A youth club is set to close after its membership dwindled and its committee struggled to keep its members.

Gerrards Cross Youth Club trustee John Rennie said the committee has “reluctantly” decided to close the club.

He said: “Despite extensive local efforts, the club membership numbers have fallen steadily to the point that the club is no longer viable.

“Additionally, and also after repeated attempts to recruit new committee members, the committee is under strength with some members leaving soon.

“The trustees are willing to stay in post for a limited period, and will manage the assets of the club until a final decision to close permanently is taken.”

The youth club meets twice a week in term time at the Youth Centre in the grounds of the Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre, in East Common.

It offers young people a space to meet heir friends, play games such as table tennis and pool and use the club’s facilities and equipment for different activities.

Mr Rennie added: “I think we will need a consortium of local parents, who would bring enthusiasm and hopefully their children and their children’s friends, to form the nucleus of the club.

“It would need to be someone who knows about working with young people and are well connected locally.

“It is desperately sad – we have been going for quite a long time. We have been racking our brains but we are now running out of ideas.”

“It is popular in that local kids come and use it but we need a new committee to keep it going.”

Anyone interested in res-starting the club can contact the trustees by emailing GXYCTrustees@gxca.org.uk.