Dacorum Borough Council has the following markets:
Dacorum Borough Council manage two markets, the management of which is contracted out to Saunders Markets Limited.
- Hemel Hempstead Town Centre – weekly markets held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
- Hemel Hempstead Old Town Market – monthly market on the first Sunday of the month (excluding January & February)
We also organise two large annual events in Hemel Hempstead where a small number of trading stalls (predominantly food vendors) are permitted:-
- Old Town Halloween Party
- Christmas Live @ Hemel Hempstead
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 have checked with our market operator and there have been no instances of any traders selling fur to date to their knowledge. At present as long as traders are operating within the law they are permitted to trade. Saunders Markets do not currently have a policy around fur but have asked to be made aware of information that is sent to us in respect of the same.
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 Graham Sutton, Planning & Regeneration, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .