Riled residents have branded plans to fence a green as a waste of taxpayers' money.
Objectors living around Maygoods Green in Cowley are forming a petition to stop the fence, which would cost £58,000, being built.
If the plan goes ahead they believe gangs of wayward teens and drug users will be attracted to the area.
Resident of six years Suzanne Jones, 46, said: "I'm fuming. The majority of people are against it. We don't get any of the trouble of the type this fence will attract.
"The last thing we need is a great big fence making it look more like a council estate. We'll get druggies and gangs."
Earlier this year the Gazette reported how funding for the fence had been sought through Hillingdon Council's Chrysalis Project following a resident's application. Concerns were raised that children playing in the green were at risk should they run into surrounding roads.
But neighbours have hit back, saying few children play in the area and there has never even been a near-miss.
Parent Tina Gallagher said: "There's only my child and one other that plays there.
"If the fence goes up the green will be an eyesore. There's all this talk about the credit crunch and saving money and this is a prime example of taxpayers' money being wasted on something that's not needed."
Objectors believe many people were not properly informed of the proposal during its initial stages and have rejected claims that parking problems have contributed to the decision.
Tim Price, chief executive officer at Hillingdon Homes, said: "The Chrysalis funding application from residents, for new fencing in the Maygoods Green area, is still being discussed.
"At present, there is no consensus among residents and we are aware of the differences of opinion."
He added that a meeting to determine what residents wanted would be held before any action was taken.