Needing frequent repair
I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Joggers getting raw deal' (South China Morning Post, October 25), concerning the conditions of the northern changing room at Victoria Park.
This changing room is an old facility which requires frequent repair to maintain the facilities in serviceable condition.
The ultimate solution is to provide a new changing room, which has already been planned for in the improvement project of Victoria Park.
Concerning the hygienic condition of the changing room, our contractor is required to clean the facilities three times a day on weekdays. On Sundays and public holidays, when usage of the facilities is very high, a cleaner will be stationed inside the changing room to constantly maintain the cleanliness of the facilities. We shall continue to monitor the condition and further strengthen the cleaning services if needed.
As for the defective lockers, repair works have just been completed and all lockers are now available for use. We would like to take this opportunity to urge users to follow the instructions when using the lockers. Should they encounter any difficulties, they should approach the park staff for assistance.
Turning to the showers, despite the various works carried out by the Architectural Services Department (ASD), there are still problems which cannot be entirely resolved. These are suspected to relate to the pressure of the water tank.
We shall liaise with the ASD to seek a better solution.
In the interim, users are allowed to use other showering facilities at Victoria Park, and notices have been put up concerning such arrangements.
The department is determined to resolve the problems mentioned and will make every effort to provide good quality services and facilities to the public. Should your reader have any further comments on the facilities at Victoria Park, he is welcome to contact Mr Chiu Yuen-ying, Manager (Victoria Park), at 2890 4204.
LEUNG JIN-TONG Regional Leisure Manager (Hong Kong East) Urban Services Department