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Aberdeen City Council has the following markets: Indoor Market Hall, a number of street markets, Aberdeen Country Fair.

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? 

A:  There is currently no restriction in relation to the sale of fur on Street Trader or Market Operator Licences. In terms of Licensing we do not have any policies in relation to the sale of fur or have any animal welfare charter.   We do not specifically allow street traders or market operators or their stall holders to sell fur products. We do not have a list of items which licence holders can and cannot sell.

 

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send them our Fur Free Markets policy.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Reynolds., Licensing Committee Chair, email: reynolds@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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Angus Council has the following markets: The Town House, Montrose; Forfar Mart, Strathmore Hall; Peel Farm, Lintrathen; St Vigeans Hall Arbroath; Panmure Hotel, Monifieth; Arbroath Community Centre; Glamis Castle Grounds; Precint, High Street Arbroath

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Here is Angus Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  We do not prohibit the sale of real fur.

 

The Council allows the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Craig Fotheringham, Convenor Civic Licensing Committee, email: cllrfotheringham@angus.gov.uk

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Ashford Borough Council has the following markets:  Ashford Town Market, Tenterden Market (High Street), Create Festival

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   No current policy restrictions, and no restrictive conditions on consents/licences.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They also refused our offer of recommended policy wording, stating:  We are not currently looking at policy development in this area

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Peter Feacey, Chair of the Licensing and Health & Safety Committee, email: peter.feacey@ashford.gov.uk

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Bassetlaw District Council has the following markets: Retford Market, Worksop Market

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  Traders are allowed to sell real fur but no examples have been seen

We do not have specific policies on this subject

We do not require sample policies or agreements

 

The Council allows the sale of fur and has refused to even consider our Fur Free Markets policy.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Jo White,  Portfolio holder for Economic Development, email: Jo.White@cllr.bassetlaw.gov.uk

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Belfast City Council has the following markets: St George’s Market (owned and managed by BCC) Smithfield Market (owned and managed by BCC) The Continental Markets at Christmas and Spring (owned and contracted to Market Place Europe Limited).

Here is Belfast City Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  Some stall holders sell fur, some stall holders sell antiques and vintage items so some fur may be included in these items. These would amount to a few small items. There is currently nothing in place to prohibit the sale of fur at the markets.

 

The Council allows the sale of fur. 

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Dirdre Hargey, Chair of the City Growth and Regeneration Committee, email: hargeyd@belfastcity.gov.uk

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Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A: We have nothing listed to stop them

The Council allows the sale of fur and have refused to even consider or look at the Fur Free Markets policy. 

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor John Glencairn Cunningham; Email: cllr.jcunningham@braintree.gov.uk

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Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   This is not specified.

The Council allows the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, email: Cllr.Charles.Smith@Bridgend.gov.uk

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Brighton and Hove City Council has the following markets: Upper Gardner Street, Brighton; George Street, Hove.

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? 

A:  Unfortunately there is no policy to prevent the sale of real fur.

The Council allows the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Jackie O’Quinn, Chair of Licensing Committee, email: jackie.o’quinn@brighton-hove.gov.uk

 

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Bristol City Council has the following markets: St Nicholas Market.  This consists of indoor resident traders and those that participate in our routine weekly outdoor Corn Street markets (Nails, Farmers’ & Street Food).  In addition there are annual/ ad-hoc events held in and around the market site.  
Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? 

A:  There are currently no restrictions in place for the sale of real fur products. Currently we do not beleive any market traders sell fur items as part of their core offer, however we would have to perform a comprehensive market-wide audit to be totally sure. However, should we recieve information regarding sales of fur and there was concern over its importation or labelling then we would look at taking the appropriate action.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send recommended policy wording.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, email:  Mayor@bristol.gov.uk

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Bury Council has the following markets: Bury Market, Radcliffe Market, Ramsbottom Saturday Market, regular farmers markets and car boots.

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur?

A:   The Markets Regulations do not allow the sale of live animals..but do not specifically prohibit the sale of fur, but to the best of my knowledge no Market has any stalls which sell fur items.

The Council allows the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Rishi Shori , Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Business Engagement and Regeneration, email: r.shori@bury.gov.uk .

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Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   We do not hold this information under s1(1) Freedom of Information Act 2000.  We do not go into the level of detail as to what stalls are selling (other than general descriptions such as food, drink, gifts, clothing, plants etc

The Council (unlike almost every other in the country) is apparently not able to provide this basic information, suggesting that the sale of fur would be allowed.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Heather Bradley, Portfolio for Economy, Enterprise and Housing, email: heather.bradley@carlisle.gov.uk

Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

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Cheshire East Council has the following markets: Congleton, Crewe, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Wilmslow

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  The Council allows the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communication, Cllr Paul Bates, email: paul.bates@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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The Council runs Chesterfield General Market, Chesterfield Flea Market, Chesterfield FC Car Boot Sale.

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A: NO (Only vintage allowed).

The Council allows the sale of vintage fur. Vintage fur perpetuates the fashion of wearing real fur and comes from a time when the fur trade devasted the popluations of many precious animals.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of all real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Brunt, Cabinet Member for Town Centre & Visitor economy, email: steve.brunt@chesterfield.gov.uk

City of Westminster Council has the following markets:

Sutton Ground SW1

Tachbrook Street SW1

Maida Hill W9

Church Street NW8

Berwick Street W1

They also approve a number of stand alone street traders.

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? 

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There are currently no specific policies or standard conditions in relation to the sale of real fur.  This may be something that is considered in future reviews of the policy. There will be consultation on any future changes to the policy and I would advise your organisation to provide us with a response during the consultation period so that this matter can be taken into consideration.

The Council allows the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Angela Harvey, Chairman of Licensing, email: angelaharvey@westminster.gov.uk .

Crawley Borough Council has the following markets: Crawley Town Centre Market

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  Crawley Borough Council  does not have a policy for the sale of fur

The Council allows the sale of fur. 

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Peter Smith , Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, email: peter.smith@crawley.gov.uk .

Crewe Town Council has the following markets: ad hoc occasional events.

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  There is no policy on this.

The Council allows the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr P Minshall, Chair of Town Development Committee, email: cllr.b-minshall@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk

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Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A: No prohibition at annual fair. No prohibition in the licensing conditions for licenced markets, unaware of their management policy.

The Council allows the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contactingCllr Richard Dew, email: richarddew@anglesey.gov.uk

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There are numerous markets run by or licensed by Durham County Council.

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A: Subject to usual statutory legal constraints we allow the market operators to decide who can and cannot trade on the markets and what products may or may not be sold on the markets.

The Council allows the sale of fur. 

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Brian Stephens, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Local Partnerships, email: brian.stephens@durham.gov.uk

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Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A: Apart from alcohol there are no restrictions on what is sold at markets..  There are no policies/agreements covering this subject.

The Council allows the sale of fur.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Vaughan Moody, Joint Leader of the Council, email: vaughan.moody@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

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