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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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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 

Hertsmere Borough Council has the following markets: Borehamwood Market – managed by Bray Associates

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 sale of real fur would be actively discouraged by the market management company.

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 Seamus Quilty, Environment and Transport Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.seamus.quilty@hertsmere.gov.uk

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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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Here is Ely Market’s (run on behalf on the council) position on fur:

We do NOT allow real fur to be sold on any of our markets or events throughout the year. We have had to enforce this in the past when we became aware that a trader was selling real fur pom pom hats imported from China.

 

We are delighted that a no fur policy is being enforced.  Please urge the Ely Markets to receive a Five Star Rating by  joining our official Fur Free Markets programme, by contacting Lisa Quin, Markets Officer, email: lisa.quin@elymarkets.co.uk

 

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East Hampshire  District Council has the following markets: Petersfield 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:   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 Portfolio holder for Commercial Commissioning – Cllr Tony Costigan, email tony.costigan@easthants.gov.uk and Portfolio Holder for Business Support – Cllr Glynis Watts, email glynis.watts@easthants.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:  No stipulation

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 Sheila Bain, Portfolio Holder, email: sheila.bain@redbridge.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:  It is not specified in the charter but to our knowledge no one does.

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 Daniel Anderson, Cabinet Member for Environment, email: Cllr.Daniel.Anderson@Enfield.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 would prohibit the sale of real fur items as long as such sales were legal.

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 Jonathan Cook, email: JonathanCook@wandsworth.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.

City of Westminster Council has the following markets:

Sutton Ground SW1

Tachbrook Street SW1

Maida Hill W9

Church Street NW8

Berwick Street W1

They also approve a number of stand alone street traders.

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 specific policies or standard conditions in relation to the sale of real fur.  This may be something that is considered in future reviews of the policy. There will be consultation on any future changes to the policy and I would advise your organisation to provide us with a response during the consultation period so that this matter can be taken into consideration.

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 Angela Harvey, Chairman of Licensing, email: angelaharvey@westminster.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.

Norwich City Council has the following markets:

Norwich Market.

Street Trading Pitches

Spooky City, Christmas Lights Switch On, Big Boom Fireworks and Lord Mayors Celebrations – the events team deals with food traders as part of these events.

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 specific policy within our market trading or street trading guidelines in relation to 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 Councillor Matthew Packer, email: m.packer@cllr.norwich.gov.uk

Lewisham Council has the following markets: Lewisham Market,  Deptford Market and Catford 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:   No stall holders have been licenced to sell real fur

However, when we asked for clarification:

Could you please clarify, if real fur was found on a trading stall would the trader be required to remove it?  I ask because most real fur found on markets is as trims e.g. the pom pom on a knitted hat.  The trader would list knitted hats or accessories on their application, not knitted hat with real fur trim.

The response we received was:

I just wanted to reiterate our response to point 4 of your FOI request

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 Paul Bell, Cabinet Member for Housing, email: cllr_paul.bell@lewisham.gov.uk

 

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