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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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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:18:45 -0700

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South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:01:57 -0700

Under the emergency response plan for the plant, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which oversees the city's beaches, should be informed by the contractor within an hour of any sewage discharge. But the first sewage was discharged at 3.30pm ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:18:45 -0700

"The Leisure and Cultural Services Department relies on the Environmental Protection and Drainage Services departments to give them a lead on whether to close the beaches … Since no objective measure can be conducted in three, four hours, that time is ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:37:30 -0700

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has agreed to meet the city's largest lifeguard union - after threats to close down swimming pools and beaches for days at a time. Following a series of one-day actions in protest at a lack of manpower, the ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:22:30 -0700

A spokesman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said last night that the application had been rejected based on crowd management and safety concerns. He said the park's soccer pitches had already been booked for National Day celebrations, ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:38:25 -0700

Meanwhile, Chow said the federation was negotiating with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to ease safety and noise-related limits on the use of the park; the main sticking point was the insistence that the park only be used on three days.
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:54:30 -0700

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department cited practical grounds for both decisions. But organisers of both events warned of a public backlash if the government used administrative means to try to prevent protests amid heightened tension after ...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0700

However, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department are reducing the length of these rallies due to Noise Control Ordinance in a public area. FSU organisers are claiming that if this is the first time these restrictions are being enforced, then it ...
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