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
Our big project now is to restore the old orchard - and enjoy its fruits!
Don't miss out on what's happening:
The Contact page tells you how to join our 'FoSOSannounce' email list
NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
last update 25/3/2020
Through 2020 the Open Space was to see a series of events supported by AWT and local volunteers - from learning coppicing to family picnics, wildlife walks and pond clearance!
COVID-19 has changed all that, everything's off until the crisis is over.
Meanwhile, please enjoy the benefits of our open spaces within the limits of government recommendations and the law.
Feb 11: Orchard Work Day
Wildlife Trust volunteers plus locals transformed the Open Space orchard today, pruning, thinning and felling. Stroll down and take a look
FoSOS helps organise litter-picks around Stockwood. Feb 22 saw us Clean up at the Coots (above). Not least, retrieving this dangerous lump of concrete and steel!