Summons issued to AHPETC over Lunar New Year fair

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

National Environment Agency (NEA) visited the fair on Tuesday night, located in front of Hougang Mall and told stallholders that they should not continue to operate there without a licence and issued summons to stallholders and workers at the fair.

The fair had commenced earlier on 10 January 2014.

The TC claims that it initiated communications with the 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.

It added that apart from the summons against the TC as the organizer of the fair, 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.

The TC expressed that it would not be appropriate for it to comment further on the matter at this time, as the case against the TC is fixed for court mention on 18 February 2014.