PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 May, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 May, 1998, 12:00am

I am writing to complain about the incessant creeping of concrete in our country parks.

Every time I go out for a walk or a run now it seems as though another of my favourite paths is being covered in the stuff. What is the problem with the Urban Council and the country parks authorities? Do they have some hideous master plan to surface the entire island? Is there some bureaucrat who has some oversized budget to spend? Instead of ruining old paths, why do they not make some new ones to help expand our access to the wonderful parks of Hong Kong? I agree that erosion is sometimes a problem, but a little maintenance and some well-planned drains can check the longer-term damage. The people who use hiking trails want to see dirt, rocks, trees, bugs and animals - not your concrete monstrosities.

DAVID LAWRENCE Jardine's Lookout