The Fur Free Markets Database

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The Council runs the weekly markets  in Hoddesdon town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays and Waltham Cross town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here is Broxbourne 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:  The Council reserves the right to refuse to allow for sale any class of goods deemed illegal or unsuitable for sale on the markets and currently specifies in the market policy  ‘counterfeit products; weapons; alcohol; tobacco, and any other product/service deemed inappropriate’. While we do not currently specify animal fur, our markets are under review and any information provided would be considered as part of this review.

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 Paul Seeby, Cabinet Member for Planning & Community Development; cllr.p.seeby@broxbourne.gov.uk (More details: https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/your-council/councillor/paul-seeby-flamstead-end)

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Bury Council has the following markets: Bury Market, Radcliffe Market, Ramsbottom Saturday Market, regular farmers markets and car boots.

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 Markets Regulations do not allow the sale of live animals..but do not specifically prohibit the sale of fur, but to the best of my knowledge no Market has any stalls which sell fur 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 Rishi Shori , Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Business Engagement and Regeneration, email: r.shori@bury.gov.uk .

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Maldon District Council has the following markets: Maldon Town Saturday & Thursday Market Burnham on Crouch Tuesday Market Promenade Park, Maldon, (Bank Holiday 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 Cllr Sue White, Chair of the Community Services Committee, email: cllr.sue.white@maldon.gov.uk

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Bromley Council has the following markets: High Street Market (every Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

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:  The Council allows the sale of fur but it has 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 Peter Morgan, email: Peter.Morgan@bromley.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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Wolverhampton City Council has the following markets: Wolverhampton Retail Market, Bilston Retail Market, Wednesfield Retail Market & Wolverhampton Wholesale Market.  Outdoor Events Team also manage several fairs, festivals and other events within the City.

LSD Promotions is the Operator for all Occasional & Themed Markets within the City including; Farmers & Craft Market Dudley Street, Make It & Bake It Market Tettenhall, Bilston Sunday Market, Christmas Market Dudley Street.   LSD Promotions operate a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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’

The Markets Service are seeking the appropriate permission to signing up to the Fur Free Markets Scheme in the near future.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment,  email: steve.evans4@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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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 emailing listening@fylde.gov.uk

This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Herefordshire Council has the following markets: Hereford Retail Market (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday), Hereford produce and craft market (every Thursday, and first Saturday of each month), Hereford Christmas Markets (December)

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

Please see extract from Market Trader agreement.

2.7:2 No firearms (real or imitation), air weapons, sheath knives, cut-throat razors, hunting / fighting knives, bows or crossbows may be available for sale, domestic cutlery is permitted.
The sale of any item that may be deemed to be of a harmful, objectionable or of an offensive nature, or is prohibited by current Acts of Parliament will not be permitted.

However, there is no information as to how this applies to fur.  They have asked for information on our Fur Free Markets scheme

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet member for Infastructure and Transport, email: John.Harrington@herefordshire.gov.uk

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