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Romford 1957

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Romford]

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In addition to the analyses carried out by the Waterworks Company,
samples have also been taken from consumers' taps by the Public
Health Inspectors, and sent for Bacteriological analyses once per month,
and Chemical analyses once per six months, and the results have confirmed
the findings of the Company.
(ii) Sanitary Inspection of the Area
The Chief Public Health Inspector has given me the undermentioned
report, as required by Article 27 (18) of the Sanitary Offic rs'
(Outside London) Regulations, 1935, and also the particulars which
During the year, 1,547 complaints were received, and investigated,
and 5,415 visits were made for this purpose.

TABLE 10 Nature and Number of Inspections During the Year

Accumulations and Refuse Deposits134
Atmospheric Pollution24
Butchers' Shops and Stalls, etc.240
Common Lodging Houses4
Cowsheds, Dairies and Milkshops211
Drains, relaid and altered291
Drainage—obstructed or defective429
Drains Tested and inspected362
Disinfections and Disinfestations23
Diseases of Animals Act41
Establishments for Massage and Special treatment21
Factories Act (Mechanical Power)66
Factories Act (non-mechanical)11
Factories Act (Outworkers Premises)595
Food Preparing Premises271
Food Hawkers73
Food Hygiene Observations413
Food Inspections407
Food Sampling—Formal34
Food Sampling—Informal259
Food Shops567
Housing Acts711
Heating Appliances (Fireguards) Act 195298
Ice Cream181
Infectious Disease including Food Poisoning1473
Insects and pests91
Keeping of Animals107
Milk Sampling122
Nuisances, Public Health Act2005
Old Metal Dealers10