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They're Back!

17th April 2017 - Easter Monday

You'd be Quackers to miss this years race in Endcliffe Park

It's that time of year again and the ducks are preparing for their annual race down the Porter as they race for the finishing line just below the Endcliffe Park Cafe.

We had a fantastic turnout again last year, thank you to everyone who turned up to support us, we hope you had a great day.

How to Buy your Racing Ducks

You can buy your Ducks either in person at one of the Park Cafés during the times shown below OR online here:



Family of Six Ducks - £5*

Now until 8pm on Sunday 16th April

You can buy 'family' groups online here for £5* per six ducks, just indicate how many family groups you want at the checkout.

Please include a contact phone number so that we can contact you if you are a lucky winner.

* You will notice a P&P charge, don't worry we won't be posting the ducks to you! this is the charge PayPal make per transaction.

Contact Phone

In Person

Individual Duck - £1
Family of Six Ducks - £5

he Famous Sheffield Shop on Ecclesall Road
Brocco on the Park cafe
Endcliffe Park & Forge Dam Cafes

During their normal opening times.

Plus our volunteer sales teams will be at Forge Dam and Endcliffe Cafes on the weekends leading up to Easter:

And finally, if you haven't already got yours
Endcliffe Park Cafe Stall & the Duck Race Start Line Only

17th April: Race Day 10.30am to 2pm

The Duck Race itself starts at 2pm

Come and help us all count down to the start and watch them launch into the river. Prize-winners will be announced from about 3pm.

Duck Race Start

Bring your camera and take plenty of photographs and video, and we would love to see them. Send them to us at

Stalls open from 10am: Boney Fido dog agility, Vintage Fire Engine, Hook-a-duck and other games, Plant, cake and book stalls.

Boney Fido dog agility from 10am - try your own dog around the course.

Children's Easter Bonnet competition at 1pm (Registration from 12 noon) Three age-groups: 0-4, 5-8, 9-14. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each group.



To Be Announced

What's On

Details of our events and activities are provided here. To find out more information simply click on the event title below.


Co-Op banner

We have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get a contribution towards our fundraising. But we need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you're a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account by clicking on the image above and choose us.

If you're not a member, please join and support us!

Thank you.

The FoPV are taking a close interest in the council's latest consultations for potential flood defences within the Porter Valley. You may be aware that the Council has now commenced consultation on the next phase of its Protecting Sheffield from Flooding programme. The plans include proposed projects within the Porter Valley such as barriers at three locations including one at Endcliffe Park and we would encourage you to see what is being considered by looking at the Councils website at

We have now completed the FoPV response to these consultations after receiving comments and suggestions from our members.

You can Download our reply to Sheffield City Council here.

Thank you to everyone who has helped with this. We shall of course be keeping members up to date with progress.


Forge Dam

The thermometer here shows how much we have raised to date from small donations and events, including £70,000 from Council Section 106 money (under this scheme new property developments have to give money for community good). 

For more details about Forge Dam, the Proposals, and Updates of the works so far - take a look at our Forge Dam Pages.

Raise money for FoPV by shopping on the High Street

Get donations on purchases you make in-store at your favourite retailers

Credit Cards


Facebook Group LinkIf you have a facebook account then you can join in the discussions and share your photographs on our facebook page. Just click on the link here and log into your account - you will be taken to our group page


Where we are;

This map shows where the main features are within the FoPV area of the valley. Use the Menu Button Google menu icon to select or deselect the feature you are interested in. You can zoom in or out as desired.

FoPV Newsletter

Porter Valley News is our regular newsletter with news and the latest information about what is happening in the valley and in FoPV.

Members can download the latest issue from the members area using the link at the top of this page.


You can download back copies here.

Issue 83 Oct 2016

Issue 82 Jul 2016

Issue 81 Apr 2016

Issue 80 Jan 2016


Fly Tipping, Litter, Graffiti, Abandoned Vehicles

If you find anything like this in the Valley please use the Council's online form to report it by clicking on the image here.

link to Sheffield City Council

Environment Agency

0800 80 70 60
Don't ignore it, report it!
If you suspect the river is being polluted or to report any environmental incident in the Porter Valley, please call the Environment Agency Hotline on the number above.
(Calls from mobile phones are not free and will be charged at normal network operator's call rates)


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FoPV Online Media Manager: Mike Halliwell

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Friends of the Porter Valley; Established 1994