POLICE and Kirklees Council are to blitz Honley and New Mill in a crime and grot hotspot clear-up.
Police will be tackling anti-social behaviour problems in the area, targeting prolific offenders and searching for people wanted on warrant.
They will also be stopping and checking vehicles in the area and giving out crime prevention advice.
Different Kirklees departments will be cleaning graffiti and getting rid of dumped rubbish along with giving out advice.
The two-day campaign will run on Monday and Tuesday
Insp Mark Trueman, from the Valleys Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The Kirklees Focus initiative does make an impact in the areas it covers and this is proven by the results from operations we have already undertaken right across the district.
“The operation is also a good opportunity to work alongside our partners to address quality-of-life issues in specific areas. It’s also a chance for residents to speak to officers from their local Neighbourhood Policing Team about any concerns or issues they may have.
“In Honley, we have recently passed out a questionnaire asking residents about any issues they may have. The feedback we received noted litter, boy racers and teenagers congregating on street corners as areas for concern. All these issues are currently being dealt with, however Kirklees Focus will enable us to address these concerns further.
“Our overall aim will be to reduce reports of criminal damage and anti-social behaviour. We will also be looking to arrest those wanted for offences.
“By providing a cleaner environment for those that live and work in these areas, we plan to reduce the fear of crime.
“Although it is only a two-day operation, we hope to leave a lasting effect on the Honley and New Mill areas and also a confidence within the community that their needs and expectations will be met.”
Those taking part are officers from the Valleys Neighbourhood Policing Team, police crime reduction officers, Kirklees Council, Kirklees Community Safety, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency – which checks for faulty vehicles on the road – Hackney Licensing, Environmental Rangers, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing and West Yorkshire Trading Standards.