First of all let me thank the community groups who helped clear some slopes. We are also working with different government departments on cleaning of their slopes section by section. We encourage private buildings to clear the slopes under their maintenance responsibility. Importantly, we need everyone to help keep slopes clean.
I thank all dog walkers who pick up dog poo. But please remind all dog walkers to STOP THROWING DOG POO BAGS DOWN THE SLOPES. Take the bags to nearby bins. In case you or they don’t know where the bins are or they are broken or missing, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Pokfulam Clean.
The works have started to fix the uneven surfaces to avoid residents from tripping over it.
HK University is responsible for maintenance of the road behind the sports facilities in Sandy Bay. A hiatus in cleaning has occurred due to a change in contractors. The university has arranged a separate clean up today and has promised to take better care going forward.
AFCD caught two large and two medium size wild boars at the Waterfront Park yesterday. They have been relocated to the country parks in the New Territories. Since September 2019, AFCD relocated 11 wild boars from Pokfulam and will continue their "Capture, Contraceptive and Rehome/Release Programme" in 2020.
After days of feeding and surveillance, AFCD caught one adult female boar (85kg) and one male small boar (27kg) near Bisney Road. The female boar was given contraceptive medication and they have both been relocated to the country parks in the New Territories after they recovered from their sedation.
AFCD will continue their operations in Pokfulam as part of their "Capture, Contraceptive and Rehome/Release Programme". Since 2017, they have caught and relocated 7 boars in Pokfulam.
Street cleansing and removal of vegetation has been slow this year. New contracts start in November and we will monitor whether the performance improves. We wrote to government to improve the remuneration of street cleaners. We continue the push for keeping Pokfulam clean, especially paths, trails, staircases and drains.
The population of wild boars in Pokfulam is expanding. A large number of young ones have been spotted. To be able capture, neuter and relocate them the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department will start a controlled feed of this family at the slopes behind the Sandy Bay Fire Station mid-September. The feeding pattern will help the capture. In the meantime, make sure to keep your garbage locked up. Place refuse outside for collection only just before the collection times. Contact our office at email@example.com for more information.
Facilities and management at major estates including Bel-Air, Baguio Villa and Scenic Villas support separation for recycling of plastics, paper, metal and glass bottles. Bel-Air has also set up food waste recycling. Clothes collection bins can be found at Baguio Villa, Bel-Air and at the Arcade. We have added glass bottle receptacles to the refuse collection point at Sassoon Road, at the junction of Consort Rise/Bisney Road and other locations. We welcome suggestions for new locations and changes to existing waste and recycling bins via firstname.lastname@example.org .