A NEW team has vowed: We'll stamp out unruly behaviour in Huddersfield.
The five-strong team has been set up to help tackle anti-social behaviour in Kirklees.
And its members believe orders issued by the courts have already started to have an impact on problem areas.
The team, which includes police and council staff, is headed by former anti-social behaviour development officer, Mr Bill Swap.
He has spent the past year researching the scale of the problem in Kirklees for the district's community safety unit.
Mr Swap said the unit was committed to helping reduce anti-social behaviour as part of its three-year crime and disorder strategy.
The new team includes Mr Swap as co-ordinator, Mr Gary Collins as anti-social behaviour officer and three police officers, Sgt Julie Astbury, Pc Julie Diamond and Pc Mark Rodham.
Mr Swap said: "We have completed our research and the developments include the establishment of this unit, the development of a common reporting and recording process and a schools strategy."
He said that in Kirklees there were 23 people covered by Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, with further bids pending.
The aim of the new team was to work with other organisations and to develop schemes to cut anti-social behaviour by prevention and re-integration, as well as enforcement.
To this end, local problem-solving groups and early intervention panels were now established in Dalton.
The best ideas from these groups would be used in west Dewsbury and Neighbourhood Renewal areas, and eventually by other area groups.
Mr Swap added that the new team would try to respond quickly to people's complaints of anti-social behaviour and bring about early action, where possible.
"We will be letting people know much more about these strategies, once we have got them all up and running," he said.
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