Bolsover District has been voted the best countryside place to live in the UK according to a survey from LABC Warranty.
The survey which looked at 400 cities, regions and local authority areas for well-being and satisfaction evaluated three factors of overall wellbeing including life satisfaction, happiness and how worthwhile people felt about the things they do in their life.
Bolsover District was voted the best countryside place to live in terms of life satisfaction and worthwhile. The findings have revealed that people who live in the countryside not only have higher levels of overall wellbeing but also have a higher life expectancy.
Council Leader, Councillor Steve Fritchley said, "We have been working hard to change people's perceptions of our District for the past few years. In 2011, according the 2011 Census we were voted the Satanic Capital of Britain, but in 2019 we are now the best place to live in the countryside, so it goes to show our hard work and promotion is starting to pay off. We've got loads of independent shops, tourist attractions, friendly locals, good community spirit and rolling countryside, so why wouldn't people want to come and live in our area."
The survey placed Bolsover District as the second best place to live for overall satisfaction in the UK behind Rushmoor in Hampshire.