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If you are not a member you can download past issues using the links further down this page.


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.

Thank you to everyone who supported our fund raising effort on Easter Monday by taking part in our annual duck race. The results are in and our team will be contacting the winning owners this week.

Ducks to the water at Endcliffe Park from Sheffield Live on Vimeo.

Two and half thousand rubber ducks plunged down the river at Endcliffe Park for the annual charity Duck Race. The event, organised by the Friends of Porter Valley charity sees the ducks raise down the river, through the park and onto the playground. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake put on his wellies and headed up stream.

Duck race winning numbers

First Place

346 – 4 winners

Swimmers Up!

2138 – 3 winners

1205 – 3 winners

907 – 3 winners

2153 – 4 winners

733 – 4 winners

515 – 4 winners

1493 – 3 winners

1211 – 3 winners

1913 – 4 winners

1067 – 3 winners

1912 – 4 winners

871 – 4 winners

1785 – 3 winners

1980 – 4 winners



Norfolk Arms – overnight stay for 2

Martin Decent – framed print

Maxfield Travel – day out for 2

Sheffield United FC – 2 tickets for a home game

Sheffield Wednesday FC – 2 tickets for a home game


Food and Drink

Crosspool Spar – hamper

Crosspool Tavern – meal voucher for 2

GT News - wine, chocolates etc.

Endcliffe Park Cafι – meal voucher for 4

Forge Dam Cafι – meal voucher for 4

The Greystones  – case of beer

The Stag – meal voucher for 2

The Rising Sun – meal voucher for 2

Fulwood Co-op – hamper and Easter egg

Oakbrook Deli – boxes of chocolates

Porter Deli – hamper

Sportsman Pub – £25 meal voucher

La Patisserie  – coffee and cakes for 2

Cafι Ceres – coffee and cakes for 2

Pollards – tea hamper

Cafι Nero – bag of coffee

Greedy Greek – £10 voucher



Pagets – £60 voucher 

Ice Sheffield – family skating vouchers

Abbeydale Singers – concert voucher for 2

Running with Scissors – £38 voucher

Famous Sheffield Shop – Yorks Rose Votive

Tesco – £30 voucher

Nuffield Health – voucher for 2

Pullin’s Amusements – free rides

Rhyme & Reason – children’s books

Brookhouse Florist – plant

Finishing Touches – scarf/necklace

Beauty Care – £20 voucher

Porter Pets – gardening gloves/pet toys

Sharrow Vale Hardware – £10 voucher

My Physiotherapy – voucher

On Broadway – scented room diffuser

Shearer’s Hairdresser – £10 voucher

Crafty Kids – sticker pad

Toys etc.


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. Following the consultation late last year the council have announced that the proposal at Whiteley Woods will no longer be considered. You can read their full press release here.

The original plans included 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

The FoPV response to the consultations in 2016 was made 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

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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.

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