GRIME and crime in rundown areas of Huddersfield are to be tackled with new Government cash.
Operation Gate It aims to clean up areas which are badly designed and poorly maintained and act as a magnet for anti- social behaviour.
Kirklees Council is to get a share of the cash.
Labour group leader Clr Mehboob Khan has welcomed the scheme, which forms part of the Government's Together campaign.
The two-year Gate It scheme is paid for by the Home Office's Anti-Social Behaviour Unit.
It aims to pay for community action via the Kirklees Community Safety Unit, to develop schemes that tackle environmental issues such as litter, vandalism and fly-tipping in alleyways.
"Operation Gate It will spotlight areas such as alleyways, bin stores, garages and derelict land and help residents take action to make these areas cleaner, greener and safer," said Clr Khan.
"The types of projects being funded include improving pathways, open spaces and communal areas. to deter joyriding, fly-tipping and nuisance behaviour.
"It will also install gates on alleyways, erect bollards and fencing, install lighting or CCTV cameras and open up visibility into parks or play areas and improve wasteland."
Phone Clr Khan on 01484 221823 or your councillors with ideas for projects.
The cash will be split between 60 small projects - each costing £10,000 - 10 development grants of £10,000 each and 10 projects of £40,000 each.