South Kesteven District Council

South Kesteven District Council St. Peter's Hill Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6PZ
30 Avenue Road Grantham England NG31 GB

South Kesteven District Council has the following markets: 3 weekly markets at Grantham, Stamford and Bourne

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 an animal welfare charter or a policy that covers the sale of real fur products on our markets.

We would like to review this in the near future and would therefore be pleased to receive some information on suitable wording that could potentially be used to cover this.  

In may 2018 we received this update:

I can confirm that our Markets Code of Practice for Traders has been updated to state that traders are not allowed to sell any real fur based products on our regular weekly markets in the District.

They have been invited to join the Fur Free Markets scheme but have not yet responded.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Nick Robins, Cabinet Member for Retail and Visitor Economy, email: Nick.Robins@southkesteven.gov.uk .

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NG34 7TW 11.38 mi

Sleaford Town Council has the following markets: regular markets on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays in a small area called the Market Place in Sleaford.  On three single days during the year there are three other market events are held (Christmas, St Georges day and St Deny’s Day)

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 there is no specific restriction in our request form for a market pitch we do not have traders who sell items like this. Our regular traders only trade in fruit & veg; flowers and plants; fish and furniture.

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 Kevin Martin, Town Clerk, email: kevin.martin@sleaford.gov.uk

Kesteven Street Sleaford Lincs NG34 7EF 11.49 mi

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

Sleaford Lincs NG34 7EF 11.53 mi

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

NG24 1DU 13.45 mi

Newark Town Council has the following markets: Newark Market

  • Monday (except Bank Holidays) – collectors/antiques market
  • Wednesday – general retail market
  • Thursday – collectors/antiques market
  • Friday – general retail market
  • Saturday – general 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:  Yes

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 Ian Harrison, Markets Manager, email: ian.harrison@newark.gov.uk

LE13 1GH 14.52 mi

Melton Borough Council has the following markets:  is the owner of the cattle market but leases the market to Gilstream who manage the day to day running

All other markets within Melton Mowbray come under the ownership of Melton Town Estate (Registered Charity 222142)

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 restrictions on the sale of fur within the lease with Gilstream but happy to discuss their approach with them as we meet on a regular basis.

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 Mal Sheldon, Chair of Place Committee, email: msheldon@melton.gov.uk

Oakham LE15 6HP, United Kingdom 17.14 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
NG25 0EP 17.43 mi

Southwell Town Council has the following markets: Southwell Market, Southwell Seasonal 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 legislation regarding fur. We do not have any traders who sell fur. We would be willing to look at your documentation.

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 Tracey Broughton, Clerk to the Town Council, email: clerk@southwell-tc.gov.uk

County Hall West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 7QP 20.73 mi

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

Rushcliffe Arena Rugby Road West Bridgford NOTTINGHAM NG2 7YG 21.09 mi

Rushcliffe Borough Council has the following markets: Bingham market, Bingham farmers’ market, Sutton Bonington farmers market, West Bridgford farmers’ market, West Bridgford and Bingham craft market (management of all markets is contracted out).

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 knowingly

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 A Edyvean, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business, email: Cllr.AEdyvean@rushcliffe.gov.uk

21.38 mi

Gedling Borough Council has the following markets: Arnold Market, Arnold Carnival – craft marquee, 

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 DRAFT Trader handbook contains the following clause:

11.1 You must not sell stolen goods, counterfeit goods, unsafe goods, tobacco products (duty unpaid), unauthorised alcohol goods, offensive weapons, fireworks, legal highs, real fur, livestock and items of a pornographic or offensive nature. Any concerns or suspected breaches of this paragraph will be reported to Nottinghamshire Police and/or Trading Standards whichever is the most appropriate authority.

Please urge the Council join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration, email: cllr.jenny.hollingsworth@gedling.gov.uk

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21.8 mi

Nottingham City Council has the following markets: Clinton Street, Victoria Centre, Bulwell, St Ann’s, Hyson Green, Bilborough, Clifton, Nottingham Car Boot at Colwick.

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:  When deciding whether to approve traders and what they trade, the council considers the ethical nature of the products. These considerations include the source of the product, whether or not the fur is a by-product and clear signage stating the origin of the product to the public.

The council can advise that a new policy is currently being drafted, subject to approval, for Nottingham City Council markets to become Fur Free in the future.

They have asked for our Fur Free Markets scheme information to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr david Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, email: dave.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Lincoln LN1 1ZE, UK 21.99 mi

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

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PE11 2XE 22.12 mi

South Holland District Council has the following markets: Spalding, Crowland,  Holbeach, Long Sutton

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’

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 Roger Gambba-Jones, Portfolio Holder for Place, email: RGambba-jones@sholland.gov.uk

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Lincoln, UK 22.48 mi

Lincoln City Council has the following markets: Lincoln Central Market &Lincoln Christmas 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:  Lincoln Christmas Market does not have any stalls that sell real fur but would be happy to consider your wording

They have now provided an update:

The application form for the Christmas Market now includes the following clause:

Please be aware that we do not allow the sale of real fur at Lincoln Christmas Market. Real fur means any animal skin or part attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state or the pelt of any animal killed for the animal’s fur. Real fur does not include materials clipped, shorn or combed from animals, fleece, sheepskin or shearling. We allow the sale of leather only where this is produced as by-product of the meat industry. City of Lincoln Council has produced an animal policy which can be viewed at by clicking here.

They have also confirmed they do not allow the sale of fur on the Central Market

The Council have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to join our Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Neil Murray, Portfolio holder for Economic Growth, email: neil.murray@lincoln.gov.uk

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