IT’S war on Huddersfield’s grot spots.
Kirklees Council has responded to criticism about litter and graffiti by setting up a special clean-up project.
And it is providing thousands of pounds into a pot to pay for “instant” fixes.
The move follows criticism from the public and businesses in Huddersfield about unsightly messy areas in and around the town centre.
Now those concerns have prompted a response, with the council setting up a fund to pay for clean-ups, which may be carried out by private contractors.
It could mean a new litter bin in a busy area, or rubbish being shifted from an underpass or a yard.
Clr Christine Stanfield, who chairs the Huddersfield Area Committee, has solicited support from councillors in seven wards surrounding the town centre.
She said: “Huddersfield town centre has received a lot of criticism about litterŠ and general unsightly mess from both residents and businesses.
“This has been highlighted in both letters to the Examiner and in stories.
“Councillors from all seven wards agreed to this plan and each ward will now donate £2,000 to a fund to remove eyesores and mess of all sorts.”
She added: “Huddersfield is a beautiful town, the jewel in the crown of Kirklees and we must all do what we can to protect and enhance it for residents and visitors alike.