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Asset of Community Value (ACV) – Why and how to protect your open space!
ACV stands for – Asset of Community Value – a space or a building that is important to a community. Having ACV status means the local community will be informed… Read More
WMCA’s Community Environment Fund
In October 2023, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) launched the Community Environment Fund, offering £1 million in grant funding. This fund aims to aid communities in executing projects… Read More
“Save Birmingham” Campaign
The Save Birmingham Campaign aims to protect community spaces amidst Birmingham City Council’s current financial struggles. It seeks to prevent the hurried sale of vital spaces and… Read More
WMCA’s Free Tree Giveaways Are Back!
“Trees boost our physical and mental health in so many ways. As well as keeping our atmosphere rich in oxygen, they filter pollutants from the air, shade our streets… Read More
BOSF Conference 2023
(Booking is now closed, we look forward to seeing you all soon!) We are pleased to announce that our Conference 2023 will be hosted at the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon… Read More
New Nature Activities for Local Families Ready for Testing by Community Organisations
After the successful delivery of the Families into Nature Connecting and Helping (FINCH) project in Birmingham, a resource pack is ready for community groups to use to offer enriching nature-based… Read More
How to contact (Birmingham City Council) Tree Officers
Should you ever encounter a tree-related situation demanding immediate attention or assessment from a Birmingham City Council Tree officer, here’s how you can reach out: When it… Read More
BOSF logged volunteer hours, April – June 2023
Incredible news! Parks & open spaces volunteering figures for April 23 – June 23 have been collected – a total of 23,599 hours were recorded by groups from around Birmingham,… Read More
Friends of Reddings Lane Park’s tree planting session with local primary school
We are thrilled to share this inspiring story about The Friends of Reddings Lane Park, a group of dedicated volunteers who are making a positive difference in their local… Read More
River Rea clean-up by the Friends of Rea Valley Stirchley
Last month the volunteers from the Friends of Rea Valley Stirchley, Friends of Ten Acres, and SUS Life began work on clearing the river blockage in Ten Acres. The… Read More