Ards and North Down Borough Council has the following markets:
Ards Market; Bangor Market; May Day (Festival); Sea Bangor (Festival); Comber Earlies Food Festival; Portavogie Seafood Festival; Donaghadee Lights Up (Event); Seapark Fireworks (Event); Bangor Christmas Switch on (Event); Holywood Christmas Switch on (Event); Ards Christmas Switch On (Event)
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: Stall holders are allowed to sell any item as long as this is lawful.
The Councils allow the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy, but added: “Council cannot guarantee that this would be implemented or adopted.”
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 Mr David Brown, Licensing and Regulatory Services Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.