• 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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    BOSF Job Advertisement: Future Parks Accelerator Community Facilitator

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    Wild Holiday Bunch Events: July & August

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    UK’s Best Park 2019: last chance to nominate

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    Forward Arts – ‘Return to Nature’ artist call out!

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    BOSF receives “10 Year Award” from West Midlands Park Forum

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    MEMBERS' TOOLKIT

    Information, advice & guidance for members.

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    Upcoming Events

    Woodland Play at Highbury Orchard

    Wed 21st August 2019 13:30
    Highbury Orchard
    Organised by: Highbury Orchard CIC

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    Workshop about Financial Literacy with KPMG

    Wed 21st August 2019 14:00
    Castle Vale, Birmingham B35 7LQ
    Organised by: Community Environmental Trust

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    Bushcraft Club at Highbury Orchard

    Wed 21st August 2019 15:30
    Highbury Orchard
    Organised by: Highbury Orchard CIC

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    Highbury Orchard – Stick Around 2019

    Thu 22nd August 2019 13:00
    Highbury Orchard
    Organised by: Highbury Orchard CIC

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    Woodland Play, Sunday Session at Highbury Orchard

    Fri 23rd August 2019 13:30
    Highbury Orchard
    Organised by: Highbury Orchard CIC

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    Woodland Play at Highbury Orchard

    Wed 28th August 2019 13:30
    Highbury Orchard
    Organised by: Highbury Orchard CIC

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