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Walthamstow 1962

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Pet Animals Act, 1951
Seventeen premises are licensed in the Borough for the sale of
pet animals. All licences are renewed annually and all premises were
inspected during the year.
Prevention of Damage by Pests Act, 1949
The agreed scheme of work has continued and the two trained
Operatives have been fully engaged under the general supervision of
the Public Health Inspectors.

E. STATISTICS Public Health Inspection of the Area

No. of inspections madeNo. of nuisances remediedNo. of complaints receivedNo. of Intimation NoticesNo. of Statutory NoticesTotal Visits
ServedComplied withServedComplied with

* Includes notices outstanding from previous year.
The following table shows the nature of work executed and
improvements effected during the year:
Drains tested, 402, drains reconstructed or repaired, 237;
drain obstructions removed, 119; drains, means of access
provided, 44; drains, ventilations provided or improved, 14;
soil pipes renewed or repaired, 80; rainwater pipes repaired
or renewed, 50; roofs repaired or renewed, 158; gutterings
repaired or renewed, 116; W.C. pans and traps provided, 100;
W.Cs repaired or cleansed, 78; W.Cs' lights and ventilation
improved, 3; gully traps provided, 59; waste pipes repaired
or renewed, 49; new sinks provided, 6; stoves and firegrates
repaired or renewed, 24; water supply re instated, 10; yard
and forecourt pavings repaired, 37; dirty houses cleansed, 7;
dirty rooms cleansed, 19; floors repaired, 69; ventilation
under floors provided or improved, 16; dampness remedied, 244;
offensive accumulations removed, 24; manholes repaired or
resealed, 68; miscellaneous repairs, 640; animals improperly
kept, removed, 4.
Infectious Diseases
Visits to premises, 65.
Rooms disinfected, 10; articles disinfected, 4,298; articles
destroyed, 22.