Brighton & Hove Green Spaces Forum (BHGSF) is made up of local community groups and organisations who support and help to maintain and improve green spaces in Brighton & Hove. We act as a collective independent voice to mutually support each other to grow and thrive.
We set up in the summer of 2017, from a partnership project funded by the Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP), involving B & H City in Bloom, Trust for Developing Communities, Community Works, Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere, the University of Brighton and Brighton and Hove City Council .
The BHGSF replaces the Volunteer Alliance for Community Open Spaces (VACOS).
Green Spaces refers to all publicly accessible green space including outdoor recreational areas for people and wildlife, such as urban greenways, woodlands, nature reserves, large estates, cemeteries, allotments, recreation grounds and playing fields as well as traditional parks and play areas.
The majority of these are owned and managed by Brighton & Hove City Council.
Any community group with an interest in any type of green space in Brighton & Hove is welcome to join BHGSF.