Urban Council

Bids to bloom

The auction for commercial stalls for the Hong Kong Flower Show will be held on Wednesday at the Urban Council complex on Lockhart Road, Wan Chai. The flower show will be held from March 10-19, at Victoria Park.

Monday, 27 December, 1999, 12:00am

Funds set aside for only 12 projects

Funds have been set aside for only 12 of 181 projects approved by the provisional municipals councils, it emerged yesterday.

The future of the other 169 projects - involving markets, parks and sports complexes - will be left for heads of new bureaus, which will take over the councils' responsibilities, to decide.

8 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Library computers too slow

I was glad to see that an Internet service was available in both the Regional Council and Urban Council public libraries.

I think this convenient service will help the general public have access to the Net.

However, there is one problem - the computers used are out of date and so are too slow for the purposes of surfing the Net.

15 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Beware market mayhem

We've seen it all before. A stubborn tenant occupies land for many years, usually at low rent. The tides of progress, meanwhile, have swept in, making the property incredibly valuable. When the owner wants his property back so he can develop it or use it for his own purposes, the sitting squatter screams.

13 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

All set for summer fun

Looking for something to do as a family this summer? Hong Kong offers the perfect opportunity to indulge in the magical world of make-believe.

The Urban Council is turning Hong Kong into one big castle of fun and entertainment with the Summer Fun Festival, which runs from July 19 to August 23.

15 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Baby found

The body of a newborn baby boy was found on stairs in the Urban Council complex in Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok.

10 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Light relief burdened by politics

What is wrong with Hong Kong? Too much politics getting in the way? As usual, the Urban Council and the Tourist Board don't seem to be talking.

24 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Mini-buses spoiling pleasant spot

Could the Urban Council please explain why an ever increasing number of mini buses belonging to upmarket apartment complexes are being allowed to wait, with their engines running, outside City Hall?

19 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Big song and dance

IF there is a handy bandwagon around, it is a certainty that a politician or two will jump aboard.

The bandwagon that rolled around recently was the Hong Kong Stadium and its travesty of a playing surface and, sure enough, we had a couple of Urban Council leading lights laying down the law to Wembley International.

26 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

No love lost as advert barred from magazines

Leading modern dance producer Edward Lam Yick-wah has denied he is trying to provoke controversy after another one of his advertisements ran into publication problems.

The advertisement for Hong Kong is Not a Place for Love has been refused by East Touch and Eastweek magazines even though it has already been accepted by other publications.

24 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Opening up park design offers advantages to all

The actions taken by the Urban Services Department to seek public opinion on the redevelopment scheme prepared by the Architectural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government are commendable, but not enough. These appear to be more of an invitation to endorse an official scheme, than the offering of choices.

19 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Provincial tackiness

Will the Urban Council please advise whether the Chinese pavilion erected in Statue Square, the arch in Tsim Sha Tsui and plastic flowers and animals strategically scattered in other parts of Central (that is, Chater Garden) are temporary, solely for the purpose of celebrating the handover, or if they are to be permanent?

1 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Wider paths plan for tidier Stanley

Visitors can expect a tidier market and wider paths in Stanley if a proposed facelift for the tourist attraction gets the go-ahead.

The proposal, still in its initial stage, includes constructing a multi-storey car park near the football pitch and rebuilding the Urban Council market.

22 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Sports fees increase by eight per cent

Entry fees for participation in Urban Council recreation and sports activities will be raised by about eight per cent from August 1, a council spokesman said.

He said the increases would range from $1 to $10.

'It is estimated that the council's overall deficit for organising these activities in 1997/98 will come to about $103.3 million,' he said.

9 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Refurbishment works at visual arts centre

The Urban Council has a message for artists who use its facilities in Hong Kong Park.

The council's Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre at the park will be partially closed until November 28 for improvement works.

A council spokesman said the improvement works would involve the sculpture studio for metalworkers and the studio for stone and woodworking.

9 Jul 1997 - 12:00am