• News

    New Volunteer Coordinator Opportunity in Cotteridge Park

    The Friends of Cotteridge Park are looking to recruit someone that can encourage more people to volunteer and join in with the activities in the park and the park’s community cafe –… Read More

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    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

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    Future Proof Park – Youth Participation and Safe Guarding webinar

      Earlier this month Groundwork Youth West Midlands hosted an online workshop for BOSF Friends Groups, to help groups work with young people – building the next generation of green space volunteers!  Led… Read More

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    15 city parks and open spaces in Birmingham retained their Green Flag Award status 2021

      Congratulations to the fifteen city parks and open spaces in Birmingham that retained their Green Flag Award status in 2021!   The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards… Read More

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    BOSF logged volunteer hours, July – September 2021

      Here is another huge thank you to all of our member groups!   The figures for July – September 2021 are in, and a massive total of 19,511 volunteer hours… Read More

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    Cotteridge Park’s short film about The Shed

    Take a look at this wonderful short film (above) about Cotteridge Park’s new community cafe, lovingly named – The Shed! The film has been created by Duncan Baird and hi-lights… Read More

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    New community funding scheme – Sustainability Fund

    £65,000 up for grabs as Veolia unveils new Sustainability Fund Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, has launched its new community funding scheme to help support people across the country… Read More

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    Community Action for the Great Big Green Week 2021

      A national celebration of community action: 18-26th September 2021 The Great Big Green Week will be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. Thousands… Read More

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    Groundwork – Young People and Climate Action report

      Groundwork is currently running a survey as part of our research on youth perspectives on climate change.   How do young people feel about climate change? How do they… Read More

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    Fundraising Events with Get Grants (July – October)

      Get Grants have a busy line-up of Meet the Funder events happening over the next few months, where we will be joined by funders to talk about their funding programmes. These… Read More

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