Welcome to the BID Bulletin

June 2019
Photo Credit: Andy Chubb

The city centre is about to be transformed into an adventure playground

Sheffield’s inner-city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors returns for Summer 2019, with another jam-packed weekend of adventure, Friday 5 - Sunday 7 July.
For the fourth year running, the event will be taking place in association with Sheffield BID and will see a host of FREE events and activities spread across various city centre locations such as the Peace Gardens, Barker’s Pool, Millennium Square, Devonshire Green and the Winter Garden.
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Photo courtesy of Sheffield City Council
Fringe @ Tramlines returns for a second year
The Fringe at Tramlines returns for a second year on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019 following a successful launch last summer.

Sheffield City Council and Sheffield BID have created this brand with the backing of the Tramlines Festival, allowing revellers easy access to information on the many events happening across the city over the Tramlines weekend.

Highlights include free outdoor entertainment at The Fringe Stage at Devonshire Green, an 80s/90s disco at The Peace Gardens, Street Performers in Barker’s Pool, a traditional funfair on Fargate and dozens of pubs, clubs and venues across the city featuring bands, DJs and performers over the Tramlines weekend.

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UK Invictus Trials and Grand Prix Cycling – road closures

As part of the week-long Invictus UK Trials (22-26 July), cycling competitors will be riding the Sheffield Grand Prix Circuit on Wednesday, 24 July. Then, the annual Sheffield Grand Prix will commence with Youth racing for boys and girls followed by a regional support race and to finish off the day with what is regarded as one of the highlights of the elite circuit series calendar. The elite event attracts some of the country’s top professional riders.
Given the size of the event, this inevitably involves changes to services and the introduction of traffic management measures. The Council is putting plans in place to minimise disruption, but road closures and diversions are required to form the circuit and to ensure the safety of the participants. 
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New high tech solution to deter bar brawlers
Sheffield's night-time venues now have an extra tool to deter violent behaviour thanks to the introduction of the high tech traceable liquid SmartWater, which has been issued to selected premises, following specialist training. Businesses interested in finding out more about this initiative can contact the BID's police sergeant Matthew Burdett for details.
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In partnership with Sheffield City Council, our Business Crime Reduction Partnership is now a member of National Business Crime Solutions (NBCS) network, thanks to support from Sheffield BID.

NBCS is a national network that shares appropriate data with crime reduction agencies, the police and the business community to proactively target criminality. It provides access to data and intelligence at a regional and national level, so that timely and useful alerts can be sent out to those retailers and businesses who subscribe to the city centre radio network, when known criminals target the city centre.
Experience Sheffield in the summer time

Enjoy the sights, savour the tastes and revel in the sounds of summertime in Sheffield city centre with our latest mini-guide to what's on in the city centre over the summer. These have been distributed across Sheffield and beyond and copies are available at our summer time pop-up on Surrey Street, next to the Winter Garden.
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Dates for the diary ...
Sheffield Bricktropolis
17th to 30th August 2019
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Our services

Just a reminder that there are several additional services available to our businesses via the BID's street teams
BID Buddies

Our team of BID Buddies have distinctive bowler hats to help them stand out on the streets. They act as a street concierge, providing welcome, wayfinding and reassurance to visitors. Email

BID Clean Team

BID Levy Payers can report graffiti at any time to the BID and our Clean Team will be on hand to respond to enquiries. Email to report.

BID Street Rangers

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

BID Police Sergeant

As part of our Safer theme, Sheffield BID collaborates with South Yorkshire Police to deliver a new safety partnership which includes a dedicated police resource for the BID area. BID Levy Payers can raise concerns directly with Sergeant Matthew Burdett by emailing 
Solomon Dashboard
The Solomon dashboard features vital information about the BID and Sheffield city centre, exclusive offers and deals available only to levy payers and other features to help aid your business, Solomon is your new go-to platform for communicating with Sheffield BID. If you're a BID levy payer please get in touch to request a login.
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