COMMUTERS who park their cars in a side street near West Ruislip Station have drawn the ire of residents who claim it is hampering their lives.
Locals claim the problem has become so bad in recent months that an ambulance was once forced to park in the middle of the road and a fire engine has been unable to navigate a bend.
The residents of Hill Rise and Hill Lane, close to the entrance of Ruislip Golf Club, have said they sometimes struggle to get of their driveways and even accused commuters of parking on top of rubbish sacks and preventing them from being collected.
A petition by Roger Bell of Hill Lane demanded that parking restrictions be imposed to solve the issue, and it has been signed by 44 residents.
It said: “For a number of years the incidence of commuter parking by those using West Ruislip Station has increased to the point where it is becoming impossible for those living in Hill Lane to go about their normal lives.
“Commuter cars are regularly parked across the residents driveways preventing normal access and in such a way as to prevent proper access to the road by social and emergency services.
“The residents do therefore petition Hillingdon Council that waiting restrictions are put in place for one hour per day from Monday to Friday in order to deter the casual parking of commuter cars.”
A separate petition from residents of Hill Rise was also submitted to the council and both were discussed at the same meeting last month.
Cabinet member for transportation Keith Burrows (Con, Uxbridge South) agreed to hold a consultation with all residents to try to find a solution but warned that an earlier attempt at solving the problem had failed to reach any consensus.
Householders in the area will be sent a questionnaire either this month or next.