campaigners in west Leeds are joining forces to tackle concerns about their neighbourhood.
Parents and youngsters in New Wortley have raised concerns with their local school about the lack of activities for young people.
Castleton Primary School handed out more than 400 surveys to the community and parents to find out what issues were having an impact on their lives.
They claim the results from the questionnaires show residents are worried about crime.
Campaigners are joining forces with local MP Rachel Reeves to help build up a stronger relationship between the community and agencies such as the council and police.
They will hold a public meeting so that residents can raise their concerns to officials in a bid to come up with an action plan for their community.
Andrea Riley, Castleton Primary deputy headteacher, said: “We want to come up with actions that we will achieve with agencies to work together to improve the community.”
Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves said: “‘I was contacted by staff at Castleton Primary School over the summer after a number of anxious parents raised concerns with the school including, increased crime, drug use and dealing and a lack of activities for young people in the area.
“We have therefore organised this meeting so local residents can meet with their local councillors, police officers, housing officers and others to discuss the problems in the local area and what we, as a community, can do to improve things.
“It’s absolutely essential that residents are able to have their say about these important issues and join together to tackle these issues and make the community a safer place for all.”
The public meeting will be held at Castleton Family Centre, on Green Lane, tomorrow from 5pm.