How much longer can Fairview Park row be a 'private matter'?

As a resident of Fairview Park, I'd like to ask exactly when civil disobedience and criminal trespass become issues for police intervention.

Friday, 20 March, 2009, 12:00am

Rush-hour truck ban may solve war between residents, drivers

Hopes emerged last night that a lingering dispute over truckers' use of a private road leading to Fairview Park, in Yuen Long, could be resolved after the two rival sides agreed to consider a government concession proposal.

17 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Fairview residents await nod on barrier

Residents in Fairview Park, on a private road through the Yuen Long housing estate, hope to end soon the saga concerning their road, which has been severely damaged by heavy truck traffic and needs repair.

The road has been used as a short cut between the border and New Territories container depots, and in February last year a 12-year-old boy was killed by a truck.

2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Fairview roadblock 'needs approval'

A plan by the developer of Fairview Park to install a barrier to block trucks using a road within the Yuen Long housing estate seems to have become entangled in red tape.

Transport authorities, while acknowledging the road is private, asked the company first to consult district councils and the transport trade, and to seek approval from various government departments.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Residents evacuated after arson threat

Residents at some flats in Fairview Park, Yuen Long, were evacuated yesterday after a man threatened to attack a flat owner with a bottle of suspected flammable liquid following a dispute over money.

In the incident, which began at about 9am, a man surnamed Li, 53, demanded that the flat-owner surnamed Chan repay his debts.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Large trucks a safety hazard, court told

Fairview Park residents only withdrew objections to the government building a road through their development because they believed a ban would be placed on large trucks using it, a court heard yesterday.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Estate reveals government letter promising truck ban

Fairview Park management yesterday revealed copies of a letter received from the government nine years ago stating that most vehicles over seven metres long would be barred from using the road where a 12-year-old boy was killed by a container truck in January.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Police 'vow to monitor road until New Year'

Police have promised to maintain a presence at the private road at the centre of a row between residents of Fairview Park estate, Yuen Long, and nearby villagers until Lunar New Year, residents said last night.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Protesters block road in tense standoff

Residents want trucks banned after boy killed, but villagers and drivers rail at extra journey time

A tense standoff erupted yesterday between residents of upmarket Fairview Park estate in Yuen Long and nearby villagers when the residents blocked a private road to stop container trucks using it.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Cars valued at $2m stolen

Cars worth $2 million were stolen from a Yuen Long motor company. The 37-year-old owner of the company, based in Fairview Park Boulevard, discovered eight Japanese cars missing and five others damaged shortly after 9am. The thieves are suspected to have got in through the back door of the premises where a broken locking chain was discovered and a screwdriver found.

31 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Jewel raid

A maid, 20, was tied up while a burglar ransacked her employer's Fairview Park home. The burglar fled with a safe containing jewels worth $5,300 but it was found unopened nearby.

10 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Property deals on increase as top prices fall

Transaction volumes for Palm Springs and Fairview Park townhouse developments in Yuen Long may be double that of last month, according to property agents.

Owners still face the prospect of falling property values in the high-end New Territories luxury market.

18 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Inquiry hopes to clear up Fairview home-owners' row

AN urgent inquiry has been launched by the Government after it was revealed planning wrangles could prevent 3,000 home-owners in the Fairview Park development in Yuen Long from selling their houses.

'We want to be thorough and at the same time quick in our investigation,' Buildings Department director Helen Yu Lai Ching-ping said yesterday.

15 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Store owner suffocated

A SHOP owner was robbed, bound and killed in her bedroom next to her grocery store in Mo Fan Heung, opposite Fairview Park, yesterday.

Police believe the robber suffocated Chan Yee-mui, 59, with a piece of carpet while trying to prevent her from shouting or recognising him.

10 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Rid us of the stench of dead fish

I AM a resident of Fairview Park in Yuen Long where, since Lunar New Year, the whole area has been filled with a strong stench which is both irritating and disgusting.

I have complained to the management of Fairview Park which says it is due to the tons and tons of dead fish exacerbated by the recent cold weather.

9 Mar 1993 - 12:00am