Blaenau Gwent Borough Council

NP23 6XB

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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Swansea, United Kingdom 33.41 mi

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:   In terms of those markets managed by City Centre Management the permitted uses granted relates to general product lines rather than anything specific such as those items referred to above.

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 Robert Francis-Davies – Cabinet Member for Development and Regeneration, email: Cllr.Robert.Davies@swansea.gov.uk

 

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Bristol, United Kingdom 35.09 mi

Bristol City Council has the following markets: St Nicholas Market.  This consists of indoor resident traders and those that participate in our routine weekly outdoor Corn Street markets (Nails, Farmers’ & Street Food).  In addition there are annual/ ad-hoc events held in and around the market site.  
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:  There are currently no restrictions in place for the sale of real fur products. Currently we do not beleive any market traders sell fur items as part of their core offer, however we would have to perform a comprehensive market-wide audit to be totally sure. However, should we recieve information regarding sales of fur and there was concern over its importation or labelling then we would look at taking the appropriate action.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send recommended policy wording.

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  Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, email:  Mayor@bristol.gov.uk

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Stroud District, United Kingdom 36.34 mi

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:  It is not something we have encountered to date.

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 Cllr Steve Robinson, Chair of Community Services & Licensing Committee, email: cllr.steve.robinson@stroud.gov.uk

PO Box 1953 Bristol BS37 0DB 38.85 mi

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

Herbert Warehouse The Docks Gloucester GL1 2EQ 41.27 mi

Gloucester City Council has the following markets: Eastgate Indoor Market, Kings Square Market, Farmers Market, Hempsted Meadow Car Boot and 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:  I’m 99% sure that we do not allow real fur in the market but will allow faux fur. We do not currently have any policies or agreements in place but would certainly welcome some wording to put onto our 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 Councillor Paul James, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy,  email:paul.james@gloucester.gov.uk

Gloucester GL1 2TG, United Kingdom 41.42 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
TA4 4QA 43.34 mi

West Somerset Council has the following markets: Street Traders and temporary markets

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 particular policy in respect of fur but one could be considered.

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 Keith Turner, Cabinet Member for street trading/licensing, email: kturner@westsomerset.gov.uk

Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF 43.91 mi

Malvern Hills District Council has the following markets: Worcestershire Farmers Market, Boffy Events Arts and Craft Market, Antique and Collectors 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:  There is no specific ban on selling real fur at any of our markets, however we have checked and we are not aware or have been informed of any real fur products being sold at any of the markets operated on our behalf.

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 David Chambers, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, email: david.chambers@malvernhillsdc.net

 

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Bath and North East Somerset Council 45.91 mi

Bath & NE Somerset Council has the following markets: Guildhall Market, High Street

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

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

A:   ‘We would not knowingly accept any stallholder tenancy selling real fur products.’ 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 Charles Gerrish, Cabinet Member for Finance and Efficiency, email: charles_gerrish@bathnes.gov.uk

Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR, United Kingdom 46.11 mi

Sedgemoor District Council has the following markets:  Weekly Friday Castle Market in Fore Street, Bridgwater. Yearly Bridgwater fair which runs for 4 days always starting on the last Wednesday in September.

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:   Not specifically prohibited  

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 Michael Caswell, Business and Development, email: michael.caswell@sedgemoor.gov.uk.

Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury. Gloucestershire. GL20 5TT 46.7 mi

Tewkesbury Borough Council has the following markets: Cotswold Markets at Spring Gardens

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:   This is at the discretion of Cotswold Markets.

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 Rob Bird, Leader of the Council, email: Robert.Bird@tewkesbury.gov.uk

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom 47.34 mi

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

SY18 6BN 47.96 mi

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

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom 48.93 mi

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

 

SY16 4LP 49.56 mi

Montgomery Town Council has the following markets: very small market on Thursdays

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 any policies in place.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send recommended policy wording.

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 Mike Mills, Chair, email: townclerk@montgomery-wales.uk

 

 

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Mendip District, United Kingdom 50.38 mi

The Council runs the following markets: Wells; Frome; Shepton Mallet; Glastonbury.

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:  YES

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 Nigel Taylor; Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Community Health Services, email: cllr.taylor@mendip.gov.uk .

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Worcester WR1 2EY, United Kingdom 50.58 mi

Worcester City Council has the following markets: Angel Place, ‘Upmarkets’, Riverside Artists Market, Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre and various festivals and fun days

All the main markets, the Christmas Fayre and some festivals are managed by LSD Promotions who have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

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

A:   ‘No’

We are seeking clarification from Worcester Council as to their policy for events not managed by LSD Promotions.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Chair of Place and Economic Development Sub-committee, email: lucy.hodgson@worcestercity.gov.uk or  Cllr Adrian Gregson, Vice Chair of Place and Economic Development Sub-committee, email: adrian.gregson@worcester.gov.uk

Brisco House, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY162BB 50.71 mi

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  

Worcester WR5 2NP, United Kingdom 51.73 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Belvedere Road Taunton Somerset TA1 1HE 52.94 mi

Taunton Deane Borough Council has the following markets: the council does not directly own or manage markets, but a street trading consent has been issued to the Council’s Business Development department who in turn allow street trading and event organisers to run markets, fairs, festivals in Taunton town centre throughout the year.

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.

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 Patrick Berry, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Climate Change, email: cllr.p.berry@tauntondeane.gov.uk or Councillor Kelly Durdan, Licensing Committee, email: cllr.k.durdan@tauntondeane.gov.uk

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