Welcome to the web site of Great Glen Community WildSpace, a group dedicated to managing several wild spaces in and around the village of Great Glen in Leicestershire for the benefit of the community. We aim to support wildlife and increase local biodiversity while also involving local people.
This all started after the building of the A6 bypass in 2005, when there was an open space on the edge of the village that had been made into a flood alleviation area by Leicestershire County Council. It had a pond, stream, hedges and open grassy areas. It had been planted with reeds and saplings, and was becoming a haven for birds and other wildlife. A group of local people were inspired to develop the space into a community resource to provide a green space for locals to enjoy.
Support us and join in!
You are invited to become a supporter, and if you wish to be added to our list of supporters and receive updates on events and developments you can contact us through the form on this site and we’ll add you to our mailing list.
Or become a conservation volunteer! This is open to anyone who would like to make a contribution to managing our sites and takes place mainly on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Not only is it good to work in a team but a couple of hours outdoors contributes to improvement in both mental and physical well-being. There is research evidence that working outdoors in a green space is better than going to the gym! It’s great to see the difference a couple of hours’ work makes too and that adds to the satisfaction of being able to help support wildlife in the locality as well as providing a ‘green’ area for people to visit and enjoy.