The Fur Free Markets Database

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Worthing Council has the following markets: Worthing Market, it also has occasional markets: The Chilli Festival, French Markets, and the Christmas 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:   Our Terms and Conditions for Stall Holders (currently under review) does not specify if fur can or cannot be sold. We do not host stall holders who sell items of clothing.

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 Kevin Jenkins, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, email: kevin.jenkins@worthing.gov.uk or Fiona Burn, Place and Economy Manager, email: – fiona.burn@adur-worthing.gov.uk

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Caerphilly County Borough Council

Caerphilly County Borough Council has the following markets:

-Bargoed Spring Fair

-Caerphilly Food Festival

-Blackwood Beach Party

-Risca Summer Festival

-Caerphilly Big Cheese

-Ystrad Mynach Festive Fayre

-Bargoed Winter Fair

-Risca Winter Fair

-Blackwood Winter Fair

-Caerphilly Christmas Market

Here is Caerphilly County Borough Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur?

A: We do not knowingly accept stall holders who could sell real fur at our events

They also stated they:

would welcome your offer of guidance for our fairs and markets

They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Sean Morgan, Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure, Sustainability & Wellbeing of Future Generations Champion, seanmorgan@caerphilly.gov.uk.

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Bracknell Forest Council

Bracknell Market: Bracknell Forest Council oversees but does not manage the day to day running of the market, the management of the market is undertaken by Hughmark (https://www.hughmark.co.uk/).

 

Here is Bracknell Forest 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: Bracknell market is largely a food based market, there are only two non food stores, one sells plants and the other flowers. The management company has stated that they do not intend now or in the foreseeable future to allow fur in any form to be sold on Bracknell market.

However, we have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. Bracknell Forest Council have been sent a suggested policy to adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, Marc.Brunel-Walker@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

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Boston Borough Council

Boston Borough Council has the following markets: ? Every Wednesday in Market Place and Bargate Green. Every Saturday in Market Place.

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

They have additionally stated:

We do not have it written in our policy, it would be something we discussed with traders when they signed up and as part of the application process, they have to sign up and registar what are selling so at this point we would notify them.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.  They have not responded to our offer to send them our Fur Free Markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Nigel Welton, Portfolio holder – regulatory,  email:nigel.welton@boston.gov.uk

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Carmarthenshire, 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 Cllr Emlyn Dole, Leader of the Council, email:EDole@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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City of York Council, The Avenue, York, United Kingdom

City of York  Council manages the Shambles Market (7 day a week, outdoor market) and the York Christmas Market. They also have a monthly Farmers Market run by http://www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk .

Here in City of York 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 advise against selling/displaying if such a product should be proposed to us.  Happy to have some policy documents/guidelines sent to us.

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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by emailing to info@makeityork.com.

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Allerdale Borough Council has the following regular markets, which are managed by a commercial organisation:

WORKINGTON (Wed & Sat), KESWICK (Thurs & Sat), SILLOTH GREEN (Thurs, Easter to October only).

Here in Allerdale 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 are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent our Fur Free Markets policy to consider with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Mark Jenkinson, (Economic Growth and Deputy Leader), email: mark.jenkinson@allerdale.gov.uk

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Ards and North Down council

Ards and North Down Borough Council has the following markets:

Ards Market; Bangor Market; May Day (Festival); Sea Bangor (Festival); Comber Earlies Food Festival; Portavogie Seafood Festival; Donaghadee Lights Up (Event); Seapark Fireworks (Event); Bangor Christmas Switch on (Event); Holywood Christmas Switch on (Event); Ards Christmas Switch On (Event)

 

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: Stall holders are allowed to sell any item as long as this is lawful.

 

The Councils allow the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy, but added: “Council cannot guarantee that this would be implemented or adopted.”

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 Mr David Brown, Licensing and Regulatory Services Manager, david.brown@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk.

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Arun District Council has the following markets:

Littlehampton General Market, Littlehampton Artisan Market, Bognor Regis Street 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? 

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The issues to which you refer thankfully are not problems that we have experienced within this District. We however do recognise that this may have caused a problem in other areas and that we may at some point find the sale of real fur within markets. We do have control over what items are sold on markets, however we could consider this issue specifically with Members.

I would be very grateful if you can send me the information you have relating to these issues and I will explore this and ask our members if they wish to address the issue through policy when it is reviewed.

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 join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr James Walsh, Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Economy and Policy, email: cllr.james.walsh@arun.gov.uk or Sarah Meeton, Licensing Manager, email: Sarah.Meeten@arun.gov.uk .

 

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Amber Valley Council has the following markets:  Alfreton Indoor Market – Amber Valley Borough Council;

Heanor Market – Heanor Market Association (Heanor Vision); Ripley Market – Market Traders’ Association; Belper – Farmers’ Market (one for month) – Belper Town 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: I can only comment for Alfreton Indoor Market and the Council do not currently have a policy in place for this type of product so there would not be any restrictions – although we have not been approached by any trader selling these items. The Council 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Ben Bellamy – Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Community Safety. Email: ben.bellamy@ambervalley.gov.uk

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Ashfield District Council operate the following general retail markets: Hucknall outdoor market; Kirkby-in-Ashfield outdoor market;  Sutton-in-Ashfield outdoor market; Idlewells Market; indoor market at Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Here is Ashfield’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 authority do not have a policy which would prevent these items being sold.

 The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free markets policy, but adding: “on a no commitment basis.”

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Matthew Relf, Portfolio Holder for Place, Planning & Regeneration, Email: cllr.m.relf@ashfield.gov.uk

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The Council has a monthly artisan 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:  We have a specific resolution which states: ‘this Council does not condone the sale of what it considers to be racist, offensive and/or inappropriate items at our Artisan Market.’ We have not had sellers of real fur on the market and we would use this resolution to ensure that such requests were managed appropriately.

They have additionally stated:

I can confirm that we do not permit the sale of fur and we intend to strengthen the wording accordingly.

 

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent our Fur Free Markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Chief Officer Sarah Haydon at biddulph@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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