The search is on for a Wearside community group looking for new premises in which to hold its meetings or activities.
Sunderland District Scout Association is offering its redundant premises at Seaburn to any group in need of a new home.
The hut and compound behind Staveley Road on the Seaburn Dene Estate has stood empty for more than a decade, ever since the Scout troop folded.
District Scout chairman and chief trustee Leslie Scott explained: “The Scout Council recently concluded that there was little likely hood of Scouting activities starting up from this base so we are prepared to release the facility for community use.
“The compound is security ringed with a sound metal fence and of a significant size around a third of an acre.
“It would certainly adapt to horticultural or garden use. The building is about 60 x 30 feet but, unfortunately, it’s in a state of disrepair and will need work but could interest any practical group.”
The services at the site are intact and single or dual use of the site could be considered.
The Scouting Association is keen to hear from any community groups and charities who are looking for a base.
Mr Scott added: “We will be consulting local councillors to ensure only appropriate activities are consideredfor the site.”
Any one interested should contact Leslie Scott on 0191 528 0580.