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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.

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Details of our events and activities are provided here. To find out more information simply click on the event title.


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.

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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.


Sharpen Up! Sunday 28th June

The Portland Works Cutlery and Craft Fair is back! Come along between 11am and 4pm - admission £1, children free.

The theme this year is “sharpen up” – with demonstrations throughout the day of using a steel, and electric knife sharpeners. Also there’s the opportunity (in return for a donation) to have keen edges restored to blunt knives and wood chisels. If you are carrying knives, remember to wrap them well and keep them in a shopping bag while on the street.

All the stalls have been taken and the yards inside the Works will have a street market “buzz”. There is vintage cutlery as well as cutlery makers, a scissor maker, jewellers, artists, sculptors, a gin maker, a bookbinder and quality craft stalls using materials including wood, metal, fabric, and pewter. Many of them use recycled materials, so it is a ‘green’ day too!

On the programme for the day – 

12 noon – 2pm: Michael Dowse is offering to value your (portable) family treasures, so come and see what they may be worth. 
2pm: Auction of a limited edition knife by Stuart Mitchell – it is 2015, so this knife is no 15 of only 100. Michael Dowse will conducting the auction for us.
3pm: Draw of the Raffle (buy your tickets on the day, be sure to leave contact details).
Live music throughout the day from Piggle, Cocklebread, Joe Wait and Edward Simons.
Community artist Samantha Galbraith will be drawing what she sees.
And of course food – Vintage Teas and Cakes in the Refreshment Room, and a hot food stall by Whirlow Hall Farm.

All proceeds from the Fair will go towards the programme of renovations to the building.


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

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Friends of the Porter Valley; Established 1994