NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS for positions for FSK 2016-17

Chair - John Wright
Vice Chair - Guy Shirra
Secretary - Pat Malone)
Treasurer - Ann-sofie Chakrabarty
Operations - Tom Goetz
Communications - Karina O'Carroll
Membership - Geraldine Kennedy
Activities - Lauralynn Goetz
Co-opted members: Peter Mann, Tim Collard

Any objections or comments should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap.

Thanks and see you all on Friday at 7pm at the Village Restaurant Sai Kung

Dear FSK Members,

Notice is hereby given the 2016 AGM of Friends of Sai Kung (FSK) will be held at the Village Restaurant, Sai Kung at 7pm on 15 April 2016. One free drink and small snacks will be provided.

Agenda is as follows: 

Confirmation of the minutes of last AGM held on 16/4/15

  • Chairman’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Election of Office Bearers for 2016
  • AOB

All paid-up members are welcome (2016/17 annual membership fee of $100* may be paid at the door). Those members unable to attend, please send in your membership fee by cheque (Payable to 'Friends of Sai Kung') to...

Friends of Sai Kung (FSK), PO Box 45, Sai Kung Post Office, Hong Kong.

As some of our committee are stepping down, we appeal to members to step forward to help. The committee only meets six times a year and helps FSK to perform valuable environmental work.

If you are interested in helping, please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , no later than 8th  April 2016.

*$50 for senior citizens and those under 18 yrs.

 

Uk Tau A DPA NE TT 74, 75 & 76

Same again for Uk Tau - Application numbers - A/DPA/NE-TT/74, 75, 76, 77, 78 and 79. Download the attached letter, add your name to it and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR submit online under the 'make comments' part for ALL of these links -
 
http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb/en/plan_application/A_DPA_NE-TT_74.html
http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb/en/plan_application/A_DPA_NE-TT_75.html
http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb/en/plan_application/A_DPA_NE-TT_76.html
http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb/en/plan_application/A_DPA_NE-TT_77.html
http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb/en/plan_application/A_DPA_NE-TT_78.html
http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb/en/plan_application/A_DPA_NE-TT_79.html
 
We write to make the strongest objections to the above applications A/DPA/NE-TT/74, 75, 76, 77, 78 and 79 for the building of NTEHs under the Small House Policy at Uk Tau village in Sai Kung Country Park.

Ko Tong, Sai Kung (Application No. A/DPA/NE-TT/64&66)

Dear Sai Kungers,

Some more developments that we need your help with.
URGENT (Deadline TOMORROW) - KO TONG - Simply Download the File, add your name at the bottom and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR submit online under the 'make comments' part of of BOTH of these links -http://www.info.gov.hk/…/plan_applicati…/A_DPA_NE-TT_64.html
http://www.info.gov.hk/…/plan_applicati…/A_DPA_NE-TT_66.html

Save Our Country Parks - Help Required

Save Our Country Parks is arranging for a head count of folks going into our Country Parks on Sunday 13 December between 8 – 12 midday. 
FSK members are invited to pencil the event into their diaries and a) volunteer to join the roster which will man the table at the Pak Tam Chung barrier, and b) remind members to make a point of visiting a Country Park on that day and displaying photos/selfies on their Facebooks. We are hoping that there will be postings by people throughout December on personal and Group Facebook pages.

SOCP will arrange for delivery of a pack – a SOCP flag, sign-up sheets for a head count, and a SOCP foam board and picture frame that visitors can use as a prop for their selfies.

In Sai Kung, we need volunteers to help at the Pak Tam Cheung Barrier table with the headcount. If you can help - please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thanks FSK Committee.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen! It is that time of year again and after some fantastic entries, FSK has again produced a beautiful 2016 calendar from our community member's photographs. Well done to all the wonderful contributors!

Pre sales of the calendar start NOW. If you would like to order in advance and reserve your copies, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the number you wish to purchase ($120 each). Payment by cash on collection/delivery (SK only) or bank transfer to FSK's accounts (with receipt proof). They are being delivered to us on the 5th of Nov and we can either arrange local SK delivery or they can be collected at the Nov HKA Sai Kung Market (8th Nov) and the Steamers Sampler (5th Nov).We will also organise a few more sale / collection points.

They make wonderful Christmas gifts for loved ones overseas too - show them your town! They also have large squares for writing all the kid's events in and important family bookings, the lunar cycle and also the HK public holidays for 2016. A steal at $120! Reserve yours now.

 

Calling all photographers for the Friends of Sai Kung (FSK)

2016 Calendar

 

Friends of Sai Kung is a not-for-profit community organisation that seeks to preserve and improve the quality of life of Sai Kung people and to protect the unique environment of Sai Kung for the benefit of Hong Kong and its visitors. Please support our work by contributing photographs for FSK 2016 Calendar.

Send us your photos NOW (maximum of 15), with full name, location and caption. We'll choose the best (12 large / 12 small) for the 2016 calendar.

 

Submission Deadline: August 31st

 

Send photos to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for collection of large photos on disc / via other means.

 

Photo size / resolution - the bigger the better!

2-3 MB for small photos

4-6MB for large photos

 

Photo contributors MUST be members of FSK. If you have not yet renewed your 2015/2016 membership, or are not a member and would like to join us – to participate in activities or just to be kept informed – check our website (www.friendsofsaikung.org)  for the membership form.

Annual Membership fee:

HK$100

HK$50 for juniors (under 18) and seniors (65 and over)

Dear Members, Former Members and Non Members,

FSK is working hard to keep Sai Kung green! We are involved in two Judicial Reviews (JR), one on inclusion of the village enclaves into the country parks and the other on fraudulent estimates for village houses at Hoi Ha.
We also helped to raise over 27,000 objections to 30 proposed village houses at Uk Tau and Ko Tong.

Your continued support is important! Please renew your membership for 2015/16. $100 ($50 for students and seniors) by cheque to Friends of Sai Kung, PO Box 45, Sai Kung Post Office or by bank transfer to Bank of China a/c 012-617-00023319.

All members are cordially invited to a party organized by Friends of Sai Kung at Victoria Recreation Club (VRC off Tai Mong Tsai Rd) at 6.30pm on 17 July 2015. A selection of Indian curries is provided courtesy of FSK and beer and soft drinks are available.
You may also bring your own wine (corkage $30 per bottle). 
Members are welcome to bring guests. Charge is $100 ($50 for students and seniors) including FSK membership. Please come to enjoy and support FSK!

Please RSVP by 10th July to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ko Tong NTEH applications A/DPA/NE-TT/56-57

Subject: Ko Tong NTEH applications A/DPA/NE-TT/56-57.

Dear sirs,

I write to register strong objections to the above applications.

The village has been subjected to systematic destruction of trees on
Government land and the building of an illegal road since November 2013.
You and all relevant Government Departments are fully aware of this.

Uk Tau NTEH applications A/DPA/NE-TT/31-55 and 58

Petition Link http://www.designinghongkong.com/forms/view.php?id=33574

In relation to applications 31-55 and 58, please copy and paste into your own objection to the Town Planning Board -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Subject: Uk Tau NTEH applications A/DPA/NE-TT/31-55 and 58

Dear sirs,

Please see attached representations.

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