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 clause in our current market terms and conditions relating to fur. I’m fairly certain we don’t currently have any fur being sold on any of our markets, however I can’t see why we wouldn’t add such a clause to ban fur. I’m happy for you to circulate policy wording for us to look at.
The Council currently 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 the Lead Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Debbie Pickford – Debbie.Pickford@Cherwell-DC.gov.uk .