Roads parking and travel

  • Community Transport Open or Close
  • Garage Sites Open or Close

    Council garages are available to rent in several areas of the District. When you apply for a garage we will add your name to the waiting list for that site - waiting lists are managed on a first come, first served basis however and priority is given to existing Council tenants. Applicants must be aged 18 or over. If you are not a council tenant, VAT is payable on the garage rent.

    Garages are available in the following areas:

    • Newton
    • Blackwell
    • Pinxton
    • South Normanton
    • Tibshelf
    • Shuttlewood
    • Bolsover
    • Glapwell
    • Shirebrook
    • Barlborough
    • Clowne
    • Creswell
    • Hodthorpe
    • Whitwell

    Rent Charges from 6th April 2015

    We have the right to change the rent at any time, but generally we review our charges once a year. If we are going to change the rent we will give tenants four week's notice. Rent on our garages are payable weekly in advance.

    We are currently offering a discount of £2.80 per week for anyone who pays there rent by direct debit. Direct debit forms (318kb) are available at any of our Contact Centres.

    Bolsover District Council Tenant £11.75
    Bolsover District Council tenant paying by Direct Debit


    Non-Bolsover District Council tenant (Council rate plus VAT) £14.10
    Non-Bolsover District Council tenant paying by Direct Debit £10.64

    Ending a garage tenancy

    You must give one clear weeks' notice in writing, which starts on a Monday. Remember, if garage keys are not returned on the date they are due, rent will continue to be charged to you until the keys are received. If the keys are not returned at all you may be charged for the cost of changing the locks. Please make sure you do not leave any rubbish in the garage or you may be charged for the cost of removing it.

    If you rent a garage and move home to a different Council property, the garage tenancy will be kept in your name and we will continue to charge you garage rent unless you give us written notice and return the keys.

  • Gritting Open or Close


    Gritting of roads is a service provided by Derbyshire County Council.  For information about gritting please click the link here.


  • MOT Testing Open or Close

    Our qualified, experienced technicians can carry out a full MOT test or service on private or commercial vehicles. And because they are not in the business of fixing cars you can be sure to get an honest, unbiased test carried out to the highest standards.

    A test costs £40 for cars (Class 4) and £45 for light commercial vehicles over 3,000kg (Classes 5 and 7). If your vehicle fails the test, they will re-test this free of charge if it is within 10 working days, otherwise it will cost you the test fee again.

    They are a fully authorised VOSA testing station (test station number V107514). The council’s specialist mechanics ensure vehicles are inspected to the highest standards and issued with an MOT certificate (if the vehicle meets all the appropriate checks) with as little hassle as possible.

    The MOT and Servicing station is open from 7am-3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7am to 3pm on Friday’s. For more information or to book an MOT please telephone 01246 593054.

    The station is located at:

    Riverside Depot
    Mansfield Road
    Doe Lea
    S44 5NY

  • Parking Open or Close

    We have a total of 37 car parks across the District and they are all free of charge. We feel that by not charging it encourages people to use our town and village centres to do their shopping and undertake their business, which in turn helps the local economy. There are no time restrictions on any of our car parks, but vehicles must park within the marked bays.

    We inspect our car parks four times per year, usually in March, June, September and December, to look for any wear and tear, or to see if any maintainance is required. If you come across a problem at one of our car parks, whether this be a repair, litter, vandalism, graffiti or any other issue please telephone contact us immediately so we can inspect the problem and take the neccessary action as soon as possible.

    Derbyshire County Council, through ParkSmarter are responsibile for enforcing parking restrictions on the streets of the Bolsover District through their Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs). This is known as Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) and they deal with nuisance, illegal and dangerous parking.

    Residential parking permits and the Blue Badge Scheme are administered by Derbyshire County Council.

  • Public Transport Open or Close


    North East Derbyshire District has a number of operators running bus services within its boundaries. For more detailed information and timetables please use the Public Transport in Derbyshire website where you can search by bus number or location.


    For up to date information on train timetables, fares and disruption please visit the National Rail website. Or you can download the free Derbyshire Train Times booklet.

    Gold Card

    Check the online calculator to find out when you become eligible for a Gold Card.

    Bus travel
    Free bus travel applies to trips on local buses anywhere in England at off-peak times. Off-peak is after 9.30am and up to 11.00pm weekdays and at anytime weekends and bank holidays. However, free bus travel does not apply to long-distance express services (such as National Express services), special tours and excursions, nor does it apply in Wales and Scotland.

    Before 9.30am weekdays all Gold cardholders will have to pay full fare on the bus. Free bus travel also applies to community transport dial-a-bus services within Derbyshire and Derby City, but this is only available to Derbyshire Residents (Gold Cardholders).

    Further information on how to apply is available on the Derbyshire County Council website.

  • Road Repairs Open or Close
  • Road Safety Open or Close
  • Street Furniture Open or Close

    We are responsible for providing and maintaining a whole host of street furniture such as bus shelters, street nameplates, seats and benches throughout the District. These items of furniture add character and give areas distinct features as well as providing essential amenities for the general public.

    Bus Shelters

    The provision and maintainance of bus shelters across the District is split between ourselves, parish councils and Derbyshire County Council (bus stops that do not have a bus shelter).

    We aim to make sure all our bus shelters are safe, clean and in a proper state of repair. Town Centre shelters are cleaned twice weekly and all other shelters are cleaned weekly, i.e. washed, graffiti removed and swept. We have introduced a Bus Shelter policy (132kb) which explains exactly what we are responsible for.

    All our bus shelters are designated as Smoke Free Public Areas in accordance with The Health Act 2006. The appropriate no-smoking sign complying with the requirements of Section 6 of the above Chapter are displayed in the bus shelters.

    If you want to request a new bus shelter, this must be made to us stating the reasons why a new shelter is required. A new shelter will only be provided if there is a proven demand indicated by the status of the route and its' usage or representations from local residents. It also needs to adhere to the standard specified by Derbyshire County Council's Specification for Pre-fabricated illuminated Bus Shelters (BS 1/05), except in conservation areas where an alternative design may be required.


    Roadside seats provide an essential resting places and amenities for the general public. They are routinely inspected for damage, vandalism or repair twice per year, usually in January and July.

    We aim to make sure all our seats and benches are safe, clean and in a proper state of repair. If you find a seat or bench damaged or vandalised, then please contact us immeditaley so we can make sure the necessary repairs are carried out.

    Any requests for new seats should be sent in writing to Engineers Department, Bolsover District Council, the Arc, High Street, Clowne, Derbyshire, S43 4JY. These requests will be assessed on demand, practicality and financial constraint and we will also need to obtain approval from Derbyshire County Council regarding the siting of any new seat.

    Street Naming

    A street nameplate helps to identify a particular road or street and is usually located at the entrance of the highway, either on the side of the road or on a nearby wall. We aim to make sure that all our street nameplates are in a good state of repair and clean from graffiti or vandalism. If you do see a missing or damaged street nameplate please contact us immediately.

    For more information on street naming and numbering please visit Derbyshire Building Control Partnership website.


  • Street Lighting Open or Close

    For street lighting information please visit Derbyshire County Council website.

Roads, Parking & Travel contacts

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