East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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14 Grayburn Lane Beverley England HU17 8JP 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:   We do not stop traders from selling real fur on our markets which can legally be sold.

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 the Portfolio Holder, Councillor Richard Burton – councillor.rburton@eastriding.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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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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Here is Hambleton District 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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Isobel Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance, email: cllr.isobel.sanderson@hambleton.gov.uk .

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Salford City Council has the following markets: Eccles Market, Misc. fairs

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 David Lancaster MBE, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, email:  councillor.lancaster@salford.gov.uk

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South Holland District Council has the following markets: Spalding, Crowland,  Holbeach, Long Sutton

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 Roger Gambba-Jones, Portfolio Holder for Place, email: RGambba-jones@sholland.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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The Council operates: Queensgate, Huddersfield open, Dewsbury, Cleckheaton, Holmfirth, Heckmondwike, Batley and Birstall markets.

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: YES

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 Councillor Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member – Communities and Environment, email: naheed.mather@kirklees.gov.uk

 

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Preston Council has the following markets: Preston Indoor Market, Preston Outdoor Market, Preston Car Boot 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 do have the powers to limit what traders can sell or display. However, at the moment sale of real fur is not currently on our prohibited list of products. We are currently revising our Rules and Regulations for the new Market, so would be happy to receive recommended form of words.

The Council allows the sale of fur,  but 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 R. Boswell, Cabinet Member For Community and the Environment (Deputy Leader), email:  cllr.r.boswell@preston.gov.uk

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

Darlington Borough Council has the following markets: Darlington market (operated by Market Asset Management).

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:   Darlington Council do not allow fur trading on Darlington Market Stalls. This is administered through initial application process, and regular stall checks can call in trading standards if we suspect any problems.

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 Chris McEwan, Deputy Leader and Economy and Regeneration Portfolio,  email: chris.mcewan@darlington.gov.uk

Oundle Town Council has the following markets: A weekly market and a farmers market once a month and a Christmas 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:  We do not have a policy to cover this, however I am not aware of any of our stall holders selling items with fur trims. 
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 Emma Baker, Clerk to the Council, email: Emma@oundle.gov.uk

 

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

Stafford Borough Council has the following markets: Stone Farmers’ Market, Stafford Farmers’ Market, Stafford Wednesday Market, Victorian Christmas Market, St. Johns Indoor Market, Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival, Staffordshire Day Market, Stafford Makers Market, Stafford Christmas 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:  Although there is no policy/charter, traders are required to comply with the law in relation to the sale of fur, and custom and practice has developed in our permanent   markets to discourage the sales of fur.

Several attempts have been made to clarify the above information without success.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have refused to even consider our Fur Free Markets policy.

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 F Beatty, Economic Development and Planning Portfolio, email: fbeatty@staffordbc.gov.uk

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

Pendle Borough Council have advised us that:

Pendle Councils markets are run by a private company, as the councils Property Services and Asset Management Department was out sourced in 2005 as part of a large Private/public Partnership.

However, there are a number of Markets advertised on the Council’s website along with forms for traders to apply for stalls.  We have sought clarification from Pendle Council and await a response.

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Boston Borough Council has the following markets: ? Every Wednesday in Market Place and Bargate Green. Every Saturday in Market Place.

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

They have additionally stated:

We do not have it written in our policy, it would be something we discussed with traders when they signed up and as part of the application process, they have to sign up and registar what are selling so at this point we would notify them.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.  They have not responded to our offer to send them our Fur Free Markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Nigel Welton, Portfolio holder – regulatory,  email:nigel.welton@boston.gov.uk

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Here is Charnwood Borough 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:  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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr. Jenny Bokor, Porfolio holder, at cllr.jenny.bokor@charnwood.gov.uk .

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