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Regional Council

A cleaner city requires a sense of community

Hong Kong may have countless gleaming residential and commercial buildings but for too long the community has turned a blind eye to the filth around, and beneath, them.

Saturday, 5 April, 2003, 12:00am

Monitor misses advisory meetings

The former Urban Council chairman did not attend meetings of an advisory body on food and environmental hygiene for six months.

Dr Ronald Leung Ding-bong - former chairman of the council, which was disbanded at the start of last year - failed to attend four meetings of the Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene between March 1 and September 14.

19 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

More than 180 council projects in limbo

More than 180 projects for parks or markets already approved by the two municipal councils may be halted.

It would be up to the new bureau heads taking over municipal services to see if the projects should go ahead or not, officials said.

4 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Tighter admission rules needed

As a frequent user of the Tai Po Public Library, I appreciate the overall efficient services provided by the Regional Council.

However, admittance to the study room must be more tightly controlled.

Too often people get in without having their identity checked.

2 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Desperate last effort on merger amendment

A lawmaker will make a last-ditch effort to have the two councils merged instead of scrapped.

Provisional Urban Council representative in Legco Ambrose Cheung Wing-sum will move an amendment to that effect when the Municipal Services Reorganisation Bill resumes second and third reading on December 1.

13 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Plant a tree for the millennium

Enrolment for the Millennium Tree Planting project organised by the Provisional Urban Council and the Provisional Regional Council has been extended to November 19.

9 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Hygiene rating for eateries

Restaurants are to be graded like hotels under a star system according to their hygiene, it was decided yesterday.

From next month, all 8,000 restaurants will be graded on the way food is prepared, the quality of water in fish tanks and general cleanliness, the municipal councils have agreed.

Seventeen factories which make lunch boxes will also be included.

22 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Celebration budget

A $5.5 million budget was endorsed by the Provisional Regional Council for 14 millennium celebration activities.

25 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

$15m for millennium celebrations

Nearly $15 million has been earmarked by the provisional urban and regional councils to celebrate the millennium, according to preliminary estimates released yesterday.

But the actual figure will be higher because many events will either be financed by separate committees and government departments or have already obtained funding.

6 May 1999 - 12:00am

Hygiene rules

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Pristine pools' (South China Morning Post, April 10) and would like to respond in respect of public swimming pools managed by the Provisional Regional Council.

The Public Swimming Pools (Regional Council) By-laws prohibit a person with communicable disease from entering a public swimming pool.

30 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Boundary of public morality redrawn

It has been a week of shame for the SAR, as citizens saw their political ecology polluted first by a sex scandal and then violence in rural elections. The reaction of some public figures to the disgraceful events was equally appalling.

30 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

In search of action against all-night noise

I would appreciate it if someone from the Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong Police or Regional Council could shed light on the regulations governing noise pollution and assembly of people in public places after midnight.

1 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Boost for young athletes

Young footballers were encouraged to work hard and improve their skills under the guidance of Hong Kong Football Association coaches.

The advice came from Chan Ping, chairman of the Provisional Regional Council's Recreation and Sports Select Committee, and Chow Ping-tim, vice-chairman of the council's Ad Hoc Committee on Sports Training and Development.

28 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Clean team

More than 350 people including members of the Provisional Regional Council and provisional district boards, students and residents helped clean up seven beaches in the New Territories and outlying islands.

21 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Bad bill

When the Government announced plans to scrap the Provisional Urban and Regional councils, it sought to allay fears that this would be a retrograde step for democracy by hinting that abolition would give the elected district councils a greater role.

12 Dec 1998 - 12:00am