A resident from Thornhill Road attended Steetong-with-Eastburn Parish Council meeting to call for action over badly parked cars on the road, which created an obstruction for other drivers and were a potential danger, he said.

He added: “Cars are parked on Thornhill Road both left and right and there is not enough room for our cars because they are parked on both sides.”

Cllr Mallinson said the issue had been raised before and added that police used the “fire engine test” to judge if parking restrictions should be imposed on the road.

He said: “If a fire engine can get down the road then it is not a problem. Perhaps something can be done to stop cars parking on the corner.”

PCSO Lawrence Walton, who was at the meeting, agreed to investigate.