COUNCILLORS have been asked to invest thousands to make two Huddersfield streets safer.

Kirklees Council officials want to install new street lights in Lockwood to combat crime and anti-social behaviour.

The council’s Huddersfield Committee – which deals with grassroots funding – has been asked to come up with £6,000 for the planned improvement to Kingsley Avenue and Yews Hill Road.

The money would pay for two efficient white-light high-wattage street lights.

According to a Kirklees document: “Residents of Kingsley Avenue agree that there is a need for the improvement of street lighting at this location which will help to reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and the fear of crime.

“Residents in the area have requested that street lighting be improved at this location.”

The council’s Huddersfield Committee meets next Wednesday at 7pm at Huddersfield Town Hall.

If the proposal is approved, work will begin this summer and will take two to three months.