Broxbourne Council

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17 Ashbourne Road Broxbourne England EN10 7DF GB

The Council runs the weekly markets  in Hoddesdon town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays and Waltham Cross town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here is Broxbourne 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 reserves the right to refuse to allow for sale any class of goods deemed illegal or unsuitable for sale on the markets and currently specifies in the market policy  ‘counterfeit products; weapons; alcohol; tobacco, and any other product/service deemed inappropriate’. While we do not currently specify animal fur, our markets are under review and any information provided would be considered as part of this review.

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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Paul Seeby, Cabinet Member for Planning & Community Development; cllr.p.seeby@broxbourne.gov.uk (More details: https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/your-council/councillor/paul-seeby-flamstead-end)

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London Borough of Croydon Council has the following markets:

  • New Addington Market operated by Bray Associate’s every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Haynes Lane Market operated by the Crystal Palace Transition Team.
  • Clock Tower Market once a month – Station Road, South Norwood. Operated by local community group.
  • Occasional visiting (ie. Continental Food) markets North End, Croydon. Outsourced by Croydon BID to various operators 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:  They are not currently included in a list of banned products. 

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. Hamida Ali, Cabinet Member for Communities, Safety & Justice, email: hamida.ali@croydon.gov.uk and Cllr. Chris Clark, Chair of Licensing Committee, chris.clark2@croydon.gov.uk

Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

London Borough of Barnet Council has the following markets: Property Services lease land to is North Finchley Market, Lodge Lane N12

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: Yes

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 Dean Cohen,  Environment Committee Chair, email:  cllr.d.cohen@barnet.gov.uk

Daventry District Council has the following markets: a small market on the High Street which is operated on its behalf by Enterprise Managed Services as part of our Environmental Services Contract

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 specify either way

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 Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder, email: jmgilford@daventrydc.gov.uk

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

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 .

Thurrock Council has the following markets:  Grays Town Centre market is currently operated by Geraud Market Management Ltd.  South Ockendon market is managed by the council’s Housing Department.

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 formal processes around monitoring this

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to provide our 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 Cllr Gledhill, Leader of the Council, email: rgledhill@thurrock.gov.uk. and Cllr Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, email:mcoxshall@thurrock.gov.uk

Castle Point Borough Council has the following markets: Castle Point Show annual 1 day event.

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 situation has never arisen.  No stall holders have wanted to sell real fur.

We have written to the council to explain that most fur on trading stalls is a trim on the main item and therefore would not be listed in their application.

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 Andrew Sheldon, Cabinet Member for Customer Engagement and Commercialism, email:cllr.asheldon@castlepoint.gov.uk

Hertsmere Borough Council has the following markets: Borehamwood Market – managed by Bray Associates

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 sale of real fur would be actively discouraged by the market management company.

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 Seamus Quilty, Environment and Transport Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.seamus.quilty@hertsmere.gov.uk

Wokingham Town Council has the following markets: Wokingham Town 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 CURRENTLY HAVE NO POLICY AS NO TRADERS SELL THESE PRODUCTS

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 Marianna Pentek, Market and Bloom Officer, email: marketandbloom@wokingham-tc.gov.uk

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Bracknell Market: Bracknell Forest Council oversees but does not manage the day to day running of the market, the management of the market is undertaken by Hughmark (https://www.hughmark.co.uk/).

 

Here is Bracknell Forest 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: Bracknell market is largely a food based market, there are only two non food stores, one sells plants and the other flowers. The management company has stated that they do not intend now or in the foreseeable future to allow fur in any form to be sold on Bracknell market.

However, we have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. Bracknell Forest Council have been sent a suggested policy to adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, Marc.Brunel-Walker@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

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Birmingham City Council has the following markets: Bull Ring Indoor Market, Bull Ring Open Market, Bull Ring Rag Market, Wholesale 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? 

A:  We do not currently have a policy on this matter and applications are considered on an individual basis.

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 Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: brigid.jones@birmingham.gov.uk .

 

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The Council runs Hinckley Market.

Here is the 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 stall holders sell real fur.

 

The Council does not officially 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 Mike Hall, Leader of the Council, email: mike.hall@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk.

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Reigate & Banstead Council has the following markets: Redhill and Reigate 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:  Whilst we have not expressly forbidden the sale I’m not aware that any of our stallholders trade in 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 Dr Lynne Hack, email: Cllr.Hack@reigate-banstead.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:   Market regulations do not include any specific restriction on the sale of furs. However we are not aware of any stall in Wycombe which sells furs.

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 Steve Broadbent, Cabinet Member for Economic Development & Regeneration, email:  steve.broadbent@wycombe.gov.uk

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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

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Redditch Borough Council has the following markets: Redditch 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:   ‘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 David Bush, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Town Centre and Commercialism, email: david.bush@redditchbc.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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