North Tyneside Council

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North Tyneside Council has the following markets: North Shields Christmas market, Wallsend festival and St Nicholas festival

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 Tony Wilson, Senior Events Officer, email: Thomas.wilson@northtyneside.gov.uk

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City of York  Council manages the Shambles Market (7 day a week, outdoor market) and the York Christmas Market. They also have a monthly Farmers Market run by http://www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk .

Here in City of York 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 advise against selling/displaying if such a product should be proposed to us.  Happy to have some policy documents/guidelines sent to us.

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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by emailing to info@makeityork.com.

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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

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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The Council operates: Queensgate, Huddersfield open, Dewsbury, Cleckheaton, Holmfirth, Heckmondwike, Batley and Birstall markets.

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 Councillor Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member – Communities and Environment, email: naheed.mather@kirklees.gov.uk

 

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

Northumberland County Council has the following markets: Ashington; Bedlington; Berwick; Blyth; Haltwhistle; Hexham; Morpeth; Ponteland and Prudhoe

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 restrictions on selling fur although we are not aware of any traders selling real 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 Greg Gavin, Head of Neighbourhood Services, email: greg.gavin@northumberland.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

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Allerdale Borough Council has the following regular markets, which are managed by a commercial organisation:

WORKINGTON (Wed & Sat), KESWICK (Thurs & Sat), SILLOTH GREEN (Thurs, Easter to October only).

Here in Allerdale 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 are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent our Fur Free Markets policy to consider with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Mark Jenkinson, (Economic Growth and Deputy Leader), email: mark.jenkinson@allerdale.gov.uk

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Middlesbrough Council has the following markets: North Ormesby Market (Tuesdays and Saturdays), Orange Pip Market – food and drink only (last Saturday of each month)

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 Cllr Julia Rostron, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, email: julia_rostron@middlesbrough.gov.uk

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Leeds City Council manages Leeds Kirkgate Indoor and outdoor markets and district markets at Otley, Pudsey and Yeadon.

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

Market officers patrol the market throughout opening hours, however, we are very much reliant on feedback from customers to assist us in identifying real fur. In the event of a complaint being received we will investigate, including taking the appropriate professional advice.

In terms of enforcement, if a concern is identified then we will speak with the trader to ensure that they understand the issue and ask them to refrain from selling the offending item. If the trader refuses to cooperate then there is a clause in our trading agreements that a trader must not bring the council into disrepute which can be enforced.

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 Jonathon Pryor, Market Champion and Chair of the Market Management Board, email:  jonathan.pryor@leeds.gov.uk

Copeland Borough Council has the following markets: Whitehaven Market, Cleator Moor market and Egremont 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: 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 Mark Holliday, Portfolio holder for Communities, email: mark.holliday@copeland.gov.uk

Hartlepool Borough Council has the following markets: Thursday Open Market; Hartlepool Show; Waterfront Festival; Christmas Light Switch on; Fireworks

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 no policies or conditions to prevent the sale of real 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 Kevin Cranney, Chair of Regeneration Services Committee, email: kevin.Cranney@hartlepool.gov.uk

South Tyneside Council has the following markets:  Monday- General Market, Friday- Flea Market, and Saturday- General 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: Such incidents would be challenged if the Market team thought it was real 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 Cllr John Anglin, Lead Member Regeneration & 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:  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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Rossendale Borough Council has the following markets: Rawtenstall Market, Haslingden Market, Bacup Market, Town Square, Rawtenstall (occasional)

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 Jackie Oakes,  email: jackieoakes@rossendalebc.gov.uk

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: 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 the Council: Cllr Eric Hope, Chairman of Licensing Committee, email: cllr.eric.hope@ryedale.gov.uk

Darlington Borough Council has the following markets: Darlington market (operated by Market Asset Management).

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:   Darlington Council do not allow fur trading on Darlington Market Stalls. This is administered through initial application process, and regular stall checks can call in trading standards if we suspect any problems.

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 Chris McEwan, Deputy Leader and Economy and Regeneration Portfolio,  email: chris.mcewan@darlington.gov.uk

Scottish Borders Council has the following markets: Hawick Market and Peebles Market.

Scottish Borders Council do not actually run any Markets but we do own and leases two market sites to Market Operators who run the Markets themselves.

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:  Nothing specific in the Lease Terms. The tenants are required to obtain a Market Operators Licence as part of the lease.
The Council allows the sale of fur. They have refused to even consider our Fur Free Policy.

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 Aitchison, Neighbourhoods and Locality Services Executive Member, email: saitchison@scotborders.gov.uk

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