BOSF Conference 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017 9.45am to 3.30pm at The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham

Conference Delegates 2016Our theme this year is Community Safety in Parks and Open Spaces. Our packed programme for the day will include speakers from the Police, Fire Service, Dog Wardens and Birmingham’s Community Safety Team.

The aim of the day is to find out who you need to contact for all the safety issues you face on your site and to hear from others how they have faced and dealt with similar issues.

We will all look at what makes a “safe” open space and move towards setting up new networks to go forward with the Community Safety Team for our parks and open spaces.

You can help us out by completing the Community Safety Survey, if you have not already done it, before Friday 15th September, so that we can put together a report from the results for the conference. A huge thank you to all those groups who have already completed it!
Click here to complete the survey.

Do not miss out on this great new opportunity and book your place NOW.

To book your place at the Conference please send an email to Sarah at with your name, group name, site, dietary requirements and names of everyone else who require a place.

Book soon to avoid disappointment as places are limited!

9.45am        Registration and RefreshmentsBOSF 2011 Conference

10.30am     Introduction and Welcome by the Conference Chair

10.35am      What is a “safer” open space?  Results of the survey

11.00am       Partners – working together to make safer open spaces

Q&A panel and presentations

  • Dog Wardens
  • West Midlands Fire Service
  • West Midlands Police
  • West Midlands Wildlife Crime Officer
  • Northfield Environmental Forum

“Just a Minutes” – your chance tell the conference about how your group has made your open space safer.

12.30pm      Networking Lunch

1.30pm         Parks and Open Spaces for All….how do we share space?

                          One person’s antisocial behaviour is another person’s passion – how do we share the space?   A practical workshop

2.45pm         What next – making new connections and partnerships

3.00pm         Networking tea – meet the Community Safety organisations – discuss the issues you are dealing with. Talk to other groups about solutions that have been found