Sedgemoor District Council

17 Chandos Street Bridgwater England TA6 3AR GB

Sedgemoor District Council has the following markets:  Weekly Friday Castle Market in Fore Street, Bridgwater. Yearly Bridgwater fair which runs for 4 days always starting on the last Wednesday in September.

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:   Not specifically prohibited  

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 Michael Caswell, Business and Development, email: michael.caswell@sedgemoor.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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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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Torbay Council manages markets and events but there is no permanent 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:   As a Council we would object to any markets selling fur. We would not allow that to happen. 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 the Portfolio holder for Culture and Events, Councillor Nicole Amil, email: Nicole.amil@torbay.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 do not have any conditions banning such items but we are not aware of anyone who does sell such things.

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 Rachel Sutton, cllr.rachel.sutton@exeter.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:   The Isle of Wight Council does not have a policy on this

The Council does not prohibit the sale of real 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 Peace, email:  gary.peace@iow.gov.uk

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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 is nothing in the contract that restricts the sale of fur items

The Council allows the sale of fur and has refused to even consider or look at our Fur Free markets 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 Councillor Mark Unsworth (in relation to licensing), email: Cllr.unsworth@purbeck-dc.gov.uk

Blaenau Gwent Borough Council has the following markets: weekly markets in Abertillery, Ebbw Vale & Brynmawr

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 regarding Market Traders selling real fur products. However, if our attention was brought to such an incident, Officers would liaise with colleagues in Trading Standards for advice.

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 Garth Collier, Executive member for Environment, email:Garth.Collier@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk .

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

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

Tewkesbury Borough Council has the following markets: Cotswold Markets at Spring Gardens

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:   This is at the discretion of Cotswold Markets.

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 Rob Bird, Leader of the Council, email: Robert.Bird@tewkesbury.gov.uk

Gloucester City Council has the following markets: Eastgate Indoor Market, Kings Square Market, Farmers Market, Hempsted Meadow Car Boot and 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’m 99% sure that we do not allow real fur in the market but will allow faux fur. We do not currently have any policies or agreements in place but would certainly welcome some wording to put onto our 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 Councillor Paul James, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy,  email:paul.james@gloucester.gov.uk

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Bracknell Market: Bracknell Forest Council oversees but does not manage the day to day running of the market, the management of the market is undertaken by Hughmark (https://www.hughmark.co.uk/).

 

Here is Bracknell Forest 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: Bracknell market is largely a food based market, there are only two non food stores, one sells plants and the other flowers. The management company has stated that they do not intend now or in the foreseeable future to allow fur in any form to be sold on Bracknell market.

However, we have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. Bracknell Forest Council have been sent a suggested policy to adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, Marc.Brunel-Walker@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

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The Council manages the Eastleigh town centre 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 not include anything [in rules or regulations] about selling fur, however I am not aware of any stallholders that do sell fur.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have, however, 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 Jade Moses, Market & Town Centre Development Officer, email: jade.moses@eastleighgov.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:  It is not something we have encountered to date.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Steve Robinson, Chair of Community Services & Licensing Committee, email: cllr.steve.robinson@stroud.gov.uk

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Ceredigion County Council has the following markets: Aberystwyth farmer’s market, annual food festival and annual Sea 2 Shore Festival, annual winter fairs in Cardigan and Aberystwyth. The council owns Aberystwyth and Cardigan market halls.

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

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

A:   ‘The Farmers Market sells only good produced by the stall holder’

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 Gareth Lloyd, Portfolio holder for Economic Development and Community Development, email:gareth.lloyd@ceredigion.gov.uk  .

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