A Leeds MP has written to Leeds City Council to urge them to reopen the West Park Centre ahead of a discussion about its future.
Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland is asking the council’s executive board to reopen the facility following the council’s sudden decision to close the centre.
Councillors were informed last year that the centre’s electrical system had suddenly become unsafe and it posed a serious risk to those using the centre.
Mulholland claims that when he went to inspect the site a function was being held at the centre.
He said: “The West Park Centre is a cultural hub and has been a valuable asset to the whole city and the benefits of co-location of the many organisations which have operated there are in danger of being lost as a result of its closure.
“Residents and users have rightly been deeply dismayed by the way in which the Centre was closed, by what they have learned about the lack of maintenance carried out on the property over the years and by misinformation that has circulated.
“There is a widespread perception that the Council has not been open and transparent about the Centre.”