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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Crickhowell, United Kingdom 5.87 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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CF47 8AN 7.8 mi

Merthyr Tydfil Council has the following markets:

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 Geraint Thomas, Cabinet Member with Portfolio for Regeneration, Planning & Countryside, email: Geraint.thomas@Merthyr.gov.uk

Civic Centre Pontypool NP4 6YB 9.25 mi

Torfaen County Borough Council has the following markets: Pontypool Indoor & Pontypool Outdoor 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:   if a trader was selling a fur product we would ask them to remove it from sale

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 Gaynor Wakeling, Business Development & Markets Manager,  email: gaynor.wakeling@torfaen.gov.uk

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Caerphilly County Borough Council 10.03 mi

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.

County Hall, The Rhadyr, Usk, NP15 1GA 13.54 mi

Monmouthshire County Council has the following markets:  Abergavenny Market, Caldicot and Monmouth 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:  Monmouthshire County Council does not explicitly ban fur products within our market regulations.

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. Phil Murphy, Cabinet Member for Resources, email: PhilMurphy@monmouthshire.gov.uk .

LD3 7AL 13.68 mi

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

Cambrian Park Clydach Vale Tonypandy CF40 2XX 15.73 mi

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has the following markets:

Aberdare Festival, Big Welsh Bite, Tonypandy Christmas Event, Porth Christmas Event, Treorchy Christmas Event and Aberdare Christmas Event.  We also have two open air markets that trade weekly, however these are fully managed by M & B Markets under a Licence Agreement with the Council.  There is no reference to the selling of fur goods within the Licence Agreement.

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 information held on this matter.

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 Robert Bevan,Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development & Housing, email: Robert.Bevan@rctcbc.gov.uk

NP20 4UR 16.12 mi

Newport City Council has the following markets: Newport Indoor 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 don’t have a policy, or a form of words within the licenses or leases for those traders within the Newport Indoor Market.  We would be happy to be sent a form of words for inclusion in future agreements.

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 Mark Whitcutt, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Assets, email: mark.whitcutt@newport.gov.uk

Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, UK 20.41 mi

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

Cardiff CF10 4UW, United Kingdom 21.85 mi
The response to our original FOI request contained inaccurate information.  Thanks to Cardiff based supporters for advising us, we were able to follow this up with the council and now have accurate information to share with you.  Apologies to anyone who was previously mislead by this listing.
Cardiff Council has the following markets: Street Markets are brought into the city centre in the following periods:
⦁ St Davids Day – Duration one week.
⦁ Spring – Duration two weeks.
⦁ Summer – duration two weeks.
⦁ Christmas – duration four weeks.
     These are operated by Craft folk.
Cardiff Central Market operates year round housing a variety of independent and/or small businesses.  This is operated by Cardiff Council.
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: Cardiff Council are not aware of any stalls in any of the Local Authorities markets selling items of real fur. Cardiff Council are happy to receive any information regarding 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 Huw Thomas, Leader of the Council, email: huw.thomas@cardiff.gov.uk .
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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom 23.38 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:  There are no specific stalls selling fur products, although some  historic user clauses may allow tenants to sell a variety of products  that may not preclude the sale of furs.

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 Councillor Annette Wingrave Cabinet Chair for Regeneration &  Sustainable Development Board, email:  cllr.a.wingrave@npt.gov.uk

 

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Bridgend County Borough Council, Angel Street, Bridgend, United Kingdom 25 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:   This is not specified.

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 Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, email: Cllr.Charles.Smith@Bridgend.gov.uk

Coleford GL16 8HG, United Kingdom 25.26 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Barry CF63 4RU, United Kingdom 26.49 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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31.07 mi

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

Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ, United Kingdom 31.94 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Llandrindod Wells LD1 5LG, United Kingdom 32.07 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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