

Drinks and refreshments will be on sale before the showing, and during the interval. We hope to see you there.

Changes to scheduled event

Friday, 13th December Film Night.

St Michael’s Church 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Due to a delay in the release of our featured film, planned for December, we have decided to postpone this showing until February. We have now chosen a family comedy featuring Tim Allen. The plot of the new film surrounds a man who inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, and finds himself magically recruited to take his place! We apologise for any disappointment and hope you will support the church in its first film night fundraiser on Friday 13th December.

Please note that the Saturday 14th December film afternoon is cancelled

Don’t miss University Challenge on Friday 15th November from 7pm for 7.30 start.

University Challenge

Our next event is University Challenge, in St Michael’s church Shirley from 7pm for a 7.30pm start on Friday 15th November. Pit your wits against the best brains in the village, or just come along and watch.

Application forms to join our 100 Club will be available during the evening.

Drinks and refreshments will be on sale.

Film Nights – 2019

The first Film Night of the 2019/20 season will be held on Friday 27th September from 7pm, for a 7.30pm showing at St. Michael’s Church, Shirley.

The film is a contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

“a very moving, endearing film which is beautifully acted by young, deservedly Oscar-nominated Keisha Castle-Hughes”.

Refreshments and snacks will be available from the licensed bar, before and during the show.

Daffodil planting – we need your help

On Saturday 12th October, starting at 10am in St Michael’s church, Shirley Parish Council will be hosting a Daffodil Bulb Planting session.

Daffodils brighten up our villages. In springtime we see them all around us, but the roadside verges in and around Shirley are very sparsely planted, if at all. The Council have identified 16 sites in and around Shirley which would benefit from more verge planting, and now they need our help.

Come along to the church where you will be shown how and where to plant the bulbs. Small groups will then be sent to each site to plant it out.

Next spring should really be something to look forward to.

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!