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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 Mrs Betty FUNG CHING Suk-yee, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services
Website www.lcsd.gov.hk
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
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LCSD headquarters
Simplified Chinese 康乐及文化事务署
Traditional Chinese 康樂及文化事務署

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 the former Regional Council. It also 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 (31 August 2009–present)

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 66 static and 10 mobile libraries offering a total collection of 12.3 million items of books, AV materials, newspapers and periodicals, etc.[1] 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.[2] 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. ^ "Hong Kong Public Libraries - Introduction". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ Legislative Council Panel on Home Affairs LC Paper No. CB(2)772/11-12(04)

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74 news items

 
South China Morning Post
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:02:16 -0700

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is completing construction on a new pavilion, which includes dressing rooms for teams and officials. The Hong Kong Cricket Association is also pursuing a new ground in Ma On Shan as a home for cricket.
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:11:15 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is inviting applications for the 2015 Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme. The scheme is open for applications from today (April 23) until June 3. The scheme aims to bring the ...
 
South China Morning Post
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:26:49 -0700

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which oversees the scramble, and the committee plan to object to the application that was lodged in November by Kwai Chung company A Gimmick Limited. The department's chief leisure manager for New ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:15:00 -0700

The Bun Scrambling Competition, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will start at midnight on May 7 (Wednesday). An opening ceremony to launch the ...
 
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:15:00 -0700

... Cultural Organization's International Jazz Day 2014 to promote jazz music to people from different walks of life, and is being co-presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department; the Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and ...
 
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:00 -0700

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "A Musical Journey to Northwest China" by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble will be staged in June. The concert will feature music developed along the Silk Road in ...
 
Hong Kong Standard
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Alex Kwok Siu-kit, head of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' Union, said members had to carry out the action after the Leisure and Cultural Services Department ignored their demand to increase manpower. "Our union has to apologize to affected ...
 
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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:15:00 -0700

Non-Hong Kong residents have to apply, in person with valid travel documents bearing photographs, for Leisure Link Temporary Patron (LLTP) registration at the Leisure Link Telephone Services Centre of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department ...
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