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Keep places clean and tidy during Christmas, urges LCSD
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The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (December 21) appealed to the public to keep places clean and mind their own safety while celebrating Christmas.

During Christmas, several government departments will implement a series of measures to maintain the cleanliness and safety in LCSD venues, especially in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC), Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Avenue of Stars (AOS) and UC Centenary Garden where large crowds are expected.

"Together with law enforcement teams of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and the Police, we will strengthen patrols at our venues in the Tsim Sha Tsui area and take action against littering, illegal hawking and vandalism of public property," an LCSD spokesman said.

"Along the seafront sides at the AOS and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, barriers will be placed to create one-metre-wide buffer zones to prevent anyone from accidentally falling into the harbour," the spokesman said.

"People staying in crowded areas should remain calm and mind their safety. To help pedestrian flow, all removable items in the areas will be taken away," he said.

Anti-littering and crowd management messages in Cantonese, Putonghua and English will be broadcast regularly through public announcement systems at the HKCC and AOS.

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