Ards and North Down Borough Council

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4 Castle Park Road Bangor Northern Ireland BT20 4TF GB

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, david.brown@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk.

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Allerdale Borough Council has the following regular markets, which are managed by a commercial organisation:

WORKINGTON (Wed & Sat), KESWICK (Thurs & Sat), SILLOTH GREEN (Thurs, Easter to October only).

Here in Allerdale Borough 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.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent our Fur Free Markets policy to consider with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Mark Jenkinson, (Economic Growth and Deputy Leader), email: mark.jenkinson@allerdale.gov.uk

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has the following markets: St Patrick’s Day Cultural Event, ‘Picnic in the Park’ Easter Event, ‘Grange Fest’ Family Fun Event, ‘Hats off to the Forthill’ Community Event, Food Festival, ‘Festival Lough Erne’ Tourism Event, Halloween Community Event, Christmas Lights Switch-on Community Event, Christmas 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: The Council is unaware of any stall holder selling real fur at any of the public events it facilitates.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have refused to consider our fur free policy, stating:

The Council does not believe this is an issue in any of the events that we manage or facilitate.

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 Debbie Coyle, Regeneration and Community Committee Chair, email: debbie.coyle@fermanaghomagh.com

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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

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has the following markets: Newry, Kilkeel, Crossmaglem, Castlewellan, Downpatrick

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:  Council has no specific policy on this.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

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 Mr Fintan Quinn, email: fintan.quinn@nmandd.org and Mr Kevin Scullion email: kevin.scullion@nmandd.org

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The Council says the following about fur being sold on its markets:

Council has no records of any animal fur being sold at the artisan food and craft markets or that sale of animal fur is of concern within the Council area.

However, we have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines prohibiting fur.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by emailing: mayorsoffice@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

Renfrewshire Council has the following markets:  Food Festival, British Pipe Band, Sma’ Shot, Barshaw Gala Day, Renfrew Gala Day, Spree, Halloween, Fireworks, Christmas Lights switch-on, Fireworks

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:   Renfrewshire Council has no specific guidance that covers this.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

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 Iain Nicholson, Leader of the Council, email: cllr.iain.nicolson@renfrewshire.gov.uk

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South Ayrshire Council has the following markets: Burnfest and The Holy Fair Armed Forces Day

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 Cllr Brian McGinley, email: Brian.McGinley@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Mid and East Antrim Council has the following markets:

Larne and Ballymena managed by Seven Towers Leisure Centre.

traders are present at the following events:

  • Art in the Park, Larne
  • Halloween at Carnfunnock
  • Christmas Market, Larne

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:  

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has no policy in place with regards to the selling of real fur items at its Markets.

There never has been any fur based products sold at the above events, although fur is not on the ineligible items list on stallholder forms.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

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 Philip Thompson, Director of Operations – email: philip.thompson@midandeastantrim.gov.uk .

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

Derry City and Strabane District Council has the following markets: Walled City Market, held on the first Saturday of the month in the Guildhall Square Derry and the Strabane Market, held on the last Friday of the month in the Alley Theatre courtyard.

They also have traders for council’s larger events such as Halloween, Christmas, Jazz Festival and Summer Jamm.
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:  The following clause has been added to the T&C’s:

Derry City and Strabane District Council recognises that the United Kingdom has banned the farming of animals for their fur on ethical grounds since 2000 and the use of one of the most common traps used to catch animals for their fur has also been banned for many years. 

Recognising that real fur is cruel and unnecessary, this Local Authority prohibits the selling of products containing real animal fur on council run markets (including seasonal and Christmas markets).  All products wholly or partially made with real fur are covered by this ban and includes for example; fur coats, vintage fur, fur shawls, garments with fur trim, fur pompom hats, and fur accessories and trinkets.

They have also stated:

I wish to confirm that animal fur is not used on any of the Council’s Civic Regalia (ie) Mayor’s/Councillor/Aldermen robes.  The robes are made from man-made synthetic fibres.

Please urge the Council to join the official Fur Free Markets Scheme by contacting Nicolle Walters, Market’s Development Office, email: nicolle.walters@derrystrabane.com

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Council has the following markets: Antrim Town Market, Ballyclare May Fair, Christmas Markets – Antrim, Ballyclare, Glengormley, Summer Market in Glengormley.

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:  On receipt of applications, categories of products are given not specific products eg. hot food, fruit veg, fish ,novelty items.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

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 Clifford Todd, Head of Environmental Health, email: Clifford.todd@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk.

 

Inverclyde Council has the following markets: Local Gala Days , Annual Bonfire & Fireworks Display & Christmas Light Switch on events all with trading stalls forming part of the event.

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 never had stall holders selling fur.

However the council has failed to respond to our requests for how they know this and if they would allow it in future.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

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 Gerry Dorrian, Chair of General Purposes Board, email: gerry.dorrian@inverclyde.gov.uk

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Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has the following markets: Tuesday market in Smithfield car park and Frock Around the Clock Vintage Fair

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’

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Alderman Allan Ewart, Chair of Development, email: allan.ewart@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

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Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has the following markets: Lurgan Market; Shambles Variety Market, Armagh; Shambles Car Boot Sale, Armagh.

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 at Council markets do not sell any goods containing real fur; however there is currently no Council policy in place to prohibit the sale of real fur at its markets.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider. but have stated:

Thank you for providing your recommended policy wording; however I must emphasise that Council cannot guarantee that this would be implemented or adopted as a new 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 Alderman Stephen Moutray, Chair of Economic Development and Regeneration Committee, email: stephen.moutray@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk

 

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

However, they also stated:

It is not a question of ‘allowing’ stall holders to sell these items. There is no legal basis to stop them.

And:

Your offer of a recommended form of words is not accepted. There would be no possibility of the Licensing Committee imposing such conditions.

We have sought clarification from them on several occasions without response.

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As the Licensing Authority, it is responsible for processing applications for Market Operators Licence.

The Council does not prohibit 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 the Council, email:  Contact@dumgal.gov.uk

 

Glasgow Council has the following markets: licence Market Operators and Street Traders.  The Public Register can be viewed by appointment at the Service Desk, 40 John Street, Glasgow. 

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:  The Council licence Market Operators and Street Traders.  Currently there is no condition in their licence that prohibits the sale of real fur items. 

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

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 Angus Millar, Economic Growth, email: angus.millar@glasgow.gov.uk

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