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Bolsover Older People's Forum - Bolsover and district

We have more than 170 members of the Bolsover and District community involved in our forum but are keen to increase that number. We try to represent the ideas, views and concerns of all our members. We meet with other 50+ forums from around Derbyshire to exchange ideas and share information on a wide range of subjects.


We have previously explored topics such as:

  • how to keep warm and safe in our homes
  • fire safety
  • emergency help and support at times of crisis
  • we have had speakers from Severn Trent Water, the police, the Handy Van scheme and many more

What we're doing

We hold four open meetings throughout the year. We often have speakers and discuss a variety of topics. There is always time to ask questions and we usually have exhibitions around the venue. We hope to expand and broaden our subjects and welcome any suggestions!

Refreshments are provided free of charge and lunch can be served for a contribution of £2 per member. We are a chatty, friendly bunch of people and will try to accommodate everyone. Please see the Bolsover section of the 50+ Forum for dates and times of our meetings

Day to day running of the forum is carried out by a band of volunteers elected from the forum at the annual general meeting. We organise activities and information days with the help of our support worker Jo, who is based at Derbyshire County Council's headquarters at Matlock. Free transport is available, from within Derbyshire boundaries, to and from the forum meetings if you have no other means of attending.

Meetings and events

See Bolsover Open Forums and events

Join us

To join our forum please use our online form or contact us.

Contact us

Sylvia Hawkins, vice chair, email: or tel: 01246 824690.

Jo Marples, forum support officer, email: or tel: 01629 532466.