Bolton Council

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Bolton Council has two regular markets: Bolton Market and Westhoughton Market, as well as two special markets, Bolton Teenage Market and an Artisan market.

Here in Bolton Council’s brief 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 have received no evidence of any offical policy docuements or guidelines to enforce this. Bolton Council have been sent a suggested policy to adopt, with no resposne so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Linda Thomas, Leader of the Council,  email: linda.thomas@bolton.gov.uk

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Mansfield District Council has 1 regular markets: Mansfield Market, and specialist markets throughout the year which vary on dates and frequency.

Here in Mansfield District 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 have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent a Fur Free Markets policy and contract to sign and adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to join the Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Stuart Richardson, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth  email: srichardson@mansfield.gov.uk

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Here is Cannock Chase 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 have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent a Fur Free Markets policy and contract to sign and adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Councillor Dianne Todd at dianetodd@cannockchasedc.gov.uk .

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There are numerous markets run by or licensed by Durham County Council.

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: Subject to usual statutory legal constraints we allow the market operators to decide who can and cannot trade on the markets and what products may or may not be sold on the 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 Cllr Brian Stephens, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Local Partnerships, email: brian.stephens@durham.gov.uk

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Salford City Council has the following markets: Eccles Market, Misc. fairs

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 David Lancaster MBE, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, email:  councillor.lancaster@salford.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:  We don’t have a charter but the contract with market operators includes a provision: …The list of prohibited items is not exhaustive and Council reserves the right to prohibit the sale of goods if it deems it appropriate.

The Council allows the sale of fur, but will consider a Fur Free Market policy.

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 Marcus Hart, Leader of the Council, email: marcus.hart@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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Wolverhampton City Council has the following markets: Wolverhampton Retail Market, Bilston Retail Market, Wednesfield Retail Market & Wolverhampton Wholesale Market.  Outdoor Events Team also manage several fairs, festivals and other events within the City.

LSD Promotions is the Operator for all Occasional & Themed Markets within the City including; Farmers & Craft Market Dudley Street, Make It & Bake It Market Tettenhall, Bilston Sunday Market, Christmas Market Dudley Street.   LSD Promotions operate 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? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:   ‘No’

The Markets Service are seeking the appropriate permission to signing up to the Fur Free Markets Scheme in the near future.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment,  email: steve.evans4@wolverhampton.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.
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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:  Some second hand items are sold on the antique market

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 John Williams, Portfolio Holder Town Centres, Property and Business , email: john.williams@newcastle-staffs.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.

Burnley Borough Council has the following markets: Burnley 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’ve never really come across this.  I have a tenant who sells key rings with fur trims but she couldn’t even tell me whether it was real or not.  I suspect not because of the price of them but I couldn’t say for definite

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 Asif Raja, Portfolio Holder for Economy & Growth, email: araja@burnley.gov.uk

Gwynedd Council has the following markets: Weekly markets run by the Council in Pwllheli and Caernarfon. Seasonal weekly market in Porthmadog. Occasional market/fairs in Tywyn, Bala, Llan Ffestiniog, Cricieth, Dolgellau. Llanllyfni.

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 are no specific conditions in Gwynedd Council’s Licence agreements relating to the sale of real fur. Agreements do contain general information on the products sold but this may not include detailed information on whether or not the product contains real fur. As far as we are aware, the Council does not currently have a policy covering this subject.

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 Dafydd Meurig, Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member for the Environment, email: cynghorydd.dafyddmeurig@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Selby Town Council has the following markets:  Weekly Selby Market, Monthly Selby Farmers & Craft Market, Christmas Market and a yearly Food & Drink Festival, 4 Summer Bank Holiday 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:  We don’t currently have a policy but have checked with stall holders and no one is selling any real fur items, we would be happy to receive a recommended form of words to include in our existing trading conditions.

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 Gill Bell, Market Manager, email: g.bell@selbytowncouncil.co.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 .

 

 

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