• 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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    Recruiting: BCM Development Assistant role

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    Acocks Green Youth Project – Summer 2019

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    BOSF Job Advertisement: Future Parks Accelerator Community Facilitator

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    Create Trails and Walks with TICL App

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    Resources for Friends Groups

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    MEMBERS' TOOLKIT

    Information, advice & guidance for members.

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    Upcoming Events

    Woodland Play at Highbury Orchard

    Wed 16th October 2019 13:30
    Highbury Orchard
    Organised by: Highbury Orchard CIC

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    Cotteridge Park – Led Walking Group

    Thu 17th October 2019 10:00
    Cotteridge Park
    Organised by: Friends of Cotteridge Park

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    Cotterdige Park – Qi Gong and Tai Chi

    Thu 17th October 2019 10:30
    Cotteridge Park
    Organised by: Friends of Cotteridge Park

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    Highbury Orchard – Stick Around 2019

    Thu 17th October 2019 13:00
    Highbury Orchard
    Organised by: Highbury Orchard CIC

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    Apple Day, Stirchley

    Sun 20th October 2019 10:00
    pin Broad Meadow orchard, Ten Acres, Riverbrook Drive, Stirchley, B30 2SH
    Organised by: Fruit & Nut Village, Stirchley

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    Wildlife Walk in Highbury Park: 20/10/19

    Sun 20th October 2019 10:30
    Highbury Park
    Organised by: Highbury Park Friends

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