Car Cruise Injuction
An injunction prohibiting car cruises in the Borough is in force until September 2016. Any person acting against the injunction is committing a Contempt of Court. You can read a clarification of the injunction here.
Cllr Martin Terry, Executive Member for Public Protection, Waste & Transport, said: “Organisers of official car events have nothing to fear by this injunction. However, boy racers should be in no doubt that taking part in an unauthorised car cruise could result in imprisonment.
“The injunction bans certain activities, such as racing, speeding and creating noise, where this puts public safety at risk or cause nuisance. By working with our events team, organisers of official events produce event plans that outline how the event can take place safely and how noise, litter and other potential nuisances can be managed.
“Indeed, we actively support and promote events that are well managed and bring visitors to the town. This is in stark contrast with the recent spate of unauthorised burn-outs, where the organisers deliberately bypass our event planning process, organise meets late in the night without informing us, have no plans in place and then perform highly dangerous manoeuvres in front of throngs of spectators who line the streets.
“Anyone who would like to organise an event in the Borough can find further guidance from our events team by calling 01702 215011 or by visiting the Council's website www.southend.gov.uk “
Page last updated: 28/08/2015