Council backs call for new alley gate laws

Blackpool Council is to write to the Government seeking new legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Friday, 24th November 2017, 10:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 12:48 pm
Coun Alistair Humphreys

It comes after both Labour and Conservative councillors backed a notice of motion put forward by Coun Alistair Humphreys.

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He highlighted that at present it is not legally possible to apply for alley gating orders where the highway to be gated represents the only access to a property.

Coun Humprhreys said this was thwarting the wishes of residents and could “impair the fight against anti-social behaviour” prompting the council to ask for the law to be amended.