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Acton 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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New Streets and Buildings.
For the purpose of a thorough inspection of all new
buildings and making up new roads, the District has
been divided into two, the Uxbridge Road forming the
division line. A building surveyor takes charge of each
District, under the supervision of Mr. Ebbetts, the
Council's engineer.

The following new roads were made up and houses passed for occupation during the year:—

North of the High Street.South of the High Street.Total.
New roads made up121628
Number of houses passed for occupation during the year238257495

House Refuse.
The collection of house refuse, scavenging and
cleansing of the streets, and watering is carried out under
the supervision of the Council's engineer, and the
following particulars have been supplied to me by
Mr. Webb, cleansing superintendent:—
Collection.—For the purposes of collection of
house refuse the District is divided into two, the High
Street being the dividing line. The collection is made
weekly from house to house.
Nine dust fillers and 13 horses and carts—7 Council's,
6 hired—are employed.
There is also a motor and trailer, which is capable
of removing about 5 tons each journey.
Disposal.—All the refuse is still deposited on the
vacant land in connection with the cemetery.