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
In total there are seven entry points into the Reserves, north to south they are:
- Sustrans Route 6
- The Bridle
- Glen Rise
- Dorothy Avenue Recreation Ground
- Parsons Drive
- Needham Avenue
The Sounds Of Spring.
Photo Credit: John Fletcher, Sue Hubble and Karen O'Connell.
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!
Due to the current restrictions in place regarding social distancing, the Mystery Shop, in which judges visit the green space, has been postponed until later in the year if and when the restrictions are lifted.
April in the Nature Reserve.
Photo Credit: John Fletcher, Local Nature Reserve Volunteer.
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.