Birmingham City Council

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54 Highfield Road Birmingham England B8 3QU GB

Birmingham City Council has the following markets: Bull Ring Indoor Market, Bull Ring Open Market, Bull Ring Rag Market, Wholesale 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? 

A:  We do not currently have a policy on this matter and applications are considered on an individual basis.

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 Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: brigid.jones@birmingham.gov.uk .

 

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The Council has a monthly artisan market and a Christmas market.

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 have a specific resolution which states: ‘this Council does not condone the sale of what it considers to be racist, offensive and/or inappropriate items at our Artisan Market.’ We have not had sellers of real fur on the market and we would use this resolution to ensure that such requests were managed appropriately.

They have additionally stated:

I can confirm that we do not permit the sale of fur and we intend to strengthen the wording accordingly.

 

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent our Fur Free Markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Chief Officer Sarah Heydon at biddulph@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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

 

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The Council runs Harborough Market.

Here is the 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 specific exclusion of the sale of fur, although we do not have any traders who have sought to sell such items.

The Council has no policy to prohibit the sale of fur should a trader wish.

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 Philip King, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: p.king@harborough.gov.uk

 

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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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Rossendale Borough Council has the following markets: Rawtenstall Market, Haslingden Market, Bacup Market, Town Square, Rawtenstall (occasional)

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 Cllr Jackie Oakes,  email: jackieoakes@rossendalebc.gov.uk

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Rushmoor Borough Council has the following markets: Aldershot, Farnborough, Craft Fayres in Aldershot and Farnborough,

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 Cllr Ken Muschamp, Portfolio Holder for Business, Safety and Regulation, email: ken@laulind.co.uk

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The Council does not prohibit 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 emailing listening@fylde.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.
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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Herefordshire Council has the following markets: Hereford Retail Market (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday), Hereford produce and craft market (every Thursday, and first Saturday of each month), Hereford Christmas Markets (December)

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:  No

Please see extract from Market Trader agreement.

2.7:2 No firearms (real or imitation), air weapons, sheath knives, cut-throat razors, hunting / fighting knives, bows or crossbows may be available for sale, domestic cutlery is permitted.
The sale of any item that may be deemed to be of a harmful, objectionable or of an offensive nature, or is prohibited by current Acts of Parliament will not be permitted.

However, there is no information as to how this applies to fur.  They have asked for information on our Fur Free Markets scheme

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet member for Infastructure and Transport, email: John.Harrington@herefordshire.gov.uk

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Hackney Council has 6 street trading markets: Broadway Market – Run by the traders association; Chatsworth Road Market – Run by the traders association; Ridley Road Market – Run by the Council; Kingsland Waste Market – Run by the Council; Hoxton Street Market – Run by the Council; Well Street Market – Run by the Council

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: Yes – there are no restrictions in our terms and conditions on the sale of real fur. We stipulate that all goods sold must comply with all sale of goods legislation. This would indicate that fur goods approved for import and sale by UK government can be sold.

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 Dan O’Sullivan, via email at Daniel.O’Sullivan@hackney.gov.uk

 

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