Director of Urban Services

Felled trees must be cleared

This is an open letter addressed to the Director of Urban Services, begging for action as I seem to have exhausted all my efforts telephoning the Urban Services Department, only to be passed from one phone number to another and yet another.

Wednesday, 15 December, 1999, 12:00am

All the fun of the fair for families

CHILDREN and their parents flocked to the Po Leung Kuk Charity Fun Fair held at the Victoria Park for a day of fun and games. The event was officially opened by Director of Urban Services Albert Lam Chi-chiu. A wide selection of games was set up to keep the young visitors entertained, while Bugs Bunny ensured everything ran smoothly.

5 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Circus promoters sue

THE promoters of a Russian circus which was cancelled at the last minute when the animals were refused entry permits are suing the Director of Urban Services for the $871,200 Coliseum booking fee.

The Allstar Circus bit the dust just days before it was due to start a 21/2-week run last July.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Ralph Dean

THE photograph used with yesterday's story on the death of former superintendent of gardens for the Urban Services Department, Ralph Dean, was in fact of former Director of Urban Services Kenneth Kinghorn. We apologise for any embarrassment caused.

4 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Wrong ticket sales date

I REFER to Ms Haily Ho's letter headlined, 'Tennis foul', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on November 28.

10 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Film Festival just for the few

EVEN if one were to accept the assurances of the Director of Urban Services (South China Morning Post, March 12) of few reserved tickets and complete fairness in ticket allocation, one wonders if it is necessary that trying to attend the Hong Kong International Film Festival is akin to playing the Mark Six numbers?

22 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Longer hours

I REFER to Chan Mui-mui's letter headlined, ''Always full'' (South China Morning Post, February 4).

The need for students to use the public library study rooms to prepare for public examinations is always noted with concern.

9 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Street swept five times a day

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Pavement littered with refuse'', by Kevin Chan-wai (South China Morning Post, November 26), complaining about refuse that ''had just been dumped on the pavement'' in Shui Wo Street, Kwun Tong.

8 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Weather eye on umbrellas

IN his letter headlined ''Flying umbrellas so dangerous'', Colin Bond (South China Morning Post, July 22) expressed concern over the dangers from beach umbrellas uprooted by gusts of wind.

Beach umbrellas are common in Hong Kong, and users have to adequately secure them in the sand otherwise they won't stand.

10 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Customers can choose

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Seating blues at Coliseum'' (South China Morning Post, April 7) regarding ticketing and seating arrangements for the ''Elton John in Concert''.

Whilst the URBTIX system is designed to automatically offer the best seats available at the time of purchase, customers can also choose the seats preferred.

26 Apr 1993 - 12:00am