Glen Parva Parish Council

Serving the people of Glen Parva

Parish Council Manager: Jayne Pollard
Parish Council Office, Dorothy
Avenue, Glen Parva, Leicester

Open Spaces, Parks and Play Areas

Byelaws for Open Spaces

This area within a local housing development offers informal landscaping and recreational facilities.

The play area located within the school grounds is designed for supervised children under the age of 8 years. The site has open access and is normally open during school hours.

Green Flag Award

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    Glen Parva & Glen Hills Local Nature Reserves named as one of the best in Britain

    More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,582 across the UK.

    Glen Parva & Glen Hills Local Nature Reserves in Leicestershire is one of the very best in the UK – and that's official.

    The Nature Reserve is among a number of parks and green spaces that has receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

    The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

    This 12 hectare site contains a fantastic mosaic of wildlife habitats from ponds and meadows to woodland and hedges. It is home to an array of wild flowers and animals such as the green woodpecker, meadow pipit, dragonflies, butterflies and bats. With footpaths across the whole site it's a real gem on the doorstep of Glen Parva for everyone to explore.

    Volunteers work hard to keep the woodland and surrounding area in good order for people and wildlife. The work of the volunteers includes traditional methods of managing woodland such as coppicing, tree planting, path maintenance and wildflower planting.

    Mrs Jan Martin, Glen Parva Parish Council Chairman said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for a third year from Keep Britain Tidy.

    "This Award recognises and highlights that people in Glen Parva are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality.

    Jan Martin, Chair of Glen Parva Parish Council, said: "This is a jointly owned site and we owe the Glen Parva team of volunteers a debt of gratitude. The whole site has never looked better and I want to thank Andy Jackson and Sam Village of Stepping Stones for all their help and advice over the last few years, which has culminated in this fantastic achievement."

    The site benefits from the hard work of local volunteers. If you would like to become a volunteer please contact Glen Parva Parish Council on 0116 2771450

    The nature reserve is owned by Glen Parva Parish Council, Leicester City Council, and Blaby District Council, who together have developed a joint management plan to help improve the site.

This local woodland located within the Glen Parva Local Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife and provides a network of access to the Great Central Railway Line, Grand Union Canal and other local areas.

This playing field provides a valuable amenity for the local community in relation to informal recreation and play equipment. Car parking is avaialble. A memorial garden is located within the playing field which provides the opportunity for quiet reflection.

Officially opened in November 2010 this 27 acre plot of land in Glen Parva is home to an array of wild flowers and creatures such as the green woodpecker, meadow pipit, dragonflies, butterflies and voles.

The Moat Site is of significant archaeological and historical importance for the local area and is managed in order to enhance the biodiversity of the site. The area provides general informal recreational facilities and links to the Glen Parva Ford and wider footpath networks to Blaby.

Alison's Acre is a small wildlife area next to the river bought and given to the parish by a local family in memory of their daughter who was killed in a road accident.