The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (December 23) appealed to members of the public to keep venues clean and mind their safety while celebrating Christmas.
The LCSD will work with other government departments to implement a series of measures over Christmas (December 24 to 26) to maintain cleanliness and safety at LCSD venues, especially at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC) Piazza, the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, the Avenue of Stars (AOS), Middle Road Children's Playground, Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium Garden and Urban Council Centenary Garden, where large crowds are expected.
An LCSD spokesman said, "Our staff, together with law enforcement teams of relevant departments, will step up patrols at our venues in the Tsim Sha Tsui area and take action against littering, illegal hawking and vandalism of public property. Those who litter will be liable to a fine of $1,500.
"In crowded areas, people should remain calm and take care of their own safety," he added.
The public announcement systems at the HKCC and the AOS will also broadcast anti-littering and crowd management messages in Cantonese, Putonghua and English on a regular basis during the holidays.
Ends/Monday, December 23, 2013
Issued at HKT 14:31