The Community Association was formed in September 1976 with the express intention of re-opening and running the recently closed Shelley Church of England School as a Village Hall.
Initially the Association had to devote itself completely to running the Village Hall, which proved no small task, and the volunteer committee's time was fully occupied with fundraising.
It was essential to raise money for the improvements that were needed and to pay the rent to the Parish Council. Gradually the improvements were done and the Hall began to become self supporting from the lettings to the various groups and to individuals who hired the Hall.
This allowed the Community Association to become more involved with matters concerning the village as a whole. Apart from the Hall the Association has actively supported the formation of various community organisations and groups and it was the Association that was instrumental in promoting the Village Magazine which has since its beginnings gone from strength to strength.
The SCA try to make Shelley a better place in which to live for everybody by looking at the "big picture". Projects include land conservation, wildlife habitats, footpaths, road safety, facilities for both the young and the old, local clubs, improving the look of the village, targetting littering and dog fouling, policing, the Village Hall, village entertainment and much much more...
If you have an interest in any aspect of your life in Shelley then the Community Association meets on the 2nd Monday of the month (COVID permitting) at 19.30 in the Mercer Room at Shelley Village Hall, the meeting is automatically open to ALL residents of Shelley so please come along..... everyone is made very welcome. You may help improve life in Shelley and as a result it may improve your life as well!!
If you want to know before you come along then contact Ann Priestman on 01484 604486 or Malcolm MacDonald on 01484 609032. Alternatively ask a question in the SCA facebook page, the link can be found at the bottom of this page.