Laura Sharman 19 August 2016

Council wins power to ban anti-social car races

Council wins power to ban anti-social car races image

Solihull Council has been granted the legal power to enforce a borough-wide ban on motor vehicle races and car cruises.

The council has obtained the injunction from the High Court following years of dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour caused by car-cruise events.

It had struggled to close down the events fast enough in the past as injunctions could only deal with individual acts so was hard to apply to large groups.

Cllr Tony Dicicco, Solihull Council’s cabinet member for stronger communities, said: 'We didn’t seek these wide-ranging legal powers lightly. But all our efforts have not curtailed this anti-social behaviour. This injunction is a powerful determent to anyone thinking about setting-up or being involved, in any way, with a car-cruise event.

'It is clear that those taking part in these events and their spectators, simply don’t care about the affect their actions have on the people of Solihull. Their behaviour is appalling and the stunts and racing is terrifying for other road users.'

Those in breach of the injunction - which includes spectators and promoters - can be arrested and could go to jail.

Meeting new planning requirements for trees image

Meeting new planning requirements for trees

Concrete block permeable paving offers an important opportunity to help satisfy the requirement for extensive tree planting and retention of existing trees in developments. Chris Hodson reports.
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Director of Children's Safeguarding and Care 

Gloucestershire County Council
Up to £116,391, plus relocation support
We are looking to fill this vital role at a very important time for us.  Our children’s services team is on an important journey of... Gloucestershire
Recuriter: Gloucestershire County Council

Corporate Director

Ceredigion County Council
£97,294 - £104,086
We are looking to recruit an ambitious and truly transformational leader to support the delivery of modernised and sustainable services to... Penmorfa, Porthmadog
Recuriter: Ceredigion County Council

Street Works Co-ordinator

Lincolnshire County Council
£21,153 - £23,791
Do you want to make a difference to how Street Works are managed within Lincolnshire? Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Community Co-ordinator (Health inequalities)

Brent Council
£32,418 - £34,209 p.a. inc.
The successful candidate will have evidenced experience of working in a community environment. Brent, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer

Brent Council
£32,418 - £34,209 p.a. inc. (pro-rata)
You must have an understanding of homelessness legislation, and an ability to learn legislation quickly with training, coupled with... Brent, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue