The Fur Free Markets Database

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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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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:   It has never been accommodated on the market but we have also never been approached to allow it. We can only refuse  goods on specific grounds in reference to our Street Trading conditions and the appropriate legislation.

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 Nick Draper, Portfolio Holder, email: <!– –> nick.draper@merton.gov.uk

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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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Angus Council has the following markets: The Town House, Montrose; Forfar Mart, Strathmore Hall; Peel Farm, Lintrathen; St Vigeans Hall Arbroath; Panmure Hotel, Monifieth; Arbroath Community Centre; Glamis Castle Grounds; Precint, High Street Arbroath

Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:

Here is Angus 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 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Craig Fotheringham, Convenor Civic Licensing Committee, email: cllrfotheringham@angus.gov.uk

Inverclyde Council has the following markets: Local Gala Days , Annual Bonfire & Fireworks Display & Christmas Light Switch on events all with trading stalls forming part of the event.

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 have never had stall holders selling fur.

However the council has failed to respond to our requests for how they know this and if they would allow it in future.

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 Gerry Dorrian, Chair of General Purposes Board, email: gerry.dorrian@inverclyde.gov.uk

Lymington and Pennington Town Council has the following markets: Lymington Market, Christmas market, and Italia Festival 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. 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 Barry Dunning, Chair of the Market Subcommitee, email: info@lymandpentc.org.uk .

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

Stafford Borough Council has the following markets: Stone Farmers’ Market, Stafford Farmers’ Market, Stafford Wednesday Market, Victorian Christmas Market, St. Johns Indoor Market, Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival, Staffordshire Day Market, Stafford Makers Market, Stafford 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:  Although there is no policy/charter, traders are required to comply with the law in relation to the sale of fur, and custom and practice has developed in our permanent   markets to discourage the sales of fur.

Several attempts have been made to clarify the above information without success.

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

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 F Beatty, Economic Development and Planning Portfolio, email: fbeatty@staffordbc.gov.uk

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The Council runs the weekly markets  in Hoddesdon town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays and Waltham Cross town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here is Broxbourne 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 reserves the right to refuse to allow for sale any class of goods deemed illegal or unsuitable for sale on the markets and currently specifies in the market policy  ‘counterfeit products; weapons; alcohol; tobacco, and any other product/service deemed inappropriate’. While we do not currently specify animal fur, our markets are under review and any information provided would be considered as part of this review.

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 Cllr Paul Seeby, Cabinet Member for Planning & Community Development; cllr.p.seeby@broxbourne.gov.uk (More details: https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/your-council/councillor/paul-seeby-flamstead-end)

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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 have a specific ban on real fur but all licenced traders under rule 29 of our Market regulations must have permission before hand in writing from the Street Scene & Markets Team Leader.

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 Peter Murphy- pmurphy@fenland.gov.uk

Shropshire Council has the following markets: Market Drayton street and indoor Market, 

Shrewsbury Market – responsible for the permanent stalls located around the perimeter of the market floor and gallery

Ellesmere Market Hall – leased out to ‘All together Ellesmere’

LSD Promotions are contracted to run the Market Drayton market.  They have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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 a policy on this.

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

Yes, but this does not imply we will incorporate this wording into any of our agreements

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Charmley, Portfolio holder for Corporate Support,  email: steve.charmley@shropshire.gov.uk

St Albans City & District Council has the following markets: Charter Market (weekly; Weds & Sats); three annual festivals (Alban Weekend, Food & Drink Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-on Events); 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:   No.

The council has a written policy to enforce this but has not yet joined the Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Julian Daly, Commercial and Development Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.j.daly@stalbans.gov.uk

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