Friends of Stockwood Open Spaces was formed in 2009 to help protect and improve the public open spaces of Stockwood, Bristol. Entering "BS14" on Google Maps will find us.
There's the 'Open Space' itself - the protected hillside and meadows that stretch down to Brislington. We have, too, the hillside and the playing fields between upper and lower Stockwood; the 'Sturminster' valley with its tree-lined brook flowing north from the Saltwell Viaduct; and Whitchurch Way, the former railway path offering walkers and cyclists a green escape from the traffic on the main roads.
Already, the Friends have carried out or shared in guided walks, habitat restoration, 'clean-ups' to help get rid of flytipped rubbish and litter. We work with the council and the Wildlife Trust on managing and improving the open spaces, and campaign to protect them from development. We publish occasional newsletters, and we're on the web at www.fosos.org.uk
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NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
last update 23/10/2020
COVID-19 may have ruled out many things - including our annual apple pressing - but at least it's seen plenty of people using our wonderful open spaces instead of going further afield. And we have a massive crop of apples on the Stockwood Open Space Orchard, there for the taking!
Pandemic permitting, we're hoping for more organised activities on the open spaces. FoSOS are back in action with occasional work groups, in tandem with the city council and the Wildlife Trust, who've managed to put on a foraging walk recently, plus a family event in half-term (see below) "How to be an Explorer"
The two ponds on Stockwood Open Space are being restored to provide improved habitat for wildlife, and interest for visitors.
Oct 28: How to be an Explorer