Reading Borough Council

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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:  The Council does not allow, licence or manage any trading involving, animals or animal furs.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Mick Sims, Licensing Manager, Slough Borough Council, Michael.sims@slough.gov.uk.

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Worthing Council has the following markets: Worthing Market, it also has occasional markets: The Chilli Festival, French Markets, and the Christmas 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 Terms and Conditions for Stall Holders (currently under review) does not specify if fur can or cannot be sold. We do not host stall holders who sell items of clothing.

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 Kevin Jenkins, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, email: kevin.jenkins@worthing.gov.uk or Fiona Burn, Place and Economy Manager, email: – fiona.burn@adur-worthing.gov.uk

Dartford Borough Council has the following markets: Thursday and Saturday Market, Annual Dartford Festival, 3 day Christmas 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: We have no specific policies relating 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 Cllr Chris Shipham, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: chris.shippam@dartford.gov.uk

Oundle Town Council has the following markets: A weekly market and a farmers market once a month and a Christmas 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:  We do not have a policy to cover this, however I am not aware of any of our stall holders selling items with fur trims. 
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 Emma Baker, Clerk to the Council, email: Emma@oundle.gov.uk

 

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has the following markets: one annual event – the Medieval Fair

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 have these types of stalls only those selling food and toys. The Council has no written policy on this subject.

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 Lettington, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Environment Services, email: david.lettington@tmbc.gov.uk

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

East Hertforshire Council has the following markets: Ware Retail Market, Hertford Retail 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:  Eastherts council currently do not have a policy in place for the sale of fur at our markets and as far as we are aware none of our current stallholders sell any fur related product

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 Gary Jones, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economic Development, email: gary.jones@eastherts.gov.uk

Royal Borough of Kensington and ChelseaCouncil has the following markets: Portobello Road, Golborne Road.

South Kensington Farmers Market (Saturdays) (Bute Street) managed by LFM.

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.

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 Will Pascall, email: Cllr.Pascall@rbkc.gov.uk

St Albans City & District Council has the following markets: Charter Market (weekly; Weds & Sats); three annual festivals (Alban Weekend, Food & Drink Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-on Events); Christmas 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:   No.

The council has a written policy to enforce this but has not yet joined the Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Julian Daly, Commercial and Development Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.j.daly@stalbans.gov.uk

Warwick District Council has the following markets:

  • Leamington Farmer’s Market, Warwick Charter Market, Warwick Farmer’s Market, Kenilworth Weekly Market (let to CJ’s Events)

CJ’s Events are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.  This is what they had to say:

CJ’s Events Warwickshire is currently reviewing its policies. We’re pleased to have been approached by Respect For Animals to join the Fur Free Markets Scheme. Here at CJ’s Events Warwickshire we realise real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Although we encourage small independent businesses to sell exclusive products, we do not feel fur has a place at our markets or events and will work closely with traders to ensure no fur products are sold.

  • Leamington Seasonal Sunday Markets (let E.G. Skett)

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:  Neither contractor has stalls selling real fur, and although would not allow such a trader neither have published policies on the matter, and nor does it feature within the Market’s Policy of the District Council.  We would be happy to receive examples of policies and stall holder agreements.

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 Noel Butler , Business Portfolio,  email: noel.butler@warwickdc.gov.uk

Castle Point Borough Council has the following markets: Castle Point Show annual 1 day event.

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 situation has never arisen.  No stall holders have wanted to sell real fur.

We have written to the council to explain that most fur on trading stalls is a trim on the main item and therefore would not be listed in their application.

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 Andrew Sheldon, Cabinet Member for Customer Engagement and Commercialism, email:cllr.asheldon@castlepoint.gov.uk

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

Walsall Council has the following markets: Walsall, Willenhall and Bloxwich markets.  Darlaston market is outsourced and run by a private contractor

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:  Whilst our current policy does not contain fur as a prohibited item, our list is not exhaustive and can be changed from time to time.

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 Christopher Jones , Portfolio holder, Clean and green, email: cllr.chris.jones@walsall.gov.uk

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Caerphilly County Borough Council has the following markets:

-Bargoed Spring Fair

-Caerphilly Food Festival

-Blackwood Beach Party

-Risca Summer Festival

-Caerphilly Big Cheese

-Ystrad Mynach Festive Fayre

-Bargoed Winter Fair

-Risca Winter Fair

-Blackwood Winter Fair

-Caerphilly Christmas Market

Here is Caerphilly County Borough Council’s response to our FoI request:

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

A: We do not knowingly accept stall holders who could sell real fur at our events

They also stated they:

would welcome your offer of guidance for our fairs and markets

They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Sean Morgan, Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure, Sustainability & Wellbeing of Future Generations Champion, seanmorgan@caerphilly.gov.uk.

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Christchurh Borough Council has the following markets: Christchurch High Street Weekly 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: Would be considered on on its own merits if such applications received.

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 Lewis Allison, Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Leisure and Communities, email: Lewis.Allison@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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Here is Ely Market’s (run on behalf on the council) position on fur:

We do NOT allow real fur to be sold on any of our markets or events throughout the year. We have had to enforce this in the past when we became aware that a trader was selling real fur pom pom hats imported from China.

 

We are delighted that a no fur policy is being enforced.  Please urge the Ely Markets to receive a Five Star Rating by  joining our official Fur Free Markets programme, by contacting Lisa Quin, Markets Officer, email: lisa.quin@elymarkets.co.uk

 

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Guildford Borough Council has the following markets: monthly Guildford Farmers Market on the High Street, North Street Market (Friday and Saturday)

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 David Bilbe (Farmers and Christmas Markets) david.bilbe@guildford.gov.uk  and Cllr Matt Furniss matt.furniss@guildford.gov.uk  (North Street Market)

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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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Ashford Borough Council has the following markets:  Ashford Town Market, Tenterden Market (High Street), Create 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 current policy restrictions, and no restrictive conditions on consents/licences.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They also refused our offer of recommended policy wording, stating:  We are not currently looking at policy development in this area

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 Feacey, Chair of the Licensing and Health & Safety Committee, email: peter.feacey@ashford.gov.uk

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Wolverhampton City Council has the following markets: Wolverhampton Retail Market, Bilston Retail Market, Wednesfield Retail Market & Wolverhampton Wholesale Market.  Outdoor Events Team also manage several fairs, festivals and other events within the City.

LSD Promotions is the Operator for all Occasional & Themed Markets within the City including; Farmers & Craft Market Dudley Street, Make It & Bake It Market Tettenhall, Bilston Sunday Market, Christmas Market Dudley Street.   LSD Promotions operate a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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’

The Markets Service are seeking the appropriate permission to signing up to the Fur Free Markets Scheme in the near future.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment,  email: steve.evans4@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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