A RECYCLING scheme with a difference is helping to protect householders in Hartlepool.
The demolition of 200 properties in Perth Street, Hurworth Street, Grainger Street, Gray Street, Turnbull Street and Raby Road has seen the creation of a plan to reuse area’s former alley gates.
One set of gates has now been fitted to the back street behind Everett Street, which has not previously benefitted from protection, while the others have been put in storage to await further use.
Jon Wright, Hartlepool Borough Council’s senior neighbourhood co-ordinator, said: “Alleygates have proved really effective in combating crime and anti-social behaviour in many areas of the town and when we were left with the gates from the demolition site it was agreed that they should be re-used in other areas requiring protection.”
It has also been backed by ward councillors.