Old Bolsover Town Council

Serving the people of Bolsover

Town Hall

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

The Town Hall is an old building which is physically difficult to adapt to meet the needs of everyone who may wish to use our services.

If you have accessibility needs and would like to visit the Town Hall to discuss any matter or attend a Council meeting, please contact us by phone on 01246 823809 or email us to discuss how we can make adjustments to accommodate you whilst you are here.

Forthcoming Road Closures

Bolsover Christmas Festival.

Roads affected: Cotton Street (pedestrianised part), Market Place, Middle Street (part), and Castle Street, see attached map.

Date of closure: Saturday 1st December 2018.
Times of closure: 07:00 – 20:00.

25th Lantern Parade.

Roads affected on short route: **Castle Street – High Street – Cotton Street – Market Place.
Roads affected on long route: **Castle Street – High Street – Hornscroft Road – Town End – Market Place.

Date of closure: Saturday 1st December 2018.
Times of closure: 17:00 – 17:40.

Additional Information: **The short route will be used if the weather is bad.

This is a rolling road closure.

Public Notices

  • Notice of Conclusion of Audit (PDF, 248 Kb)

    Notice of Conclusion of Audit for year ending 31 March 2018

    Copies of the Annnual Governance Statement, Accounting statement and External audit report are availble for download from the website. Printed copies are available on request. A nominal charge of £1.00 is made to cover printing and admin costs.

  • Annual Governance and Accounting Statement (PDF, 1 Mb)

    Annual Governance Statement approved by the Council on 12 June 2018 and Accounting Statements for 2017/18

  • External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017 2018 (PDF, 275 Kb)

    External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017 2018.

    The external auditor, PKF Littlejohn LLP, completed the audit on 16 September 2018. The auditor is selected independently by the Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments (SAAA)

    SAAA is the sector led company appointed by the then Department of Communities and Local Government (now Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) as the 'specified person' to procure and appoint external auditors to smaller authorities, perform the functions set out in the relevant legislation, and to manage the ongoing audit contracts awarded for the 5 year period commencing 1 April 2017.

  • Notice of Public Rights 2017 2018 (PDF, 1.5 Mb)

Council Tax Information
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.