Alley gating

Residents are celebrating thanks to their new alley-gate that has been installed to help lock out burglars and prevent anti-social behaviour. Picture of a side alleyway

It is the first gate that has been part funded by the Council’s alley-gate scheme as one of a range of measures to help residents prevent burglary.

The alleyway in Staines Road, Ilford, has been awarded funding through the Council’s scheme due to history of burglary nearby. It also means that the alleyway can no longer be used for anti-social behaviour, fly tipping or littering and further prevents it from being used by women involved in prostitution, which had also been reported as an issue.

The gate application needed support from all eight property owners before it could go ahead. Residents were given half the costs through the alley-gate scheme with the other half being funded by the Council’s Area 6 Committee.

'Peace of mind'

Valerie Bishop led the bid on behalf of her neighbours and says they’re delighted the alleyway is now secure. She said,

“We’re so happy to have the gate secure and we’ve already seen a difference since it was installed last month as it can no longer be used for anti-social behaviour. It also gives us peace of mind as burglary has been a real problem for us in the past. If anyone has a similar alleyway, it’s definitely worth the effort to get everyone to agree to a gate, all of us are glad we have one now.”

Residents have until Tuesday 1 October to apply for part funding through the Council’s alley-gate scheme. Residents can apply for up to half of the cost of a gate or gates for an eligible alleyway and must find the rest of the money or apply for funding from elsewhere, such as their local Area Committee. Agreement must be sought from all affected property owners before applying. Priority will be given to the alleyways that are considered most vulnerable.

Further information

Find out more information and advice on how to apply or email rscp@redbridge.gov.uk.

As part of the application process for funding for a gate, residents will be asked to provide evidence of a problem of burglary and explain how the gate will help address this problem. This can be put together with the help of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, Neighbourhood Watch, if there is one, and Police Crime Prevention Advisers.

Applicants will also need to check if their scheme requires planning permission and get three independent quotes for the cost of the work as well as identifying any other costs.

- See more at: http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/latest_news/2013/june/r...

Residents have until Tuesday 1 October to apply for part funding through the Council’s alley-gate scheme. Residents can apply for up to half of the cost of a gate or gates for an eligible alleyway and must find the rest of the money or apply for funding from elsewhere, such as their local Area Committee. Agreement must be sought from all affected property owners before applying. Priority will be given to the alleyways that are considered most vulnerable.

Further information

Find out more information and advice on how to apply or email rscp@redbridge.gov.uk.

As part of the application process for funding for a gate, residents will be asked to provide evidence of a problem of burglary and explain how the gate will help address this problem. This can be put together with the help of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, Neighbourhood Watch, if there is one, and Police Crime Prevention Advisers.

Applicants will also need to check if their scheme requires planning permission and get three independent quotes for the cost of the work as well as identifying any other costs.

- See more at: http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/latest_news/2013/june/r...

Residents have until Tuesday 1 October to apply for part funding through the Council’s alley-gate scheme. Residents can apply for up to half of the cost of a gate or gates for an eligible alleyway and must find the rest of the money or apply for funding from elsewhere, such as their local Area Committee. Agreement must be sought from all affected property owners before applying. Priority will be given to the alleyways that are considered most vulnerable.

Further information

Find out more information and advice on how to apply or email rscp@redbridge.gov.uk.

As part of the application process for funding for a gate, residents will be asked to provide evidence of a problem of burglary and explain how the gate will help address this problem. This can be put together with the help of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, Neighbourhood Watch, if there is one, and Police Crime Prevention Advisers.

Applicants will also need to check if their scheme requires planning permission and get three independent quotes for the cost of the work as well as identifying any other costs.

- See more at: http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/latest_news/2013/june/r...

Residents have until Tuesday 1 October to apply for part funding through the Council’s alley-gate scheme. Residents can apply for up to half of the cost of a gate or gates for an eligible alleyway and must find the rest of the money or apply for funding from elsewhere, such as their local Area Committee. Agreement must be sought from all affected property owners before applying. Priority will be given to the alleyways that are considered most vulnerable.

Further information

Find out more information and advice on how to apply or email rscp@redbridge.gov.uk.

As part of the application process for funding for a gate, residents will be asked to provide evidence of a problem of burglary and explain how the gate will help address this problem. This can be put together with the help of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, Neighbourhood Watch, if there is one, and Police Crime Prevention Advisers.

Applicants will also need to check if their scheme requires planning permission and get three independent quotes for the cost of the work as well as identifying any other costs.

- See more at: http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/latest_news/2013/june/r...

26/6/2013

Residents are celebrating thanks to their new alley-gate that has been installed to help lock out burglars and prevent anti-social behaviour.

It is the first gate that has been part funded by the Council’s alley-gate scheme as one of a range of measures to help residents prevent burglary.

The alleyway in Staines Road, Ilford, has been awarded funding through the Council’s scheme due to history of burglary nearby. It also means that the alleyway can no longer be used for anti-social behaviour, fly tipping or littering and further prevents it from being used by women involved in prostitution, which had also been reported as an issue.

The gate application needed support from all eight property owners before it could go ahead. Residents were given half the costs through the alley-gate scheme with the other half being funded by the Council’s Area 6 Committee.

'Peace of mind'

A resident led the bid on behalf of her neighbours and says they’re delighted the alleyway is now secure. She said,

“We’re so happy to have the gate secure and we’ve already seen a difference since it was installed last month as it can no longer be used for anti-social behaviour. It also gives us peace of mind as burglary has been a real problem for us in the past. If anyone has a similar alleyway, it’s definitely worth the effort to get everyone to agree to a gate, all of us are glad we have one now.”

Residents have until Tuesday 1 October 2013 to apply for part funding through the Council’s alley-gate scheme. Residents can apply for up to half of the cost of a gate or gates for an eligible alleyway and must find the rest of the money or apply for funding from elsewhere, such as their local Area Committee. Agreement must be sought from all affected property owners before applying. Priority will be given to the alleyways that are considered most vulnerable.

Further information

Find out more information and advice on how to apply or email rscp@redbridge.gov.uk.

As part of the application process for funding for a gate, residents will be asked to provide evidence of a problem of burglary and explain how the gate will help address this problem. This can be put together with the help of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, Neighbourhood Watch, if there is one, and Police Crime Prevention Advisers.

Applicants will also need to check if their scheme requires planning permission and get three independent quotes for the cost of the work as well as identifying any other costs.