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    Birds, Open Spaces and the “Unsung Heroes” That Look After Them: A Cause for Celebration on 4th May 2024

      Chris Millward (Co-Founder of Team4Nature and Conservation Manager at Bibbey’s Wild Farms) recently graced our AGM with his presence, sharing his heartfelt plan to walk 34 miles through almost… Read More

    Wildlife Conservation work by Friends of Stephens Pond and Berryfields Orchard

    Meet the Friends of Stephens Pond & Berryfields Orchard (FoSPBO), a dedicated volunteer group that recently stepped up to protect local wildlife. Despite recent challenges like vandalism to a local… Read More

    BOSF logged volunteer hours, April 2023 – March 2024

      We are buzzing with excitement and gratitude as we reflect on the incredible impact our member groups have made on Birmingham’s parks and open spaces over the past year!… Read More

    Volunteering in our city’s parks & open spaces – film by Sima Gonsai

    Join us in celebrating the unsung heroes of Birmingham’s parks & open spaces! Sima Gonsai‘s inspiring new short film shines a light on a few of the incredible volunteer groups… Read More

    BOSF’s response to revised plans for Birmingham city centre ‘Smithfield site’

        We at BOSF acknowledge the value of the city centre Smithfield site development. However, as advocates for the importance of parks and open spaces in Birmingham, we stress… Read More

    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

    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