• BOSF is a volunteer network organisation, set up at the end of 2004, that brings together all the community groups in Birmingham with an interest in green open spaces.

    Our main focus is supporting the volunteers who add value to the city’s open spaces.

    Currently there are more than 130 member groups – some are large and organised others are 2 people & a dog. There are areas of the city less well represented than others and we need your help to make sure that all of the city can benefit from what a friends group can offer.

    A study undertaken when BOSF was established demonstrated that an open space with a friends group benefited from an average of £35k a year additional funding and volunteer hours equivalent to 1.5 additional staff. Read more.

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    Coronavirus and Green Spaces

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    Great British Spring Clean 2020 is postponed for six months

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    Birmingham Trees for Life – Project Manager job application

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    Information, advice & guidance for members.

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    Upcoming Events

    Manor Farm Park – Waterside Care

    Sun 29th March 2020 10:30
    Manor Farm Park, 389 Bristol Road South, B31 2AB.
    Organised by: Friends of Manor Farm Park

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    Woodland Play at Highbury Orchard

    Wed 1st April 2020 13:30
    Highbury Orchard
    Organised by: Highbury Orchard CIC

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    Winter SwingFit at Cotteridge Park

    Wed 1st April 2020 18:00
    Cotteridge Park
    Organised by: Friends of Cotteridge Park

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    Cotteridge Park – Led Walking Group

    Thu 2nd April 2020 10:00
    Cotteridge Park
    Organised by: Friends of Cotteridge Park

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    Cotterdige Park – Qi Gong and Tai Chi

    Thu 2nd April 2020 10:30
    Cotteridge Park
    Organised by: Friends of Cotteridge Park

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    Highbury Orchard – Stick Around 2019

    Thu 2nd April 2020 13:00
    Highbury Orchard
    Organised by: Highbury Orchard CIC

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