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Finsbury 1955

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

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Legal proceedings were instituted under the Public Health (London) Act, 1936 for non-compliance with Nuisance Notices in the cases set out in the following table:-

7.9.5547, Wilmington SquareAn accumulation of droppings and filth, in and underneath the pigeon houses, the yard surface and near area.Summons adjourned 14 days on defendant undertaking to comply with the items on the summons.
21.9.55Nuisance abated: summons withdrawn. £2.5.0 agreed costs.
5.10.55110, Wynford RoadLeaking roof: defective windows: broken flooring, sashcords and yard paving: damp walls.Order for work to be done in 21 days. £3.3.0 costs.
21.11.55Abatement Order not complied with.Nuisance subsequently abated. Summons withdrawn 21.11.55.
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Common Lodging Houses
The only common Lodging House in the Borough is that at 88, Old
Street owned by the Salvation Army. The accommodation is for men
only and from the end of the war up to 1951 it was licensed for 348
beds but from then onwards as a result of alterations providing
improved amenities for the staff it has only been licensed for 313
The number of beds has been determined on the basis of the standards
adopted by the London County Council prior to the transfer of
functions in 1933.
The building consists of five storeys, the dormitories being on
the first and higher floors, the arrangements for ablutions and
sanitary conveniences in the basement and with a hall and canteen on
the ground floor.

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