Wiltshire Council has the following markets: Tuesday Melksham – Market Place Corsham – Newlands Rd car park
Shambles Market Hall Devizes – Antiques & Collectables
Wednesday Trowbridge – Fore Street Marlborough – High St Amesbury – Salisbury St
Thursday Wilton – Market Place Devizes – Market Place Shambles Market Hall Devizes – general market Bradford on Avon – Bridge St car park
Friday Warminster – Central car park Calne – Phelps Parade Chippenham – High St Shambles Market Hall Devizes – general market
Saturday Chippenham – High St Shambles Market Hall Devizes – general market Marlborough – High St
We also rent the Shambles Market Hall out on a Sunday and Monday to someone who runs the Old Curiosity Market which is bric-a-brac and collectables. There are also a number of licensed street traders around the County.
As part of the events programme we host the Wealth of Wiltshire Christmas Fayre at County Hall in Trowbridge and a Christmas event at the Devizes Community Hub and Library and the Nadder Centre in Tisbury.
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 promote or endorse the selling on real fur, but do not have any rules or agreements in place for this. We would be happy to receive a recommended form of words to include in policy documents 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 Cllr Bridget Wayman, Highways, Transport and Waste, email: firstname.lastname@example.org