throughout West Yorkshire can help clean up their neighbourhood,
in a series of 'visual audits' by researchers from the
researchers Drs Graham Clarke and Mark Birkin will be
compiling evidence of neglect, such as graffiti and damaged
property, throughout areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds,
Kirklees and Wakefield. West Yorkshire police young citizens'
panel, neighbourhood watch and residents' groups will
help by taking photographs of things they like or dislike
in their local area.
chief constable Greg Wilkinson said: "People don't
feel safe in communities which appear neglected. But once
problem areas are identified, the real work of cleaning
and clearing up will begin, with the help of the probation
service and youth offending teams."
further audit is planned in six months' time.