Saxo suspension / steering creaking

My wife has an R reg Saxo that has not been used very much over the last year. It has recently developed creaky steering / suspension e.g. when your turn the steering (when stationary or driving) or if you push down on the
front of the car. There appears to be no damage to ball joint rubber boots etc.
Is this as a result of little use e.g. suspension struts drying up and will go away with use or does it sound like something more serious?
Thanks in advance,
(remove pleasenospam if responding directly)

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
Add image file
Upload is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.