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    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


    People and Nature Survey – Children’s Perspectives

      Children’s perspectives on quality in local natural outdoor spaces Natural England has commissioned new research to better understand how children judge the quality of their local natural environments. Working with children and young people… Read More


    Ethnic Minority Inclusion and Participation in Urban Greenspace: Good Practices of UK Friends Groups

    This dissertation by Nyma Haqqani of UCL, in collaboration with Dave and Paul for the National Federations for Parks and Green Spaces (NFPGS) is now available to read online. Read… Read More


    Birmingham Museums Trust: Our Green City video

    The brand new short film created by Sima Gonsai Films for Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham Stories: Our Green City, is now online & available for everyone to watch!   Its… Read More


    The Flags of Nature project

        Flags of Nature is a youth art project that was recently led by the Friends of Digby Park in Small Heath, Birmingham. The Friends of Digby Park asked… Read More


    Birmingham’s Erratic Walking Trail – Bournville and Cotteridge Park

    Join the Birmingham’s Erratic Boulders project team for an exploration of Birmingham’s Ice Age Heritage: The Louis Barrow Trail – around Bournville and Cotteridge Park. This will be held at… Read More


    BOSF Tai Chi & Qi Gong interview on BBC Radio WM

      Ahead of the internationally celebrated World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day on 30th of April – Emma Woolf (Friends of Cotteridge Park) was invited for a phone call… Read More


    Reed Bed Project – Westley Vale Millennium Green

        Veronica Treadwell from the Friends of Westley Vale Millennium Green shares the news about an exciting new project in her local open space:   “After fourteen months from our first application,… Read More