Epping Forest District Council

323 High Street Epping England CM16 4BZ GB
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

London Borough of Barnet Council has the following markets: Property Services lease land to is North Finchley Market, Lodge Lane N12

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: 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 Cllr Dean Cohen,  Environment Committee Chair, email:  cllr.d.cohen@barnet.gov.uk

East Hertforshire Council has the following markets: Ware Retail Market, Hertford Retail 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:  Eastherts council currently do not have a policy in place for the sale of fur at our markets and as far as we are aware none of our current stallholders sell any fur related product

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 Gary Jones, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economic Development, email: gary.jones@eastherts.gov.uk

North Norfolk District Council has the following markets: Sheringham and Cromer

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:   Not as far as we are aware

However, their market guidelines make no mention of the sale of fur.

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 J Oliver, email: cllr.judy.oliver@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Southampton City Council has the following markets: City Centre weekly market, Bitterne Weekly market, Christmas Festival

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:  It is permitted although, as far as the Council is aware, it does not happen.

Would be happy to receive a suggested form of words to consider, however due to the nature of the contractual arrangements put in place by the Council even if a decision were made by the Council to include the words in its agreements they could not be included until such time as the market services were reprocured or unless the market providers agreed.

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 Kaur, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Leisure, email: satvir.kaur@southampton.gov.uk

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has the following markets: Tunbridge Wells Farmers 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:  They would not look to take on a stall that would be selling fur products.  The Farmers Market does occasionally have craft stalls but no-one sells fur.

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 Gary Stevenson, Head of Environment and Street Scene,  email: Gary.Stevenson@tunbridgewells.gov.uk and Councillor Dr Ronen Basu, portfolio holder for sustainability, email: ronen.basu@tunbridgewells.gov.uk 

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

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Bracknell Market: Bracknell Forest Council oversees but does not manage the day to day running of the market, the management of the market is undertaken by Hughmark (https://www.hughmark.co.uk/).

 

Here is Bracknell Forest 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: Bracknell market is largely a food based market, there are only two non food stores, one sells plants and the other flowers. The management company has stated that they do not intend now or in the foreseeable future to allow fur in any form to be sold on Bracknell market.

However, we have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. Bracknell Forest Council have been sent a suggested policy to adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, Marc.Brunel-Walker@bracknell-forest.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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Here is the Council’s respsone to our FoI request:

We do not have specific policy on the sale of animal fur.

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 David Neighbour – Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, email: david.neighbour@hart.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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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.
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.
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:   Ipswich Market:
Only approved goods which are listed in the Market Regulations are allowed to be sold on the market. Real fur goods are not on this list.
Other occasional markets:
The Council is not aware of any traders selling real fur products at the occasional markets, however this is not something which is specifically asked.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr David Ellesmere, Leader of the Council, email; david.ellesmere@councillors.ipswich.gov.uk

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Hackney Council has 6 street trading markets: Broadway Market – Run by the traders association; Chatsworth Road Market – Run by the traders association; Ridley Road Market – Run by the Council; Kingsland Waste Market – Run by the Council; Hoxton Street Market – Run by the Council; Well Street Market – Run by the Council

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 – there are no restrictions in our terms and conditions on the sale of real fur. We stipulate that all goods sold must comply with all sale of goods legislation. This would indicate that fur goods approved for import and sale by UK government can be sold.

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 Dan O’Sullivan, via email at Daniel.O’Sullivan@hackney.gov.uk

 

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North Hertfordshire District Council has the following markets: Hitchin Market. (this is run under contract by a not for profit organisation)

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 market operator does not permit the sale of real fur.

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

Please urge the Council to join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Steve Jarvis, Executive Member for Environment and Leisure, email: steve.jarvis@north-herts.gov.uk

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