Friends of the Porter Valley

Conserving - Protecting - Restoring

Conservation Preservation Restoration

You can help us with our fund raising by becoming a member using the button above, or you can simply make a donation to any of our projects listed below.

General Funds

Help us continue to Conserve, Protect, and Restore our part of the Porter Valley

Forge Dam

Help us reach our target of £380,000

Make Bingham Park Brilliant

Help the Bingham Park Community Group make improvements to the Sport facilities in Bingham Park.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our fund raising efforts over the last 12 months. We have managed to raise a good amount thanks to all your support.


Our books about the Porter Valley are available to order online here.

Unfortunately we are unable to post them at the moment as our volunteers are unable to visit the post office, so we will email you details of where they can be picked up locally. We have collection points at Lodge Moor, Hallam/Fulwood, Nether Green, and Bents Green. Please let us know your preferred collection point in your order.

Important information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the Coronavirus, many of our activities and meetings have been cancelled or postponed.

The council has instructed us to stop all organising of volunteer work during this lockdown.  This will apply to the organised work in the valley detailed in the calendar below.
Many of you have been carrying out necessary and very welcome tasks in the Porter Valley in groups of one or two people.  Whilst many Council staff are furloughed, these activities provide a safe and invaluable service. Friends of Porter Valley must state that these activities are not officially sanctioned by Friends of Porter Valley. 
However, these activities are welcome while they comply with the rules of social distancing, group size and other government rules of the lockdown. While people are out taking exercise many are carrying out useful tasks such as clearing hazards and litter picking. Volunteers should retain their personal issue high viz jackets.  
Meanwhile enjoy the permitted recreation opportunities outdoors in the Porter Valley parks.

Please keep an eye on our calendar below for any updates for specific meetings

Forge Dam Project

Forge Dam Herritage & Wildlife Improvement Project

Your Sightings

Contribute to the Nature Counts initiative with your sightings in the Porter Valley

Donation Jar

Make a Donation

You can donate to our general Conservation, Preservation and Restoration funds or to a specific cause via our donation page.

What's On

Details of our events and activities are provided here. 

Click on an event for more information.

If you shop at Amazon you can now get them to make a donation to Friends of the Porter Valley.

Please use the link below to access your normal Amazon account and then any qualifying purchases you make will result in a donation at no cost to yourself.

Thank You


©2021 by Friends of the Porter Valley

Established 1994

Registered Charity No. 1069865 (England & Wales)