Volunteers Needed!


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

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 ( 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.

Welcome to BBEST

BBEST is a local group of residents and business owners in the area roughly defined as Broomhill, stretching from Weston Park and Crookes Valley Road to the east to the Ranmoor conservation area to the west, and from Crookesmoor and Tapton Crescent Roads to the north down to Riverdale and Glossop Roads to the South.

Under the provisions of the Localism Act of 2011, BBEST was formed to create our own Neighbourhood Plan to promote the social, economic, and environmental wellbeing of our area. This plan will set out a vision for the neighbourhood in which we live and set out our priorities for the future. Sheffield City Council will have to take the plan into account when making planning and development decisions. The plan will also help the community to secure funding for projects to improve the area. Once prepared, the plan would be voted on by all those who live or work in our area and, if passed by majority vote, would be implemented as planning policy to guide development in the area over the next 15-20 years.

This is OUR plan and all those who live or work in the BBEST area are encouraged to get involved. We are the experts on our own areas and only with your help will our plan reflect the best ideas, hopes, and visions for the future.

We are currently gathering information, conducting surveys, and listening to people’s opinions about what is important to include in our plan. We would love to hear from you. Please get involved by emailing