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Hammersmith 1931

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

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28
SANITARY CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE
BOROUGH.
Closet Accommodation.—There are as far as is known
no privies in the Borough, all houses being provided with
proper water-closets on the water carriage system.
Scavenging.—The arrangements for the removal and
disposal of house refuse include the use of both motor
and horse-drawn vehicles.
Throughout the Borough, there are quite a number of
ashpits. This means of depositing house refuse is not
only out of date, but in the majority of cases leads to
nuisances arising. In all cases which come before the
Public Health Department, the owners are advised to
close the same, and provide proper metal receptacles in
accordance with the L.C.C. Bye-laws
FOULING OF FOOTPATHS BY DOGS.
In September, 1922, the Council obtained approval
of the following Bye-law for the good rule and government
of the Borough in pursuance of Section 28 of the
Municipal Corporation Act. 1882, and Section 16 of the
Local Government Act, 1888.
NUISANCE BY DOGS.
No person being in charge of a dog in any street or
public place and having the dog on a lead shall allow or
permit such dog to deposit its excrement upon the public
footway.


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