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Holborn 1960

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

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Public Health (London) Act, 1936 Summary of work carried out in respect of nuisances found to exist in dwelling houses, houses let in lodgings, shops, factories, food premises, and on bombed sites:

Water Supply
Burst water service pipes repaired
Waterclosets
Compartments cleansed and/or repaired12
Water supplied, flushing cistern repaired7
New W.C. pan provided1
Ventilation improved or provided
Drainage
Soil pipes, repaired, renewed or ventilated4
Rainwater pipes, repaired or renewed1
Drains unstopped or cleansed6
Drains repaired or relaid
New manhole covers provided1
Sinks
Defective sinks renewed
Yards, Areas and Washhouses
Drained or drains unstopped
Houses and Workshops, etc.
Rooms cleansed or repaired15
Passages and staircases cleansed or repaired2
Ventilation improved3
Dampness
Roofs repaired10
Gutters repaired
Other works to prevent dampness10
Ashbins
Provided, repaired, etc
Various
Accumulations of refuse removed3
Improper keeping of animals remedied1
Noise nuisance abated1
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