The Fur Free Markets Database

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London Borough of Newham Council has the following markets:

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 currently have any such policies/agreements in place.

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 Patrick Murphy, Mayoral advisor for environment,

email: patrick.murphy@newham.gov.uk

 

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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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:   This is not specified in the license 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 Julian Bell, Leader of the Council, email: bellj@ealing.gov.uk

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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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Brighton and Hove City Council has the following markets: Upper Gardner Street, Brighton; George Street, Hove.

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

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

A:  Unfortunately there is no policy to prevent 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 Jackie O’Quinn, Chair of Licensing Committee, email: jackie.o’quinn@brighton-hove.gov.uk

 

Newbury Town Council has the following markets: Thursday and Saturday weekly Charter Markets and Farmers markets; 2 Sundays a month

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 have one ‘retro’ clothing stall which sometimes sells old furs. We do not have a particular policy with regards to this

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 Martha Vickers, Market Working Party Chair , email: martha.vickers@phonecoop.coop and Cllr Sarah Greenall, Chair of Community Services, email: sarah.greenall@sky.com

 

SMT run the following Markets:

Classic Street Markets:

Art, Design, Antiques and Vintage:

SMT POLICY FOR PROHIBITED PRODUCTS

  1. Ivory: In response to the already strict regulations inflicted on the sale of ivory products and the growing cause for a total UK ban, SMT does not permit the sale of any ivory products, or items with ivory in them on any of our markets.
  2. Rhino Horn: SMT does not permit the sale of any rhino horn nor associated products, on any of our markets.
  3. Animal Fur: SMT does not permit the sale of any fashion item made in whole or in part from real animal fur on any of our markets.
  4. Drugs and Tobacco Products: SMT does not permit the sale of any illegal drugs nor tobacco products, on any of our markets.
  5. Fake Designer Labels: SMT does not permit the sale of any products with fake designer labels on any of our markets.
  6. Knives and other Weapons: SMT does not permit the sale of knives nor other weapons nor reproduction items, that could be used for criminal activity.
  7. Offensive Design/Slogans: Traders will be instructed to remove from sale with immediate effect, any item with offensive or inappropriate slogan or design.

We reserve the right to refuse or ask a trader to remove any items we feel do not comply with our policy.

We congratulate SMT on their ethical stance and have invited them to join the official Fur Free Markets scheme.

Please urge SMT to join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting: smtmarkets@gmail.com

 

 

Scottish Borders Council has the following markets: Hawick Market and Peebles Market.

Scottish Borders Council do not actually run any Markets but we do own and leases two market sites to Market Operators who run the Markets themselves.

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:  Nothing specific in the Lease Terms. The tenants are required to obtain a Market Operators Licence as part of the lease.
The Council allows the sale of fur. They have refused to even consider our Fur Free 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 Aitchison, Neighbourhoods and Locality Services Executive Member, email: saitchison@scotborders.gov.uk

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

Sunderland City Council has the following markets: Jacky Whites Market, Park Lane 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, all stall holders have a licence from the Council that contains a restriction to limit what they can sell.  However the restrictive use clause would not specifically refer to the materials used.

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 Melville Speding, Cabinet Secretary, email: Cllr.melville.speding@sunderland.gov.uk.

Canterbury City Council has the following markets: Canterbury and Herne Bay General Markets

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 are no policy documents specifically covering the sale of real fur, though we would be happy to consider it.
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 Colin Perris, Market Manager, email: Colin.Perris@canterbury.gov.uk

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