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New Meadows through the Nature Improvement Area

Posted September 5, 2013

During July over 30 partners and 200 volunteers helped create new wildflower meadows across the Nature Improvement Area. The Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust took hay full of the seeds of orchids, cowslips and numerous other... View Article

HLF State of UK Parks – Friends Group Survey

Posted September 5, 2013

Dear Colleague Across the UK our Public Parks are a much loved and valued amenity that is heavily used by local communities. Yet, over this decade significant new challenges and opportunities are being faced by... View Article

Birmingham Trees for Life Appeal

Posted August 21, 2013

Dear Friends, Birmingham Trees for Life are planning their planting programme for 2013/14 and would welcome suggestions for planting venues to be added to their list. If you have a tree planting project or requirement... View Article

Global study highlights how Green Infrastructure aids economic growth

Posted August 21, 2013

Investment in multi-functional green space or Green Infrastructure (GI) encourages inward investment and can attract increased visitor spending at a local level, according to findings of a new research study published today. The full report... View Article

Public Consultation on Dog Control Orders

Posted August 20, 2013

The public consultation for Dog Control Orders has started. Many notices have been attached to parks notice boards.  Please read it through and get your comments in writing to: The Head of Environmental, Development &... View Article

Report by BCC Senior Ranger – Off Road Incidents

Posted August 20, 2013

Over the past couple of weeks we have received reports and witnessed a series of ‘off road’ vehicle incidents, causing severe environmental damage to a number of sites around Hall Green, Yardley Wood and Billesley.... View Article

Natural England – Interest grows in the benefits for being outside for health

Posted August 8, 2013

A new report out today (30 July) reveals that the English adult population made approximately 2.85 billion visits to the outdoors between March 2102 and February 2013. Our enthusiasm for spending time outside in the... View Article

Welcome to the new BOSF website!

Posted August 4, 2013

Take a look around the site and see what you think! Also, if there’s information about your member group or local open space on here, let us know if there’s anything you’d like us to... View Article

Green Infrastructure Case Studies from Natural England

Posted July 18, 2013

Six new case studies demonstrate that GI is a more than just a great idea. It is a reality, which delivers high quality wildlife habitat, flood defense, places for people and nature, green transport routes... View Article