The response was on the whole very positive. By coincidence council contractors were marking the car parking bays in the area for the introduction of a new controlled parking zone. Some residents were genuinely worried about this but the vast majority realised that this had to be done to stop the area being turned into a car park for commuters.
The only other apparent issue is that many of the houses in our canvass area are owned by a private landlord who is apparently trying to "encourage" residents who have controlled rents to move to other accommodation. We did not pick this issue up in the doorknock but local Councillors are aware and will be investigating.
Also that day there was a Labour canvass in Custom House (see photo in collage on bottom left).
Afterwards a number of canvassers from different parts of the CLP met up for coffee, cake and gossip (top left)