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

 

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Guildford Borough Council has the following markets: monthly Guildford Farmers Market on the High Street, North Street Market (Friday and Saturday)

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 Bilbe (Farmers and Christmas Markets) david.bilbe@guildford.gov.uk  and Cllr Matt Furniss matt.furniss@guildford.gov.uk  (North Street Market)

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Bromley Council has the following markets: High Street Market (every Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

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 but it has 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 Peter Morgan, email: Peter.Morgan@bromley.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:  I can confirm that we do not currently have any stall holders selling anything made from real animal fur.  A huge part of our customer base is made up of shoppers on a budget, so I am unsure if this would be a suitable product for the market, based on this factor alone.

 

The Council does not prohibit the sale of fur. It is worrying that the Council does not seem to realise that the majority of real fur on sale at markets is very cheap, often as cheap as fake fur, and imported from places like China where animal welfare is virtually non-existent.

They have, though, 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 Pauline Rider, Chelmsford Markets & Shopmobility Manager, email: pauline.martin@chelmsford.gov.uk

We also sent our information to Councillor Malcolm Sismey, Cabinet Member for Waste Management and Recycling, Member for Chetwood and Collingwood Ward South Woodham Ferrers

The response we received was:

My view on this subject is that the English law is the right vehicle to limit this sort of sale rather than by different local authorities taking their own route. I encourage you to pursue this issue via Members of Parliament.

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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 does not currently form part of the Market Regulations and we have not received requests to sell real fur, but there may be occasions, e.g. vintage/antique stalls, when real fur may form part of a range of clothing.  Please forward a copy of a form of words that you suggest for consideration for inclusion in the Market Regulations.

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 Samir Jassal – contact email: samir.jassal@gravesham.gov.uk.

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

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council has the following markets:

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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:   Real Fur is not on our restricted list, but we currently do not have any traders selling this commodity.

The Council allows the sale of fur.  They did not respond to our offer to receive our Fur Free Markets policy for consideration.

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 Councillor Wesley Harcourt, Environment, Transport and Residents Services, email: wesley.harcourt@lbhf.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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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council has the following markets: Town Centre Market, Barking.

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 (no policy yet)

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 Councillor Margaret Mullane, Portfolio Holder for Enforcement and Community Safety, email: margaret.mullane@lbbd.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:   Our commodities structure does not include the provision of fur, therefore it is not permitted and a licence would not be granted.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting John Sylvester, Street Trading Licensing Officer, e-mail: jsylvester@lambeth.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:  There are no such items sold at the Market. We currently reserve the right to not allow products to be sold at the discretion of the Market Manager.

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 Richard Chesterton; Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, email: rchesterton@middevon.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 this, so would consider reviewing a policy

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 Lee Wilkes Chairman of the Environment, Leisure and Recreation Committee,email: councillor@raunds-tc.gov.uk

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

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Waltham Forest Council has the following markets: Walthamstow Market, North Chingford Market, Chingford Mount Market, London’s 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:  Yes

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have been sent 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 Simon Miller, Portfolio Lead Member – Economic Growth and High Streets, email: Cllr.Simon.Miller@walthamforest.gov.uk

Dartford Borough Council has the following markets: Thursday and Saturday Market, Annual Dartford Festival, 3 day 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 have no specific policies relating to 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 Chris Shipham, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: chris.shippam@dartford.gov.uk

Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

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