Alley Gating Scheme
Alley gating is a crime reduction scheme which is being piloted in the Seedley and Langworthy area. Alley gating restricts access to the back of houses by allowing access only to residents in order to prevent crime and to create a communal area for those who live in terraced properties whilst creating a safe play area for their children. The scheme is funded by Salford City Council and administered by The Seedley and Langworthy Trust and The Manchester Methodist Housing Association.
The benefits of the scheme:
- Reducing domestic burglary, fear of crime, vandalism, graffiti, fly tipping and arson and anti social behaviour.
- Improving community spirit, desirability and value of properties in run down areas
- Improving the health and well being of residents through reducing stress and anxiety.
- Creating safer play areas for children and communal space for residents to get to know their neighbours.
- Reducing the cost of home insurance as a result of the increased general security in the area.
- Creating a safer and cleaner environment where people choose to live
The Seedley and Langworthy Trust have been instrumental in the successful implementation of the alley gating schemes in Seedley and Langworthy. The Trust has worked in partnership with Salford City Council and Manchester Methodist Housing Association in piloting the scheme in the area. The Trust has supported the partnership in the following ways; setting up new residents associations, promoting the alley gating scheme through its established residents associations as residents associations are instrumental in maintaining the gated alleyways, collecting consents for closures, explaining local people about the alley gating procedures such as signing a key holding agreement and other maintenance issues as the alley way becomes the responsibility of the residents, as well as supporting the groups all the way through the implementation stages of the scheme, and working in partnership with other key organisations such as Utility Companies. Please visit our Residents Associations page for more information.
35 alley gating schemes have been completed to date and a further 13 schemes are at different implementation stages. After successfully being piloted in the areas of Seedley and Langworthy, the alley gating has been rolled out into other areas of Salford. Please visit the council’s alley gating schemes to see a detailed list of other alley gating schemes being carried out in Salford. Please call Joyce Fitzpatrick on 0161-7379918 to find out more about the scheme or send Joyce an e-mail on email@example.com. Alternatively you can use our website enquiry form on our ‘Contact Us’ page if you have not got an e-mail account.
We host neigbourhood visits under the Guide Neighbourhood Programme. Please let us know if you would like to visit our alley gating schemes, communal gardens or any other regeneration projects taking place in our area.
Below is a selection of photos from our alley gating schemes.