Southampton City Council has the following markets: City Centre weekly market, Bitterne Weekly market, Christmas Festival
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: It is permitted although, as far as the Council is aware, it does not happen.
Would be happy to receive a suggested form of words to consider, however due to the nature of the contractual arrangements put in place by the Council even if a decision were made by the Council to include the words in its agreements they could not be included until such time as the market services were reprocured or unless the market providers agreed.
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 Kaur, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Leisure, email: firstname.lastname@example.org