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Yellow DuckThe Annual FoPV Duck Race

6th April 2015 - Easter Monday

This year was a great success, raising just over 10,000 for the Forge Dam Appeal. Thank you to everyone who turned up to support us - we trust you had a great day.

The owners of winning ducks will be contacted as soon as possible - assuming we have your correct contact numbers! (List of winners available on request) however here is the list of winning Duck Numbers:

Position Duck No. No of Owners
1 725 3
2 1014 3
3 575 3
4 1065 3
5 2415 4
6 650 3
7 1824 3
8 1181 3
9 1559 3
10 1956 3
11 682 3
12 19 5
13 1282 3
14 462 3
15 2302 4
16 2447 5

We have 2,500 ducks, but people want to buy more ducks than that. So we sell each number more than once. For example, duck number 725 was the winning duck and 3 people had that number.

We don't assign a specific prize to a position in the race, but allow people to choose their prize from what's available. For each number we attempt to contact the winners in the order that they bought the duck (we know that from the dates on the paper forms).

There were 54 prizes this year, so it will take a little while to go through the list phoning people to tell them they've won. Owing to some confusion in the last half-hour of duck-selling, we used some numbers 5 times! If you have any queries about the process, please use the "Contact Us" page.

Here is a reminder of this year's prizes

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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 2015 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