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Islington 1960

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

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On 23rd March the last licensee in occupation of requisitioned premises was rehoused.
This meant that the first phase of the de requisitioning programme was completed
well before the terminal date, under the Requisitioned Houses and Housing (Amendment) Act,
1955, viz. 31st March, 1960.
Two certificates under Section 5 of the Housing Act 1957, were issued to the effect
that several tenements were so constructed as to secure effective ventilation of all habitable
rooms in every tenement. These were in relation to two flats in Block E and four flats in
Block H, Peabody Estate, Greenman Street, where works of improvements and conversions have
continued.
One of the Inspectors appointed to carry out duties under the Housing Act left the
services of the Council in January and it has not been possible to fill the vacancy during
the year.

Legal Proceedings

DateAddressCourtMagistrate's Decision
(1) 1. 3. 6067, Hornsey RoadNew River Petty Sessional CourtProceedings under Section 36(4) of Act for non-compliance with Notice served under Section 36 (1) of Act. Fined 15. Defendant to pay £2 2s. 0d. costs.
(2) 11. 3. 608, Camden WalkClerkenwell County CourtAppeal against Council making Closing Order. Appeal made under Section 20 of Act. Action withdrawn by Appellants. Closing Order therefore made by Council.
(3) 28. 3. 6055, Green LanesShoreditch County CourtAppeal against Council under Section 27 (3) of Act upheld and that appellants be at liberty to use the front and back basement rooms of the premises for the storage of timber. Respondents to pay costs of Appeal.
(4) 5. 4. 608, Gaskin StreetNew River Petty Sessional CourtProceedings under Section 36 4) of Act for non-compliance with Notice served under Section 36 (1) of Act. Fined 12. Defendant to pay 12 2s. 0d. costs.
(5) 3. 5. 6067, Hornsey RoaddittoFurther proceedings re.hearing of (1) above. Fined 12 2s. 0d. Defendant to pay 12 2s. 0d. costs.
(6) 4. 10. 6066, Playford RoadClerkenwell County CourtAppeal against Council making Closing Order Appeal made under Section 20 of Act. Case quashed. Closing Order therefore made by Council.
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Housing Act, 1957
During the year the following actions were taken
Section 9 (Repair of insanitary houses)
Inspections -
Visits 8


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