The aims of our community centre are to:

  • Improve conditions of life.
  • Improve social welfare.
  • Advance education.
  • Provide facilities for recreation and leisure time occupation.

In achieving these goals, we can help to reduce loneliness, tackle mental health issues and help everyone in our community live healthier, happier lives.

Take a look around our website to find out about some of the current activities on offer, but this is YOUR community centre! If you have an idea for a regular activity that you’d like to see here please let us know and we’ll see what we can do to make it happen.

Who we are.

The Shirley Community Association was founded in 1948. The original building was sited in Gilliver Road. The new building situated on the Stratford Road, and named The Shirley Centre was officially opened by HRH Princess Anne on October 7th 1985.

The Association is a registered charity – registration number 229066.