YOUNG offenders have been drafted in for a clean-up role.
They have been brought in on community service orders to clean up an eyesore at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.
The offenders have been painting over the graffiti-covered Skate Park as part of their punishment. They are removing offensive slogans but leaving the "arty" graffiti.
The initiative is the brainchild of park wardens, who arranged the clean-up with officials supervising young offenders.
It was welcomed by Labour Birkby ward councillor Mehboob Khan, who has previously written to the council's leisure services department asking them to liaise with the probation service and youth offending team about the idea.
Other projects already carried out by young offenders include removing graffiti from a skate park in Holmfirth and tidying up an Almondbury cemetery.
Clr Khan hopes the enterprise could soon become a staple part of young offenders' community service.
He said: "Council officers are meeting with probation officers in the very near future to look into improving other public areas.
"Hopefully this will become a regular practice for young people convicted of vandalism, petty crime and anti-social behaviour."
Clr Khan urged members of the public who know of any other eyesores in the community to contact him as part of the initiative.
He can be contacted on 01484 221823.