Ribble Valley Borough Council

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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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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The Council holds monopoly rights to operate and licence Markets throughout its administrative Borough.

Here is Calderdale 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: Stallholders are not currently prohibited from selling items that may include real fur and we could gladly receive recommended wording to include in future policy documents, which we are currently revising, 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Barry Collins (both the Portfolio holder and chair of the Cabinet Markets Working Party) at councillor.bcollins@calderdale.gov.uk .

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The Council runs Chesterfield General Market, Chesterfield Flea Market, Chesterfield FC Car Boot Sale.

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 (Only vintage allowed).

The Council allows the sale of vintage fur. Vintage fur perpetuates the fashion of wearing real fur and comes from a time when the fur trade devasted the popluations of many precious animals.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of all real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Brunt, Cabinet Member for Town Centre & Visitor economy, email: steve.brunt@chesterfield.gov.uk

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Salford City Council has the following markets: Eccles Market, Misc. fairs

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 Lancaster MBE, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, email:  councillor.lancaster@salford.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 have not been approached by Traders to sell these items

 

Given the ambigious answer, it appears that the Council would allow the sale of fur if a trader asked to do so.  

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 Wheatley, Portfolio Holder, email: peter.Wheatley@nelincs.gov.uk

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Dudley MB Council has the following markets: Dudley Market, misc. Teenage and Craft Fayres throughout the year.

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 management company confirmed they do NOT allow real fur to be sold.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Ian Kettle, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development,  email: Cllr.ian.kettle@dudleymbc.org.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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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

 

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Preston Council has the following markets: Preston Indoor Market, Preston Outdoor Market, Preston Car Boot 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 have the powers to limit what traders can sell or display. However, at the moment sale of real fur is not currently on our prohibited list of products. We are currently revising our Rules and Regulations for the new Market, so would be happy to receive recommended form of words.

The Council allows the sale of fur,  but 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 R. Boswell, Cabinet Member For Community and the Environment (Deputy Leader), email:  cllr.r.boswell@preston.gov.uk

Doncaster Council has the following markets: Doncaster Market, Mexborough Market, Rossington 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 currently have a rule that prohibits this.

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 Joe Blackham, Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene and Trading Services, email: joe.blackham@doncaster.gov.uk

Burnley Borough Council has the following markets: Burnley 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: I’ve never really come across this.  I have a tenant who sells key rings with fur trims but she couldn’t even tell me whether it was real or not.  I suspect not because of the price of them but I couldn’t say for definite

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 Asif Raja, Portfolio Holder for Economy & Growth, email: araja@burnley.gov.uk

Gwynedd Council has the following markets: Weekly markets run by the Council in Pwllheli and Caernarfon. Seasonal weekly market in Porthmadog. Occasional market/fairs in Tywyn, Bala, Llan Ffestiniog, Cricieth, Dolgellau. Llanllyfni.

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 specific conditions in Gwynedd Council’s Licence agreements relating to the sale of real fur. Agreements do contain general information on the products sold but this may not include detailed information on whether or not the product contains real fur. As far as we are aware, the Council does not currently have a policy covering 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 Dafydd Meurig, Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member for the Environment, email: cynghorydd.dafyddmeurig@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

High Peak Borough Council has the following markets: Glossop and New Mills

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. Officers are aware that the sale of real fur is prohibited.

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 Tony Kemp, Tourism, Regeneration & Licensing,  email: tony.kemp@highpeak.gov.uk

South Ribble Borough Council has the following markets:  Leyland market, Leyland Festival, Leyland Christmas, Taste Leyland, Longton Village Market, Penwortham Autumn Show

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:   Under no circumstances

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; Leyland Market falls under the remit of Councillor Mary Green, Leader of the Council,  email: cllr.mary.green@southribble.gov.uk

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has the following markets: two large indoor retail market halls; one within Ashton- underLyne and one within Hyde.   Also operate a number of temporary specialist events within the borough.  

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 allow the sale of fashion and fashion accessories and do not specify against 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 John Taylor, Deputy Executive Leader , email: john.taylor@tameside.gov.uk

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