Situated at the crossroads of Ferriby Road and Heads Lane in Hessle,
Tranby Gate: Woodland and Wildlife Haven
is a small but beautiful wilderness of mature British trees and natural spaces. It supports a wide range of flora and fauna and is a hidden natural gem in our town. The Friends of Tranby Gate is a non political action group that has been set up to raise support to protect this special place from being built on. Working alongside Hessle Town Council, our plan is to persuade the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to remove the site from its Local Review, in order to protect it from development. We hope to help support the transfer for management of the site to our own Hessle Town Council and once saved, to work with volunteers in the woodland, planting appropriate plant species that support wildlife and create a green space that will hopefully be there for Hessle’s future generations to enjoy.
We are a very active group who have already raised the profile of Tranby Gate; Woodland and Wildlife Haven.
We have delivered hundreds of leaflets. Despite the restrictions of Covid 19, we held a fundraising online coffee morning event for MacMillan, featuring an online recipe book of generously donated recipes, all illustrated by beautiful images from the site. The recipes are currently being printed, to raise more money for charity. In the summer Tranby Gate hosted an exhibition of ‘Clay Creatures’ made by people in Hessle during lockdown. It was featured on Look North and Radio Humberside. The site was part of a halloween trail in October and after Christmas the Friends group will be holding a gift stall to raise money for the cause. All our activities have been sent to and acknowledged by ERYC planning department.
Last but not least, we have had a letter from Santa himself to say that he is planning to ‘drop by’ Tranby Gate just before Christmas….
We would be so pleased if you would join us by writing to:
and by joining our Facebook page at