DISGRUNTLED residents on a gridlocked Gornal street are appealing for more parking restrictions to improve road safety.

Road safety campaigners in Bull Street have launched a petition calling for Dudley Council to install double yellow lines along the road.

They say they the parking problem is getting worse with buses, cars and lorries being squeezed on to the pavement to avoid on-coming traffic.

Steve Marr, who lives on the street and organised the petition, said: "We have been campaigning for road safety improvements for years and want the council to implement double yellow lines to make walking and driving along Bull Street safer.

"The situation is getting worse, not better, and just getting off our drives can be difficult and dangerous.”

Residents also say that getting on and off their drives is becoming more difficult.

Campaigners were joined by Ian Austin MP when they handed the petition, which has been supported locally, in to Dudley Council.

Ian Austin said: "I have had lots of complaints about the situation in Bull Street over the years and have seen the problems there myself.

“Lots of families and children walk along Bull Street to the shops at one end and to the doctor’s surgery so I’m supporting the residents and their campaign to improve safety for people who live in Bull Street, for pedestrians and for drivers too.”