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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.



We hope you like the new website layout. After studying the statistics it became clear that the majority of people visiting used mobile devices, so we have redesigned the site slightly to make it more friendly to mobile phones and tablet computers. Just as we launched the new layout Google announced they were to 'prioritise' websites which are mobile friendly, so hopefully that will raise our online visibility a bit more.

Wire Mill Fish

Some people have noticed that fish are sick and dying in Wire Mill Dam.  Notices will be going up urgently at the dam to explain that, sadly, the  perch and some other susceptible fish species have been hit by "white spot".  There is no cure and fishing has temporarily been suspended to let the disease run its course and for the dead fish to be removed. It will hit hundreds of the fish stock and will look devastating.

Chris Keeling, the licence holder, has done all the right things very promptly:  the Environment Agency and Council staff were involved as soon as the outbreak was spotted. This a fish specific infection so no danger to human beings.

The varying extremes of temperature which we have seen over the recent weeks has favoured this disease and it is as suddenly affecting other Sheffield ponds too.

Ann le Sage
FoPV Chair

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.

Newspaper Coverage

The Sheffield Telegraph carried a story about our January Walk which was led by Sue Turner.

For details of future walks please see the calendar above for dates and details.

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


You can download the latest edition April 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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Contact Us


FoPV Web Manager: Mike Halliwell

Registered charity No. 1069865 (England & Wales)

Friends of the Porter Valley; Established 1994