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Friday September 22nd 2017

Sheffield BID shortlisted for place management award

Sheffield BID has been shortlisted for a National BID Award in Place Management for its Street Rangers project. The early morning cleaning service incorporates a supported employment programme helping the former homeless get their lives back on track with employment and skills training.

Sheffield BID’s Street Rangers undertake an early morning cleaning service for the BID’s Levy Payers affected by the waste and mess left by rough sleepers and late-night revellers.

It is a supported employment programme, delivered in conjunction with the Cathedral Archer Project’s social enterprise Just Works with support from specialist cleaning company Klear Commercial Services.

The National BID awards take part annually and are run by industry association British BIDs. They are held to acknowledge outstanding projects run by business improvement districts to vitally enhance their chosen areas.

The BID’s work on the project has been shortlisted in the category Best Place Management.

Diane Jarvis, BID Manager said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated for the award. This has been a fantastic project to work on and we have worked with some amazing organisations to make it successful. One of our core aims is to make the city centre a cleaner, nicer place for everyone who uses it. We at the BID are proud of the service the Street Rangers are providing and we are pleased that British BIDs have recognised the value of this initiative.”

The Street Rangers officially launched in June. The dawn team was brought in following complaints from business owners arriving each morning to find their premises affected by overnight debris. Since its creation there has been noticeable reduction in people sleeping rough in Sheffield City Centre and the service is currently saving businesses the equivalent of 12,000 man-hours per year.

Help support the Street Rangers by voting for Sheffield BID to win the Place Management Award online at www.britishbids.info

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