London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Chingford 1947

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Chingford]

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Summary of Inspections
The total number of visits paid by the Sanitary Inspectors
and other personnel of the Public Health Department staff to
various premises for all purposes is summarised below, together
with the number of defects found under specific headings.
The visits numbered 5,620 as compared with 4,126 in the
previous year; the defects dealt with numbered 737 as compared
with 614 in 1946.

Table 2

Visits PaidNuisances or Defects found
Housing Act, 1936:
Inspections73297
Revisits re Notices served604
Re Overcrowding40
On complaint873289
Re Licence Applications and Essential Materials87
Infectious Diseases281
Retail Trade Premises:
Meat97
Fish21
Fried Fish10
General Provisions69
Others22
Food Preparation Premises36
Ice Cream Premises81
Factories191
Bakehouses191
Cowsheds and Dairies5
Pigstyes4
Revisits re Notices Served (P.H. Act)1619
Rodent Control1237149
Private Slaughtering3
Shops Acts (Sanitary Conditions)9
Council Houses6
Collection and Disposal of Refuse and Salvage156
Kitchen Waste—Communal Bins90
Schools12
Hairdressers' Premises16
Verminous Premises15
Swimming Pool9
Miscellaneous Visits40
Places of Entertainment5
Public Conveniences23
Petroleum Acts9
Outworkers26
Smoke Observations4
5620737
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