Giving thanks.  March 2021.

Hillstown Miners' Welfare Trust would like to thank The Duke of Devonshire's Charitable Trust for their support this year. Since the COVID outbreak, their funding has been a crucial part of sustaining our Village Hall through this extremely difficult period.



2021 Meet your Bolsover South Councillors. 


Regular monthly surgeries are to be held at Hillstown Village Hall, as soon as it is possible.

Find out who your Councillors are, what they can do, and what plans are being made on your behalf.

This is an opportunity to informally meet, and put questions to your local representatives. 

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bdu3a Village Gardeners.

Update with Woodland Trust.     Nov. 2020. 

Bolsover District u3a started up a 'Village Gardeners' group in August 2020.  We are a hands-on digging and planting group.

The Village Hall offered a piece of the unused area to our group.  We are planning a garden area next to the Bowling Pavilion.  As it's very overgrown and needs some old scrap equipment removing, it will be a long-term project. Ideal for 2021-22, outside in the summer months.

The Future.

As part of the Village Hall's plans, to improve our little spot in England, we have secured some trees and hedging from the Woodland Trust.

The aim is to soften the edges of the playing field with a stand or two of trees and hedging.  This will improve the look of the area and help the environment and nature.


We contacted the Woodland Trust about our new group and were successful in acquiring a selection of trees and hedging plants.  They will be native trees best suited to our environment and we will be doing our little bit towards the national target for tree planting.


The trees will be delivered in April 2021 and we will be looking for bdu3a volunteers to help us plant the trees and shrubs.

The Woodland Trust is a woodland conservation charity. concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland.  It has planted over 43 million trees since 1972.  One of its key aims is to plant native trees and woods to create a resilient landscape for people and wildlife.

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Dog poo trouble.  Council patrols the Hillstown area.   Nov. 2020

A number of complaints have been received by Bolsover Council about dog fouling around the Bolsover area including Hillstown.

The Council has implemented a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) and ensures owners keep their pets on a lead on public spaces. The order requires that all dog walkers should carry appropriate bag(s) or receptacle to remove their dog poo.

At Hilltown sports/recreation ground, we welcome your dogs on leads and know most of you are responsible owners, clearing up if needed and using the red poo bins. This keeps the football pitches clear for the player's safety. 

Thank you

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The Circus came to Hillstown.  October. 2020

James Richards Circus came to the Hillstown sports/recreation ground in October 2020.  Although social distancing had to be observed, cutting down the amount who could enter, the show was still well attended. A great time for the children and adults during these troubled times with covid-19.