A disabled woman trapped in her home by inconsiderate drivers is celebrating victory after a six-year campaign for parking restrictions on a Hounslow estate.
Susan Clifford, of Williams Drive, and dozens of fellow residents have suffered parking hell since moving onto the new estate in 2002.
The 58-year-old claims commuters and shoppers would frequently block footpaths and driveways in their search for a free spot.
This often left her unable to leave the house because neither her wheelchair nor disability scooter could negotiate the dropped kerb.
"This is great news for us because we have been trying to get this sorted out for a long time," she said.
"It wasn't just me who was affected. It was often impossible for mums to get their pushchairs past cars which had parked with two wheels on the pavement."
Residents of Williams Drive, Perkin Close and Mauveine Gardens, just off Hibernia Road, had complained about the problem for years, but council chiefs said they were powerless to act because the land was owned by builders George Wimpey.
It was only when Brentford & Isleworth MP Ann Keen stepped in - presenting a 41-name petition to transport officers - that the streets were officially handed over, allowing yellow lines to be painted a few weeks before Christmas.
Mrs Keen said: "I get quite a lot of casework from across Brentford and Isleworth on parking issues like this and irresponsible parking."