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    “Right to Grow” Survey

    Chloe Hoarle, University of Birmingham Geography student, is currently on a placement module with us! She’s in her third year and is investigating the demand for and feasibility of Birmingham residents having… Read More

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    “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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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