At the first door I knocked at this morning, the resident opened his front door with his hand raised upwards, clearly expecting a parcel. Despite this he was pleased to see a local Councillor, had no issues with Newham Council and confirmed that he was a strong supporter of the Labour Party.
The next home that I had a response was marked on our Labour doorstep app as all "Against" (Labour). However, the young man who answered said "we all vote Labour here". Result.
I knocked on the door of a former Tower Hamlets Council Housing colleague, June (and UNISON member) who is now a black cab driver, it was good to chat, catch up and reminisce.
Next, I reported a footway paving stone trip hazard via https://lovecleanstreets.info/ app.
After this, I had a long conversation with a resident about Newham Council traffic tickets. I didn't think it would go very well, when he started by pointing out he has had £500 of tickets recently for contravening moving traffic restrictions. However, he totally got that the Council needs to stop "rat runs" and protect his grandchildren from traffic fumes as well as reduce carbon emissions.
What he wanted was greater consultation, publicity and a "grace period" when new restrictions are imposed. He will send me details of what he believes to be unreasonable impositions which I will investigate. He did say at the end of his conversation that he will always supports Labour.My next serious conversation was with a resident who wanted me to see a serious damp issue in her bathroom. She was Turkish and could not speak English that well, so she introduced me to Google Translate. Which worked really well and I will download for use as a Councillor and for work (and foreign holidays).