A HUDDERSFIELD man is leading a campaign to clean up part of the town.
Philip Nicholas, of Back Stanley Street in Lockwood, and his neighbours are applying for a cash grant to spruce up their area.
Mr Nicholas, 35, moved to the street on August 14 and found it neglected and littered with rubbish dumped by passers-by because the road is unadopted.
He said it could be transformed into a usable green space.
Mr Nicholas added: "It's a fantastic little place. We even have a village green. I'm talking to residents at the moment before we apply. We want to hear their ideas about what should be here. Things like a children's play area are possibilities."
Soon after he arrived at the house, Mr Nicholas set up a Neighbourhood Watch group with fellow Back Stanley Street residents.
This group will organise a bid for a grant from the Living Spaces scheme, which helps people to regenerate their areas.
Living Places is run by a group of charitable trusts and other organisations, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Amounts between £1,000 and £100,000 can be claimed for projects such as creating community gardens, play areas, improving village greens, ponds and nature areas.
As well as cash, the Living Spaces scheme offers an adviser, to guide groups through projects and help them develop ideas.
Mr Nicholas urged more people to take advantage of Living Spaces grants.
He said: "People need to know schemes like this exist.
"There is a lot of money out there for projects, if only people knew about it," he added.