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Rotherhithe 1859

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Rotherhithe]

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at once erect a pumping station at the outlet of Deptford-road Sewer,
or the Earl Sewer, or else immediately proceed with the execution of
the Northern or Bermondsey Branch Sewer, and carry out such other
works in connection therewith, as may without further delay effectually
relieve your Memorialists' said Parish.
The Corporation seal affixed by
order of the Vestry, at a
General Meeting, held the
5th day of July, 1859,
L. S.
(Signed)
R. Shafto Hawks.
Clerk.
(APPENDIX No. 2.)
TO THE METROPOLITAN BOARD OF WORKS,
THE MEMORIAL OF THE VESTRY OF ROTHERHITHE, SURREY.
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Sheweth,—That the Vestry of Rotherhithe, are informed that the Metropolitan
Board of Works are about to charge the cost of carrying out the works for the erection
of a pumping station at the outlet of the Earl Sewer at Deptford, exclusively upon
certain Districts in Surrey and Kent, and that such estimated cost is to be included in
the Precepts about to be issued for moneys required by your Board exclusive of
main Drainage works.
That this Vestry considering that the erection of the pumping station is a work
absolutely necessary to be carried out during the execution of the Main Drainage
works, in order to prevent the District south of the Thames being flooded, and considering
that the same work will hereafter be available as a provision against storm
overflow, when the Main Drainage works are completed, is of opinion that the cost of
such works should be charged to the Main Drainage Rates, and not on the District
Rates, and therefore urge that your Board will charge the cost of the said works to
the Main Drainage Rates.
Sealed by order of the
Vestry of Rotherhithe,
L. S.
(Signed) Charles Erwin,
Chairman.
(Signed) R. Shafto Hawks,
Clerk.


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