Alley gating is a very simple crime preventative measure which involves erecting steel, self locking gates to the ends of alley-ways and passages that are the responsibility of the home owners who live around them.
There are a number of other advantages in addition to reducing the levels of burglaries which include:
- reduced opportunities for youths to cause annoyance - this could mean anything from drinking in the alleys to taking drugs
- fewer problems of dog fouling by stray dogs
- safe play areas for children
- improved community spirit giving a sense of ownership of the alleys