Wednesday June 6th 2018
In figures: May at Sheffield BID
Sheffield BID has a number of teams out on the street, working seven days a week to help keep Sheffield clean and safe, as well as chatting to levy payers about any issues the BID needs to be aware of.
The BID’s Street Rangers team has doubled its capacity and will now be able to service twice as many businesses during the early morning clean.
The BID has invested in a second electric vehicle which means two Street Rangers teams will now be on the streets seven days a week. Street Rangers is a supported employment initiative delivered in partnership with the Cathedral Archer Project’s social enterprise Just Works, and provides work opportunities for those aiming to turn their lives around.
The Street Rangers undertake an early morning clean to remove mess left by revellers and rough sleepers between 6am and 9am. They are available for call outs by BID levy payers until 6pm. If you are a levy payer and have a mess that needs to be cleaned, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BID’s ambassadors Jamie and Will work as part of the 14-strong City Centre Ambassador team. Their job includes liaising with levy payers about issues affecting trade, dealing with anti-social behaviour, directing visitors and residents, and helping to deal with rough sleepers.
In May, ambassadors visited 82 businesses to discuss with issues ranging from security to getting involved in BID events. On their rounds, they also dealt with 73 cases of begging, 24 anti-social behaviour incidents, seven rough sleepers and made eight reports to the environment team at Sheffield Council, to help get waste cleared from Sheffield’s streets.
BID policing team
BID-funded police sergeant Matt Burdett and his team of PCSOs work to keep Sheffield city centre safe 24 hours a day, from waking rough sleepers in the morning to dealing with issues that arise as a result of the night time economy.
In May, PCSO Steve Hart dealt with 157 incidents, including locating 37 rough sleepers on his early morning round, detaining four people for various offences and helping two people who required hospitalisation. During May 56 IDs were seized from city centre night spots.
Following on from the success of the BID Spring Clean the Clean Team has returned to business as usual, removing graffiti free-of-charge from levy payer properties. If you are a levy payer and need graffiti to be removed email email@example.com.Share this article