Estate agent 'pests' are going too far
The pavement between the Football Club and the entrance to Happy Valley Sports Ground has become overrun with estate agents trying to sell flats in the Leighton Hill development.
They have swamped the area and are accosting pedestrians.
By the time you have walked the length of the pavement, you will have been approached by at least a dozen agents who shove brochures and leaflets in front of you, grab your arm and ask if you want to have a look at the show flat. On the other side of the road, it is even worse. Hundreds of these 'pests' congregate, and they are spreading out to Sports Road and Broadwood and Ventris roads.
They even try to shove leaflets through the windows of cars waiting at traffic lights. And they chase after those taxis with passengers which pull up anywhere along Wong Nai Chung Road or drive into the car park at the entrance to Happy Valley Sports Ground.
Worst of all, these estate agents have taken to hanging around the entrance of St Margaret's Church on Broadwood Road, waiting to pounce on churchgoers.
Churches are supposed to be places for peaceful worship.
Surely, what these estate agents are doing is illegal? In effect, they are involved in hawking, harassment and invasion of privacy, and they are causing an obstruction.
I would be grateful if the authorities could advise whether the feeding frenzy of 250-plus real estate agents mobbing the new Leighton Hill development in Happy Valley have sought permission under the Public Order Ordinance for such a gathering. They far exceed the mandatory limit of 50.
These rapacious young people have been obstructing the roads and footpaths for days. They leap in front of vehicles, harass pedestrians and knock on the windows of taxis at the traffic lights.
They are congregating in far larger numbers and causing a lot more disruption than any student demonstration I have seen.
JOHN J SHANAHAN