South Hams District Council

Follaton House Plymouth Road Totnes Devon TQ9 5NE
31 Plymouth Road Totnes England TQ9 GB

South Hams District Council has the following markets: Totnes, Ivybridge, and Kingsbridge

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 have stall holders who sell sheepskins and sheepskin slippers and vintage clothing which may from time to time include real fur.

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 David May, Chair of Licensing Committee, email: Cllr.May@southhams.gov.uk

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Torbay Council 8.23 mi

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

 

Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 3BJ, UK 20.01 mi

Plymouth City Council has the following markets: Plymouth Market, Flavour Fest, Seafood Festival, 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:  None of our traders currently sell these products and the situation has not arisen where any traders, past, present or potential, have requested to sell real fur.

We do not have a policy in place for real fur etc. but would be something we would happily adopt for events but would need to be approved if a formal PCC policy

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 Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, email: Ian.Bowyer@plymouth.gov.uk .

PL19 0BZ 20.81 mi

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

Exeter EX2 4QD, United Kingdom 21.3 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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exeter city council uk 21.83 mi

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;

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East Devon District, United Kingdom 30.02 mi

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 items for sale for one week on The Esplanade, Sidmouth must be specified in the application and officers conduct compliance visits to sellers. The items specified would not be approved with only handmade craft items being permitted.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the council, email: csc@eastdevon.gov.uk

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Mid Devon District, United Kingdom 35.22 mi

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:  There are no such items sold at the Market. We currently reserve the right to not allow products to be sold at the discretion of the Market Manager.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Richard Chesterton; Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, email: rchesterton@middevon.gov.uk

Bideford EX39 2QG, United Kingdom 46.38 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
North Devon Council PO Box 379 Barnstaple EX32 2GR 47.21 mi

North Devon District Council has the following markets: Barnstaple Pannier 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 has not received any requests from traders who wish to sell real fur items; therefore this has been referred to the Council’s Senior Management Team for consideration.

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 Brailey, email: David.Brailey@northdevon.gov.uk or Ellen Vernon, Economic Growth Manager, email: ellen.vernon@northdevon.gov.uk

Taunton TA1 4DY, United Kingdom 48.08 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Belvedere Road Taunton Somerset TA1 1HE 48.56 mi

Taunton Deane Borough Council has the following markets: the council does not directly own or manage markets, but a street trading consent has been issued to the Council’s Business Development department who in turn allow street trading and event organisers to run markets, fairs, festivals in Taunton town centre throughout the year.

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.

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 Patrick Berry, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Climate Change, email: cllr.p.berry@tauntondeane.gov.uk or Councillor Kelly Durdan, Licensing Committee, email: cllr.k.durdan@tauntondeane.gov.uk

TA4 4QA 53.22 mi

West Somerset Council has the following markets: Street Traders and temporary markets

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 does not have a particular policy in respect of fur but one could be considered.

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 Keith Turner, Cabinet Member for street trading/licensing, email: kturner@westsomerset.gov.uk

DT4 8TA 56.35 mi

We have now received a partial response but have requested clarification and completion of our FOI request.

Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR, United Kingdom 57.27 mi

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.

BA20 2HT 57.39 mi

South Somerset District Council has the following markets: Yeovil Town on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. It is operated on the Councils behalf by MSD Markets Ltd.

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 would not accept anyone onto the market selling real fur and we would ask questions about the seller’s commodities before accepting them.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.  We have written to MSD Markets to ask for more information.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Val Keitch, Leader of the Council,  email:  val.keitch@southsomerset.gov.uk

Council Chamber, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ 59.08 mi

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

DT1 1UZ 59.27 mi

We have now received a partial response but have requested clarification and completion of our FOI request.

Truro TR1 3AY, United Kingdom 61.08 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Barry CF63 4RU, United Kingdom 69.81 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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