About Us

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. The objectives of the charity are to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Shirley and the neighbourhood, of sex, or of political, religious or other opinions, in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.

What we do

The association aims to meet it objectives by offering a wide range of events and activities, either through our own 'member section' or those provided by 'external users'

Member Sections. Whose activities include; amateur theatre, art, bingo, bowls, dancing and yoga. These activities provide opportunities  for people to meet together in a spirit of friendship, peruse common interests and lead a fuller, active lifestyle.

Membership. In order to take part in the activities of any of the association's sections you need to become a member of the association. The membership fee for 2017 is £10.00 (adults) and 50p (juniors).

External Users. We host a wide and diverse range of activities. Private parties to educational classes, National Trust to Weight Watchers, Pokemon to amateur radio. some Political parties hold meeting here. Other charitable support groups such as ME, MS and National Osteoporosis meet here.