London Borough of Hounslow

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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 Camden Council has the following 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:   We have no policies to cover this area so there are no restrictions placed by the council on these items, they are subject to any relevant laws that would be enforced by the police or trading standards as required.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not accept our offer to send them 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 contacting Councillor Nadia Shah, email: nadia.shah@camden.gov.uk

Oxford City Council has the following markets: Oxford Covered Market, Gloucester Green Market, Arts Markets, Various Community Markets.

Gloucester Green Market is managed by LSD Promotions who have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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 preclude any of these items specifically

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Mary Clarkson, Board Member for Culture and City Centre,  email:  cllrmclarkson@oxford.gov.uk

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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Colchester Borough Council has the following markets: Colchester Market, they also license 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? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  Since the start of 2018 Colchester Market and Street Trading has banned real fur products from being sold using this existing rule:

12.2 No goods may be displayed or sold which in the opinion of the Markets & Street Trading Manager are inappropriate, dangerous or likely to cause offence to other traders or members of the public.

At the recent licencing committee (21st March) which considered changes to our existing Market Regulations it was decided that an inclusion of a specific rule banning the sale of fur products (submitted as rule 12.6 under prohibited items) needed more consideration – this rule will be developed further and submitted to the next committee meeting.

Street traders cannot sell the following restricted items:

Real fur goods including hat bobbles

 

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr. Michael Lilley, Portfolio Holder for Public Safety and Licensing: cllr.mike.lilley@colchester.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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Reading Borough Council has the following markets: Reading Market (Hosier Street), Butter Market (Market Place)

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 have spoken with the Markets manager and they have confirmed that whilst they do not have a policy preventing stall holders selling real fur, they are not aware that it is sold.  

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 Councillor Sarah Hacker, email: Sarah.Hacker@reading.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:   It has never been accommodated on the market but we have also never been approached to allow it. We can only refuse  goods on specific grounds in reference to our Street Trading conditions and the appropriate legislation.

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 Nick Draper, Portfolio Holder, email: <!– –> nick.draper@merton.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.

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