A church and children’s centre which has endured several break-ins over the last year has secured funding for a CCTV system to be installed.
St Mary’s in the Wood URC Church on Commercial Street has been subjected to burglaries over the years, with damage caused and property stolen. It shares a building with Morley North Children’s Centre.
But church members are determined to stop thieves striking again and have successfully secured a grant in a bid to catch any criminal activity on camera and deter burglars.
The grant, supported by Outer South Area Committee, will provide a contribution towards a CCTV system that members believe will reduce break-ins in the future.
Morley town councillor Shirley Varleysaid: “We have had several break-ins over the last few years which have led to significant damage and theft of items including cash and computers.
“The building is used a lot by the local community and the Morley North Children’s Centre and we want to make sure that we reduce the potential for them to be inconvenienced by any future break-ins.
Coun Robert Finnigan said: “A lot of excellent work goes on in the building and the provision of a CCTV system will mean that great work is less likely to be disrupted by the anti-social behaviour which has blighted it in the past.”