Talented athletes, volunteers and clubs from across Bolsover District were honoured for their achievements at our annual Active Bolsover District Awards ceremony.

Held at Sports Direct HQ in Shirebrook, the event celebrated the active and sporting achievements of individuals and organisations over the past twelve months.Active Bolsover District Award winners 2019

Amongst the winners was Jessica Holmes from Area 51 Martial Arts Club who has creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They regularly introduce new opportunities for a range of ages and abilities to engage in physical activities.

The School Sport Organising Crew of the Year went to Glebe Junior School have worked effectively at lunchtimes to deliver activities to all 420 pupils at Glebe, ensuring that all children have a fun and energetic lunchtime on the courts each week. Alongside this, members of the crew have led a Change 4 Life Club on a Friday lunchtime with children who need extra encouragement to participate.

Council Chairman, Councillor Tom Munro who presented the winners with their awards said, “We truly have a district full of spirited sports people and clubs and my admiration goes out to everyone who continually dedicates their time to their particular sport or organisation.

“Sports development is a top priority for us and we continue to increase participation by putting on more and more activities and sports sessions to help support our athletes, coaches and clubs as much as we can.”

The winners and runners-up where as follows:

  • Active Schools of the Year: Town End Junior School and Glebe Junior School
  • Disabled School Sports Leader of the Year: Kane Shelbourne
  • Mini Leaders: Corey Pledge and Blakley Radford Banks
  • Secondary School Sports Leader of the Year: Grace Nussey and the runner up: Reuben Lowe
  • Go! Active Coach of the Year: Jessica Holmes, Area 51
  • Sports Direct. Com Club of the Year: South Normanton Colts FC
  • Primary School Sports Organising Crew: Glebe Junior School
  • Secondary School Sport Organising Committee: Shirebrook Academy
  • Van Dyk’s Hotel Inclusive Project of the Year: Rhubarb Farm
  • Sporting Achievement through Adversity: Alice Smart
  • Personal Best: Travis Senior
  • Primary School Team of the Year: Creswell Junior School Swimming Team
  • Sports Direct.com Team of the Year: Oxcroft Ladies Bowling Team
  • Outstanding Project/Initiative of the Year: Town End Junior School – Feel Good Day and Glebe Junior School – Hobby Horse Club an the runner Up: Tibshelf Infant School – Whole School Sports Activity Day
  • Bolsover District Council Special Recognition: Bolsover District Bowls Development Group; Laura Martin, Monday night netball; Joe Mason, Louise Smalley Walk and Hayden Hudson
  • Adult Recognition of the Year: Melissa Chattaway
  • Primary Sportsperson of the Year: George Cooper and the runner up: Jack Ashmore Slack
  • U14 Sportsman of the Year: Lewes Shorthose and runner up: Jake Else
  • U14 Sportswoman of the Year: Eva Kirkwood and runner up: Isabelle Corbett
  • Young Sportsman of the Year: Charlie Baldwin and runner up: George Wilkinson
  • Young Sportswoman of the Year: Lucy Forrest
  • Bolsover District Council Disabled Sportsperson of the Year: Diana Reddy
  • Bolsover District Council Sportswoman of the Year: Izzie Coakley
  • Bolsover District Council Sportsman of the Year: Ronnie Cowan 
  • Bolsover District Council Change 4 Life: Eric Soar, Dorothy Davies and Clinton Phillips


We have re-launched our Business Growth Fund to help support business growth and create jobs across the area.

£200,000 has been allocated and will be split into two schemes that can provide firms with grants of up to £500 (start-up) and £10,000 (business growth) towards project costs.

The investment will help businesses across Bolsover District and has been specifically designed to support them with grants to help grow their business and create local jobs.

Cabinet Member for Economic Development Councillor Liz Smyth said, “The majority of our district is made up of small and medium sized businesses, so they are the lifeblood of our economy.

“We have a great entrepreneurial spirit in the area. People and businesses coming up with great ideas, new innovation and a willingness to succeed, so it’s important that we support them as much as possible.

“That’s why we have re-launched the Business Growth Fund to allow us to support more businesses so that they can invest, grow and create the good quality well-paid jobs the people of Bolsover District deserve.”

The funding can be used for a variety of projects that support businesses to:

  • Expand/grow
  • Diversify into new markets / Exporting
  • Relocate to premises within the District
  • Attract new investment
  • Become more carbon efficient
  • Improve productivity
  • Develop the local supply chain

Applications for the funding are open and businesses should speak to the Council’s Economic Growth team to find out more information on the application process and eligibility criteria on 01246 242512 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

National Customer Service Week 7th – 11th October 2019

National Customer Service Week recognises and celebrates excellent customer service. You can find out more about the services we offer, by visiting our offices on the dates below.

South Normanton Contact Centre

  • Wednesday 9th October
    • 10am-3pm - Planning
  • Thursday 10th October
    • 9am–4pm - Housing and Community Safety
  • Friday 11th October
    • 9-11am - Benefits
    • 10am-12noon - Universal Credit drop in sessions with Citizens Advise Bureau
    • 1-4pm - Recycling

Shirebrook Contact Centre

  • Monday 7th October
    • 9am-2pm - Property Services
    • 2-4pm - NG20
  • Tuesday 8th October
    • 9-11am - Benefits
  • Wednesday 9th October
    • 12-4pm - Recycling
  • Thursday 10th October
    • 10am-3pm - Planning
    • 10am-12noon – Universal Credit drop in sessions with Citizens Advise Bureau
  • Friday 11th October
    • 9am-4pm - Housing and Community Safety
    • 9am-12noon - Equality Officer

Clowne Contact Centre

  • Monday 7th October
    • 10am-3pm - Planning
  • Tuesday 8thOctober
    • 9am-4pm - Housing and Community Safety
    • 10am-12noon - Universal Credit drop in sessions with Citizens Advise Bureau
  • Wednesday 9th October
    • 9-11am - Benefits
    • 11am-4pm - Property Services
  • Thursday 10th October
    • 9-11am - Benefits
    • 11am-4pm - Recycling
  • Friday 11th October
    • 10am-3pm - Planning
    • 12-3pm - Equality Officer

Bolsover Contact Centre

  • Monday 7th October
    • 9-11am - Benefits
  • Tuesday 8th October
    • 10am-3pm - Planning
  • Wednesday 9th October
    • 9am-4pm - Housing and Community Safety
    • 10am-12noon - Universal Credit drop in sessions with Citizens Advise Bureau
  • Friday 10th October
    • 9am-12noon - Recycling


We are committed to reducing fly tipping and enviro-crime across our district. To help us do this, we want businesses to be able to prove how they dispose of their waste.

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, businesses have a legal responsibility to pay for waste generated by your business, and you must keep waste transfer notes for a period of up to two years.

We are actively out in the District and attending businesses to liaise with them on procedures and to check they are complaint with the law. We may ask the business to produce waste transfer notes to prove that there are proper arrangements in place (an annual contract or individual receipts which describe what was collected and who collected it) for the correct disposal of waste. If a business is unable to produce waste transfer notes it may be liable for a £300 fixed penalty.

Businesses must always comply with the law and MUST NOT:
• Take waste home and dispose of it with domestic waste
• Take it to the domestic/household waste facility (local tip) and dispose of it with household waste
• Allow an unauthorised person(s) to collect it and dispose of it without providing your business with a waste transfer note.
• Burn the waste.

Councillor Nick Clarke, Cabinet member for Environment Impact said, “Businesses need to wake up and realise we will not stand for any non-compliance in our district.

“Our residents deserve to live in a clean and cared for environment - not one that’s been mindlessly littered due to inconsiderate business owners! There’s no excuse for treating our district like a giant dumping ground.

“Any business failing to comply with their legal obligations concerning the disposal of waste, can rest assured that Bolsover District Council will actively pursue enforcement action against them”.

We operate a waste collection service for businesses as well as commercial waste operators. To enquire about our commercial waste collection service or for further information and advice please call 01246 231111.



How can you prepare your business for Brexit?

Brexit will have immediate consequences for how businesses trade and operate. We all need to understand, what this means and prepare accordingly.

The Chamber of Commerce are providing support sessions to businesses who may be affected by different elements of regulation change due to Brexit.

These sessions are open to all businesses in the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire District. For more information please follow this link or contact the Chamber’s Policy team on 0333 320 0333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you can’t attend the sessions above, please use the links below if your business involves the following, as you will need to take action:
export goods to the EU
import goods from the EU
transport goods by road
export animals or animal products
export services to the EU

This is not an exhaustive list, for more information and to get ready for Brexit and check what you need to do, please visit www.gov.uk/brexit


Housing contacts

  • Tel: 01246 242424
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