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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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(c) Housing Act, 1930.
Third Programme.
During the year representations were made to and adopted by
your Council with regard to the following properties:—
Nos. J and 2, Lavers, Myrtle and George Cottages,
Chingford Road 4 houses
No,s. 8, 9, 10 and 10a, Weston Cottages, Chingford
Road 4 houses
Nos. 1 to 7, Preston Cottages, and Norfolk
House, Chingford Road 8 houses
Nos. 219 and 221, Blackhorse Road 2 houses
Demolition Orders were made in respect of the following
individual unfit houses:—
No. 92, Wood Street. No. 47a, Worcester Road.
No. 9, Hilton Grove. No. 15, Eden Road.
No. 6, Sky Peals Road. No. 10, Willow Walk.
Stevens Cottage, Wood Street.
(d) Housing Act, 1935.
The preliminary survey and the subsequent measurements were
completed by 2nd March, 1936, and the results were included in
the annual report for 1935.
The appointed day for Walthamstow with regard to Section 6
of the Act (i .e., the insertion of permitted numbers in rent books)
was January 1st, 1937.
In order to estimate the permitted numbers, some of the
temporary staff employed for the preliminary survey were re-engaged
in the latter half of 1936. Up to the 4th June, 1937, a total of
19,743 dwellings had been dealt with for the estimation of permitted
numbers. As far as possible it is intended to deal with
every house in the Borough used as a separate dwelling by members
of the working classes or of a type suitable for such use.