Reckless moon gazers 'trashed' promenades

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 September, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 September, 2002, 12:00am

I agree with the comments made by Christine Loh on the trashing of Hairpin beach last weekend (South China Morning Post, September 24).

The seaview promenade between Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay, and the Mills and Chung Path promenade between Deep Water Bay and Ocean Park, were also similarly trashed with reckless abandon over the same weekend.

Also the large water pipe that runs under the Mills and Chung Path was covered with remnants of candle wax, rotting food, and refuse. What could not be balanced on top of the pipe, ended up on the rocks below and eventually got washed out to sea.

For the most part the moon gazers are youngsters and young adults.

Has our education system failed us to such an extent that we continue to produce young citizens who cannot maintain simple environmental cleanliness?

We have anti-littering legislation, and a fixed penalty system. It would be interesting to know how many littering fines were issued last weekend.