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Leisure and Cultural Services Department

康樂及文化事務署
HK Leisure and Cultural Services Department Logo.svg
Agency overview
Headquarters Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Employees 7,579 (March 2008) [1]
Annual budget 5,054.9m HKD (2008-09) [2]
Agency executive Ms. Michelle LI Mei-sheung, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services
Website www.lcsd.gov.hk
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
LCSDHeadquarters 20071111.jpg
LCSD headquarters
Traditional Chinese 康樂及文化事務署
Simplified Chinese 康乐及文化事务署

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (Chinese: 康樂及文化事務署, often abbreviated as LCSD, is a department in the Government of Hong Kong. It reports to the Home Affairs Bureau, headed by the Secretary for Home Affairs. It provides leisure and cultural activities for the people of Hong Kong, which was also one of the tasks of the former Urban Council and Regional Council. It manages various public facilities around Hong Kong including public libraries, swimming pools, and sports centres. The well-known Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Hong Kong Space Museum are among several museums also managed by the department. It was established in 2000 and its headquarters is in Shatin, New Territories.

List of directors for LCSD[edit]

  • Thomas Chow Tat-ming
  • Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee (2009–2014)
  • Michelle Li Mei-sheung (2014–present)[1]

Facilities and services[edit]

Museums[edit]

Hong Kong museum of history

Parks[edit]

Most public parks and gardens are managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Public libraries[edit]

Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) consists of 67 static and 10 mobile libraries offering a total collection of 12.3 million items of books, audio/video materials, newspapers and periodicals, etc.[2] Among the most significant libraries are the Hong Kong Central Library, Kowloon Public Library, and Sha Tin Public Library.

Sports and fitness[edit]

The LCSD operates two stadia (Hong Kong Stadium and Mong Kok Stadium) and numerous sports grounds, indoor sporting halls and courts, and public swimming pools.

Sports Subvention Scheme[edit]

Under the Sports Subvention Scheme, the LCSD provides recurrent subvention to 58 national sports associations (NSAs) in Hong Kong, at levels ranging from around HK$0.5 million to HK$10 million (in 2011-12). Until 2004-2005, NSAs received subventions from the statutory Hong Kong Sports Development Board.[3] NSAs are members of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, which is the National Olympic Committee in Hong Kong responsible for the co-ordination of all local sports organizations and promotion of sports in Hong Kong.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senior appointments (with photos)". Government of Hong Kong. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Public Libraries - Introduction". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Legislative Council Panel on Home Affairs LC Paper No. CB(2)772/11-12(04)

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Financial Secretary John Tsang opened an exhibition commemorating the life of Bruce Lee at the Heritage Museum today. Presented by the Leisure & Cultural Ser...

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The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will host a wide range of activities throughout the city this month to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Traditio...

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94 news items

 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:15:00 -0700

It has been reported that more and more mainland visitors use the leisure and sports facilities (includingswimming pools, holiday camp sites, ball game pitches/courts, etc.) managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) during their ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:48:46 -0700

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which runs the city's public museums, told the Post that no "formal" requests regarding Occupy art had been received by any public museums. Any such requests would be considered according to established ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:18:45 -0700

Earlier on, a study report on "Sports for All: Participation of people with physical disabilities" pointed out that people with disabilities (PWDs) encountered various difficulties in using sports facilities provided by the Leisure and Cultural ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:30:00 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - Organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and with the Hong Kong Library Association and the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee as the co-organisers, ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:22:29 -0700

Recreational facilities provided within the public domain include those provided by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for public use, and those provided by the Hong Kong Housing Authority within public housing estates for use of local residents.
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:18:45 -0700

(3) whether it has any plan to allocate resources to provide additional charging services at tourist attractions, shopping arcades and other public places for the convenience of tourists and members of the public; if it does, of the details; if not ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:18:45 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - Indian theatre director Roysten Abel, who is renowned for exploring his country's cultural heritage on stage, and Can & Abel Theatres will present a new work, "The Kitchen", later this week. In "The Kitchen", audiences are taken on ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (October 6) that a regular cleaning and inspection of the fresh water cooling towers will be carried out at the Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building in ...
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