This is a bit of a public service announcement. If you are interested in the Councilâ€™s alley gating scheme you need to get an application in before the end of this month.
To make an application, residents need to get consent from every neighbour who either jointly owns, or has a right to access the alleyway. Following approval the gates will be installed and residents who are meant to have access to the alleyway will be given keys to gain entry. The closing date for 2009/10 applications is 31st March. There are usually more applications than there are funds available so the Council will prioritise the schemes that serve the most people.
Last year the Council spent Â£445,000 on alley-gating to protect more than 400 homes.
The Councilâ€™s dedicated alley gating officer can be contacted on 020 8825 7757 or click here for more information.