Alley gating

Stockport Council will not be progressing any further alley gating schemes.

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

Reporting issues

If you want to report instances of Anti-social behaviour affecting alleyways then contact us.

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

If you are 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. If you require a replacement key, payment will need to be taken over the phone when contacting Business Support.

Collection of all keys will be from Fred Perry House Reception. In order to collect your key, you will require;

  • proof of address such as a utility bill, mortgage letter or rental agreement
  • photographic proof of identity such as a passport or driving licence photo card

Please note, the council does not issue keys by post.

Register of all gating orders

There is a register containing copies of all Gating Orders made by the council. It is currently maintained and held by Strategic Housing, 4th Floor Fred Perry House.

Copies of any of the gating orders can also be provided on request 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. Issues such as;

  • 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 aren't part of a footpath, through route or public right of way.