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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hamlet of Mile End Old Town]
7 JANUARY, 1891. 233
VIII. The Report of Committee No. 3 was brought up as follows:
To the Vestry of the Hamlet of Mile End Old Town.
Report of Committee No. 3.
For Drainage, Sewerage and Nuisances.
Wednesday, 7th January, 1891.
our Committee beg to report that they met on Friday,
the 2nd day of January, inst., there being present Messrs.
Coker, A. Lloyd, Livermore, T. J. Smith, and E. Kemp.
(1) That your Surveyor and Medical Officer of Health brought
up and read Reports for which your Committee beg to refer
your Board to their Report Books.
That your Medical Officer reported as follows :
" During the three weeks ending December 20th, the
" number of Births was 236 : the number of Deaths from
" all causes was 145; 92 occurring in the Eastern district,
" 39 in the Western district, and 14 in the outlying
" Institutions, giving a death-rate equal to 21.1 per 1,000
"per annum: that of the Metropolis being 227 for the
and your Committee resolved to recommend—That the same
(2) That having regard to the report of your Medical Officer
of Health that the occupier of the bakehouse at No. 77,
Plumber's Row had failed to carry out the terms of a notice
given him by the Medical Officer, your Committee resolved
to recommend—That your Medical Officer of Health take
out a summons against such occupier under the provisions of
Sections 3 and 34 of the Factory and Workshops' Acts, 1878,
(3) That your Inspectors of Nuisances brought up and read
Reports for which your Committee beg to refer your Board
to their Report Books.
That having regard to the Reports of your Medical Officer
and Inspectors your Committee resolved to recommend—That
notices be served upon the owners of the following houses and
premises, requiring them to perform the following works, viz.:
(a) Nos. 132, Mile End Road; 1 to 5, and 7 to 10, Wade's
To provide water-supply to closets thereat.
(b) Nos. 2 to 10, 14, 16, 26, 28, 32, Frederick Place;
and 4, St. Helen's Terrace, (Mile End Road)—
To disconnect the water-supply for domestic purposes from
that used for flushing the closets thereat.
Financial Statement, Friday, 2nd January, 1891.
|Balance at Bankers||£3,035||12||9|
|Cheques drawn but not paid.|
|London County Council||318||0|
|Tyrrell, Mrs. J. S.||45||0||0|
|Rollinson, Mrs. M. A.||31||0||0|
|Great Eastern Railway Co.||3||15||0|
(2) That your Clerk submitted the following Accounts duly certified and approved which your Committee recommend for payment, viz.:
|Hayes & Son||Keeping three slop vans in repair, one year as per contract||15||0||0|
|Fennings, R. L. & J.||Broken Guernsey granite, on account of contract||245||0||0|
|Durell, R.||Polling boards||6||0||0|
|Weston & Westall||Salt for melting snow||12||0||0|
|East London Water Works Co.||Water for flushing sewers||167||18||6|
|Hawkings, S. W.||Jobbing sewers work, one qr. as per contract||171||2||8|
|Burnett & Co.||Disinfectants||14||15||0|
|Carter & Aynsley||Poles||2||5||0|