VILLAGERS who want to improve safety in Marsden plan to put up closed circuit TV cameras.
Marsden Enhancement and Residents' Society is leading the crime prevention bid.
It hopes to rent the cameras from Golcar security company Garndene Communications Systems on a seven-year lease.
About four cameras would be put up on Marsden Mechanics' Hall and one would be sited on a shop in Peel Street.
Enhancement society chairman Dorothy Lindley said: "They would cover the centre of the village, down to the bridge and over to part of Wessen Court Flats.
"Business people and others we have spoken to are very keen on the idea."
The system would be linked to a CCTV camera at Marsden Library, which is inside the Mechanics' Hall.
A special committee will eventually take over running the cameras from the enhancement society.
A public meeting will be held when firm plans have been made.
Residents will have to raise between £1,000 and £1,500 a year to run the cameras. Shopkeepers will make contributions and there will be fundraising events and an application for grants.
Members of the enhancement society will visit the Kirklees Council-run CCTV system in Flint Street before deciding which cameras to rent.