Blaenau Gwent Borough Council

Blaenau Gwent Borough Council has the following markets: weekly markets in Abertillery, Ebbw Vale & Brynmawr

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 have a policy regarding Market Traders selling real fur products. However, if our attention was brought to such an incident, Officers would liaise with colleagues in Trading Standards for advice.

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 Cllr Garth Collier, Executive member for Environment, email:Garth.Collier@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk .

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Caerphilly County Borough Council has the following markets:

-Bargoed Spring Fair

-Caerphilly Food Festival

-Blackwood Beach Party

-Risca Summer Festival

-Caerphilly Big Cheese

-Ystrad Mynach Festive Fayre

-Bargoed Winter Fair

-Risca Winter Fair

-Blackwood Winter Fair

-Caerphilly Christmas Market

Here is Caerphilly County Borough Council’s response to our FoI request:

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

A: We do not knowingly accept stall holders who could sell real fur at our events

They also stated they:

would welcome your offer of guidance for our fairs and markets

They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Sean Morgan, Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure, Sustainability & Wellbeing of Future Generations Champion, seanmorgan@caerphilly.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: The arrangements in place which enable markets to be held in Cheltenham do not explicitly 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 the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr David Willingham, Chair of Licensing Committee, email: cllr.david.willingham@cheltenham.gov.uk

 

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The Council operates markets in West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Oldbury, Great Bridge.

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 restriction on the sale of fur as long as it is legal to do so. However in reality it is most unlikely furs would be sold on our markets and has not happened in my memory.

The Council allows the sale of fur. Real fur is often sold cheaply as bobbles/ poms or trims and wrongly assumed to be fake, and it is of concern that the Council appear complacent about this. Please let us know if you suspect real fur being sold.

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 Dave Hosell, Cabinet Member responsible for markets, email: david_hosell@sandwell.gov.uk

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Dudley MB Council has the following markets: Dudley Market, misc. Teenage and Craft Fayres throughout the year.

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 management company confirmed they do NOT allow real fur to be sold.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Ian Kettle, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development,  email: Cllr.ian.kettle@dudleymbc.org.uk

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

Shropshire Council has the following markets: Market Drayton street and indoor Market, 

Shrewsbury Market – responsible for the permanent stalls located around the perimeter of the market floor and gallery

Ellesmere Market Hall – leased out to ‘All together Ellesmere’

LSD Promotions are contracted to run the Market Drayton market.  They have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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 have a policy on this.

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

Yes, but this does not imply we will incorporate this wording into any of our agreements

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Charmley, Portfolio holder for Corporate Support,  email: steve.charmley@shropshire.gov.uk

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:  There are no such items sold at the Market. We currently reserve the right to not allow products to be sold at the discretion of the Market Manager.

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 contacting Richard Chesterton; Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, email: rchesterton@middevon.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.

Teignbridge District Council has the following markets: Newton Abbot 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: We do not have a policy on selling real fur.  The Market Manager advises that he has not seen any trader selling 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  Cllr Timothy Golder, Portfolio Holder for Economy Skills and Tourism, email: timothy.golder@teignbridge.gov.uk

Cheshire West and Chester Council has the following markets: Chester, Ellesmere Port, Winsford and Northwich

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:  do not have a policy in place covering this subject; traders sell new goods and sellers of fur have never approached the Council to open a market stall.

The Council have no guidelines in place for selling fur clothing however market traders do not sell products of such high value, particularly new goods.

The Council allows the sale of fur. It is worrying that the Council does not seem to realise that the majority of real fur on sale at markets is very cheap, often as cheap as fake fur, and imported from places like China where animal welfare is virtually non-existent.

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 Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member – Economic Development and Infrastructure, email: brian.clarke@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk .

 

 

South Hams District Council has the following markets: Totnes, Ivybridge, and Kingsbridge

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 have stall holders who sell sheepskins and sheepskin slippers and vintage clothing which may from time to time include 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 Councillor David May, Chair of Licensing Committee, email: Cllr.May@southhams.gov.uk

Warwick District Council has the following markets:

  • Leamington Farmer’s Market, Warwick Charter Market, Warwick Farmer’s Market, Kenilworth Weekly Market (let to CJ’s Events)

CJ’s Events are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.  This is what they had to say:

CJ’s Events Warwickshire is currently reviewing its policies. We’re pleased to have been approached by Respect For Animals to join the Fur Free Markets Scheme. Here at CJ’s Events Warwickshire we realise real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Although we encourage small independent businesses to sell exclusive products, we do not feel fur has a place at our markets or events and will work closely with traders to ensure no fur products are sold.

  • Leamington Seasonal Sunday Markets (let E.G. Skett)

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:  Neither contractor has stalls selling real fur, and although would not allow such a trader neither have published policies on the matter, and nor does it feature within the Market’s Policy of the District Council.  We would be happy to receive examples of policies and stall holder agreements.

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 Noel Butler , Business Portfolio,  email: noel.butler@warwickdc.gov.uk

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

Newtown Town Council has the following markets: A regular Tuesday Charter Market and an annual Food Festival

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 have a policy that specifically states the sale of real fur, we do however have a policy that states :

“The Council will not permit the sale of any illegal, dangerous, or inappropriate products. The following, non-exhaustive, list of products, or product groups, is prohibited from sale at Newtown Charter Market;

 Guns, Replica Guns, Ornamental Swords and Knives (Except Kitchen Knives & Cutlery), Laser pens, Live Animals, Fireworks, Counterfeit Goods, Illegally Copied Videos, CD’s, DVD’s, MP3 disks & Computer Games, Drugs, Drug Related Products or Items Promoting the Taking of Drugs (inc. Legal Highs), Inappropriate or Offensive Products as deemed by Market Management

The Council reserves the right to amend the above list of products or product groups at any time.”

We sought clarification from the council if this would mean they would prevent the sale of real fur and they stated:

This would be a political decision that the Economy and Environment Committee  would have to consider on a case by case basis.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send 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 adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Richard Edwards,  Chair of Economy and Environment Committee , email: richard.edwards@newtown.org.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

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 Emlyn Dole, Leader of the Council, email:EDole@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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The Council manages the Eastleigh town centre 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 do not include anything [in rules or regulations] about selling fur, however I am not aware of any stallholders that do sell fur.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have, however, 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 Jade Moses, Market & Town Centre Development Officer, email: jade.moses@eastleighgov.uk

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