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Alleys (Public Spaces Protection Orders)

We are currently committed to a number of schemes across the city to tackle high levels of crime and anti‐social behaviour associated with alleyways.


There are various approaches considered to reduce problems associated with alleys, and in areas of high concern alley gating may be considered as a last resort.


Alley gating

Public Spaces Protection Orders (Alley gating) is the restriction of access to an alleyway by installing lockable gates. The aim is to reduce the opportunity to commit crime and anti-social behaviour. Residents are each given a key to access the alleyway.


Current gate applications

Gating orders in place


Do you need to request an alley gate key?

If you own a property (as a landlord, owner occupier or business owner) adjoining a gated lane, you are entitled to a key to lock and unlock the alley gate.  

Landlords, owner occupiers and business owners of these properties can obtain a new or replacement key by going to The City Centre Advice Hub, Cardiff Central Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1FL.

Please ensure you bring 2 forms of ID (including one photographic) to prove your address. Replacement or additional keys will be charged at £10.00 per key.

Tenants will also need to bring written consent from their landlord to be able to collect a key.


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