Merton Council

Home Home Merton Adult Education Home Jobs in children's social care Home Wandle Valley Low Carbon Zone Home Safeguarding Children Board Home Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
Try our beta site
Business rates e-billing

Alley gating

Alley gating is a crime prevention measure which involves erecting security gates at the entrance to privately owned alleyways and passages. The gates are effective at preventing fly-tipping in residential alleyways and also helping to reduce the levels of burglaries in the borough. There are also a number of other advantages to installing gates, which include:

  • reduced opportunities for groups of people to cause disturbance or annoyance - this could mean anything from drinking in the alleys to taking drugs.
  • stopping access to those intent on spraying garages and walls with graffiti.
  • fewer problems with dog fouling by stray dogs.
  • safe play areas for children and
  • improved community spirit giving a sense of ownership of the alley gates.

Starting a scheme

If you would like to begin an alley gate scheme for your area then please:

  • download the Consent Form
  • download the Alley Gate Guide 2015
  • complete the form by filling in the addresses that will be involved at the top of the page
  • ask your neighbours to complete the form and return it to you or Merton Council's Alley Gate Coordinator at the address below.

The completed forms will be your written consent from property owners.

See also

Contact us

Alley Gate Coordinator
PO Box 82

Telephone: 020 8545 4786

This page was last updated on Monday 9 March 2015

Top of page