Understandably, the top priority for many of our levy payers is a safe environment in which to operate. An environment in which crime and business disruption is mitigated and staff, customers and visitors feel safe and welcomed.

Sheffield BID has several teams on the street that work to maintain a clean, welcoming and safer environment.

Clean Team - A free graffiti removal service is available to BID Levy Payers. We help with security reviews, graffiti-vandalism advice and assist with prevention measures. Our Clean Team also provides a daily cleansing and sanitation service, checking locations in the city which are regularly subject to rough sleeper detritus and hazardous waste. 

Other businesses can access our services at a subsidised rate.

In this clip, Clean Team member Murray Jackson is shown removing graffiti from a business that has been targeted. 

Welcome Team - Ian and Chris assist visitors, keep businesses informed and act as our “eyes and ears” on the street, reporting environmental issues and anti-social behaviour. 

Security Team - When the city closed because of Coronavirus, we introduced a roaming BID security team to help monitor our levy payers’ premises and buildings 7 nights a week, 10pm to 6am. This team is now a seasonal fixture at key times of the year.

Pulsepoints - in association with Westfield Health Charitable Trust and supported by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, the BID installed and now maintains a network of life-saving defibrillators at 13 outdoor locations across the city centre. This project provides public access to defibrillators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Find out more about our work to make the city centre safer.