KIRKLEES is to get more help to tackle yobbish behaviour.
The council has been designated by the Home Office as a Together Anti-Social Behaviour Action Area.
As one of 50 new action areas in England and Wales, local authorities, police and other community groups in Kirklees will work with local people to take swift and effective action against problems such as intimidation, nuisance neighbours, vandalism, graffiti and rubbish dumping.
A Home Office spokes- man said: "The new action areas will help to set standards for the rest of the country to follow.
"Kirklees has already shown its commitment to dealing with anti-social behaviour."
Home Office Minister Hazel Blears added: "A year ago we launched the Together campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour. Since then, a lot has been done in Kirklees and across the country to reclaim our communities for the law-abiding majority.
"But there is no room for complacency. That is why we are expanding the focus on anti-social behaviour to 50 more areas where, like Kirklees, local authorities and the police are committed to working with local people to improve their quality of life."
Simon Massey, Kirklees community safety partnership manager, said: "We've been making good progress in Kirklees in tackling anti-social behaviour. Becoming an anti-social behaviour action area reinforces our intent to stop a small minority of people ruining life for the rest of the law-abiding public."
Bill Swap, anti-social behaviour co-ordinator, added: "The public's support in tackling anti-social behaviour has been excellent.
"If we are going to put power back into the hands of the law-abiding majority it's absolutely essential that this public support continues."