Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council has the following markets: The Council operates local district markets, the Manchester Christmas market, a wholesale food market and various specialist markets throughout the year. We also manage the Market Rights for the City, where independent market operators apply to operate events via Licence.  

The following markets operate within the City boundaries:
 
• Arndale Retail Market• Gorton Retail Market • Harpurhey Retail Market • Longsight Retail Market • Wythenshawe Retail Market • New Smithfield Wholesale Food Market – Night operation • New Smithfield Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale • Manchester Christmas Markets • Special Interest Markets – varies from year to year

• Various events within the City, in conjunction with the Events Team which are delivered in partnership with external operators (operated via a Market Rights Licence) • Market Rights Licence approval to trade for numerous independent market operations within the City
 
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 currently have a trader on the Christmas Market who is selling small fur items. As far as we are aware, these items meet with the current government guidance. To date, we have not received any other applications from traders to sell fur items. 

Manchester Markets does not currently have a written policy which covers the sale of fur and skins.

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 Matthew Bennett, Head of Commissioning and Delivery, email: m.bennett1@manchester.gov.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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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 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 Dave Smith at david.smith@blackburn.gov.uk

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Bury Council has the following markets: Bury Market, Radcliffe Market, Ramsbottom Saturday Market, regular farmers markets and car boots.

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:   The Markets Regulations do not allow the sale of live animals..but do not specifically prohibit the sale of fur, but to the best of my knowledge no Market has any stalls which sell fur 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 Rishi Shori , Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Business Engagement and Regeneration, email: r.shori@bury.gov.uk .

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council has the following markets:

Weekly Markets at Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham and Pocklington and annual festival of Christmas at Beverley.

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 Richard Burton, email: councillor.rburton@eastriding.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 don’t preclude within the current arrangement.

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 Peter Watson, Chair of Environmental and Development Services Committee, email: peter.watson@south-derbys.gov.uk

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Rushmoor Borough Council has the following markets: Aldershot, Farnborough, Craft Fayres in Aldershot and Farnborough,

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 Ken Muschamp, Portfolio Holder for Business, Safety and Regulation, email: ken@laulind.co.uk

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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 emailing listening@fylde.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:  Our Trading Standards service are not aware of an Animal Welfare Charter and we do not believe the market operator conditions prevents traders from selling fur.

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 emailing  info@hullcc.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 and they have refused to consider our recommended policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Jonathan Nunn (Leader of the Council), email: cllr.jnunn@northampton.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.

Barnsley Borough Council has the following markets: Barnsley Central, Hoyland, Goldthorpe, Penistone, Wombwell

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 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 Tim Cheetham,  Cabinet Spokesperson – Regeneration and Culture, email:  cllrtimcheetham@barnsley.gov.uk

Eden District Council has the following markets: Penrith Farmers’ Market, Appleby 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:  Our market policy does not restrict the sale of fur but we do not have any traders selling 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 Mary Robinson, Commercial Services Portfolio Holder, email: mary.robinson@eden.gov.uk

North West Leicestershire District Council has the following markets: Coalville 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:   There are no legal requirements for the council to adopt a policy on this issue and the Council does not have a policy on the sale of real fur at its market.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to receive our fur free markets scheme information.

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 Tony Gillard, Portfolio holder for business, email: tony.gillard@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

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