Wirral Council

9 Queen's Road Wallasey England CH44 8BT GB

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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Welshpool Town Council has the following markets: Welshpool Indoor 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:   There is a rule of no real fur sold.

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 Robert Robinson, Town Clerk,  email: wtcouncil@btinternet.com

Gedling Borough Council has the following markets: Arnold Market, Arnold Carnival – craft marquee, 

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:   The DRAFT Trader handbook contains the following clause:

11.1 You must not sell stolen goods, counterfeit goods, unsafe goods, tobacco products (duty unpaid), unauthorised alcohol goods, offensive weapons, fireworks, legal highs, real fur, livestock and items of a pornographic or offensive nature. Any concerns or suspected breaches of this paragraph will be reported to Nottinghamshire Police and/or Trading Standards whichever is the most appropriate authority.

Please urge the Council join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration, email: cllr.jenny.hollingsworth@gedling.gov.uk

Walsall Council has the following markets: Walsall, Willenhall and Bloxwich markets.  Darlaston market is outsourced and run by a private contractor

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:  Whilst our current policy does not contain fur as a prohibited item, our list is not exhaustive and can be changed from time to time.

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 Christopher Jones , Portfolio holder, Clean and green, email: cllr.chris.jones@walsall.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

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The Council holds monopoly rights to operate and licence Markets throughout its administrative Borough.

Here is Calderdale 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Barry Collins (both the Portfolio holder and chair of the Cabinet Markets Working Party) at councillor.bcollins@calderdale.gov.uk .

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The Council runs Chesterfield General Market, Chesterfield Flea Market, Chesterfield FC Car Boot Sale.

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 (Only vintage allowed).

The Council allows the sale of vintage fur. Vintage fur perpetuates the fashion of wearing real fur and comes from a time when the fur trade devasted the popluations of many precious animals.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of all real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Brunt, Cabinet Member for Town Centre & Visitor economy, email: steve.brunt@chesterfield.gov.uk

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Harrogate Borough Council has the following markets: Ripon Market, Knaresborough Market and a Christmas Market

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 Zoe Metcalfe: zoe.metcalfe@harrogate.gov.uk

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Rushmoor Borough Council has the following markets: Aldershot, Farnborough, Craft Fayres in Aldershot and Farnborough,

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 Ken Muschamp, Portfolio Holder for Business, Safety and Regulation, email: ken@laulind.co.uk

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Bromsgrove District Council has the following markets: Bromsgrove town centre

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 Karen May, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, email: k.may@Bromsgrove.gov.uk

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.

Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

Leyburn Town Council has the following markets: Weekly Friday market, Monthly Sunday 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:  I can confirm that the Markets run by Leyburn Town Council do not sell any real fur. When traders apply for a pitch on the market they have to fill out an application stating exactly what is to be sold and this has to then be approved by Councillors before they can trade.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.  They have asked to see our fur free markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Charlotte Smith, Clerk to the council,  email: contact@leyburntowncouncil.co.uk

Southwell Town Council has the following markets: Southwell Market, Southwell Seasonal 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:  We do not have legislation regarding fur. We do not have any traders who sell fur. We would be willing to look at your documentation.

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 Tracey Broughton, Clerk to the Town Council, email: clerk@southwell-tc.gov.uk

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