The Fur Free Markets Database

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Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Aberdeen City Council has the following markets: Indoor Market Hall, a number of street markets, Aberdeen Country Fair.

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

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

A:  There is currently no restriction in relation to the sale of fur on Street Trader or Market Operator Licences. In terms of Licensing we do not have any policies in relation to the sale of fur or have any animal welfare charter.   We do not specifically allow street traders or market operators or their stall holders to sell fur products. We do not have a list of items which licence holders can and cannot sell.

 

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send them 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 Councillor Reynolds., Licensing Committee Chair, email: reynolds@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Woodhill House, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
BN43 5WU

Adur Council has the following markets: Lancing Village Market, Shoreham Farmers Market, Shoreham Artisans Market. Also occasional events: Chilli Festival, French Markets, 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 Fiona Burn, Place and Economy Manager, email: fiona.burn@adur-worthing.gov.uk

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Allerdale District, United Kingdom

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 Fryer (Economic Growth and Deputy Leader) mark.fryer@allerdale.gov.uk

Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2AE, UK

Alsager Council has the following markets: Alsager Wednesday 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: The Town Council does not have a policy for the outdoor market.  This is something which the council could work towards.

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 Nicola Clarke, Town Clerk, email: admin@alsagertowncouncil.org.uk

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Amber Valley District, UK

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 Trevor Ainsworth – Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration. Email: trevor.ainsworth@ambervalley.gov.uk

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Angus, United Kingdom

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

Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim BT41 2UB

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council has the following markets: Antrim Town Market, Ballyclare May Fair, Christmas Markets – Antrim, Ballyclare, Glengormley, Summer Market in Glengormley.

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:  On receipt of applications, categories of products are given not specific products eg. hot food, fruit veg, fish ,novelty items.

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 Paul Kelly, Head of Economic Development, email: Paul.Kelly@antrimandnewtownabbey.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.

Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT

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

Armagh BT60 4EL, UK

Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has the following markets: Lurgan Market; Shambles Variety Market, Armagh; Shambles Car Boot Sale, Armagh.

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:   traders at Council markets do not sell any goods containing real fur; however there is currently no Council policy in place to prohibit the sale of real fur at its markets.

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

Thank you for providing your recommended policy wording; however I must emphasise that Council cannot guarantee that this would be implemented or adopted as a new 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 Councillor Joe Nelson, Chair of Economic Development and Regeneration Committee, email: joe.nelson@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk

 

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Arun District, United Kingdom

Arun District Council has the following markets:

Arun District Council did not provide this information.

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:  

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 adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Licensing Manager Sarah Meeton at Sarah.Meeten@arun.gov.uk .

 

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Ashfield District, United Kingdom

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 adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Don Davis; Deputy Leader of the Council – Place and Economic Growth.
Email: cllr.d.davis@ashfield.gov.uk

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Ashford District, United Kingdom

Ashford Borough Council has the following markets:  Ashford Town Market, Tenterden Market (High Street), Create Festival

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 current policy restrictions, and no restrictive conditions on consents/licences.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They also refused our offer of recommended policy wording, stating:  We are not currently looking at policy development in this area

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 Feacey – Chair of the Licensing and Health & Safety Committee, email: peterfeacey@talktalk.net

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