Alley gates

Alley gates are large gates installed in residential and commercial areas to restrict access to alleys and rear of properties in order to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.

There are over 280 gates across Doncaster and they are regularly maintained and serviced to make sure they are in working order. 

Alleygates are an expensive option in our battle against crime and anti-social behaviour, with significant ongoing maintenance costs. Taking this fact into consideration, and given the financial restraints the Council is working under, there is no funding currently available for installation of alleygates.

However, alley gates are just one of a number of tools that can be successful in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, and you are encouraged to raise any issues of crime and anti-social behaviour with your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.  It is an important part of their role to work with residents to address issues of concern within our neighbourhoods, and to advise on ways to tackle and resolve them. You can report issues via 01302 736000 or by email


Be aware that following the change in legislation in October 2017 all gating orders in place before this date have subsequently become Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO's). All aspects and enforcement provision withi  the orders remain for 3 years



Last updated: 12 February 2018 20:17:13