- you don't need authorisation to get together and have a 'ride out'
- if it is likely to be large let the council and police know
- the injunction is only to stop un-authorised ride outs (but there is no need to be authorised!)
- the injunction is to stop illegal use of bikes and quads
so it has absolutely no point at all
if you don't need to be authorised then the injunction serves no purpose there
if it is to stop illegal use of bikes and quads then the very fact that the use is illegal means that there is already law to deal with it
it actually creates more issues than it prevents
- three friends meet up for a ride - totally legal and acceptable, they are quiet / polite and civilised - there is no law preventing that, nor should there be - however they are now at risk of breaching this injunction
- 100 yobs meet up for a ride out to intimidate etc. - there is an issue, great we have an injunction, let's use it - however the law needs to be applied fairly - so if you use it here, then you need to use it for our three oap friends being civilised over there... If you can't use it for both then it is badly worded / or inappropriate... The reality is that there is plenty of law which could be used already - this does smack of the council grabbing extra powers because they can
the attitude of 'we need these powers but don't worry we won't use them' is a very slippery slope towards a society most of us would not want - once they have these powers, they will be used, and inappropriately as well as appropriately / if you are not going to use them, why have them / etc.