Noise police check Tuen Mun Park

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 20 February, 2006, 12:00am

Elderly music-lovers at Tuen Mun Park have urged some of the performers to turn down the volume because the government has stepped up efforts on noise control.

Officers from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Environmental Protection Department and police went to the park yesterday to tackle the noise nuisance to nearby residents caused by music performances.

No charges or arrests were made but officers collected evidence and personal particulars from suspected offenders.

'Depending on legal advice, prosecution action may follow,' an LCSD spokesman said.

One of the performers at the park, Leung Siu Yuk-yin, 59, said some performers might violate the Noise Control Ordinance. 'They are using big amplifiers,' she said. 'But we only use small ones and the officers said they were fine.'

The LCSD said more than 400 complaints about noise had been received since last November when it began to advise performers to refrain from using amplification.

The department said performers could still use amplifiers in the park as long as the noise did not exceed 70 decibels.