Bolsover District

Bolsover District
Non-metropolitan district

Bolsover Castle

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-2014 est.)
  Total 77,155
  Rank Ranked 293rd
  Density 1,200/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
  Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 17UC (ONS)
E07000033 (GSS)
Ethnicity 99.1% White

Bolsover is a local government district in Derbyshire, England. The Admin. HQ is Bolsover. The district council is a non-constituent partner member of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. The population of this district council in the 2011 Census was 75,866.[1]

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 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

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. Retrieved 2 January 2012.

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

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