Alley gates help in tackling domestic burglary, other crime and anti-social behaviour such as drug-related crime, fly-tipping and dog fouling.

Alley gate applications

If you want to apply for an alley gate to be installed, please contact your local councillor.

Blackpool Council can apply for a gating order in any situation where it can be shown the area surrounding the relevant highway suffers from persistent crime or anti-social behaviour and an alley gate would act as a useful crime/anti-social behaviour reduction method.

Public notices for alley gates are advertised in Your Blackpool which is distributed to Blackpool residents every 3 months.

Alley gate keys

Before an alley gate is installed, households and business affected by the installation will be advised on how they can obtain a key. Keys cost £8 and will only be issued to those entitled to them. You may be asked to produce evidence before a key is issued.

Where there is a need, additional keys will be provided at the same cost as the original key for your family and friends. However, these will not be issued to people living outside your block unless they are providing medical or home help or other services – these cases will be dealt with on merit.

Reporting faults or broken gates

To report a fault or a broken alley gate, please contact Customer First on 01253 477477.

In most cases repairs will be carried out within 48 hours. All repairs are treated seriously and we fully understand that residents will wish to maintain the safety of the gates. Residents will not be required to pay for repairs.