A NEIGHBOURHOOD centre in Lerwick is at risk of being closed by the end of January if more new committee members do not come forward.
An EGM is being held at the Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre on Kantersted Road at 7pm on Thursday 20 January.
If no volunteers come forward to become committee members then there is the possibility the centre – which opened in 1996 – could be forced to close just days later.
Those in office at the moment are in their 70s and they are looking to step down.
The centre is used seven days a week and over the last number of years there has been investment in insulation, heating and lighting.
Among its facilities is a gym hall, meeting rooms, a tuck shop, storage rooms and an outside multi-court.
It hosts a youth club twice a week and a range of groups use the building too, including the New Life Shetland church.
The centre’s finances are in a healthy position, so any new committee members would not have to be worried about spending their time on fundraising.
People are invited to register their interest in attending the AGM here.
Folk looking for more information can also contact Ian Burke on email@example.com.
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