I think it's time to stop trying to find loopholes or coming up with lame excuses. Please stop the discussion of the "can I drive to play touch rugby on the park across town" discussions now. You are not helping.
OK fair enough. You see, most of my friends want to do the "right" thing and not end up with having their name taken by Police and have warnings issued because they have been doing the "wrong" thing. The question that I asked is quite reasonable and has been asked numerous times on various forums so it is of public interest and the PM has given her interpretation of the "rules" as well on this question.
Thank you for giving your interpretation in answer to my question, which does make sense. I have also read several other interpretations of the answer to this question on various forums, some of which involve defining what the terms "local" or "close by" mean etc etc.
This isn't trying to find "loopholes", but an attempt to understand what the authorities regard as acceptable and what is not so that you don't get offside with Police.
As this discussion is not regarded as helpful on this forum, I consider the matter closed and won't refer to it here again or take the bait when people suggest that it's a really silly question!