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Acton 1905

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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40
SMOKE ABATEMENT.
All factory and works chimneys have been observed at
frequent intervals, and several cautionary Notices served upon
the owners for emitting black smoke in such quantities as to be
a nuisance No Police-court proceedings, however, have been
necessary.
Many joint observations have been kept with the Inspector
to the Coal Smoke Abatement Society, from which Society the
Council receives co-operation in dealing with this class of
nuisance.

The following table gives the details of the cases taken before the Magistrates during the year:—

Date.Offence.Fine.
Sept. 20thExposing for sale unwholesome bacon30/- and 13/6 costs
„ 20thTrading as milk purveyor without being registered£1 10s. and 12/6 costs
,, 20thTrading as milk purveyor without being registered£1 and 12/6 costs
„ 20thTrading as milk purveyor without being registered£1 10s. and 9/6 costs
Nov. 15thDefective wash-house floorWithdrawn on defendant paying 21/- costs
„ 15thSink waste pipe connected directly to drain. Defective w.c.40/- and costs and order to abate within 14 days
„ 15thRain water pipe connected directly to soil pipeOrder to abate and 21/-costs
„ 15thSlaughtering on unlicensed premises20/- and costs
„ 15thSlaughtering on unlicensed premises20/- and costs
Dec. 13thHouse without water supply£3 and £l costs
„ 13thDepositing for the purpose of sale a tubercular cows carcase£5 and costs
„ 13thHaving deposited in his slaughter house the carcas of a tubercular cow£5 and costs
„ 27thNon compliance with Magistrates orderDaily penalty 1/- a day 16/-
„ 27thHouse without water supply£1 and special costs
For Food and Drugs prosecutions see Page 35.
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