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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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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:  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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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 have a clause in our current market terms and conditions relating to fur. I’m fairly certain we don’t currently have any fur being sold on any of our markets, however I can’t see why we wouldn’t add such a clause to ban fur. I’m happy for you to circulate policy wording for us to look at.

The Council currently 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the Lead Member for Environmental Services,  Councillor Debbie Pickford – Debbie.Pickford@Cherwell-DC.gov.uk .

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Here is Bolton 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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr John C P Connor
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, Cabinet Member for Environment Services, email:  jconnor@chichester.gov.uk

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