Leyburn Town Council

Leyburn Town Council has the following markets: Weekly Friday market, Monthly Sunday 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:  I can confirm that the Markets run by Leyburn Town Council do not sell any real fur. When traders apply for a pitch on the market they have to fill out an application stating exactly what is to be sold and this has to then be approved by Councillors before they can trade.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.  They have asked to see our fur free markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Charlotte Smith, Clerk to the council,  email: contact@leyburntowncouncil.co.uk

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Bolton Council has two regular markets: Bolton Market and Westhoughton Market, as well as two special markets, Bolton Teenage Market and an Artisan market.

Here in Bolton Council’s brief 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 offical policy docuements or guidelines to enforce this. Bolton Council have been sent a suggested policy to adopt, with no resposne so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Linda Thomas, Leader of the Council,  email: linda.thomas@bolton.gov.uk

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The Council holds monopoly rights to operate and licence Markets throughout its administrative Borough.

Here is Calderdale 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: Stallholders are not currently prohibited from selling items that may include real fur and we could gladly receive recommended wording to include in future policy documents, which we are currently revising, and stallholder 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Barry Collins (both the Portfolio holder and chair of the Cabinet Markets Working Party) at councillor.bcollins@calderdale.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: 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 Clare Cleary, Portfolio Holder, email: clare.cleary@hyndburnbc.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:   The only reference to fur appears in Section 5 of our Animal Welfare charter. [This reads: ‘The Council will take account of animal welfare in day to day operations and decision making processes. This will be acheived by….opposing the use of fur’]

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Marion Atkinson, Cabinet Member- Regeneration and Skills, email: marion.atkinson@councillors.sefton.gov.uk

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Derby City Council has the following markets: Derby Market Hall, Allenton Market 

In addition they stated:  We manage and support several hundred fairs, events and festivals per annum.

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 join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Robin Wood , Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture & Tourism, email: robin.wood@derby.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

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 Cllr Denise Lelliott; Cabinet Member for Jobs & the Local Economy, email: Cllr Denise Lelliott, Cabinet Member for Jobs & the Local Economy, email:

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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:  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 Mary Lea, email: mary.lea@sheffield.gov.uk

Burnley Borough Council has the following markets: Burnley 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: I’ve never really come across this.  I have a tenant who sells key rings with fur trims but she couldn’t even tell me whether it was real or not.  I suspect not because of the price of them but I couldn’t say for definite

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 Asif Raja, Portfolio Holder for Economy & Growth, email: araja@burnley.gov.uk

Newcastle upon Tyne City Council has the following markets: Grainger Market, Farmers Market, Quayside Sunday Market and Continental Markets currently contracted out to Market Place Europe.

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 stop them doing this at the minute

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 Ged Bell, Cabinet member for Employment, email: ged.bell@newcastle.gov.uk

Erewash Borough Council has the following markets: Ilkeston Town Centre Market – Each Thursday and Saturday.  Long Eaton Town Centre Market – Each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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, as per charter.  Not currently covered in the market policy, although this is currently being re-written and will include reference to fur. The markets are inspected weekly and any selling fur should be noted and acted upon.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Councillor Michael Powell, Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning,  email: Councillor.Michael.Powell@erewash.gov.uk

South Lakeland District Council has the following markets: indoor and outdoor Market in Kendal

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:  Although we have no specific written policy on this subject, we wouldn’t knowingly allow anyone to retail animal fur on the market. The majority of our outdoor market traders are food retailers, the few trade stalls that retail any clothing items operate their own self-imposed ban on the sale of fur and animal products. No one has retailed fur on our markets for many years.

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

At their request we have sent them our recommended policy to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Graham Vincent , Economy and Assets Portfolio Holder, g.vincent@southlakeland.gov.uk

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council has the following markets:  Markets at Wakefield cathedral precinct, Ossett, South Elmsall, Pontefract, Normanton and Castleford.  Rhubarb Festival and Seaside in the city at Wakefield, Liquorice Festival Pontefract, Seaside in the town and Roman Festival Castleford, Christmas light switch on Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract.

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 Cllr Denise Jeffery, Regeneration & Economic Growth,  email: djeffery@wakefield.gov.uk

Ribble Valley Borough Council has the following markets: Clitheroe 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:   the Council do not have a policy in relation 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 Councillor Bridget Hilton, email: cllr.hilton@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Mansfield District Council has 1 regular markets: Mansfield Market, and specialist markets throughout the year which vary on dates and frequency.

Here in Mansfield District 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. The Council have been sent a Fur Free Markets policy and contract to sign and adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to join the Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Stuart Richardson, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth  email: srichardson@mansfield.gov.uk

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Here is Chorley Borough 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. The Council have been sent a Fur Free Markets policy and contract to sign and adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Danny Gee, Portfolio Holder for Town Centre and Assets at danny.gee@chorley.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

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 Adam Keppel-Green, Town clerk, email: adam.kg@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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