Eastbourne Council

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34 Seaside Road Eastbourne England BN21 3PB 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: It is not something we have a specific category for although all Eastbourne Borough Council events trade documents have a clause banning any items deemed inappropriate by Eastbourne Borough Council.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Margaret Bannister, Cabinet Portfolio holder for Tourism and Leisure Services, email: councillor.bannister@eastbourne.gov.uk

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Name of] Council has the following markets: [list the markets]

Here is Bolton 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 Cllr John C P Connor
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, Cabinet Member for Environment Services, email:  jconnor@chichester.gov.uk

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Havering Borough Council has the following markets: Romford Market (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday), Havering Show

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? 

A: Romford Market has no specific instructions to traders. 

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 Cabinet Member for the Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Osman Dervish, email: councillorosman.dervish@havering.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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Tendring District Council has the following markets: Tour de Tendring annual cycle ride and Clacton Airshow

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 planning.services@tendringdc.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 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 would not allow real fur to be sold in principle. We are happy to receive guidance wording to add to trader t&cs in future

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

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Gordon Lindsay, Cabinet Member for Local Economy Gordon.lindsay@horsham.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:    We do not have a policy or agreement to cover this subject.

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 Jackie Smith, email: jackie.smith@royalgreenwich.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:   We do not have a policy on selling real fur on Maidstone Markets

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  Heritage, Culture and Leisure Committee Chair,  Cllr David Pickett, email: davidpickett@maidstone.gov.uk

 

UPDATE:

Respect for Animals supporter and campaigner for animals, Tim Licence, saw our new fur free market campaign and took action.

“I thought I’d have a go at campaigning to get my local council to adopt the policies.

I set up a petition and wrote a blog to try and make this happen, while I am planning on asking a question at a future council meeting.

Any help, promotion and support for this would be very appreciated.”

Sign here, especially if Maidstone Borough Council is your Local Authority:

https://meetings.maidstone.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=17

This council has advised us that they all trading stalls are food only.

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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:  The Council does not allow, licence or manage any trading involving, animals or animal furs.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Mick Sims, Licensing Manager, Slough Borough Council, Michael.sims@slough.gov.uk.

Oxford City Council has the following markets: Oxford Covered Market, Gloucester Green Market, Arts Markets, Various Community Markets.

Gloucester Green Market is managed by LSD Promotions who have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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 preclude any of these items specifically

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

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Mary Clarkson, Board Member for Culture and City Centre,  email:  cllrmclarkson@oxford.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

 

Canterbury City Council has the following markets: Canterbury and Herne Bay General Markets

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:  There are no policy documents specifically covering the sale of real fur, though we would be happy to consider it.
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 Colin Perris, Market Manager, email: Colin.Perris@canterbury.gov.uk

Medway Council has the following markets: Gillingham, Kent-Monday and Saturday, Strood, Kent-Tuesday and Saturday, Rochester, Kent- Monthly Farmers Market every third Sunday of the month

Festivals within the borough of Medway are managed by Medway Councils Events team.

Other events such as boot fairs, community events and Artisan Markets are managed through private organisers outside of the Local Authority.

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: In terms of animal fur as decorative flourishes, Medway Council makes the traders comply with the Textile Products (labelling and fibre composition)Regulations 2016 to have the products appropriately labelled. If traders fail to do this then a trader can commit a criminal offence. This approach is further enforced by stating that the failure to disclose the presence of fur is a potential criminal offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.  Furthermore the approach is solely based on the application of the legislation covering the description of the product and not the morality of their placement in the market place.

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 Mrs Jane Chitty, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation, email: jane.chitty@medway.gov.uk

Stevenage Borough Council has the following markets: Stevenage Indoor Market, Speciality Market in the Town Centre, Street Traders in the Town Centre. Christmas market in December.

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:  As far as we know (we have 48 traders) we have not got any traders in the Stevenage Indoor Market selling furs (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.). We would never knowingly agree to this.

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 Councillor Joan Lloyd, Executive Member – Resources,  email: joan.lloyd@stevenage.gov.uk

Castle Point Borough Council has the following markets: Castle Point Show annual 1 day event.

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 situation has never arisen.  No stall holders have wanted to sell real fur.

We have written to the council to explain that most fur on trading stalls is a trim on the main item and therefore would not be listed in their application.

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 Andrew Sheldon, Cabinet Member for Customer Engagement and Commercialism, email:cllr.asheldon@castlepoint.gov.uk

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

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