The Fur Free Markets Database

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West Somerset Council has the following markets: Street Traders and temporary 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:  The council does not have a particular policy in respect of fur but one could be considered.

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 Keith Turner, Cabinet Member for street trading/licensing, email: kturner@westsomerset.gov.uk

Town Hall and Civic Buildings Westoe Rd South Shields NE33 2RL

South Tyneside Council has the following markets:  Monday- General Market, Friday- Flea Market, and Saturday- General 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: Such incidents would be challenged if the Market team thought it was real fur.

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 John Anglin, Lead Member Regeneration & Economy,  email:

Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR

Medway Council has the following markets: Gillingham, Kent-Monday and Saturday, Strood, Kent-Tuesday and Saturday, Rochester, Kent- Monthly Farmers Market every third Sunday of the month

Festivals within the borough of Medway are managed by Medway Councils Events team.

Other events such as boot fairs, community events and Artisan Markets are managed through private organisers outside of the Local Authority.

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: In terms of animal fur as decorative flourishes, Medway Council makes the traders comply with the Textile Products (labelling and fibre composition)Regulations 2016 to have the products appropriately labelled. If traders fail to do this then a trader can commit a criminal offence. This approach is further enforced by stating that the failure to disclose the presence of fur is a potential criminal offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.  Furthermore the approach is solely based on the application of the legislation covering the description of the product and not the morality of their placement in the market place.

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 Mrs Jane Chitty, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation, email: jane.chitty@medway.gov.uk

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

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

 

Inverness IV3 5NX, United Kingdom
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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At a meeting of the Council on 18/10/18 a motion supporting a fur ban was passed with the following actions agreed:

    Accordingly Council resolves to ask the executive councillor to investigate the        legalities of:

  •  Prohibiting the sale of any product wholly or partially made with real animal fur  on Council owned land and at Council run or Council leased markets. This ban to cover such items as fur coats, vintage fur, fur shawls, garments with fur trim,  fur pompom hats, and fur accessories and trinkets. 

     And to look into

  • Supporting the Fur Free Markets campaign of the animal welfare charity, Respect for Animals, the UK’s leading anti-fur organisation,

     and

  •  Becoming a signatory to the initiative.

We ask our supporters to contact the Executive member Cllr Rosy Moore and encourage the council to join our Fur Free Markets scheme. rosy.moore@cambridge.gov.uk

 

Cambridge City Council has the following markets: Cambridge General & Sunday Market; All Saints Gardens Art & Craft 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 Rosy Moore, Executive Councillor for Environment & City Centre, email: rosy.moore@cambridge.gov.uk

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Mid Devon 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:  There are no such items sold at the Market. We currently reserve the right to not allow products to be sold at the discretion of the Market Manager.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Richard Chesterton; Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, email: rchesterton@middevon.gov.uk

Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX, UK

Stratford-upon-Avon District Council has the following markets: Rother Street Markets, Waterside Upmarket, Victorian Christmas Market, Various occasional specialist markets.

LSD Promotions are contracted to run all Stratford-upon-Avon Town Centre Markets.  LSD Promotions 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:   The decision on the stock of anyone selling on the markets through our contract would be made by LSD Promotions. If the council chose to it could put a clause in our markets contract, but there currently isn’t one.

Although this means Fur is not currently sold at this councils markets we have contacted the council to invite them to sign up to our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Christopher Kettle,  Chairman of the Council,  email: chris.kettle@stratford-dc.gov.uk

Shepway District Council Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY

Shepway District Council has the following markets: Folkestone Town Centre

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?

A:   we specify which items traders can sell and to date I’m not aware that we’ve ever been asked if they could sell real fur. Generally they sell food, plants, DVDs or ladies clothing/suitcases, certainly no ‘luxury’ goods or high-end expensive items.

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 Councillor Clive Goddard, Chair of Planning and Licensing Committee, email: clive.goddard@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

Basingstoke and Deane Council has the following markets: Wednesday and Saturday markets (contracted out to Hughmark Continental Ltd.)

In addition, there are a number of trading stalls and food/beverage stalls at Basingstoke Live, an annual music event managed by the council’s Events Team. 

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 a policy within our market contract that fur should not be sold and as far as we are aware the situation has not arisen.

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 Simon Bound, Deputy Leader Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Partnerships, email: Cllr.Simon.Bound@basingstoke.gov.uk

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Merthyr Tydfil Council has the following markets:

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 Geraint Thomas, Cabinet Member with Portfolio for Regeneration, Planning & Countryside, email: Geraint.thomas@Merthyr.gov.uk

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