Alley gating

We will not be progressing any further alley gating schemes.

We no longer have specific funding for the installation of alley gates across the borough. We will not be progressing with any further alley gating schemes.

Reporting issues

You can use our online form to report anti-social behaviour affecting alleyways.

To report a problem with an alley gate, please contact Stockport Direct on 0161 217 6111 or email

If you're suffering from crime you should report it to the police on 101, or in an emergency, 999.

Ordering new or replacement keys

To order a new or replacement alley gate key, please contact the Business Support Hub on 0161 474 4181 or email

Keys cost £15 each plus £2 postage. Total cost £17 each.

If you require a replacement key please email your details and payment will then be taken over the phone by Business Support.

Your key will be posted out to you by recorded delivery. We'll require 2 forms of identification to be emailed to us, preferably 2 recent utility bills with your name and address on.

Register of all gating orders

All gating orders are contained in our register which is currently maintained and held by Strategic Housing, 4th Floor, Fred Perry House.

Copies of gating orders can be requested following the payment of £5.10 per order.

Privately owned passageways

Most passageways are rights of way and cannot be obstructed without legal orders. There are also other important issues to consider:

  • the actual physical fitting of the gate(s)
  • consultation with other residents
  • systems to control the keys and maintenance of the gate(s)

Please read the guide to gating private passageways in your neighbourhood (PDF 413.78Kb). This is aimed at the gating of privately owned private access passageways that are not part of a footpath, through route or public right of way.