Colchester Borough Council

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Colchester Borough Council has the following markets: Colchester Market, they also license street traders.

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:  Since the start of 2018 Colchester Market and Street Trading has banned real fur products from being sold using this existing rule:

12.2 No goods may be displayed or sold which in the opinion of the Markets & Street Trading Manager are inappropriate, dangerous or likely to cause offence to other traders or members of the public.

At the recent licencing committee (21st March) which considered changes to our existing Market Regulations it was decided that an inclusion of a specific rule banning the sale of fur products (submitted as rule 12.6 under prohibited items) needed more consideration – this rule will be developed further and submitted to the next committee meeting.

Street traders cannot sell the following restricted items:

Real fur goods including hat bobbles

 

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr. Michael Lilley, Portfolio Holder for Public Safety and Licensing: cllr.mike.lilley@colchester.gov.uk .

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Here is Ely Market’s (run on behalf on the council) position on fur:

We do NOT allow real fur to be sold on any of our markets or events throughout the year. We have had to enforce this in the past when we became aware that a trader was selling real fur pom pom hats imported from China.

 

We are delighted that a no fur policy is being enforced.  Please urge the Ely Markets to receive a Five Star Rating by  joining our official Fur Free Markets programme, by contacting Lisa Quin, Markets Officer, email: lisa.quin@elymarkets.co.uk

 

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East Hampshire  District Council has the following markets: Petersfield 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:   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 Commercial Commissioning – Cllr Tony Costigan, email tony.costigan@easthants.gov.uk and Portfolio Holder for Business Support – Cllr Glynis Watts, email glynis.watts@easthants.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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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has the following markets: Thursday general market and Saturday farmers and craft 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:   ‘Neither sell real fur to our knowledge’

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Marzia Abel, Town Centre Manager, email: marziaabel@southend.gov.uk

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

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council has the following markets:

North End Road SW6Lyric Square W6

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:   Real Fur is not on our restricted list, but we currently do not have any traders selling this commodity.

The Council allows the sale of fur.  They did not respond to our offer to receive our Fur Free Markets policy for consideration.

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 Councillor Wesley Harcourt, Environment, Transport and Residents Services, email: wesley.harcourt@lbhf.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 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:   This is not specified in the license 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 the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of the Council, email: bellj@ealing.gov.uk

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The Council runs the folowing markets: Bethnal Green Road;Chrisp Street; Columbia Road; Roman Road; Whitechapel Market; Watney Street; Brick Lane (includes Sclater Street, Cheshire Street, Bacon Street); Petticoat Lane; Roman Road Square

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 licence conditions that prohibits the sale of real fur.
Commodities are itemised such as ladies wear, men’s wear, childrens wear etc. If traders are offering for sale items such as fur bobble hats, fur key rings etc, it would not be closely monitored if the fur was synthetic or real.

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 Joshua Peck, Cabinet Member for Work and Economic Growth, email: Cllr.Joshua.Peck@towerhamlets.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.

City of Westminster Council has the following markets:

Sutton Ground SW1

Tachbrook Street SW1

Maida Hill W9

Church Street NW8

Berwick Street W1

They also approve a number of stand alone street traders.

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? 

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There are currently no specific policies or standard conditions in relation to the sale of real fur.  This may be something that is considered in future reviews of the policy. There will be consultation on any future changes to the policy and I would advise your organisation to provide us with a response during the consultation period so that this matter can be taken into consideration.

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 Angela Harvey, Chairman of Licensing, email: angelaharvey@westminster.gov.uk .

Basingstoke and Deane Council has the following markets: Wednesday and Saturday markets (contracted out to Hughmark Continental Ltd.)

In addition, there are a number of trading stalls and food/beverage stalls at Basingstoke Live, an annual music event managed by the council’s Events Team. 

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 a policy within our market contract that fur should not be sold and as far as we are aware the situation has not arisen.

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 Simon Bound, Deputy Leader Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Partnerships, email: Cllr.Simon.Bound@basingstoke.gov.uk

Sudbury Town Council has the following markets: Twice weekly Market (run by Market Manager Mark Wilde), Christmas Fair (run by Town Centre Manager Ami Birrell)

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

They have requested details of our Fur Free Markets scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Ami Birrell, Town Centre Manager,  email: ami.birrell@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk, Mark Wilde, Market Manager, email: mark.wilde@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk

 

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council has the following markets: Kings Lynn on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Hunstanton on Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays, and every Wednesday in July and August.

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 regarding this matter. We look at each stall application  on its own merits

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 Peter Hodson , Cabinet Member for Performance and Economic Development, email: cllr.peter.hodson@west-norfolk.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.

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