Bolsover District

Bolsover is a local government district in Derbyshire, England. It is named after the town of Bolsover, which is near the geographic centre of the district, but the council is based in Clowne. At the 2011 Census, the district had a population of 75,866.[1]

Bolsover District
Bolsover Castle
Shown within Derbyshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Ceremonial countyDerbyshire
Admin. HQClowne
  TypeBolsover District Council
  Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  MPs:Mark Fletcher (C)
  Total61.9 sq mi (160.3 km2)
Area rank178th
 (mid-2018 est.)
  RankRanked 291st
  Density1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code17UC (ONS)
E07000033 (GSS)
Ethnicity99.1% White

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

Town and parish councils

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 had a majority on the council from the first election to the council in 1973 until 2019 and as of the 2019 election the council is composed of the following councillors:

Party Councillors
Labour Party 18
Independent 16
Conservative 2
Liberal Democrats 1

Local Development Framework

The council is currently in the process of Consulting on its draft Infrastructure and Delivery Plan.[2]


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

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