LAST Thursday afternoon, Fordlands Road was once again blocked for more than an hour by cars parked by people attending a funeral service.

Nobody could drive in or out of the housing estate. Mothers were unable to get through to collect young children from school. Anybody with an appointment would have missed it.

This is a bus route with a half-hour service. At least two buses never got through. It would have been impossible for an ambulance or a fire engine to have got through if there had been an emergency. How can the police allow this?

Previous requests for improved parking at the cemetery have been met by a negative response from the council.

Does it need a death caused by emergency vehicles being unable to reach the emergency before City of York Council will wake up to the problem?

Kenneth Mellor, Cherry Wood Crescent, Fulford, York.