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Mile End 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hamlet of Mile End Old Town]

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18 MARCH, 1891.
(4) That your Medical Officer of Health brought up and read
a Report for which your Committee beg to refer your Board
to his Report Book.
That your Medical Officer reported as follows:
"During the fortnight ending February 28th the num"ber
of Births was 175: the number of Deaths from all
"causes was 109; 74 occurring in the Eastern district, 23
"in the Western district, and 12 in the outlying Institutions;
giving a death rate equal to 24.0 per 1,000 per
"annum, that of the Metropolis being 22.0 for the same
and your Committee resolved to recommend—That the same
be received.
(5) 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) No. 20, Trafalgar Square—
To cleanse the drain thereat.
(b) No. 20, Old Church Road—
To provide proper drainage to the stable thereat.
(c) Nos. 58, 86, Sidney Street; and 24, Trafalgar Square—
To properly trap the drains and sinks thereat.
(d) Nos. 50 to 56, 60, 62, 66 to 70, 80 to 90, St. Dunstan's
Road; 22, Lincoln Street; and 48, Burdett Road—
To disconnect the waste pipes of sinks from direct communication
with the drains thereat.
(e) Nos. 40, 42, St. Dunstan's Road; 117, Old Church
Road; 1 to 40, Victoria Dwellings, Emmott Street;
5, 24 to 26, Trafalgar Square; and 11, West Arbour
To provide Water supply to the closets thereat.
(/) Nos. 31, 87, 95, 101, 32, 84, Old Church Road;
3, Orchard Gardens, Old Church Road; 4, Zion
Buildings, Mulberry Street; and 8, Mulberry Street—
To repair the Hushing apparatus to the closets thereat.
(g) Nos. 66 to 70, 80, 82, 90, St. Dunstan's Road;
22, Lincoln Street; 136, Burdett Road; 167, Bow
Common Lane; 18 to 24, Nicholas Street; 8, 9, 12
to 15, Chapel Place; and 66, Beaumont Square—
To disconnect the Water supply for domestic purposes
from that used for flushing the closets thereat.

18 MARCH, 1891.

Repairs to boiler150
Recreation Grounds, repairs, &c.80
Road Materials700
Smiths work85
Trees, new and planting10
Lighting public lamps1,850
Lamp columns and fittings30