Glen Parva Parish Council

Serving the people of Glen Parva

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

Who We Are & What We Do

Under the Local Government Act 1894, Glen Parva became a civil parish within the rural District of Blaby; previously it was included in the Aylestone Ecclesiastical Parish.

The original settlement was undoubtedly near The Ford by the River Sence in that part of the present parish know as Glen Ford and that part of its name Glen - was possibly derived from the old name of the river, Glen (Glenne or Glenna), whilst the latin part - Parva (little or small) - was possibly added to distinguish it from another bigger settlement higher up the river valley of Great Glen (Glen Magna).

Although a minor find of a Roman coin and pottery was made several years ago, there is no definite evidence of any Roman settlement in the present parish.

The discovery, however, in 1866 of a stone vaulted grave containing a skeleton together with various ornaments indicating a female of high Saxon rank and later, in 1871, in the same area of two other graves containing male skeletons, one with a sword and spearhead, indicated the presence of an Anglo-Saxon burial ground of around 500 AD. The site of this burial ground some distance from the settlement near Glen was in the area now known as Woodbank, where there was formerly a sandpit on the southerly slope of the hiss rising from the river.

There is strong evidence of the existence of a Medieval village in the Glen Ford area.

It is possible that the Great Plague epidemic of 1626 so reduced the population of the village that it almost ceased to exist as such, for even as late as 1877 there were only 152 persons living in 28 houses in the whole of the ecclesiastical parish of Glen Parva.

Glen Parva has now fully developed into a Parish with a population of approximately 5500, but the area around Glen Ford, however, still retains traces of the original hamlet.


It takes all sorts of people to become a Parish Councillor. You do not need special skills or experience and you get training to help you develop.

We all have different experiences, skills interests – perhaps you would like to get more activities for young people, support local businesses to thrive, make decisions on planning applications or improve services generally.

Sound like you? Then you could be just the person to make a difference by becoming a councillor.

Our committees have specific tasks and can have delegated powers.


Terms of Reference.

Standing Orders

Code of Conduct

General Privacy Notice.

Glen Parva Parish Council Model Publication Scheme.

Our Staff

We have a team of staff that work together to deliver the range of services we provide. They can be contacted through our office at Glen Parva Parish Council, by phone or email. If you have a problem to report, this can also be done online.

Parish Council Manager

Jayne Pollard

0116 2771450

Parish Council Manager

Jayne Pollard

Administration Officer

Elaine Foxon

Premises Officer

Paul Morley
Don Hirst

Maintenance Officer

Glyn Calow

Environmental Assistant and Premises Officer

Nigel Gray


Donna Coyle


Julie Partridge

Glen Parva Parish Council Annual Reports.

Chairman's Annual Report

  • Chairman's Annual Report 2020 - 2021 (PDF, 64 Kb)

    Chairman's Annual Report 2020/2021

  • Parish Plan April 2017 (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

    The plan has been carefully put together using the feedback and suggestions from responses to the questionnaire. Overall, it was positive about the quality of life in Glen Parva; appreciating cleanliness, facilities and the Parish Council. The plan focuses on actions which are in the powers of the Parish Council. Several issues raised are already in the pipeline, either because they had already been identified or as a direct result of the concerns raised.

    The plan is a living document and will be revisited and modified as required. The first formal review is planned for February 2015. Hard copies of the full version of the Parish Plan are available from the Parish Office.

    Thanks to all Parish Councillors and local residents who have contributed to the plan. Special thanks go the the Steering Group: Alan and Rosemary Methven, Maureen Jerman, Jon Sutcliffe, Stan and Linda Sidorowicz, Chris Merrill, David Breese, Ron Archer, Matthew Wennington, Sue O'Connell and to Jane Taylor and Sam Howlett of the Rural Community Council for their advice and guidance.

  • Parish Plan Addendum 2017.04 (PDF, 347 Kb)

    Parish Plan Addendum 2017.04