Kirkstall: Green light for new gate to secure burglary-hit cricket club

Kirkstall educational cricket club

A Kirkstall cricket team which has been burgled 18 times in the past five years has gained planning permission to put up a new gate to keep out thieves.

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

Now the club, which has been targeted by thieves in the past, has received planning permission from Leeds City Council to put up a new gate to better protect its premises.

The gates will measure 7.8m in overall width, and 1.8m in height. They will consist of dark green powdercoated steel frames hung on uprights and infilled with vertical rails.

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.

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


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