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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.
(y) No. 7, Mulberry Street—
To provide new pan to closet thereat.
(z) No. 15, Mulberry Street—
To repair plaster of first floor rooms thereof.
(za) Nos. 20, 22, 42, 78, St. Dunstan's Road; 71 and
103, Old Church Road—
To provide receptacles for the dust for the use of the
tenants thereat.
(zb) Nos. 24, 42, 44, 72, St. Dunstan's Road; 19, 21 and
65, Old Church Road—
To pave the yards thereat.
(6) That your Committee resolved to recommend—That proceedings
be taken against the owners of such of the houses
and premises who fail to carry out the orders of your Board
in respect of—
(a) Cleansing drain within twenty-four hours, and
(b) The other sanitary works within twenty-eight days
from the service of the notice, and that the Chairman sign
the necessary orders in each particular case, empowering
the Inspector of Nuisances for the district in which the
premises are situate to make complaints and take proceedings
on behalf of the Vestry.
(7) That your Committee considered the Memorial of inhabitants
of Harford Street, and other streets adjacent, on the
subject of dust-bins and the using of dust-pails referred by
your Board, and resolved to recommend—That the Memorialists
be informed that the Vestry have no objection to the use of
pails, but that such pails should not be put to stand in streets,
but left in the yards to be removed by the Dustmen.
(8) That Mr. Leshaw, one of your Inspectors under the Adulteration
of Food, &c., Acts, submitted two certificates of your
Analyst of Milk analysed by him, certifying that one sample
contained 15 per cent. and the other 25 per cent. of added
water, and your Committee resolved to recommend—That
proceedings be taken against the persons who sold to one of
your Inspectors, samples of milk adulterated respectively
with 15 and 25 per cent. of added water.
(9) That your Sanitary Inspectors reported that since the last
meeting, the following works had been performed, viz.:
Notices served for sanitary amendments 99
„ „ Re infectious diseases 25
Houses inspected 286
„ re-inspected 68
„ disinfected 15
Drains cleansed 12
Drains tested and found defective 2

18 MARCH, 1891.

(1) That your Surveyor submitted and your Committee considered an Estimate for the half year ending Michaelmas

Day next as follow, and which your Committee recommend

for adoption:

For sanitary purposes15
For sewers50
Gully grates, &c.57
Garments for sewer men10
Infectious diseases30
Jobbing sewers work400
Cleansing sewers300
Mortality returns15
Oil, candles, &c.10
Tools, &c.30
Works of reparation—
Commercial Road Sewer500
Sidney Street „ TTT .1,500