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We hope you find the information you need here. To navigate around the site please use the menu page using the link above. You can find out more about how to become a member, or get involved in the many activities or events that we organise throughout the year. To return to this page use the Home button above. In the unlikely event you can't find what you're looking for, or you have a question, then you can get in touch via the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page.

What's On

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

Autumn Fair - 10th September

This year the Autumn Fair will take place on 10th September at Forge Dam.


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 and we would encourage you to see what is being considered by looking at the Councils website at

We have summarised the FOUR specific proposals that affect the Porter Valley and provided links to the council website below. Please take a few moments to read the proposals in full as we would like to hear your views. Please note these are proposals at the moment and it is not yet clear or decided whether any, one or all will be adopted. We shall of course keep you up to date with progress of the various meetings which will be taking place over the next months.

Rural Land Management

A range of Land Management Options are being considered to capture and store water and help it to slow down and soak away before reaching the rivers.

Endcliffe Park flood storage area

One 'proposal' is to use Endcliffe Park as a location for providing temporary flood storage, with a new embankment alongside the Porter Brook, that would hold back water for a short period during significant storm events. Click on the picture for full details.

Whiteley Woods flood storage area

Another 'option' is to use The Valley area between Wire Mill Dam and Brookhouse Hill for temporary flood storage. A new embankment would be constructed across the Porter Brook just West of Wire Mill Dam. Click on the picture for full details.

Mayfield flood storage area

The head of the Porter Valley is being considered for temporary flood storage. A new embankment would be constructed across the Porter Brook just up stream from Carr Bridge. Click on the picture for full details.

Please take time to read the 'proposals' fully and let us know your thoughts (Contact Us link below). FoPV will be taking part in all the consultation meetings.

Alternatively you can provide the council with your thoughts direct via their online survey.

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.

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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


You can download the latest edition July 2016 here.

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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 Web Manager: Mike Halliwell

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Friends of the Porter Valley; Established 1994