Calderdale Council

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14 Wadsworth Lane Hebden Bridge England HX7 GB

The Council holds monopoly rights to operate and licence Markets throughout its administrative Borough.

Here is Calderdale 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: Stallholders are not currently prohibited from selling items that may include real fur and we could gladly receive recommended wording to include in future policy documents, which we are currently revising, and stallholder 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Barry Collins (both the Portfolio holder and chair of the Cabinet Markets Working Party) at councillor.bcollins@calderdale.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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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

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The council does not prohibit the sale of real 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 emailing licensing@gateshead.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.
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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

Knowsley Council has the following markets: Kirkby Market (permanent), Knowsley Feelgood Festival (1 day annually), Knowsley Flower Show (1 day annually), Prescot Elizabethan Fayre (1 day annually)

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. 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. Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Economic Development, email: tony.brennan@knowsley.gov.uk

Sleaford Town Council has the following markets: regular markets on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays in a small area called the Market Place in Sleaford.  On three single days during the year there are three other market events are held (Christmas, St Georges day and St Deny’s Day)

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: Whilst there is no specific restriction in our request form for a market pitch we do not have traders who sell items like this. Our regular traders only trade in fruit & veg; flowers and plants; fish and furniture.

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 Kevin Martin, Town Clerk, email: kevin.martin@sleaford.gov.uk

Erewash Borough Council has the following markets: Ilkeston Town Centre Market – Each Thursday and Saturday.  Long Eaton Town Centre Market – Each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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, as per charter.  Not currently covered in the market policy, although this is currently being re-written and will include reference to fur. The markets are inspected weekly and any selling fur should be noted and acted upon.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Councillor Michael Powell, Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning,  email: Councillor.Michael.Powell@erewash.gov.uk

Rushcliffe Borough Council has the following markets: Bingham market, Bingham farmers’ market, Sutton Bonington farmers market, West Bridgford farmers’ market, West Bridgford and Bingham craft market (management of all markets is contracted out).

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 knowingly

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 A Edyvean, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business, email: Cllr.AEdyvean@rushcliffe.gov.uk

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