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VIDEO: Crowds flock to Nether Edge Fun Day in Sheffield

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Hundreds of families turned out for a fun day organised to tackle anti-social behaviour in a Sheffield suburb.

A host of activities for youngsters, ranging from boxing and archery to woodcraft and urban art, were on offer during the event at Broadfield Park, off Abbeydale Road.

Stalls also served food, and information was provided by groups including the Drop The Knife campaign and Islamic Relief.

Businesses in the Abbeydale Corridor and Nether Edge councillors joined together to organise the event.

Woodworker Henk Littlewood, who put on workshops at the fun day, said up to 700 visitors flocked to the park on Saturday, with sunny weather boosting numbers.

“It’s been very positive,” he said.

“Anti-social behaviour is a problem, and the only way it’s going to be solved is by getting together and listening to young people.”

Funding bids are being prepared in the hope of hiring youth workers to run more regular activities locally, Henk added.

Police introduced a dispersal order covering Abbeydale Road in May which made it an offence for groups of youths to be outside in the area after 9pm.

 

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