Cheltenham Borough Council

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1 Royal Well Road Cheltenham England GL50 3DS GB

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 arrangements in place which enable markets to be held in Cheltenham do not explicitly prohibit the sale of real fur.

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 Willingham, Chair of Licensing Committee, email: cllr.david.willingham@cheltenham.gov.uk

 

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The Council has a monthly artisan market and a Christmas 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:  We have a specific resolution which states: ‘this Council does not condone the sale of what it considers to be racist, offensive and/or inappropriate items at our Artisan Market.’ We have not had sellers of real fur on the market and we would use this resolution to ensure that such requests were managed appropriately.

They have additionally stated:

I can confirm that we do not permit the sale of fur and we intend to strengthen the wording accordingly.

 

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent our Fur Free Markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Chief Officer Sarah Haydon at biddulph@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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Bristol City Council has the following markets: St Nicholas Market.  This consists of indoor resident traders and those that participate in our routine weekly outdoor Corn Street markets (Nails, Farmers’ & Street Food).  In addition there are annual/ ad-hoc events held in and around the market site.  
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:  There are currently no restrictions in place for the sale of real fur products. Currently we do not beleive any market traders sell fur items as part of their core offer, however we would have to perform a comprehensive market-wide audit to be totally sure. However, should we recieve information regarding sales of fur and there was concern over its importation or labelling then we would look at taking the appropriate action.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send 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  Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, email:  Mayor@bristol.gov.uk

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Here is the Council’s position 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, we do not allow the sale of real fur products on our markets.

However, we are not aware 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 Graham John Bull, Leader of the Council, email: Graham.Bull@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.

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Cheshire East Council has the following markets: Congleton, Crewe, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Wilmslow

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 Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communication, Cllr Paul Bates, email: paul.bates@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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The Council operates markets in West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Oldbury, Great Bridge.

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 is no restriction on the sale of fur as long as it is legal to do so. However in reality it is most unlikely furs would be sold on our markets and has not happened in my memory.

The Council allows the sale of fur. Real fur is often sold cheaply as bobbles/ poms or trims and wrongly assumed to be fake, and it is of concern that the Council appear complacent about this. Please let us know if you suspect real fur being sold.

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 Dave Hosell, Cabinet Member responsible for markets, email: david_hosell@sandwell.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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Epsom & Ewell BoroughCouncil has the following markets: monthly farmers 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 Cllr John Beckett, Chair of Environment committee, email: jbeckett@epsom-ewell.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.
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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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council has the following markets: Town Centre Market, Barking.

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 (no policy yet)

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Margaret Mullane, Portfolio Holder for Enforcement and Community Safety, email: margaret.mullane@lbbd.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:   Our commodities structure does not include the provision of fur, therefore it is not permitted and a licence would not be granted.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting John Sylvester, Street Trading Licensing Officer, e-mail: jsylvester@lambeth.gov.uk

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North Hertfordshire District Council has the following markets: Hitchin Market. (this is run under contract by a not for profit organisation)

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 market operator does not permit the sale of real fur.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Steve Jarvis, Executive Member for Environment and Leisure, email: steve.jarvis@north-herts.gov.uk

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