City’s graffiti targeted in yearly clean

Posted by: Tom Josephidou
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Sheffield BID Street Rangers

Sheffield’s ‘Spring Clean’ intends to make the city centre a cleaner place to live

Sheffield Improvement District (BID) aim to tackle the city’s graffiti in their annual campaign next month.


The ‘Spring Clean’ will be launched on Friday 2 March 2018 and will specifically target graffiti and mess situated in the city centre.


It is BID’s ‘Clean Team’ that have taken dirty matters into their own hands aiming to remove graffiti from privately owned commercial infrastructure at no cost to the property owner or occupier.


Sheffield BID’s Clean Team remove graffiti


Now in its seventh year, the Spring Clean still abides to its founding objective- to make Sheffield city centre a ‘cleaner place to live, work and play in’.


Diane Jarvis, Sheffield BID manager, said: “Making Sheffield city centre cleaner is one of the BID’s five core objectives. By removing unwelcome graffiti, we hope to make Sheffield a more attractive place to spend time and show our best side to the city’s visitors.


“Throughout the campaign, the BID is offering our Clean Team’s graffiti removal service to privately owned, commercial property, free of charge. We hope that those businesses that are eligible take advantage of our service, to make Sheffield city centre cleaner for all.”


The event this year will run alongside Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, which takes place from 2-4 March.


Wilko have teamed up with BID and will be providing all necessary kit for those helping out at the launch event.


Before and after: Clean Team remove graffitti on Arundel Street


Tom Holmes head of Branch at John Lewis has regularly used the service provided by BID, he said: “we urge other businesses to take advantage of this fantastic service during the BID Spring Clean, to help clean up Sheffield city centre and make it a place we can all be proud of.”


If you are a landlord or tenant of a private commercial property in the city centre that has been affected by graffiti you can add your property to the schedule, free of charge, by emailing


Alternatively if you fancy a day of scrubby, while benefiting the community, you can volunteer by emailing

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