What you can do for a safer Hillingdon

Secure your alleyway

The alley gating scheme assists local residents in securing their privately owned alleyways against intrusion by others.

By installing lockable gates, the quality of life for residents and businesses can be dramatically improved. The gates can reduce the likelihood of burglars gaining access to the rear of properties, protect the alley from fly-tipping and other anti-social behaviour.

The Chrysalis fund for alley gates invites applications for alleyways that serve at least 6 households and will contribute up to 90% of the cost of alley gates to successful applicants.

Once the gates are installed, future maintenance and ownership will be the responsibility of local residents. If a spare key is required, we would recommend speaking to your neighbours in the first instance.

For ideas on how to approach your neighbours and to download letter templates, use our consulting with neighbours guide.

For information on designing your scheme and the application, read our  Chrysalis alley gating pack (PDF) [475KB] before submitting your application.

Apply for the alley gating scheme

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OWL keeps communities safe, helps reduce crime and keeps people informed of what's going on locally. It's a secure platform for the public and shared with the police and local authority to maximise the potential of Neighbourhood Watch, Rural Watch, Business Watch and dozens of other schemes.

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Page last updated: 09 May 2023