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!