Vandalism attacks against Dove House community resource centre are causing anger in the local area, a Sinn Féin MLA has said.
Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin made the comment after railings outside the building, which houses a range of community debt and benefit advice services, were damaged over the weekend.
It is the latest in a series of attacks on the Bogside building.
Ms McLaughlin called for an immediate end to the ongoing vandalism attacks on Dove House.
“There is a lot of anger in the local community that yet again there has been another vandalism attack on Dove House,” she said.
“Dove House is the heartbeat of the area. The work of the staff and volunteers of the many groups which operate from it is immeasurable.
“We cannot let the bullying actions of a very small minority undermine the great work that goes on there. There can be no rationale or excuses given for it - it’s wrong, full stop,” she said.
The building has been a target for vandals on several occasions in recent months. In June a number of paint bombs were thrown at the outside of the buildings and vandals broke in, smashing windows and splattering paint on walls in a number of rooms.
Graffiti in support of dissident republican organisations has been daubed on the walls of the advice centre during a number of the vandalism attacks.
Dove House has remained open in spite of the ongoing attacks. Recently it has expanded its debt advice services into other areas of the city, including Creggan and the Waterside.