Bolsover offers breathtaking views and fascinating buildings
Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade 28th November from 10am
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.
Notice of Vacancy - Old Bolsover Town Council (PDF, 178 Kb)
Notice of Vacancy - Bolsover District Council (PDF, 176 Kb)
Notice - Exercise of Public Rights ye 31Mar2020 (PDF, 77 Kb)
Notice - Exercise of Public Rights ye 31Mar2020
Local Authority Accounts - A summary of your rights (PDF, 115 Kb)
Parks and Play Areas
Bolsover Parks are being reopened in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.
Play areas, play equipment and outdoor gym equipment remain closed in line with government guidelines during the Coronavirus Emergency in order to prevent the spread of disease.
Please remember to keep your distance and ensure all dog waste is deposited in either dog bins or general waste bins.
Please respect the rules to keep everyone safe and reduce risk
We have no vacancies for staff at the moment. Any future opportunities will be posted on this page.
Following consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair, and the government guidance issued last night, it has been decided to cancel this evening's extraordinary Council meeting.
We are currently investigating ways to hold a 'virtual meeting' to deal with the business on the agenda.
The Government stipulated last night that playgrounds and outside gyms are closed. We have considered how this can be achieved and concluded that the only way to do this is to close the whole park. Consequently, all parks (i.e Hornscroft Park, Vale Park, Shuttlewood Park, Stanfree Park and King George V field) will be closed to prevent access to the playground and any outside gym equipment.
Our office on Cotton Street is closed to members of the public but we are still taking telephone and email enquiries.
The current situation is changing on a daily basis.
Sources of additional information can be found at the following websites
The Government website should provide the latest information.
Advice from NHS
Advice from Derbyshire County Council
Advice from Bolsover District Council
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. Please wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water and avoiding physical contact. It is particularly important for people who:
- are 70 or over
- have a long-term condition
- are pregnant
- have a weakened immune system
Information from Public Health England
Moor Lane Sports Ground site
(known as the Coalite Sports and Social Club)
Old Bolsover Town Council is considering future options for the Moor Lane Sports Ground site (known as the Coalite Sports and Social Club) following the decision by the leaseholder and owner of the social club building on the site, to surrender their lease.
The Council are talking to all existing users in order to discuss how they can be accommodated on the site, or elsewhere, when the lease is handed back to us and to understand their requirements so that they can be considered as part of any future development.
There are a number of options and ideas coming forward for a community facility on the site. As soon as we have sufficient information we will be going out to full consultation sharing options and costs to all residents of Bolsover to obtain feedback and support before the full Council make any final decision.
We will continue discussions and provide any updates to representatives of the groups currently using the facility. Updates will be posted on the Town Council website www.oldbolsovertowncouncil.gov.uk and also on the Council Facebook page. These updates will provide factual information about the potential options available to us.
Notice of conclusion of audit ye 31 March 2019 (PDF, 261 Kb)
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019
Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
Annual Return 2018 2019 Audited (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
Annual Return for year ending 31st March 2019
including signed certificate from external auditor
Annual Return ye 31 March 2019 (PDF, 5.8 Mb)
Annual Return covering the Financial year ending 31 March 2019
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.
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.