Wigan Council

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Wigan WN1 3DS, United Kingdom
74-80 Hallgate Wigan England WN1 1HP GB

Wigan Council has the following markets: Indoor markets in Wigan and Leith, outdoor markets in Wigan, Leith, Ashton, Hindley, Atherton and Tyldesley, street markets in Wigan and Leigh, fairs in Ashton and Hindley.

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 Cllr David Molyneux: Portfolio Holder – Economic Development and Regeneration. Email: D.Molyneux@wigan.gov.uk

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Chorley District, United Kingdom 7.36 mi

Here is Chorley Borough 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 have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent a Fur Free Markets policy and contract to sign and adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Danny Gee, Portfolio Holder for Town Centre and Assets at danny.gee@chorley.gov.uk.

Wesley house, Corporation street, St. Helens WA10 1HF 7.61 mi

St Helens Borough Council has the following markets: St Mary’s Indoor, Earlestown Friday Retail Market, Earlestown Saturday Flea Market, Chalon Way Sunday Carboot Sale

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:  Real fur could be sold at any of our Markets. We do not have any current agreements to cover the sale of these items.

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 Fulham , email: cllrjfulham@sthelens.gov.uk

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Bolton Council has two regular markets: Bolton Market and Westhoughton Market, as well as two special markets, Bolton Teenage Market and an Artisan market.

Here in Bolton Council’s brief 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 have received no evidence of any offical policy docuements or guidelines to enforce this. Bolton Council have been sent a suggested policy to adopt, with no resposne so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Linda Thomas, Leader of the Council,  email: linda.thomas@bolton.gov.uk

52 Derby Street‚ Ormskirk‚ Lancashire‚ L39 2DF 10.17 mi

West Lancashire District Council has the following markets:  Ormskirk Market each Thursday and Saturday and also occasional events and fairs.

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:   Such items are not currently on the prohibited goods list.

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 John Hodson, Portfolio Holder for Planning, email: Cllr.Hodson@westlancs.gov.uk

Civic Centre; West Paddock; Leyland; Lancashire; PR25 1DH 10.31 mi

South Ribble Borough Council has the following markets:  Leyland market, Leyland Festival, Leyland Christmas, Taste Leyland, Longton Village Market, Penwortham Autumn Show

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:   Under no circumstances

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; Leyland Market falls under the remit of Councillor Mary Green, Leader of the Council,  email: cllr.mary.green@southribble.gov.uk

New Town House Buttermarket Street Warrington WA1 2NH 10.99 mi

Warrington Borough Council has the following markets: Warrington Indoor Market, Lymm Open Market, Warrington Comicon, Warrington Medieval Market and a monthly evening food market called Foody Thirstday.

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 in future we may be looking to run a vintage 1940’s themed weekend which may include traders who sell genuine vintage clothing with real fur trim.

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 Andy Ward, Market Project Manager , email: andy.ward@warrington.gov.uk

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M27 5AW 12.38 mi

Salford City Council has the following markets: Eccles Market, Misc. fairs

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 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 Cllr David Lancaster MBE, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, email:  councillor.lancaster@salford.gov.uk

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Halton, United Kingdom 13.45 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:  Stallholders are not currently prohibited from selling items that may include real fur and we could gladly receive recommended wording to include in future policy documents, which we are currently revising, and stallholder agreements.

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 Ron Hignett, Portfolio holder with responsibility for markets. Email ron.hignett@halton.gov.uk

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14.25 mi

Bury Council has the following markets: Bury Market, Radcliffe Market, Ramsbottom Saturday Market, regular farmers markets and car boots.

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?

A:   The Markets Regulations do not allow the sale of live animals..but do not specifically prohibit the sale of fur, but to the best of my knowledge no Market has any stalls which sell fur items.

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 Jones , Leader of the Council, email: david.jones@bury.gov.uk .

Preston PR1 8XJ, United Kingdom 14.64 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Blackburn with Darwen, United Kingdom 15.19 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:  NO

However, we have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent a Fur Free Markets policy and contract to sign and adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Dave Smith at david.smith@blackburn.gov.uk

L26 1UU 15.29 mi

Knowsley Council has the following markets: Kirkby Market (permanent), Knowsley Feelgood Festival (1 day annually), Knowsley Flower Show (1 day annually), Prescot Elizabethan Fayre (1 day annually)

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 Cllr. Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Economic Development, email: tony.brennan@knowsley.gov.uk

Trafford Town Hall Talbot Road Stretford Manchester M32 0TH 15.55 mi

Trafford Council has the following markets: Altrincham Market (contracted to Market Operations 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:  As the council does not operate the market or have any policy in this respect, this would be a matter for the operator.

Happy to review but it is unlikely that the council would be able to impose any changes to the operator’s terms of operation in this respect.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

We have also contacted the Market Operator.

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 James Alexander Wright, Executive Member for Investment, Regeneration and Strategic Planning, email: james.wright@trafford.gov.uk

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Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, United Kingdom 16.7 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 only reference to fur appears in Section 5 of our Animal Welfare charter. [This reads: ‘The Council will take account of animal welfare in day to day operations and decision making processes. This will be acheived by….opposing the use of fur’]

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Marion Atkinson, Cabinet Member- Regeneration and Skills, email: marion.atkinson@councillors.sefton.gov.uk

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Liverpool City Council 17.21 mi

Liverpool City Council has the following markets: manages various markets and street trading stalls

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 currently have any traders selling fur via street Trading License or Consent.

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 the Chair of the Street Trading committee, Cllr Richard McLinden: richard.mclinden@liverpool.gov.uk

Wallasey Town Hall Brighton Street, Wallasey Wirral CH44 8ED 18.34 mi

Wirral Council has the following markets: None.  But they do host occasional events.

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:  Wirral Council currently has no policy or corporate stance in this regard  but I have raised the matter with the Head of Environment Services for discussion, with a view to considering adopting a policy or stance on this issue.

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 Matthew Patrick, Cabinet Member Environment, email: matthewpatrick@wirral.gov.uk

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