Council officers are recommending that the City Council's planned Waterways Public Space Protection Order (or PSPO) does NOT proceed.
The PSPO, which sought to criminalise the activities of boaters, and others using Oxford's Waterways, was opposed at the outset by the Greens who worked with representative groups and Council officers to try and ensure the draft Order never made it into law.
[Picture: Green Councillor David Williams, Caroline Lucas MP and Hazel Dawe at the Waterways]
This is a major success for the Greens who have claimed, from the outset, that the PSPO is disproportionate, unwieldy, discriminatory and unnecessary.
Green Cllr David Thomas, who led the Green campaign against the PSPO said, on hearing the news, "I am over the moon. This is a vindication of the position the Greens have taken all along and the right result for those who live on the waterways."
FMI Cllr David Thomas 07792527421