Stafford Borough Council has the following markets: Stone Farmers’ Market, Stafford Farmers’ Market, Stafford Wednesday Market, Victorian Christmas Market, St. Johns Indoor Market, Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival, Staffordshire Day Market, Stafford Makers Market, Stafford 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: Although there is no policy/charter, traders are required to comply with the law in relation to the sale of fur, and custom and practice has developed in our permanent markets to discourage the sales of fur.
Several attempts have been made to clarify the above information without success.
The Council allows the sale of fur. They have refused to even consider 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 Cllr F Beatty, Economic Development and Planning Portfolio, email: firstname.lastname@example.org