The Fur Free Markets Database

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Charnwood, United Kingdom

Here is Charnwood 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:  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 adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr. Jenny Bokor, Porfolio holder, at cllr.jenny.bokor@charnwood.gov.uk .

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Purbeck District, United Kingdom

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 is nothing in the contract that restricts the sale of fur items

The Council allows the sale of fur and has refused to even consider or look at 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 Mark Unsworth (in relation to licensing), email: Cllr.unsworth@purbeck-dc.gov.uk

Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 2DR

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has the following markets: Supersonic Boom Annual Youth Festival

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:  Before a stall is booked to attend Supersonic Boom the nature, purpose and business of the stall is assessed regarding suitability, and I do not feel that a stall selling real fur items would be permitted to attend.

However they could not provide any evidence that they would know if fur was included in a vendors stock.

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 Mark Smith, Community Safety & Youth Coordinator, email: mark.smith@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Lewisham Council has the following markets: Lewisham Market,  Deptford Market and Catford 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 stall holders have been licenced to sell real fur

However, when we asked for clarification:

Could you please clarify, if real fur was found on a trading stall would the trader be required to remove it?  I ask because most real fur found on markets is as trims e.g. the pom pom on a knitted hat.  The trader would list knitted hats or accessories on their application, not knitted hat with real fur trim.

The response we received was:

I just wanted to reiterate our response to point 4 of your FOI request

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 Paul Bell, Cabinet Member for Housing, email: cllr_paul.bell@lewisham.gov.uk

 

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Petersfield GU31 4EX, United Kingdom

Havant Borough Council has the following markets: Street markets in Havant and Waterlooville

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 Tim Pike, Cabinet lead for Economy & Infrastructure Projects, email: tim.pike@havant.co.uk

Maidenhead SL6 1RF, United Kingdom
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Newcastle upon Tyne City Council has the following markets: Grainger Market, Farmers Market, Quayside Sunday Market and Continental Markets currently contracted out to Market Place Europe.

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 stop them doing this at the minute

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 Ged Bell, Cabinet member for Employment, email: ged.bell@newcastle.gov.uk

NP20 4UR

Newport City Council has the following markets: Newport Indoor 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:  We don’t have a policy, or a form of words within the licenses or leases for those traders within the Newport Indoor Market.  We would be happy to be sent a form of words for inclusion in future 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 Councillor Mark Whitcutt, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Assets, email: mark.whitcutt@newport.gov.uk

TS18 1LD

Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

TN13 1HG

Sevenoaks District Council has the following markets: Swanley Wednesday market and Sevenoaks Wednesday and Saturday 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: Yes, at Swanley Wednesday Market as the sale of real fur is not illegal.   In addition, Sevenoaks Town Council who operate the Sevenoaks Wednesday and Saturday markets on Sevenoaks District Council’s behalf, choose to prohibit the sale of real fur products by stall-holders. 

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 Matthew Dickins, Portfolio-holder for Direct and Trading Services , email: cllr.dickins@sevenoaks.gov.uk

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London Borough of Croydon Council has the following markets:

  • New Addington Market operated by Bray Associate’s every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Haynes Lane Market operated by the Crystal Palace Transition Team.
  • Clock Tower Market once a month – Station Road, South Norwood. Operated by local community group.
  • Occasional visiting (ie. Continental Food) markets North End, Croydon. Outsourced by Croydon BID to various operators throughout the year

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:  They are not currently included in a list of banned products. 

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. Hamida Ali, Cabinet Member for Communities, Safety & Justice, email: hamida.ali@croydon.gov.uk and Cllr. Chris Clark, Chair of Licensing Committee, chris.clark2@croydon.gov.uk

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Hyndburn 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: 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 Cllr Clare Cleary, Portfolio Holder, email: clare.cleary@hyndburnbc.gov.uk

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