SINN Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has said council officials have told that the Brandywell indoor facility is now shut due to health and safety concerns.
She said that users of the indoor facility in the Brandywell Showgrounds need to be accommodated while health and safety issues are resolved.
Councillor Logue added: “Sinn Féin have been informed by Council officers that the indoor facility within the grounds of the Brandywell Showgrounds is to shut immediately due to health and safety concerns.
“It is now important that all users of the facility are offered alternative arrangements while the health and safety issues are resolved.
“The closure of this facility only highlights the need for a major regeneration of the area.
“Sinn Féin are determined that the transformation which has now begun is completed as soon as possible so that issues like this don’t arise again in the near future.”