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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

    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

    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