Alleygating has been adopted by Rochdale Borough Council, neighbouring boroughs and across the country as a proven tool to tackle crime and disorder and help reduce the fear of crime and restore community confidence.
Alleygating is a simple crime reduction measure of erecting steel, lockable gates to the ends of alleyways in order to secure the backs of properties.
The Community Safety Service has been running the alleygating project since 2005. This document clarifies the role and responsibilities for all involved in the gating scheme, including departments within the council, partner agencies and residents. It also clarifies the strategy for implementing the alleygating project and the procedure for alleygating schemes.