Private alleyways

Alleyways are classed as private land and are the responsibility of the owners or users to deal with. Most of the alleyways in Watford are owned by the residents that border it.

This places an obligation on you and/or your tenants to maintain its condition and keep it clear from waste accumulations.

The Council can only intervene when there is strong evidence of a serious vermin problem or a fly tip.

For more information, please download our leaflet (PDF 557kB). This can be shared with your neighbours so that you can work together to keep your alleyways clean and safe.