Argyll and Bute Council

1 Kilmory Industrial Estate Kilmory Scotland PA31 8RR GB

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

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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.

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

 

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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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.

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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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

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

Dundee City Council has the following markets: monthly Farmers’ Markets,  pop-up market element during some 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:   We do not permit any stall holders to sell real fur.  All traders at our events are subject to an application process through our Environmental Health teams which requires the operators to list the products they intend to sell.  Markets are then inspected by both Environmental Health and Trading Standards officers before and during selling to ensure that vendors are compliant at all times.
 
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 Councillor Stewart Hunter,  Licensing Committee Convener,  email: stewart.hunter@dundeecity.gov.uk

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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

 

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

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

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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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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:  There is no stipulation made prohibiting the sale of real fur.

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 enquiries@pkc.gov.uk

South Lanarkshire Council has the following markets:  Christmas events each year and in Lanark there is a 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 does not have a policy on whether or not to sell real fur at 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 John Ross, Leader of the Council, email: johnm.ross@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

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

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

West Lothian Council has the following markets: Ground Lease to Spook Market Bathgate.

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:   West Lothian Council do not allow stall holders to sell real fur.

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 Mr Paul Kettrick, Corporate Estates Manager,  email: paul.kettrick@westlothian.gov.uk

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