Bolsover District

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Bolsover District
Non-metropolitan district
Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle
Shown within Derbyshire
Shown within Derbyshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Ceremonial county Derbyshire
Admin. HQ Clowne
 • Type Bolsover District Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Labour
 • MPs: Dennis Skinner
 • Total 61.9 sq mi (160.3 km2)
Area rank 183rd
Population (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total 79,100
 • Rank Ranked 293rd
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code 17UC (ONS)
E07000033 (GSS)
Ethnicity 99.1% White

Bolsover is a local government district in Derbyshire, England. Its council is based in Clowne. At the 2011 Census, the district had a population of 75,866.[1]

The district council is a non-constituent partner member of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.

Town and parish councils[edit]

There are fourteen town and parish councils within the district.

In addition to the town councils of Old Bolsover and Shirebrook, there are the parish councils of:

Other settlements include Broadmeadows, Hilcote, Langwith, Old Blackwell, Newton, Palterton, Shirebrook and Westhouses.

The current district boundaries date from 1 April 1974, when the urban district of Bolsover was merged with Blackwell Rural District and Clowne Rural District.


Bolsover District Council is elected every four years, with currently 37 councillors being elected at each election. The Labour party has had a majority on the council since the first election to the council in 1973 and as of the 2015 election the council is composed of the following councillors:-[2]

Party Councillors
Labour Party 32
Independent 5

Local Development Framework[edit]

The council is currently in the process of Consulting on its draft Infrastructure and Delivery Plan.[3]


  1. ^ "Local Authority Population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "District Council Election 2015". Bolsover District Council. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Local Development Framework". Bolsover District Council. 20 December 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 

Coordinates: 53°15′N 1°16′W / 53.25°N 1.26°W / 53.25; -1.26