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 News Release 2019/20.


Glen Parva and Glen Hills Nature Reserve is recognized as one of the UK's very best green spaces.

Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect a Green Flag Award.

Glen Parva and Glen Hills Nature Reserve in Glen Parva has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. The nature reserve joins 125 other green spaces awarded recognition in the East Midlands.

The Nature Reserve is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world, that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award– the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

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 and maintain the site.

Jan Martin, Glen Parva Parish Council Chairman said:

"We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining the Glen Parva and Glen Hills Nature Reserve to such a high standard.

I want to thank our team of volunteers most sincerely, they have made this award possible, they give their time freely to make this a wonderful place to visit, we are proud of our open spaces and to get this award for the 6th consecutive year makes it all worthwhile. Thank you to Sam Village from Leicestershire County Council for her continued support, we are absolutely delighted.

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: "It's fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners."

"Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement."

The picture shows the Green Flag for 2019/20.

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.