…for making our Countdown to Consultation Event on 7 July such a success! On a lovely sunny day some 35 people found their way to the Broomhill Library Garden Room and enjoyed home made cake, previews of the new Broomhill Retailer website, a wander around the library garden, and a chance to review and discuss our Neighbourhood Draft Plan.
We’re delighted to announce that BBEST Steering Group approved the start of the first formal 6 week consultation period to begin on 1st October 2018. Information for the consultation will be on the BBEST.org.uk website and hard copies will be available for review at the Broomhill Library.
The six week consultation period will include a formal collection of comments via the website and library. Make sure you feed back with constructive comments, and of course your support for the plan, on the official forms.
Watch this space for further details.
In the meantime, have a look at the Broomhill retail website at www.broomhillsheffield.co.uk. There is a fantastic history of the retail district with incredible photos alongside information about our locally owned retailers and community organisations. Supporting your local retailers is a great way to keep money in the community and build long-term relationships which help our community to thrive. Many thanks to Jonathon, the owner of Pavilion Flowers, for putting such a great resource together for us all to benefit from.
As we approach the initial public consultation of the BBEST plan, we are seeking volunteers to support BBEST in two areas: a pedestrian survey to build up the evidence base for the Boulevard project and support for the BBEST website.
If you are interested in either (or both!) of these projects, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEDESTRIAN SURVEY in September & October
BBEST is looking for volunteers to carry out a survey of pedestrian numbers in Broomhill. This will provide valuable evidence on conditions for pedestrians in support of proposals for improvement. The information will also be of interest to businesses in the area.
Volunteers will count the number of pedestrians in each direction for half hour slots at various times and locations in Broomhill between the hours of 7:30am-6:30pm. Survey dates are Tuesdays and Thursdays in late September and October 2016. Full details will be given and a number of mechanical counters are available to make counting easier.
The survey will need about 6 people surveying for around 8 half hour slots each – less slots each if there are more people of course.
WEBSITE SUPPORT – minimal monthly support
The BBEST website (BBEST.org.uk) has recently undergone a facelift and has additional facilities – as yet still in the background – ahead of the initial BBEST consultation period in September 2016. BBEST is looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help support the website at this important time for the BBEST project. This does not require advanced skills, rather interest and a minimal amount of time each month. Please get in touch if you think you could help us with this.