TATTY town centre eyesores in Huddersfield are set to get a facelift.
Neglected shrub beds will be spruced up and more street sweeping machines will go into action.
A new clampdown on litter louts and fly-tippers will be launched at the same time, Kirklees Council announced.
Leading councillors revealed moves to spend £100,000 on the improvements which will also cover Dewsbury town centre.
Clr David Payne, Cabinet member for the environment, said: "Having tidy and attractive town centres is a priority, but it is also a continuous battle in some aspects.
"The extra money being recommended will enable a short-term blitz to support the regular and programmed maintenance and street cleaning activities."
Huddersfield's Yorkshire in Bloom entry was scrapped last year because of the state of the town centre.
The Examiner immediately launched a campaign to clean up the town centre.
The council Cabinet is expected to approve the new spending at its meeting next Wednesday.
Clr Payne said: "There will be a particular focus on renewing neglected shrub beds in the main town centres.
"Some of them have not been tackled for a number of years. As a result they have been overgrown with weeds in the spring and summer and their soil quality had deteriorated."
Three extra ride-on street sweeping machines will be temporarily hired to add to the three the council already has.
Clr Payne said: "These machines have made a real impact to pavements throughout Kirklees.
"Bringing in three more over the next two or three months will see more streets receiving mechanical cleaning and more frequent cleaning on arterial roads where pavements get particularly dirty due to a combination of weather and gritting."
Plans were also confirmed for £5,000 changes to make the Trinity Street underpass in Huddersfield safer.
The subway will get improved lighting and mirrors at the ends.
Council chiefs are making the move after students and staff at Huddersfield Technical College said they were becoming increasingly worried about their safety in the 30-yard subway beneath the ring road.