2013.03.14 Letter to SCMP on ball games at the Green Lane Service Reservoir Sitting-out Area
South China Morning Post
I refer to the article titled “Selective ban on games poor use of space” by Miss Josephine Bersee on February 24. I would like to clarify that ball games are not banned at the Green Lane Service Reservoir Sitting-out Area.
The sitting-out area is under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The main facilities provided there include a grassed area and a jogging track.
Because of site constraints, the grassed area is not designed as a proper sports field for formal ball games but a free play area for people to enjoy and relax. Leisure activities such as Tai Chi, morning exercise, causal ball games and soft Frisbees, etc. are always welcomed and allowed as long as they do not cause any risk and nuisance to other users. We have briefed our venue staff again on the proper way to explain this to the public.
Besides, after reviewing the notices displayed at the venue, the one on “No ball games, no frisbees” is considered not necessary and has been removed from the venue.
Ms Melissa Yick Sau-ping
District Leisure Services Manager (Wan Chai)
Leisure and Cultural Services Department