Gating orders

Alley areas that suffer from high levels of crime or antisocial behaviour may benefit from being closed at certain times (such as a night or during weekends).  When we plan to close an alleyway with a gate, we will issue a gating order.

To comment on any of the gating orders listed below, you need to -

  • send your comments in an email to or by post to the address at the bottom of the page 
  • quote the gating order reference number on your correspondence - the reference number is shown on the relevant order
  • make sure your comments will reach us by the deadline - the deadline for comments is shown on the relevant order

How we decide to make a gating order

Gating orders can be made in relation to any highway for which we are the highway authority, if we are satisfied that the -

  • premises adjoining or adjacent to the highway are affected by crime or antisocial behaviour
  • existence of the alley is helping people to commit crime or antisocial behaviour

Gating orders are reviewed on a yearly basis.

You can contact us via -

Legal services
Hull City Council
The Guildhall
Alfred Gelder Street

Tel - 01482 300 300
Text phone - 01482 300 349
Email -