HUNDREDS of Millwall fans are petitioning to save a social club which is threatened with closure.

The Wheelshunters Club, in Hornshay Street, New Cross, may not have its lease renewed by Lewisham Council and could close as early as next month.

A petition has been left at the entrance door of the club and more than 740 people have joined a Facebook group to save it.

Lions supporter Geoff Marshall, of Thornham Street, Greenwich, said: “It would be a shame if it closed down.

"It has a secure car park with CCTV, there’s no where else for families to go before or after the matches and it’s very reasonably priced.”

The 65-year-old who has used the club for 20 years added: “It’s really the centre of the community.”

Annual fundraising events including the Neil Harris Everyman Appeal and the Alzheimer's Society are held at the venue.

News Shopper: Fans petition to save The Wheelshunters Club, in Hornshay Street Member of the Facebook group 45k Millwall LG, Toni Holmes, said: “We need a suitable, safe and cheap place to remain open for all Millwall fans and locals to enjoy.

The 39-year-old from Camberwell added: “It’s the meeting place for our Facebook group. On match day we go down before and after the game.”

A Lewisham Council spokeswoman said the property was being reviewed as part of the council's savings package.

She said: “No decision has been taken on this particular property but, pending the completion of this review, no new letting to the club or anyone else is being considered apart from a small extension of time for Wheelshunters.

"A decision will be made in time for savings to be made after March.”