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    Outside-In Brum Survey

    Outside-In Brum was formed out of the UpRising Birmingham Environmental Leadership Program. They are currently delivering a social action campaign that encourages people to make use of local green spaces… Read More

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    Supporting social distancing in our parks

    To enable people to use the city’s parks and open spaces safely during the coronavirus pandemic, Birmingham City Council’s grounds maintenance team has come up with a social distancing solution… Read More

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    Birmingham Tree People Podcasts

    Lots of BOSF volunteers are also “Tree People” – the city’s volunteer tree wardens. You can find out more about trees around the city by listening to the Birmingham Tree… Read More

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    Active Parks goes indoors and online

    At this time of year lots of BOSF member sites are usually busy hosting tai chi, zumba and pilates . However, in line with Government guidance on Covid-19, all “organised”… Read More

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    BOSF Online Get Togethers

    In line with Government guidance on Covid-19, all “organised” activity in parks has had to temporarily stop. However it is very important that we stay connected and support each other,… Read More

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    New £200,000 Community Initiatives Fund launched by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to help community and voluntary organisations

    Attention Friends Groups! A new £200,000 Community Initiatives fund launched by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner for community and voluntary organisations to help overcome social effects of Coronavirus isolation over the… Read More

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    BOSF volunteer hours for 2019-2020

    BOSF member groups have recorded 67,478 hours of hard work in Birmingham’s parks and open spaces between 2019 to 2020. If we value those hours by the “real living wage” that amounts to… Read More

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    Road verges in the time of Coronavirus

    There are over 700 species of wild flower growing on the UK’s road verges, nearly 45% of our total flora.  Where wild flowers lead, wildlife follows! The following message is… Read More

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    Online communication tools for Friends Groups

    Due to recent preventative measures put in place by Birmingham City Council in response to the Coronavirus, park’s Friends Groups have been asked to cease organised group workdays/activities to reduce all “organised”… Read More

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    Coronavirus and Green Spaces

    The Prime Minster yesterday stated ‘Parks and Open Spaces are so absolutely important for our country and society’. We all know how critical they are and currently even more so… Read More

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