Producing Less Crime, Less Noise, Safety & Security, Cleanliness, Community Spirit.
Alley Gating began in Newington and St Andrews (NaSa) in June 2004 This was made possible through four organisation forming
a steering group
Hull Community Wardens
warden provided the day to day contact with residents and liaised with manufactures (Majestic Gates) and other agencies
they provided funding and organised the contracts
Citysafe & Riverside Area Team
They provided expertise and support in dealing with problems
What difference have the Alley Gates made to people living in Newington & St Andrews
We spoke to 27 residents living in the areas of Mewing & St Andrews where alley gates had been fitted to find out what difference had been made to the neighbourhood and the quality of life. This is What they Said
100% of resident said that they feel safer
100% of residents said that their house and backways was more secure
93% of residents thought that crime had decreased because of the gates
89% of residents feel more confident knowing that their house was protected
As a result resident had more freedom to go, take up hobbies and relax in there own homes
74% agreed that the environments was cleaner
More than half thought that community spirit had improved
Comments by residents"if I hear anything in the alley...I go and look I'm not afraid to go out and investigates the Gangs are not there anymore "I'm going to get a new pushbike now. I don't think i would have got one without the gates it would have been stolen out the back" "its safer when you go on holiday knowing gangs can't get down the back" "I got to meet people when i did the key signing. We are now talking about having flower beds and street BBQ" "Now there is increased moral. People are getting new fences and doing up there gardens" "The gates are the best thing we've ever had" "The wardens Have been brilliant"
Comments by By 10 Agencies
We spoke to 10 Agencies that have noticed a difference as a result of the gates. These include Waste Management, Environmental Health, The Abandoned Vehicles Team, The Antisocial Behaviour Team, Copshop, West Hull Regeneration and Renewal, Community Wardens, Citybuild, Citysafe and Hull City Council.
100% said that Safety and Security of the area had increased because of the gates.
100% thought that fly tipping in the alleyways had decreased.
Between 70 and 90% thought that burglaries, drinking and drug taking and setting of fires in the alleys has decreased.
80% thought there was an increased sense of ownership and pride in the area.
The Agencies also noticed they
received fewer complaints to deal with gated areas.
Had more resources to concentrate on other activates like educations.
Had been able to find residents who might be willing to get involved with more regeneration work.
Please Note:- the above is a a survey carried out by Consortium Solutions on Behalf of Hull Community Wardens
This project is still on going and in full swing December 2007, Majestic Gates are currently manufacturing and installing gates in the areas of Boulevard, hawthorn Ave, Albert Ave, Glencoe St, Alliance Ave.
If you are contemplating organizing a gating scheme in your area or street you will require a signature from all residents, if you would like to print out a residents consent form click here