I don't think you'll get very far with 'I will contact the council see what can be done.' Unless there are yellow lines there that are being ignored.
Obstruction is a police matter. And good luck with getting that enforced - you only need to look at how pavement parking goes completely unchallenged. Then there's parking on grass verges and in disabled bays.... Oh dear - time for my medication.
Good article here about this scourge of most built-up areas: https://www.transportxtra.com/magazines ... /?ID=39677