London Borough of Hounslow

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Murray Road Hounslow England TW5 9HW GB

London Borough of Hounslow runs Western International 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 does not have any policies/agreements covering this subject

The Council has also refused to even consider our Fur Free markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Leader of the Council, Cllr Steve Curran, email: Steve.Curran@hounslow.gov.uk

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London Borough of Croydon Council has the following markets:

  • New Addington Market operated by Bray Associate’s every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Haynes Lane Market operated by the Crystal Palace Transition Team.
  • Clock Tower Market once a month – Station Road, South Norwood. Operated by local community group.
  • Occasional visiting (ie. Continental Food) markets North End, Croydon. Outsourced by Croydon BID to various operators 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:  They are not currently included in a list of banned products. 

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. Hamida Ali, Cabinet Member for Communities, Safety & Justice, email: hamida.ali@croydon.gov.uk and Cllr. Chris Clark, Chair of Licensing Committee, chris.clark2@croydon.gov.uk

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

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

Leicester City Council has the following markets: Leicester outdoor market, Beaumont Leys Market and speciality markets

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 issue has not arisen previously but there are traders who sell knitted hats as described.

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 Paul Westley, email: Paul.Westley@leicester.gov.uk

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

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

Wiltshire Council has the following markets: Tuesday Melksham – Market Place Corsham – Newlands Rd car park
Shambles Market Hall Devizes – Antiques & Collectables
 
Wednesday Trowbridge – Fore Street Marlborough – High St Amesbury – Salisbury St
 
Thursday Wilton – Market Place Devizes – Market Place Shambles Market Hall Devizes – general market Bradford on Avon – Bridge St car park
 
Friday Warminster – Central car park Calne – Phelps Parade Chippenham – High St Shambles Market Hall Devizes – general market
 
Saturday Chippenham – High St Shambles Market Hall Devizes – general market Marlborough – High St
 
We also rent the Shambles Market Hall out on a Sunday and Monday to someone who runs the Old Curiosity Market which is bric-a-brac and collectables. There are also a number of licensed street traders around the County.
 
As part of the events programme we host the Wealth of Wiltshire Christmas Fayre at County Hall in Trowbridge and a Christmas event at the Devizes Community Hub and Library and the Nadder Centre in Tisbury.

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 promote or endorse the selling on real fur, but do not have any rules or agreements in place for this.  We would be happy to receive a recommended form of words to include in policy documents 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 the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Bridget Wayman, Highways, Transport and Waste, email: bridget.wayman@wiltshire.gov.uk

Shepway District Council has the following markets: Folkestone Town Centre

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:   we specify which items traders can sell and to date I’m not aware that we’ve ever been asked if they could sell real fur. Generally they sell food, plants, DVDs or ladies clothing/suitcases, certainly no ‘luxury’ goods or high-end expensive items.

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 Clive Goddard, Chair of Planning and Licensing Committee, email: clive.goddard@folkestone-hythe.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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The Council runs Harborough Market.

Here is the 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 is no specific exclusion of the sale of fur, although we do not have any traders who have sought to sell such items.

The Council has no policy to prohibit the sale of fur should a trader wish.

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 Philip King, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: p.king@harborough.gov.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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Bath & NE Somerset Council has the following markets: Guildhall Market, High Street

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? 

A:   ‘We would not knowingly accept any stallholder tenancy selling real fur products.’ 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 Charles Gerrish, Cabinet Member for Finance and Efficiency, email: charles_gerrish@bathnes.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- although we understand the Council is in the process of drafting an Animal Welfare Charter.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the Performance Management Officer,
Department of Markets and Consumer Protection, email: directorate.markets@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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Epsom & Ewell BoroughCouncil has the following markets: monthly farmers 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:   ‘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 John Beckett, Chair of Environment committee, email: jbeckett@epsom-ewell.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:

North End Road SW6Lyric Square W6

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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