What is alleygating?
The Anti-social behaviour, crime and policing act 2014 allows local authorites the power through a public space protection order (PSPO) to restrict public right of way over a highway to reduce crime and ASB. Alleygating has been an effective tool to combat these issue with the installation of steel gates to the ends of back streets and alleyways. This provides a safe and clean environment for residents and dramatically reduces the threat of crime such as burglary and criminal damage by securing previously vulnerable areas.
Gating of a back street or alleyway is only half of the job. To ensure the success of a scheme cooperation from all residents is essential. Experience has shown that gating in areas where support is low will struggle.
Who is eligible for alleygates?
A gating order will only be applied for where crime and anti-social behaviour levels are significant and are linked to the back street or alleyway in question. Other methods of crime reduction must have been considered beforehand for gating to be viewed as the most appropriate action. Practical considerations for the installation of the gates will also be considered before approval is given.
How do I apply for alleygates?
To apply for alleygates an application form must be completed and returned to the Community Safety Team. Applications will only be accepted when funding is available; these periods will be advertised. No consideration list will be kept outside these times.
How do I request a key for an alleygate scheme?
All properties directly ajoining alleygate schemes will have been provided with a key. However if you require a replacement or an additional key,
How to report a fault with an alleygate?
If you are experiencing any problems or faults with your alleygates please let us know, you will be asked to provide the location and/or the scheme number.
The consultation closes on 26th September 2020. We are no proposing any changes to existing schemes. The consultation is about the legal process we use to set schemes up.