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We tackle persistent crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB), mainly on rear 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

Alleygate 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

We generally provide PIN codes by post.

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 alleygates

Email our Alleygating Team to report a problem with alleygates.

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

  • your name, address and telephone number
  • alleygate number
  • location of alleygate
  • 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.

Please use our online forms to report any;

Public Space Protection Orders

We now use Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to allow us to erect gates on problem alleyways.

PSPOs were introduced under The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. On 20 October 2017 all Gating Orders automatically converted to PSPOs.

Other than in alleyways, powers offered by PSPOs allow alternative restrictions to be imposed to assist with preventing a wider range of behaviour.

Current alleygate locations

View details of current alleygate locations on York Open Data.

Requesting a new alleygate

We are not currently accepting any new requests for alleygates.

Also see


Alleygating Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551551