Exeter City Council

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74 Paris Street Exeter England EX1 2JY 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 have any conditions banning such items but we are not aware of anyone who does sell such things.

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 Rachel Sutton, cllr.rachel.sutton@exeter.gov.uk;

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Poole Borough Council has the following markets: market days are Thursday, Saturdays and  Tuesdays

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 don’t specify and it’s never been asked.

The Council allows the sale of fur.They also 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 Councillor Lewis Allison, Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Leisure and Communities, email: Lewis.Allison@bcpcouncil.gov.uk   

Plymouth City Council has the following markets: Plymouth Market, Flavour Fest, Seafood Festival, 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:  None of our traders currently sell these products and the situation has not arisen where any traders, past, present or potential, have requested to sell real fur.

We do not have a policy in place for real fur etc. but would be something we would happily adopt for events but would need to be approved if a formal PCC policy

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 Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, email: Ian.Bowyer@plymouth.gov.uk .

We have now received a partial response but have requested clarification and completion of our FOI request.

South Hams District Council has the following markets: Totnes, Ivybridge, and Kingsbridge

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 have stall holders who sell sheepskins and sheepskin slippers and vintage clothing which may from time to time include real fur.

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 David May, Chair of Licensing Committee, email: Cllr.May@southhams.gov.uk

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

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Bristol City Council has the following markets: St Nicholas Market.  This consists of indoor resident traders and those that participate in our routine weekly outdoor Corn Street markets (Nails, Farmers’ & Street Food).  In addition there are annual/ ad-hoc events held in and around the market site.  
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:  There are currently no restrictions in place for the sale of real fur products. Currently we do not beleive any market traders sell fur items as part of their core offer, however we would have to perform a comprehensive market-wide audit to be totally sure. However, should we recieve information regarding sales of fur and there was concern over its importation or labelling then we would look at taking the appropriate action.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send recommended policy wording.

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  Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, email:  Mayor@bristol.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:   This is not specified.

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 Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, email: Cllr.Charles.Smith@Bridgend.gov.uk

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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The Council runs the following markets: Wells; Frome; Shepton Mallet; Glastonbury.

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. 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 Nigel Taylor; Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Community Health Services, email: cllr.taylor@mendip.gov.uk .

Blaenau Gwent Borough Council has the following markets: weekly markets in Abertillery, Ebbw Vale & Brynmawr

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 Market Traders selling real fur products. However, if our attention was brought to such an incident, Officers would liaise with colleagues in Trading Standards for advice.

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 Garth Collier, Executive member for Environment, email:Garth.Collier@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk .

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

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

Taunton Deane Borough Council has the following markets: the council does not directly own or manage markets, but a street trading consent has been issued to the Council’s Business Development department who in turn allow street trading and event organisers to run markets, fairs, festivals in Taunton town centre throughout the year.

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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Patrick Berry, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Climate Change, email: cllr.p.berry@tauntondeane.gov.uk or Councillor Kelly Durdan, Licensing Committee, email: cllr.k.durdan@tauntondeane.gov.uk

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The Council manages the Eastleigh town centre 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 not include anything [in rules or regulations] about selling fur, however I am not aware of any stallholders that do sell fur.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have, however, 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 Jade Moses, Market & Town Centre Development Officer, email: jade.moses@eastleighgov.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:   In terms of those markets managed by City Centre Management the permitted uses granted relates to general product lines rather than anything specific such as those items referred to above.

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 Robert Francis-Davies – Cabinet Member for Development and Regeneration, email: Cllr.Robert.Davies@swansea.gov.uk

 

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:  There are no specific stalls selling fur products, although some  historic user clauses may allow tenants to sell a variety of products  that may not preclude the sale of furs.

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 Councillor Annette Wingrave Cabinet Chair for Regeneration &  Sustainable Development Board, email:  cllr.a.wingrave@npt.gov.uk

 

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

Newport City Council has the following markets: Newport Indoor 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 don’t have a policy, or a form of words within the licenses or leases for those traders within the Newport Indoor Market.  We would be happy to be sent a form of words for inclusion in future 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 Councillor Mark Whitcutt, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Assets, email: mark.whitcutt@newport.gov.uk

Test Valley Borough Council has the following markets: Andover street market, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Romsey street market Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.   Andover Artisan Market which runs on the third Sunday of the month.

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 specifically excluded from terms of market contract but traders must comply with all relevant legislation.

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 David Drew, Economic Development & Tourism, email: Cllrddrew@testvalley.gov.uk

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