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.

Raising of the Green Flag 2020/21

The raising of the Green Flag would have taken place at the Glen Parva Parish Council Summer Gala in August 2020. As this event was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19, we were then hoping to hold a small, socially distanced event to raise the flag in January, until a further lockdown was announced.

The Green Flag on the playing fields has now been raised by Nigel Gray, Environmental and Premises Assistant at Glen Parva Parish Council who carried out the task alone, but at least it is finally up!

Pictured: the Green Flag Award poster for 2020/21

Pictured: the Free Health Walks Poster.

Glen Parva Health Walks take place every Wednesday morning, meeting by the playing fields on Dorothy Avenue at 10:30AM.

Walks last around an hour- please wear suitable clothing and comfy shoes!

Volunteering in the 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 until further notice.

Keep safe and well.


The Reserve is 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

The picture shows the welcome sign to the Nature Reserve.

Fly Tipping.

Fly Tipping is defined as a deposit of any waste onto land which does not have a license to accept it.

It is an offence to fly tip and if convicted, you could face a fine of £50,000 or one year imprisonment.

You can report fly tipping online:

If you witness fly tipping and wish to report it, here are some points to consider:

1) Do not approach the fly tipper

2) Go not go near the rubbish until you are sure it is safe and do not touch anything

3) Note the date, time and place where it happened

4) Note what the waste looks like and how much there is

5) Description of vehicle, if you can, including registration number

6) Description of person committing the offence.

Please don't approach anyone or put yourselves in any danger. Report it online to Blaby District Council using the above link.