News in brief: Moor Fashion Show

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The Moor’s annual charity fashion show is set to be staged in the open air for the first time next month.

The event, now in its sixth year, will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, June 26, and showcase new designs, makeover demonstrations and more from major fashion retailers from the area including Atkinsons, Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, Peacocks and Superdrug.

The Fashion Show on The Moor will take place between 12 noon and 3.15pm and include performances by Sheffield-based Hype Dance Company and Sheffield College students, catwalk models, music and more.

The event will be free for the first time. The Fashion Show On The Moor is being organised by Beverley Pinder of Glam Productions, who has choreographed the previous events.

Community focus

RESIDENTS can question councillors and officials at a meeting of a Sheffield Council community assembly.

A roadshow and information stall is being set up at St Peter’s Common Ground on Machon Bank, Nether Edge, from 5pm until 6pm next Thursday, June 9.

It will be followed by a formal meeting of the council’s South Community Assembly at the same venue, which begins at 6.30pm.

The South Community Assembly covers Gleadless Valley, Graves Park, Beauchief and Greenhill and Nether Edge city council wards – and all residents from the areas are invited to attend.

Anyone wishing to ask a question at the meeting should submit it in advance. Email communityassemblysouth@sheffield.gov.uk or call Martin Hughes, Community Assembly manager, on 0114 2053281.

Art in the subway

STUDENTS at Park Academy have brought a local subway to life with a spectacular mural, officially unveiled by Lord Mayor Sylvia Dunkley.

Students worked with professional artists Pete Barber and Antony Donnelly to come up with the design, featuring a grey steel background and a floral design representing the white rose of Yorkshire.

A group of 14 transformed the subway between Prince of Wales Road and Sheffield Parkway during the Easter holiday.

Knockout plea

TEAMS are needed to sign up for a popular fundraising event in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

The annual It’s A Knockout takes place this year on Sunday July 10 at the HSBC Sports Ground in Dore and teams of 10 are needed to take part – raising £75 each in sponsorship.

Anna Sheppard, events manager at the charity, said: “It’s a fun-packed occasion featuring inflatable obstacle courses and giant fancy dress costumes. It’s a great family day out.” Visit www.stlukeshospice.org.uk to sign up.

Policing crackdown

MOBILE phone thefts and anti-social behaviour in the Peace Gardens and Devonshire Green have been declared as city centre policing priorities for the next month.