THE hunt is on to find the country's top neighbourhood watch group.

Groups judged to be the best in their regions will be short-listed for an award with the winners receiving a trophy and £500.

Three finalists will then compete for the overall title and a further £1,000. Prize money must be spent on crime-fighting techniques and all entries must be received before Monday June 24.

Last year's winners were the Kerrier District Neighbourhood Watch Forum in Cornwall.

For entry forms and information call 01698 787862.