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Work Improvement Teams Awards for parks and playgrounds


Staff members of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) with outstanding achievements in improving service quality of parks and playgrounds were presented the Work Improvement Teams (WIT) Awards today (February 26).

Speaking at today's prize presentation ceremony, the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Ms Anissa Wong Sean-yee, said the WIT Awards recognised the hard work and efforts of staff members.

"Through group discussions, our staff tried to find new ways to improve customer service. Novel ideas were often developed when ideas and views were exchanged among colleagues. These include beautification of the paths in the parks by using recycled materials so that visitors can take good photographs; and trimming of plants to the shape of the departmental logo at the venue entrance. Such improvements exemplify the team spirit and collective participation of our front-line staff," added Ms Wong.

Among the new initiatives proposed, Ms Wong considered the most well-received improvements include: putting up labels for plants and flowers; installation of safety mats at children's playing facilities; and construction of modern leisure and fitness facilities and equipments like the pebble walking trails, meeting the demand of the public while promoting the concept of fitness for all.

The overall champion, the Gold Award of the WIT Awards, goes to the Hong Kong Park as it has shown its excellence in various aspects including facilities improvements, team work and image building and etc.

Results of the WIT Awards for parks and playgrounds are as follows:

Work Improvement Grand Awards


Gold Award: Hong Kong Park

Silver Award: Ma On Shan Park

Bronze Award: Tuen Mun Park

The Best Staff Image and Service Improvement Award


Champion: Cheung Chau Park

Merits Award: Shing Mun Valley Park

The Best Facilities Improvement Award


Champion: Hong Kong Park

Merits Award: Lai Chi Kok Park

The Best Team Work Award


Champion: Tuen Mun Park

Merits Award: Ma On Shan Park

The annual WIT Awards aim at nurturing a good service culture among staff. Parks and playgrounds were selected for the award scheme this year and the awardees were presented with trophies and gift vouchers.

End/Wednesday, February 26, 2003

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