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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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7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:22:30 -0800

Some members of the public who frequently use the open-air heated public swimming pools under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) during winter have relayed to me that swimmers often feel chilly and are susceptible to catching a cold ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:26:15 -0800

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Hung Ka Po Cantonese Opera Troupe will perform three masterpieces in shows to be presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in March. One of the works is a new adaptation of "The Judge Goes to Pieces", while ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:11:15 -0800

The exaggerated stage etiquette of mainland pianist Lang Lang has found an antithesis in his Taiwanese counterpart, Chen Ruei-bin. The Tainan-born musician could be just as bombastic on the keyboard. But his diffidence in telling how Hong Kong played a ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:07:30 -0800

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - Mobile Libraries 3, 4 and 7 will suspend services during designated periods in February for routine maintenance, a Leisure and Cultural Services Department spokesman announced today (January 26). The affected service points of ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:22:30 -0800

After meticulous efforts in scanning, test screening and other repair work, the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will present a new programme, "Early Cinematic Treasures Rediscovered", to screen eight ...
 
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:22:30 -0800

... in "ProFolio 75" leaflets, distributed at all performance venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. For enquiries, please call 2739 2139 or 2734 2900 or browse the website at www.lcsd.gov.hk/fp/en_US/web/fpo/programmes/rthk/index.html.
 
PressZoom (press release)
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:48:45 -0800

(PressZoom) - More than 400 young musicians from the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will perform a variety of Chinese and Western pieces in the 2015 Music Office Annual Gala at 3pm on February 15 (Sunday) at the Hong ...
 
PressZoom (press release)
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:48:45 -0800

(PressZoom) - The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced today (January 15) that, following an overwhelming public response, the 3,800 places for the 3-kilometre and 8km run categories of the first 5th Hong Kong Games (HKG) ...
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