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LCSD's law enforcement against wax burning and littering on the eve of Mid-Autumn Festival


As at midnight yesterday (September 10), one summons was booked and 121 verbal warnings given to members of the public who had violated the regulations by burning wax at the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD)'s venues on the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival. There was no injury case reported.

A total of two fixed penalty tickets of $1,500 were issued to littering offenders.

LCSD staff started their three-day anti-wax burning operation yesterday (September 10) from 7 pm until midnight.

The Pleasure Grounds Regulation prohibits melting or burning any wax or sprinkling or pouring any liquid onto any hot wax, in such a manner as to cause or as to be likely to cause a risk of injury to any person or damage to any property in LCSD's leisure venues.

Offenders are liable to a maximum fine of $2,000 and imprisonment of 14 days upon conviction.

An LCSD spokesman said: "It is important that the public should remind themselves of the importance of keeping our environment clean and not to burn wax when enjoying the Festival."

The special hotline 2414 5555 will continue to operate from 7 pm to midnight today and tomorrow (September 12).

"LCSD will continue to monitor the situation closely," the spokesman added.

End/Thursday, September 11, 2003

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