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.

Green Flag Award 2020/21

Glen Parva and Glen Hills Local Nature Reserve are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a Green Flag 2020/21 for the seventh consecutive year! The raising of the flag on Dorothy Avenue Playing Fields will be done safely at some point in the near future.

Pictured: the Green Flag Award poster for 2020/21

Fields in Trust Newsletter.

Pictured: the Free Health Walks Poster.

Glen Parva Free Health Walks usually take place every Wednesday, meeting at 10.30am outside the Memorial Hall.

However, due to the current restrictions, the walks have been postponed until further notice.

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 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

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.