• 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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    Upcoming Events

    National Walking Summit 2019 with Living Streets: 29/03/19

    Fri 29th March 2019 10:00
    Birmingham Council House
    Organised by: Living Streets

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    Friends of Kings Norton Local Nature Reserve: ‘Spring Awakening’ Guided Walk 30/03/19

    Sat 30th March 2019 10:30
    Kings Norton Local Nature Reserve
    Organised by: Friends of Kings Norton Local Nature Reserve

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    Holders Woods Conservation sessions

    Wed 3rd April 2019 14:00
    Holders Woods
    Organised by: Holders Woods Conservation

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    Norman Street Litter Pick: 13/04/19

    Sat 13th April 2019 11:00
    Norman Street, Birmingham
    Organised by: Soho First Community ​Development Trust

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    The Gardens Trust Spring Lecture: 17/04/19

    Wed 17th April 2019 18:00
    9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS
    Organised by: The Gardens Trust

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    Wildlife Walk in Highbury Park: 28/04/19

    Sun 28th April 2019 10:30
    Highbury Park
    Organised by: Highbury Park Friends

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