Thurrock Council has the following markets: Grays Town Centre market is currently operated by Geraud Market Management Ltd. South Ockendon market is managed by the council’s Housing Department.
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 formal processes around monitoring this
The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to provide our recommended policy wording.
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 Gledhill, Leader of the Council, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. and Cllr Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, email:email@example.com