Stop The Mess – D – Yung Shue Long

3. Yung Shue Long to Tai Peng

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Oil drums on the path to Yung Shue Long. The storage of these seems to be a particular problem on Lamma.

Responsibility: How should they be disposed of? Where should they be stored?

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Restaurants often seem to have problems finding enough space, especially after refurbishment. There is not enough space to store things.

Responsibility: Could departments work with the restaurants to find solutions?

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This corner is often piled with rubbish, some from construction on the right hand side, some from the restaurant.

Responsibility: There needs to be more dialogue with restaurant owners and builders to find long-term solutions to cleaning up Lamma.

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This digger has been rusting here for years. Can it be moved and the area landscaped?

Responsibility: Lands Department, LCSD

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The refuse collection point at Yung Shue Long. The area behind it was clear after residents complained about the stockpiling of old bins. Since then someone has dumped old fridges and large metal items there. Often these bins are overflowing. The area needs to be redesigned and landscaped to prevent dumping and encourage responsible use.

Responsibility: Lands Department, FEHD

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Items dumped at the back of the bin area at Yung Shue Long.

Responsibility: Lands Department

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Items dumped at the back of the bin area at Yung Shue Long.

Responsibility: Lands Department

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When the dumping started in the Yung Shue Long valley in May 2009 (see Living Lamma Newsletter Issue 1), this railing was taken off and dumped in the undergrowth.

Responsibility: Lands Department, the landowner? This railing was paid for from the public purse and this is an act of vandalism.

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The Yung Shue Long landfill. This site has been documented separately (See Living Lamma Newsletter Issue 1). It is incredible and a great shame to Hong Kong that government departments cannot act to protect this land, which is zoned for agricultural use.

Responsibility: EPD

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On the path to Yung Shue Long Old Village opposite the landfill, this dumping has occurred in the undergrowth.

Responsibility: Lands Department

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Black water flowing inland from the sea at the DSD nullah in the Yung Shue Long valley. This leaves behind all manner of rubbish and a stink. We have included suggestions for improvements to this area in Appendix III.

Responsibility: DSD

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Some of the mess and silt left behind by the DSD’s nullah.

Responsibility: DSD

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An old printer and various other items including an old washing machine covered in greenery on the right hand side behind the bin.

Responsibility: EPD, Lands Department

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The view of the landfill when the lily pond used to be. These pipes present a particular hazard. Stacked in this way, they can easily roll and crush a child.

Responsibility: The landowner. Though Living Lamma would hate to see another ugly fence being erected on Lamma, we would also not want to see a child getting hurt in this area.

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Makeshift fence at the side of the farmer’s field in Yung Shue Long.

Responsibility: This farmer and his wife are Hong Kong heroes. Their relentless hard work has kept the part of the valley that they farm beautiful. Could we reward them with proper (and attractive) fences? Is there any fund through government that they could use?

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Rubbish on the farmer’s field. Items that he may or may not need, but which create an eyesore on his otherwise beautiful fields.

Responsibility: If a group such as Living Lamma was with the owner’s permission to clean up this area, and other places like this, how would government departments support these efforts?

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An oil drum and a rusty metal box off the path opposite the Water Authority building in the Yung Shue Long valley.

Responsibility: ?

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The Water Authority building in dire need of repainting.

Responsibility: Water Authority.

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A disused shack off the path to Tai Peng on the right hand side near the Water Authority building, which should be cleared.

Responsibility: Lands Department.

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Bins near the bottom of Tai Peng hill. All the bin area on this path should to be redesigned. Why do people leave rubbish next to the bin when the bin is empty?

Responsibility: FEHD, LCSD

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The bin area near the bottom of the steps leading to Tai Peng New Village. No recycling bins available here. Plenty of space to redesign the bins and landscape this area.

Responsibility: FEHD, LCSD

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Old bedposts and chicken wire used as makeshift fencing on Tai Peng hill near lamppost number 35704.

Responsibility: Lands Department? FEHD? LCSD – the bank on this hill could be planted and made beautiful.

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More bins on the side of the path on Tai Peng hill, near house number 36.

Responsibility: FEHD

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Shacks and various items piled near the path on Tai Peng hill near house number 36.

Responsibility: Lands Department

 

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View from the path near house number 36 on Tai Peng hill. Can this area be clean up?

Responsibility: Lands Department

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Rubble left behind next to the path on Tai Peng hill.

Responsibility: How can this area be made to look nice? What can be done to disguise the blocks of concrete off this path?

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Another pile of rubble left behind after recent work.

Responsibility: Lands Department?