Glen Parva Parish Council

Serving the people of Glen Parva

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

Welcome to Glen Parva and Glen Hills Local Nature Reserve.

Glen Hills and Glen Parva Nature Reserve are looking for volunteers to join them in keeping the Reserve beautiful for everyone to enjoy all year round.

However, due to the current situation with COVID-19, all volunteering work has been put on hold for at least three months. I will update here on the page once volunteering has started again.

Keep safe and well.


The Reserves are located to the west of Glen Parva, Leicestershire, within the Sence and Soar Valley South Green wedge. It has good public transport links and the Sustrans National Cycle Route 6 passes through the middle of the site.

The total area of the two reserves is 12.1 hectares

Blaby District Council 6.7 hectares

Glen Parva Parish Council 4.7 hectares

Leicester City Council 0.5 hectares

Leicestershire County Council 0.2 hectares

Entry Points.

In total there are seven entry points into the Reserves, north to south they are:

  1. Sustrans Route 6
  2. The Bridle
  3. Glen Rise
  4. BlueBanksBridge
  5. Dorothy Avenue Recreation Ground
  6. Parsons Drive
  7. Needham Avenue

Bird Boxes.

The Parish Council purchased twenty bird boxes in February which were treated with a rainproof coating and numbered by two of our volunteers, Sue and Roy, before being hung on various trees around the nature reserve.

Green Flag Award 2019/20.

Glen Parva and Glen Hills Nature Reserve were delighted to be awarded a Green Flag for the sixth consecutive year last summer.

This international award is a sign to the public that the green space is a well managed, clean and safe site as well as boasting the highest environmental standards and is beautifully maintained. We have our amazing volunteers to thank for this.

Our application for a Green Flag award for 2020/21 has been submitted so watch this space!