The Fur Free Markets Database

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Gedling Borough Council has the following markets: Arnold Market, Arnold Carnival – craft marquee, 

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 DRAFT Trader handbook contains the following clause:

11.1 You must not sell stolen goods, counterfeit goods, unsafe goods, tobacco products (duty unpaid), unauthorised alcohol goods, offensive weapons, fireworks, legal highs, real fur, livestock and items of a pornographic or offensive nature. Any concerns or suspected breaches of this paragraph will be reported to Nottinghamshire Police and/or Trading Standards whichever is the most appropriate authority.

Please urge the Council join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration, email: cllr.jenny.hollingsworth@gedling.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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Hull (City Centre), 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:  Our Trading Standards service are not aware of an Animal Welfare Charter and we do not believe the market operator conditions prevents traders from selling 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 emailing  info@hullcc.gov.uk .

Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ, 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

Hythe and Dibden Parish Council has the following markets: Tuesday market operated by Southern Market Traders,  French Market by France at Home (twice yearly), Italian market by Italia in Piazza (twice yearly), and some occasional markets again organised by Southern Market Traders.

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 policy as such but this is Southern Market Traders Policy:

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.

The Council have asked to received our Fur Free Markets scheme information with a view to developing a cohesive poliy.

We are contacting both SMT and France at Home to invite them to join the Fur Free Markets scheme (Italia in Piazza is food only)

Please urge the Council to join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Helen Bradley, Parish Development Officer, email: helen.bradley@hytheanddibden.gov.uk

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London Borough of Newham, UK

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

 

County Hall Morpeth Northumberland NE61 2EF

Northumberland County Council has the following markets: Ashington; Bedlington; Berwick; Blyth; Haltwhistle; Hexham; Morpeth; Ponteland and Prudhoe

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 restrictions on selling fur although we are not aware of any traders selling real 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 Greg Gavin, Head of Neighbourhood Services, email: greg.gavin@northumberland.gov.uk

Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ, United Kingdom
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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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.

Llandrindod Wells LD1 5LG, United Kingdom
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Town Hall, Luton LU1 2BQ

Luton Borough Council has the following markets: Luton Borough Council do not currently manage any markets. The Luton Market is operated by Town and Country Markets. Generally any fairs or festivals would be managed by Luton Culture and street trading / occasional street trading consents issued within the relevant consent area would be dealt with by Luton Borough Council Licensing Service.

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:   Currently no street trading consent holders are authorised to sell real fur. However at present there are no specific conditions listed on the consents preventing the sale if permission was to be issued. 

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 Tony Ireland ,Service Manager, email: licensing@luton.gov.uk

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