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Porter Valley News is our regular newsletter with news and the latest information about what is happening in the valley.

It is published four times a year in

January,

April,

July, and

October.

Our latest edition of Porter Valley News is available here. Just click on the link below to download the PDF version onto your device.

For more up to date information, between editions, please take a look at our Blog Page

April 2024 - Inside this issue:

  • Shefield Castle: Past, Present and Future

  • News from Bingham Park Community Group (BPCG)

  • Local Nature

  • Recovery Strategies

  • Good Weather for Ducks

  • On-line Guide to the Porter Valley

  • Are you a Muddy Buddy?

  • New Toad Needed

  • Colin Smith - Lepidopterist

  • Petanque in Porter Valley

  • Keep off the Grass Verge!

Previous Newsletters

We currently have back copies to Jan 18 available here. Older copies can be obtained on request.

Jan 2024 - Inside this issue:

  • Sheffield Museums: Starting with a Platypus

  • Another Anniversary

  • Bingham Park

  • Christmas events

  • Flora Owen

  • Ducks ready to race

  • Duck race volunteers needed

  • December walk

  • Website update

Oct 2023 - Inside this issue:

  • How can we deliver Sheffield Nature Recovery?

  • Calendar and cards

  • Forge Dam update

  • FoPV calendars

  • Volunteering Oportunities

  • Event at Fulwood Old Chapel

  • Young Geologists In the Valley

  • Help FoPV fundraise

  • Did you see the pumpkins?

  • News from our local parks

July 2023 - Inside this issue:

  • Putting the Sheaf and Porter back into Sheffield

  • Birds in the Valley

  • Forge Dam Playgound

  • Bingham Park, past and present

  • Forge Dam

  • Brownies & Beavers around Forge Dam

  • 2024 FoPV calendar

  • Work Morning Update

  • Porter Brook River Rangers

April 2023 - Inside this issue:

  • Duck Race in Pictures

  • Meet the Lambs!

  • Birds in the Valley

  • February Work Mornings

  • The Porter Valley in the Snow

  • Editorial

Jan 2023 - Inside this issue:

  • Working with Wilder Nature and Natural Regeneration

  • Forge Dam

  • Work Morning Update

  • Forge Dam Playground

  • Christmas Activities

  • Bingham Park

  • Christmas Wreath Making

  • Looking Ahead

  • Bird Survey Update

  • The Memory Tree

  • Duck Race Preparation

Oct 2022 - Inside this issue:

  • ​A very special AGM

  • Queens Award for Voluntary Service

  • Conservation work mornings

  • Christmas Cards and Calendars

  • Introducing the Lord-Lieutenant

  • Shepherd Wheel Developments

  • Hidden Rivers Tour

  • Forge Dam

  • Christmas Stockings

  • Forge Dam Playground

July 2022 - Inside this issue:

  • Birds and Us

  • Bingham Park

  • Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

  • Beaver scouts at Forge Dam

  • Forge Dam

  • A tale of two bird walks

  • Bird Survey in the Valley

  • Fulwood Fete

  • A look back in time

April 2022 - Inside this issue:

  • The unseen porter

  • Forge Dam

  • Festival Woodland 71 years old

  • Easter Duck Race preparations

  • Website

  • Drama at Shepherd Wheel

  • Porter Clough path restoration

  • Bingham Park

  • Heritage Fair

  • Whiteley Wood consultation

Jan 2022 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Natural Flood management

  • Tiptoe through the toadstools

  • Forge Dam

  • A walk around the Windy Wiggly

  • Conservation work

  • Bingham Park

  • Mysteries of the Porter Valley

  • Shepherd Wheel leader

  • Christmas Sales

Oct 2021 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Wire Mill Dam

  • Boulsover coutry

  • Bat walk

  • Shepherd Wheel

  • Fulwood Fete

  • Bingham Park

  • The Wall

  • Christmas cards and 2022 calendars

  • Flora Owen

  • AGM and other activities

  • Knitters

July 2021 - Inside this issue:

  • Happy 70th - Festival Woodland

  • Bingham Park

  • Piles of wood

  • Forge Dam

  • Walks resumed!

  • Forge Dam Tea Gardens

  • Shepherd Wheel

  • Surveys in the Valley

  • Cards/notelets for sale

  • Open meetings

April 2021 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Flood alleviations and inplications for porter valley

  • Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partners

  • Editorial

  • Whiteley Wood Hall

  • New FoPV Leaflets

  • Bingham Park

  • Shepherd Wheel

  • FixMyStreet

  • Fulwood Fair

Jan 2021 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Issue 100

  • Forge Dam

  • Festival of Britain Woodlands

  • Knitters

  • Ducks in the valley

  • Christmas achievements

  • Leather Wheel Goit

  • Editorial changes

Oct 2020 - Inside this issue:

  • ​FoPV Calendars ready

  • Birds in and out of the Valley

  • Forge Dam Project

  • Shepherd Wheel

  • Festival Woodland

  • Ash die-back tree felling

  • Volunteering in the Valley

  • A virtual AGM

  • Christmas sales

July 2020 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Virtual Easter Bonnet Competition

  • Leaflets in press

  • Future proofing

  • Loosening lockdown

  • Photos needed for calendar and cards

  • Shepherd Wheel

  • Bingham Park

  • A weird world

April 2020 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Visiting Warblers

  • Wildlife Opportunities

  • Sue Spence and Dennis Gibson

  • The Phantom Ivy Cutter

  • Social FoPV Media

  • Bingham Park Whiteley Woods

  • Forge Dam Update

  • Ducking, Dribbling and (Ad)dressing

  • Coping with a Changed World

  • Knitted Ducks

  • Things to look forward to

  • Easter Bonnet Competition

Jan 2020 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Railways for the reservoirs of Derwent & Howden

  • Bingham Park

  • Conservation Volunteers

  • New Membership System

  • The Naming of Shepherd[’s] Wheel

  • Forge Dam Project

  • New Arrivals in “The Village”

  • Duck Knitting

  • Sheffield Heritage Fair

  • Forge Dam Christmas Fair

Oct 2019 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Moors for the Future

  • Christmas cards and calendars

  • Volunteering with FoPV

  • Forge Dam playground

  • Clunk, clunk at the Wheel

  • The Children of Porter Valley

  • Forge Dam

  • A Wonderful Batting Innings!

  • 25 years of FoPV

  • Farewell to Ros Hancock

  • Porter Valley knitters

  • Bingham Park

  • Stopping glyphosate

July 2019 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Autumn in the valley

  • Forge Dam project

  • Shepher Wheel

  • Invaders in the Valley

  • FoPV Registry

  • Dawn Chorus

  • 25 Years of the FoPV

  • Conservation

  • Endcliffe Park Improvements

  • Possible Assay Office Visit

  • Pricing our Shop

  • Assistance needed

April 2019 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Early Sheffield Silversmiths

  • Forge Dam

  • Shepherd Wheel

  • The Endcliffe Park Flypast

  • Easter Monday Duck Race

  • The FoPV Registry

  • Bingham Park

  • Conservation Volunteers

  • High Storrs ECO Fair

  • Ivy—A Fantastic Plant

Jan 2019 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Birds Eggs

  • Forge Dam News

  • Valley Observatons

  • Strangers at Wire Mill

  • FoPV is 25 years old this year

  • Flying Fortress Memorial

  • Bingham Park

  • 2018 Christmas Fair

  • Shepherd Wheel

  • Desperately seeking Reuben

  • Knitters Alert!

Oct 2018 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Sheffield Trees and Woodlands

  • Christmas is coming

  • Conservation Volunteers

  • Forge Dam News

  • 2019 Calendars

  • Bingham Park

  • Christmas Fair at Forge Dam

  • Coppicing Course

  • Shepherd Wheel

  • Community Funds grants programme

July 2018 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Nature in Sheffield

  • Mill Posts

  • Forge Dam Playground

  • Forge Dam News

  • Other Forge Dam News

  • Bingham Park

  • Geology Students in the Porter Valley

  • May Dawn Chorus Walk

  • Shepherd Wheel News

  • GDPR and FoPV

  • Walking the Porter Valley

  • Malicious Damage and Vandalism

April 2018 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Artistry in Stone, Wood, and Bronze

  • Conservation volunteers at Forge Dam

  • 10th Annual Easter Duck Race

  • Nature Counts

  • Walking the Porter Valley

  • Commemorative Monuments

  • Forge Dam Project

  • Bingham Park Sports Facilities

  • Just how old is Shepherd Wheel?

  • General Data Pro-tection Regulation

  • Forge Dam Playground

  • Winter Fairs

Jan 2018 - Inside this issue:

  • ​Portland Works

  • Good news for Bingham Park

  • Forge Dam Progress

  • Conservation Volunteers

  • David Crossley

  • Frank Tory and Sons

  • Forge Dam Christmas

  • Christmas Customs

  • 10th Annual Duck Race

  • Tree Felling at Wire Mill

  • Shepherd Wheel News

  • The Badger Walk

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