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Did you know?

Where alleygates have been installed crimes like burglary, theft and criminal damage have reduced. Even better, a significant number of residents say they feel safer.

What is alleygating?

Alleygating is a very simple crime reduction measure that can successfully reduce burglaries, antisocial behaviour and fly-tipping. They are lockable steel gates that can be installed to the end of back alley-ways and passages free of charge.

Can alleygates be added to my street?

Maybe. You'll need to contact us using the contact details provided on this page as we'll need to assess your street. If you're eligible, we'll help you with the application process.

What are the benefits of alleygating?

As well as reducing burglaries, there are other advantages like:

  • Reduced fear of crime
  • Reduction in malicious fires
  • Safer play areas for your children
  • Reduced opportunities for fly-tipping and littering
  • Reduced opportunities for youths to cause annoyance – this could mean anything from drinking in the alleys to taking drugs, and illegal off road biking.
  • Fewer problems with stray dogs
  • Improved community spirit, and a sense of ownership of the alleys
  • Reduced opportunities for fly tipping and littering

How do I apply for alleygates?

You can either email or call us to find out more about alleygates. Use the contact details provided on this page to get in touch.


Alleygating Team

01706 924687

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Community Safety Unit
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

Report antisocial behaviour​​

Report antisocial behaviour or make any other community safety related complaint such as off road biking and ball games