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Special Feature: The Alleygate Scheme


The Alleygate Scheme

The Met Police in partnership with Merton Council advise you to help secure your homes by putting up alleygates in the communal alleys which run down the sides and backs of many houses in this area.

This will stop people snooping around the alleys to see if there is anything worth stealing and if high enough will keep them out entirely.

There will need to be an agreement between most of the residents who use the alley that the gates should be installed. Merton Council may be able to assist with up to 45% of the costs of the gates.

If you would like more information on this scheme then please contact one of us on the West Barnes Safer Neighbourhoods Team or contact Joe Adigwe (details below).


----------UPDATE MAY 2011-----------------

The Council has been receiving enquiries regarding the clearing of rubbish from back alleyways once alley gates are installed.

Last year Merton raised the contribution towards the Alleygate scheme to 45% in order to assist towards the cost of clearing any waste that may be fly tipped in residents’ private alleyways. Residents make their own arrangements for all waste to be cleared via a company of their choice, making sure that the company holds a valid waste carriers licence as per the EPA 1990, (Environmental Protection Act).

Residents have found that the additional funding has helped.  If you would like more information regarding the Alleygate Scheme please contact the Joe Adigwe at Merton Council on this direct phone number: 0208-545-4786 or by e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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