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,
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