WEST Yorkshire Trading Standards officials are joining forces with councils to tackle anti-social behaviour.
Trading standards' main involvement in tackling anti-social behaviour is enforcement action regarding the supply of alcohol, tobacco, solvents and fireworks to youngsters.
Trading standards are also involved in the fight against doorstep conmen.
Its officials have drawn up a 12- month plan for merging its own work into local, regional and national anti-social behaviour schemes.
The plan will concentrate on doorstep conmen and crime, underage sales, education, awareness and support for communities about anti-social behaviour.
The draft plan was approved by the West Yorkshire Joint Services Committee, which runs the trading standards department, yesterday.
Anti-social behaviour summits will be held in the five main council areas of West Yorkshire, including Kirklees. One main summit will be held for the whole county.
After these meetings, the plan will be run as a pilot scheme, probably in the new year.
Martin Wood, chief officer for West Yorkshire Trading Standards, said plans for the pilot scheme were in the draft stages.
He added: "The strategy is geared towards education and awareness and to ensure we co-ordinate our activities with the objectives of councils as they seek to deal with anti- social behaviour.
"We don't want to be working on things and not complementing what the councils are doing," said M r Wood.