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Here they come again!
2nd April 2018 - Easter Monday
The 10th Race
It's that time of year again for a quacking good family day out in Endcliffe Park for the FoPV Duck Race, as they race down the River Porter 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 waddle down in person to one of the Park Cafés during the times shown below
Individual Duck -
Forge Dame Cafe
(Normal Opening Hours)
The Duck Race Start Line - 2nd April: Race Day 10.30am to 2pm
The Duck Race itself starts at 2pm
Come and help us all count down to the spectacular start and watch our tower of Ducks launch into the river. Prize-winners will be announced from about 3pm.
Bring your camera and take plenty of photographs and video, and we would love to see them. Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stalls open from 10am:
Take a Sneaky Beak at the Race Prizes
Maxfield Travel – 4 on a day trip of their choice
Norfolk Arms – overnight stay for 2 people
Crosspool Tavern – meal for 2
Food and Drink
La Patisserie – coffee and cakes for two
Oakbrook Deli – pot of jam
Pollards – tea hamper
Porter Deli – £10 voucher
Sainsbury’s – chocolates
Times wine club – bottles of wine
Truffles – box of chocolates
Beauty Care – £10 voucher
Brookhouse Florist – plant
Danger Zone – 3 paint ball vouchers
Design Studio – gift
Fairtrade – baskey, notebook, colouring pens
Famous Sheffield Shop – gift
Finishing Touches – scarf/handbag
Flora – plant (JG)
Fulwood Co-op – childrens’ magazines
Ice Sheffield/Ponds Forge – 2 family swimming vouchers
Katy Robinson – room diffuser
Martin Decent – framed print
Nuffield Health – one-week passes
Pagets – £60 voucher
Petal Accessories – £20 voucher
Pullin’s Amusements free rides
Rhyme & Reason – children’s books
Running with scissors – £30 voucher
Sew in the City – voucher for sewing machine lesson
Sharrow Vale hardware – £10 voucher
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 floodprotectionsheffield.com.
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.
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