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We tackle persistent crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) on public rights of way (PRoWs), including alleyways, by installing lockable gates to restrict access.

Areas where gates are fitted have seen a reduction to crime and ASB incidents, including:

  • burglaries
  • arson
  • fly tipping

Alley gate PIN codes and keys

If your property is adjacent to an alleyway that has gates fitted contact us on email: to request the PIN code to operate the lock.

Please include the following details with your email:

  • your name and address
  • the number of the gate you require access to

If you have difficulty in operating the code keypad, contact us to request a key to open the gates instead.

Keys for Scarcroft View gate

Complete a Scarcroft View gate key application form.

Keys are available to anyone who wishes to have one, but are limited to one per household.

Report a problem with alley gates

Email our Public Rights of Way (PROW) Alley Gates Team to report a problem with alley gates.

Provide as much information as possible to help us deal with the problem or fault quickly, including:

  • your name, address and telephone number
  • alley gate number
  • location of alley gate
  • nature of the problem (such as, broken keypad/latch, damaged lock/gate, wear and tear)
  • which side of the gate the problem is on

We normally fix simple problems within 2 to 3 working days; more serious issues can take longer.

Public Space Protection Orders

We announce new alley gates with Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), which have replaced Gating Orders.

New powers offered by PSPOs allow alternative restrictions to be imposed, to assist with preventing a wider range of behaviours.

PSPO consultations

When looking at making a PSPO, we must consult with those who could be affected by the possible restrictions.

PSPOs and Gating Orders, and their associated plans, are available for download:

Copies of these documents are also available to view at our Customer Centre.

Our Alley Gating Policy is currently under review.

Also see

PRoW Alley Gates

Public Rights of Way (PRoW), Alley Gates Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551551