That part of the Mile End Road used by the Tramways
Company still continues to be a source of endless
As intimated in the last Report legal proceedings
have had to be taken against the Guardians of the Whitechapel
Union with a view of enforcing payment of the
proportion of the cost of paving the East side of South
Grove. The Queen's Bench Division of the High Court
of Justice have decided that the manner of apportionment
is incorrect, and that the Guardians are not liable
for the amount claimed. Acting upon Counsel's advice
the decision was appealed against to the High Court of
Appeal, but that Court has upheld the decision of the
A fresh apportionment will therefore have to be made.
The contracts for horses, carts and drivers, and for
the removal of dust, are at considerably increased prices.
A list of all contracts entered into will be found at
the end of the Abstract of Accounts.
The precept of the Metropolitan Board of Works has
not been received but will be rather less than that of
The precept of the School Board for London, however,
exhibits the enormous increase of £1839 16s. 9d.
over that of last year, and for the general information
the Vestry beg to give the amounts of the various
precepts received from that Board since its institution.