Kirkstall: Burglary-hit cricket club apply for new gate to keep out thieves

Kirkstall educational cricket club

A West Leeds cricket club burgled 18 times in the past five years has applied to build new gates to keep out thieves.

Earlier this month Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club (KECC) saw more than £20,000 worth of equipment stolen in a weekend raid at its ground on Queenswood Drive.

Now the club, which has been targeted by thieves in the past, wants to put up a new gate to better protect its premises.

A statement accompanying the planning application said:

“The club and local community are adamant that these spates of burglaries shall not defeat our well-established club and as a consequence we have successfully gained a Leeds City Council grant to install an inward opening gateway to the entrance of the club grounds, in order to improve security.”

The plans can be viewed in full here.

A crowdfunder to support KECC following the latest theft has so far raised more than £2,000.

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