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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.

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

Please take a few minutes to complete the Consultation, which closes on 31st October. We feel it's important that views and ideas are made to those involved with these plans.

We need to influence Council decision making and future detailed planning.

Useful general views from FoPV members so far include the following:

  • We have to accept the need to  prevent city centre flooding

  • Height and width of the barrages needs to be clarified so that the long term implications for important geology, archaeology, natural assets and public access can be gauged.  The initial construction work phase will clearly be disruptive too.

  • A range of other measures should be in place, and be coherent,  first: upland land and water management should be improved;  urban area drainage cleaned and maintained; the dams and water courses repaired and enabled to contribute to the management of water levels

  • Long term  maintenance of the structures would have to be guaranteed.

  • If barrages are deemed necessary:  the Wire Mill/ Whiteley Woods embankment  proposal was disliked most, by most members, for short and long term impact; the feed into the Endcliffe Park “horse shoe” embankment looked the most challenging technically and from the  public access point of view, but it could be seen as a natural flood plain; and the one proposed for the rural area above Quiet Lane  attracted the least opposition.

Any other views please before the end of October! Other consultation events are springing up, so look out for opportunities now to contribute to the development of the plans.

From January the detailed planning will start and by mid 2017 we should know the impact on our Valley.

Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 2 November 2016

At Bents Green Methodist Hall, Ringinglow Road

You can download the paperwork here:

Annual Report 2015-16.

Minutes of 2015 AGM.

Agenda for 2016 AGM

2017 FoPV calendar

2017 FoPV Calendar

The 2017 FoPV calendar is now available at Forge Dam & Endcliffe Park Cafes, Fulwood Post Office and via our own Online Shop


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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.

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


You can download the latest edition October 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

Registered charity No. 1069865 (England & Wales)

Friends of the Porter Valley; Established 1994