A PROJECT set up to fight crime in Rastrick is showing signs of success.
Anti-social behaviour is falling and hoax calls to the fire service - along with arson attacks - have fallen.
The Circle Project - running in areas across Calderdale and Wakefield - is a Government-funded scheme to improve the quality of life for local people.
It was launched in six areas in April and project officers were appointed to each one.
They have been working to tackle issues that are affecting people's quality of life and the environment in which they live.
A group has been set up in each area. They include residents and representatives from schools, businesses and youth groups to identify and resolve specific problems.
The project officers are supported by West Yorkshire Police officers and police community support officers.
Rastrick's project officer, Fiona Pearson, said: "Here the main concern is about anti-social behaviour. We have been working closely with schools to look at developing other activities for young people which will divert them away from it.
"We've also seen a success in our work with the fire service to reduce the number of hoax calls and arson attempts in the area.
"This has been done through educational work with young people on the consequences of such acts."