A CCTV system is to be installed at Golcar flats that have been plagued by vandals.
Cameras are to go up at Sycamore Court in Golcar to help deter anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.
They will be set up at the front and rear of the flats, providing a view of the front parade and rear access roads.
The CCTV system is being part-funded by Kirklees Council’s Colne Valley Area Committee and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing.
The move follows incidents of lobbies being broken into, doors being damaged, graffiti being drawn on walls and threats being made to residents and shopkeepers at the complex.
Stronger locks have also been attached to doors and patrols by the Neighbourhood Policing Team have been stepped up.
Clr Nicola Turner, chairman of the Lib Dem-run area committee, said: “Residents and the shop-keepers at Sycamore Court should be able to go about their business with complete confidence that they are both safe and secure.
“Those members of the community who have caused this problem should feel ashamed of themselves.
“We have elderly people living in the complex who have been very scared by the things that have gone on. I’m sure whoever it is would feel very differently if it was happening to a member of their own family.”
Clr Andrew Marchington, one of the three Lib Dem members in the Golcar ward, added: “We’re very pleased to approve this spending. Each time there is a break-in or a window gets smashed, it’s another bill for the council to pay and it’s more heartache for the residents.
“Not spending the money would be a false economy in the end. It should give residents the security they want and will hopefully catch out anyone who thinks they can act like this in our area and not be brought to book.”