DRUG dealers, burglars and yobs are making life a misery for people living on a quiet Huddersfield street.
Residents of Sunningdale Road in Crosland Moor believe the police should do more to help solve the problems.
They have drawn up a petition calling for urgent action so they can live in peace again.
The catalogue of crime includes five burglaries at one house. The owner has now put an iron grille outside the front door, to stop it happening again.
There have also been burglaries at other homes, car windows smashed, other vehicles attacked and women being harassed as they walk home.
One resident, Stan Frontczak, said: "Drug dealers persistently use this street to sell their substances.
"Youths congregate at the bottom of the road, with loud music pumping from their car stereos, and leave a vast amount of litter behind.
"They just throw takeaway cartons out of car windows. I watched one day as a man cleaned out his car and threw rubbish all over the road before driving away."
Another resident, 28-year-old Ben Thorburn, arrived home at 2am one morning to find a car outside his home playing loud music.
When he asked them to turn the noise down, a man got out of the car and thumped him in the face.
Mr Thorburn said that when he contacted police they told him to go to Huddersfield police headquarters and report it the next day.
Police recently posted Dob In A Dealer cards at homes on the street.
But residents say they have given police information for ages - including car numbers - yet nothing seems to have happened. The same cars keep returning.
Resident Rita Boothroyd said: "It used to be a very quiet street until around five years ago, when the trouble started.
"There was a drug dealer living in the street and things quietened down a bit after she was evicted.
"Yet things have got a lot worse over the last six to nine months. I've lived here for 20 years and now I daren't walk down my own road."
Huddersfield police commander Chief Supt Barry South said the Kirklees District Drugs Team - a special squad targeting drug dealers - has had some notable successes in the Lockwood area in recent weeks and made several arrests.
He added: "There are other bits of police activity that the public won't and can't see."
He appealed for people to keep giving information to both Crimestoppers and Dob In A Dealer via the 0800 555 111 number.
Chief Supt South said that for drug dealers and burglars police needed good descriptions or names, along with details of the vehicles they drive, including car numbers.
He revealed that plans are under way for an innovative strategy for dealing with nuisance crime.
The plans would be unveiled in the coming months.
"It will be a community problem- solving approach," said Chief Supt South.
"Members of the community will be invited to play an active role," he added.