Old Bolsover Town Council

Serving the people of Bolsover

Town Hall

Town Clerk: Andrew Tristram
The Town Hall, Cotton Street
Bolsover, Derbyshire S44 6HA

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Find out about the services provided by Old Bolsover Town Council and new initiatives for 2017/18


Bolsover Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make Bolsover a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Bolsover was granted a market town charter almost 800 years ago by Henry III and markets are still held here on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Town Council is responsible for the area's parks, cemetery, allotment gardens and community halls. The Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.45pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and give their views.

The area has a rich and varied history with the first reference appearing in the Domesday book of 1086. The town centre has been designated a conservation area in recognition of its special and architectural interest and there are 21 grade listed 1 or 2 buildings there. It also boasts Bolsover Castle, flagship English Heritage site in the East Midlands.

The primary role of the town is a local centre for Bolsover and the surrounding villages of Carr Vale, Shuttlewood, Stanfree, Bentinck and Whaley for which the Town Council provides various services. The town has a range of shops, offices and facilities for local people as well as the Assembly and Bainbridge Halls which provide up to date facilities for the community.

The town is well served by free car parks. The Town Hall can be found on Cotton Street with parking located close by. Junction 29A of the M1 now provides direct access to the town.

Our Contact details can be found here Our office opening hours are 9am - 1pm Monday - Friday. If you wish to report a problem, please complete our online form.

Latest News

Bolsover Food and Drink Festival 21/22 July

Booking forms are now available for the Bolsover Food and Drink Festival taking place on Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July 2018.

We are aiming to exceed last years numbers again this year. We are happy to see gift and craft problems in the mix to complement the fantastic Food, Drink and Live Entertainment offer. More »

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:18 by Andrew Tristram

Old Bolsover Town Council 2017 2018 Precept

Old Bolsover Town Council 2017 2018 Precept

Your Council Tax Bill from Bolsover District Council is made up of precepts from the District Council itself, Derbyshire County Council, Policing Services and Fire Services.

About your Council Tax demand from Old Bolsover Town Council this year. More »

  • A Band D Taxpayer will contribute £98.86 per year to services provided by Old Bolsover Town Council (£1.90 per week / 27p per day) Band A - £66.24 per year (£1.27 per week / 18p per day)
  • We have the lowest charge of our local neighbouring areas within Bolsover District and provide a large number of services to our residents. We remain over 23% lower than our neighbours in Clowne, Elmton, Langwith and Scarcliffe
  • We are also amongst the lowest charges across the whole District – Sixth lowest out of sixteen.
  • £23.55 lower than the average charge of £122.41 (almost 20%)`
  • Less than half the charge made by Shirebrook Town Council who have the highest charges at £220.64

What Services do the Town Council provide?

  • Parks – We provide and maintain nine Parks and open spaces
  • Play equipment on Parks
  • Allotments – over 500 plots over nine sites
  • Two Community Buildings – Bainbridge Hall and Assembly Hall
  • Provision of Community defibrillators (currently located at Bainbridge Hall and Assembly Hall
  • Supporting Freedom Community Project centre free café, food bank and access to support for a number of issues at Bainbridge Hall every Monday and Wednesday morning.
  • Town Hall
  • Oxcroft Lane Cemetery
  • Bolsover Market
  • New town centre CCTV.
  • Charity Day
  • Food and Drink Festival – a two day event in July
  • Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade
  • Town Centre Floral Displays
  • Organise Remembrance Sunday Parade
  • Christmas Lighting
  • Maintenance of some local Footpaths
  • Our Depot provides a base for our outside workforce and maintaining equipment
  • Providing land and other support for 'Pumpkin Patch' Community Allotment on the Model Village
  • Providing support for other Community Events e.g. Bolsover Gala, Bolsover Hill Race, Shuttlewood Link etc.

plus more. All these services are provided from just 18p a day

We also work closely with community groups e.g. Bolsover Civic Society, Friends of Bolsover Parks, Freedom Project, Local Churches and Community groups. These partnerships have brought improvements to our parks and open spaces. The Backhills area has received funding to improve pathways and the steps on Backhills, Restore seating and Waste Bins and work to restore and maintain the Conduit Houses.

This year…

  • We will have a social activity fund to promote community cohesion, reduce anti-social behaviour and promote health and wellbeing, supporting activities for all ages.
  • A member's ward allowance scheme will support your town councillor to help fund initiatives that really matter in your area.
  • The Council will be more proactive in identifying external grant funding to make your Council Tax funding stretch further.
  • We have committed further resources to ensure our assets and properties are maintained better. e.g. refurbishment of park seating and play equipment. We have adopted the iconic red telephone kiosk in the cenotaph area and also will be adopting the kiosks at the Model Village and Whaley to refurbish them for new uses.
  • We will be putting additional resources into improving and promoting the market.
  • The budget for Bolsover in Bloom will be increased to improve the town centre displays and provide additional planting in other parts of our area.
  • We will continue to endeavour to find a solution to the problems continually raised by residents about traffic on the pedestrianised parts of Cotton Street, Market place and Cenotaph area.
  • Additional resources will be made available to keep our parks and open spaces clean and tidy, especially at weekends.

We are also continuing with programmes to improve our assets. In 2016, this has resulted in fencing improvement to Allotment sites on North View Street and Bentinck Road.

In setting our budget we have also had to allow for a further reduction in the Council Tax support grant passed down by the District Council.

Your Councillors are committed to maintaining services and enhancing the facilities in our town, responding to concerns raised by residents, whilst other important services are being withdrawn by other providers.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:24 by Andrew Tristram

Traders - Book now for Bolsover Food and Drink Festival and the Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade

Traders - Book now for Bolsover Food and Drink Festival and the Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade

Bookings are now being taken for this years Food and Drink Festival being held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July and the Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade on Saturday 25th November.

Both events are very popular and are getting bigger and better every year. More »

Demand from stallholders is expected to be high so don't leave it too long to secure your space.

For further information please download the booking forms below.

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:56 by Andrew Tristram