There are a great range of community groups, clubs and societies in Shifnal, something for everyone! If you wish to list your club for free get in touch.
Created in 1998 to become a lasting reminder of the millennium and to create much needed public open space. The garden is maintained by a team of volunteers and is planted with many bulbs, shrubs, plants and bushes to give all year interest. The garden is open all day every day. Located in the Church Yard close to St. Andrew’s Church and accessed off of Innage Road or from Church Street through the Church grounds.
The adjoining War Memorial Garden is maintained by Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden as a gesture of goodwill and gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.
To get involved there is a Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden working party meets each month from March through to the end of November on the first and third Saturdays between 9.30am and 12 noon and on the second and fourth Thursdays between 9.30am and 12 noon. Enthusiastic helpers are always welcome.
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The Wrekin U3A is part of the University of the Third Age, an organisation for people who are no longer in full employment and who wish to continue the pleasure of learning and sharing knowledge with other like-minded folk. Our vision is to make lifelong learning, through the experience of U3A, a reality everyone.
Within Wrekin U3A there are 42 interest groups held mainly in member’s homes covering everything from music to cultural visits, Latin to singing. There are also general meetings in Shifnal Village Hall on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 2pm.
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A group that meets and offers support to members with local groups and a strong national movement. Members often play and active role in the local community as well as public affairs and lobbying.
Other pursuits have also continued to expand, and sports such as bowls, tennis, golf and swimming are actively pursued by many Guilds. National competitions are also organised to give members the opportunity to compete at a national level.The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 19:30 at Shifnal Village Hall.
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The Shifnal Local History Group has a permanent free History Exhibition at the Old Fire Station in Shrewsbury Road, Shifnal which is open every Friday 2 – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 12 noon
The group meet about four times a year to plan any special activities, projects to enhance and publicise the exhibition so that as many people as possible become aware of the history of Shifnal. Future plans include an oral history project, getting young people in schools involved and web development, but the most important role is talking to visitors about Shifnal and its past.
Drop into the Fire Station when it is open or call Jenny Johnson on (01952) 462002.
Walking for Health walks, are short walks designed to enable people to enjoy some exercise out in the fresh air, and are part of the national Walking for Health initiative.
The walks are led by trained volunteer walk leaders who lead the walk at a pace to suit those who come along. They are free and you do not need to book. They are a great way to enjoy some exercise in a friendly social group, and start feeling fitter, losing weight, making new friends and discovering new local places.
Walking for Health (Shifnal) meet at the Shifnal Village Hall every Tuesday. For more details of the grades, lengths and times of the walks available in your area see below.
Helen Foxall, Co-ordinator Telephone: 01743 255059
The aim of the club is to promote the love of flower arranging and horticulture with a programme of flower arranging demonstrations and garden and flower show visits.
General meetings which include floral art demonstrations are held at The Shifnal Village Hall at 7.30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except August and January. Visitors arewelcome at a small charge.
Workshops are held at the Senior Citizens Hall, Curriers Lane at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month, except August, December and January. Members and non-members are both very welcome at a small charge.
Mrs Sue Munslow, Secretary Telephone: 01952 461076 Website
Shifnal Pathfinders maintain and walk the rights of way in Shifnal and adjoining parishes. The group is part of the Parish Paths Partnership, which is supported by Shropshire Council.
Although it is primarily aimed at local people of all ages, footpath work is of benefit to walking groups who visit the area from various parts of the West Midlands.
Mr Bob Vincent, Coordinator
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Shifnal is twinned with Machecoul in France. The Twinning Association encourages understanding and exchanges information between the people of Shifnal and the town of Machecoul.
Annual exchange visits take place between members of both towns, and also between schools through penfriends, visits and photographs. Other organisations such as choirs, dance groups, cyclists, and walkers also make exchanges. Social events are held most months.
Mrs Ruth Evans, Secretary Telephone: 01952 463391 Email: email@example.com
Situated on Decker Hill on the B4379 (road to the A5/Sheriffhales), Shifnal Golf Club offers a full 18 hole golf course and is one of the best in the county. Measuring 6,468-yards, Shifnal offers the golfer some really challenging holes, which, at first, may look easy but soon earn the player’s respect. It has a stylish elegant clubhouse which is also available for private functions. It is a private members club with active men, ladies, seniors and junior memberships and is open to visitors.
Tel: 01952 460330 Website
Based at Idsall Sports Centre, Idsall Gymnastics welcomes children from age 4 to train at recreational, development and competitive levels. They have high standards with a passionate team of head and club coaches but they also love to have fun! Classes Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at Idsall school.
Shifnal Cricket Club is located on Priorslee Road was first formed in 1849 and has four open teams, several junior teams and women’s team.
The club plays competitively in the Birmingham and District and Shropshire County leagues.
The site is also home to the Tennis and Bowling club and hosts the annual fireworks event every year as well as other social events. There is also a club house and marquee which can be hired for private meetings, events and celebrations.
Telephone: 01952 462033 Website