​Alley gating is a crime prevention measure which involves putting up 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. There are also a number of other advantages to installing gates, including:

  • reducing opportunities for groups of people to cause disturbance or annoyance
  • fewer problems with dog fouling
  • improved community spirit giving a sense of ownership of the alley gates

Start an alley gating scheme

Guide to alley gating

Contact us

If you need assistance or advice please contact:

Alley Gate Coordinator
PO Box 82

Telephone: 020 8545 4786
Email: waste.enforcement@merton.gov.uk