Bradford Metropolitan Council

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Bradford Metropolitan Council has the following markets: Oastler Centre, Bradford City Centre, Kirkgate Market, Bradford City Centre, Keighley Market, Bingley Open Market, Shipley Open Market and St James’s Wholesale Market

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

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

A: There are no specific exclusions preventing traders offer real fur for sale.  Markets Management have confirmed there are no market traders that specialise in the sale of real fur to the general public.

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 Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder- Regeneration, Housing, Planning & Transport, email: alex.ross-shaw@bradford.gov.uk

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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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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 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 Dave Smith at david.smith@blackburn.gov.uk

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The Council runs Chesterfield General Market, Chesterfield Flea Market, Chesterfield FC Car Boot Sale.

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 (Only vintage allowed).

The Council allows the sale of vintage fur. Vintage fur perpetuates the fashion of wearing real fur and comes from a time when the fur trade devasted the popluations of many precious animals.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of all real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Brunt, Cabinet Member for Town Centre & Visitor economy, email: steve.brunt@chesterfield.gov.uk

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Middlesbrough Council has the following markets: North Ormesby Market (Tuesdays and Saturdays), Orange Pip Market – food and drink only (last Saturday of each month)

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 Julia Rostron, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, email: julia_rostron@middlesbrough.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.

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

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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:  Not to our knowledge

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 the Council at customer.services@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk.

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The Council has the following markets:

Mold –  Wednesday and Saturday

Holywell – Thursday

Connah’s Quay -Thursday

Flint – Friday.  Car Boot Sunday

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 can confirm that if a trader wishes to sell real fur, then there is nothing in the Authority’s regulations to stop them.

 

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 Derek Butler c/o Mrs Karen Powell, PA, Executive Services, County Hall, Mold.

Tel: 01352 702115.  Email: karen.powell@flintshire.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.

Leyburn Town Council has the following markets: Weekly Friday market, Monthly Sunday 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 can confirm that the Markets run by Leyburn Town Council do not sell any real fur. When traders apply for a pitch on the market they have to fill out an application stating exactly what is to be sold and this has to then be approved by Councillors before they can trade.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.  They have asked to see our fur free markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Charlotte Smith, Clerk to the council,  email: contact@leyburntowncouncil.co.uk

Southwell Town Council has the following markets: Southwell Market, Southwell Seasonal 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 legislation regarding fur. We do not have any traders who sell fur. We would be willing to look at your documentation.

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 Tracey Broughton, Clerk to the Town Council, email: clerk@southwell-tc.gov.uk

Leicester City Council has the following markets: Leicester outdoor market, Beaumont Leys Market and speciality 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 issue has not arisen previously but there are traders who sell knitted hats as described.

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 Paul Westley, email: Paul.Westley@leicester.gov.uk

South Kesteven District Council has the following markets: 3 weekly markets at Grantham, Stamford and Bourne

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 currently have an animal welfare charter or a policy that covers the sale of real fur products on our markets.

We would like to review this in the near future and would therefore be pleased to receive some information on suitable wording that could potentially be used to cover this.  

In may 2018 we received this update:

I can confirm that our Markets Code of Practice for Traders has been updated to state that traders are not allowed to sell any real fur based products on our regular weekly markets in the District.

They have been invited to join the Fur Free Markets scheme but have not yet responded.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Nick Robins, Cabinet Member for Retail and Visitor Economy, email: Nick.Robins@southkesteven.gov.uk .

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