A CAMPAIGN to tackle environmental crime and nuisance is to be tested in Ravensthorpe.
The scheme, by Kirklees Council’s Dewsbury area committee, follows local consultation and aims to produce a cleaner environment for all.
There will also be advice to householders and landowners about areas of land that are in an unacceptable condition and what can be done if they do not organise for it to be cleaned up.
Kirklees can serve notices requiring clearance of waste.
Failure to comply can result in a £100 fixed- penalty notice or an appearance in court with possible fines of up to £2,500.
This Saturday will see the council providing a one-off clearance of waste to get things started.
Packs are being distributed to each household and items left out as specified in the packs will be taken.
The campaign is being backed with a campaign by the council's street rangers.
Clr Karam Hussain, of the area committee, said: “We hope to bring about a long-term change in the area by reducing fly-tipping and the accumulation of rubbish by making people realise it is their environment, their home, their waste and so their responsibility.”
Committee chair Cllr Eric Firth said: “It is hoped the mix of information and enforcement will bring a long-term change in the area.”