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Finsbury 1937

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finsbury Borough]

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(b) Number of new cases of overcrowding reported during the year.87
(c) (1) Number of cases of overcrowding relieved during the year27*
(2) Number of persons concerned in such cases131*
(d) Particulars of any cases in which dwelling-houses have again become overcrowded after the local authority have taken steps for the abatement of overcrowding0
* In respect of Borough and County Council operations, so far as is ascertainable from the Council's records.

Busaco Street Area.—This area comprises the following properties
: Nos. 1-42 (consecutive), Busaco Street; Nos. 21-61 odd
numbers), Cumming Street; Nos. 36-86 (even numbers), Southampton
Street; Nos. 10-24 (even), Collier Street.
The re-development of this area is proceeding.
Sadler Street Area.—This area comprises the following properties
: Spa Cottages, Nos. 7-19 (consecutive), Sadler Street,
Nos. 2-34 (even), Lloyds Row, Nos. 2-10 (consecutive), with some
houses (Nos. 1-9) in Rydon Crescent.
This area when developed will provide working-class flats.
Both these areas the Council decided to acquire by agreement on
April 5th.
Atnias Place Area.—The 29 flats erected on this area by the
London County Council are now occupied.
London County Council (Gee Street), Finsbury, Nos. 1, 2, 3
Clearance Orders, 1936.
The enquiry in respect of these areas was held on May 31st
and lasted one day. Your Medical Officer of Health gave supporting
evidence. The Orders were confirmed with modifications on
5th September. Nos. 29, 31, 73, Gee Street, Nos. 37, 38, Bastwick
Street, Nos. 21, 23, Central Street, were excluded.