The Fur Free Markets Database

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The Council says the following about fur being sold on its markets:

Council has no records of any animal fur being sold at the artisan food and craft markets or that sale of animal fur is of concern within the Council area.

However, we have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines prohibiting fur.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by emailing: mayorsoffice@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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 arrangements in place which enable markets to be held in Cheltenham do not explicitly prohibit the sale of real fur.

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 Willingham, Chair of Licensing Committee, email: cllr.david.willingham@cheltenham.gov.uk

 

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Chesterfield District, UK

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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Chichester District, United Kingdom

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Here is Bolton 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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr John C P Connor
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Durham, United Kingdom

There are numerous markets run by or licensed by Durham County Council.

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: Subject to usual statutory legal constraints we allow the market operators to decide who can and cannot trade on the markets and what products may or may not be sold on the markets.

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 Brian Stephens, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Local Partnerships, email: brian.stephens@durham.gov.uk

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East Cambridgeshire District, United Kingdom

Here is Ely Market’s (run on behalf on the council) position on fur:

We do NOT allow real fur to be sold on any of our markets or events throughout the year. We have had to enforce this in the past when we became aware that a trader was selling real fur pom pom hats imported from China.

 

We are delighted that a no fur policy is being enforced.  Please urge the Ely Markets to receive a Five Star Rating by  joining our official Fur Free Markets programme, by contacting Lisa Quin, Markets Officer, email: lisa.quin@elymarkets.co.uk

 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom

The Council manages the Eastleigh town centre 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:  We do not include anything [in rules or regulations] about selling fur, however I am not aware of any stallholders that do sell fur.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have, however, 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 Jade Moses, Market & Town Centre Development Officer, email: jade.moses@eastleighgov.uk

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Hambleton District, United Kingdom

Here is Hambleton District 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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Isobel Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance, email: cllr.isobel.sanderson@hambleton.gov.uk .

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Harborough District, United Kingdom

The Council runs Harborough Market.

Here is the 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: There is no specific exclusion of the sale of fur, although we do not have any traders who have sought to sell such items.

The Council has no policy to prohibit the sale of fur should a trader wish.

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 Philip King, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: p.king@harborough.gov.uk

 

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Hart, United Kingdom

Here is the Council’s respsone to our FoI request:

We do not have specific policy on the sale of animal fur.

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 David Neighbour – Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, email: david.neighbour@hart.gov.uk

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Hinckley and Bosworth, United Kingdom

The Council runs Hinckley Market.

Here is the 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 stall holders sell real fur.

 

The Council does not officially prohibit 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 Mike Hall, Leader of the Council, email: mike.hall@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk.

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Huntingdonshire District, United Kingdom

Here is the Council’s position 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, we do not allow the sale of real fur products on our markets.

However, we are not aware 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 Graham John Bull, Leader of the Council, email: Graham.Bull@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.

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Hyndburn District, United Kingdom

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: YES

 

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 Clare Cleary, Portfolio Holder, email: clare.cleary@hyndburnbc.gov.uk

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Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

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

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Knutsford, United Kingdom

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 Adam Keppel-Green, Town clerk, email: adam.kg@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Maldon District Council has the following markets: Maldon Town Saturday & Thursday Market Burnham on Crouch Tuesday Market Promenade Park, Maldon, (Bank Holiday 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:   YES

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 Sue White, Chair of the Community Services Committee, email: cllr.sue.white@maldon.gov.uk

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East Riding of Yorkshire, Council Avenue, Hull, United Kingdom

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has the following markets:

Weekly Markets at Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham and Pocklington and annual festival of Christmas at Beverley.

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 Richard Burton, email: councillor.rburton@eastriding.gov.uk

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Guildford Borough Council

Guildford Borough Council has the following markets: monthly Guildford Farmers Market on the High Street, North Street Market (Friday and Saturday)

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 Bilbe (Farmers and Christmas Markets) david.bilbe@guildford.gov.uk  and Cllr Matt Furniss matt.furniss@guildford.gov.uk  (North Street Market)

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Reading Borough Council

Reading Borough Council has the following markets: Reading Market (Hosier Street), Butter Market (Market Place)

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:   I have spoken with the Markets manager and they have confirmed that whilst they do not have a policy preventing stall holders selling real fur, they are not aware that it is sold.  

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 portfolio holder Councillor Sarah Hacker, email: Sarah.Hacker@reading.gov.uk

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East Hampshire  District Council has the following markets: Petersfield 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:   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 Portfolio holder for Commercial Commissioning – Cllr Tony Costigan, email tony.costigan@easthants.gov.uk and Portfolio Holder for Business Support – Cllr Glynis Watts, email glynis.watts@easthants.gov.uk

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