Media Release – 30 Jan 2014

LUNAR NEW YEAR FLORA AND COMMUNITY FAIR AT HOUGANG CENTRAL HUB

The Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council has today received a summons to attend court in relation to the Lunar New Year Flora and Community Fair held at Hougang Central Hub, a venue under its management. 

The TC had initiated communications with the National Environment Agency (NEA) over its intention to run the event since 20 December 2013, with the nature of the community fair and the benefit to residents clearly stated. The event commenced on 10 January 2014. 

In addition to summons against the TC as the organizer of the fair, the NEA has also issued notices to attend court and to pay fines to residents and their family members assisting there on 28, 29 and 30 January 2014.

As the case against the TC is already fixed for court mention on 18 February 2014, it would not be appropriate to comment further on the matter at this time. The TC will present its case in court.

ALJUNIED-HOUGANG-PUNGGOL EAST TOWN COUNCIL

30 January 2014