Alsager Town Council

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Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2AE, UK
3 Lawton Road Alsager England ST7 2AE GB

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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Wigan WN1 3DS, United Kingdom 33.99 mi

Wigan Council has the following markets: Indoor markets in Wigan and Leith, outdoor markets in Wigan, Leith, Ashton, Hindley, Atherton and Tyldesley, street markets in Wigan and Leigh, fairs in Ashton and Hindley.

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 David Molyneux: Portfolio Holder – Economic Development and Regeneration. Email: D.Molyneux@wigan.gov.uk

DE14 9JG 34.15 mi

East Staffordshire Borough Council has the following markets: Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter

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

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 Colin Whittaker, Deputy Leader,  email: colin.whittaker@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

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Bury, United Kingdom 34.33 mi

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 David Jones , Leader of the Council, email: david.jones@bury.gov.uk .

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Amber Valley District, UK 34.59 mi

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 Ben Bellamy – Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Community Safety. Email: ben.bellamy@ambervalley.gov.uk

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Flintshire, United Kingdom 35.07 mi

The Council has the following markets:

Mold –  Wednesday and Saturday

Holywell – Thursday

Connah’s Quay -Thursday

Flint – Friday.  Car Boot Sunday

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 can confirm that if a trader wishes to sell real fur, then there is nothing in the Authority’s regulations to stop them.

 

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 Derek Butler c/o Mrs Karen Powell, PA, Executive Services, County Hall, Mold.

Tel: 01352 702115.  Email: karen.powell@flintshire.gov.uk

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Wolverhampton City Council 35.95 mi

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

Number One Riverside Smith Street Rochdale OL16 1XU 36.5 mi

Rochdale Borough Council has the following markets: Car Boot sales, Rochdale Market, Christmas Market, Wedding Show 

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: This is not specifically detailed as a prohibited item in Rochdale Market trader’s terms and conditions (below). To date we have not dealt with any traders wishing to sell real fur products; however should this occur it would currently be at the discretion of the Market Supervisor.

Rochdale Market trader’s terms and conditions: “The sale of the following goods are prohibited: alcohol, live animals and birds, fireworks, firearms, replica and decommissioned firearms, combat knives, counterfeit goods or any other item deemed by the Market Supervisor as likely to cause offence or danger to the public”.
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 Allen Brett, Leader of the Council, email: allen.brett@rochdale.gov.uk

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Derby, United Kingdom 36.52 mi

Derby City Council has the following markets: Derby Market Hall, Allenton Market 

In addition they stated:  We manage and support several hundred fairs, events and festivals per annum.

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 join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Robin Wood , Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture & Tourism, email: robin.wood@derby.gov.uk

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South Derbyshire District, United Kingdom 36.9 mi

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:   We don’t preclude within the current arrangement.

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 Peter Watson, Chair of Environmental and Development Services Committee, email: peter.watson@south-derbys.gov.uk

Wallasey Town Hall Brighton Street, Wallasey Wirral CH44 8ED 37.01 mi

Wirral Council has the following markets: None.  But they do host occasional events.

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:  Wirral Council currently has no policy or corporate stance in this regard  but I have raised the matter with the Head of Environment Services for discussion, with a view to considering adopting a policy or stance on this issue.

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 Matthew Patrick, Cabinet Member Environment, email: matthewpatrick@wirral.gov.uk

Mill Lane, Wingerworth S42 6NG, United Kingdom 37.53 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall. WS1 1TP 37.76 mi

Walsall Council has the following markets: Walsall, Willenhall and Bloxwich markets.  Darlaston market is outsourced and run by a private contractor

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:  Whilst our current policy does not contain fur as a prohibited item, our list is not exhaustive and can be changed from time to time.

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 Christopher Jones , Portfolio holder, Clean and green, email: cllr.chris.jones@walsall.gov.uk

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Chesterfield District, UK 37.79 mi

The Council runs Chesterfield General Market, Chesterfield Flea Market, Chesterfield FC Car Boot Sale.

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 (Only vintage allowed).

The Council allows the sale of vintage fur. Vintage fur perpetuates the fashion of wearing real fur and comes from a time when the fur trade devasted the popluations of many precious animals.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of all real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Brunt, Cabinet Member for Town Centre & Visitor economy, email: steve.brunt@chesterfield.gov.uk

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Sheffield, United Kingdom 39.71 mi

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. 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 Mary Lea, email: mary.lea@sheffield.gov.uk

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Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, United Kingdom 40.12 mi

The Council operates: Queensgate, Huddersfield open, Dewsbury, Cleckheaton, Holmfirth, Heckmondwike, Batley and Birstall 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: 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 Councillor Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member – Communities and Environment, email: naheed.mather@kirklees.gov.uk

 

52 Derby Street‚ Ormskirk‚ Lancashire‚ L39 2DF 40.34 mi

West Lancashire District Council has the following markets:  Ormskirk Market each Thursday and Saturday and also occasional events and fairs.

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 items are not currently on the prohibited goods list.

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 John Hodson, Portfolio Holder for Planning, email: Cllr.Hodson@westlancs.gov.uk

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Sandwell District, United Kingdom 40.61 mi

The Council operates markets in West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Oldbury, Great Bridge.

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 is no restriction on the sale of fur as long as it is legal to do so. However in reality it is most unlikely furs would be sold on our markets and has not happened in my memory.

The Council allows the sale of fur. Real fur is often sold cheaply as bobbles/ poms or trims and wrongly assumed to be fake, and it is of concern that the Council appear complacent about this. Please let us know if you suspect real fur being sold.

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 Dave Hosell, Cabinet Member responsible for markets, email: david_hosell@sandwell.gov.uk

Tamworth B79 7BZ, UK 40.74 mi

Tamworth Borough Council has the following markets: Tamworth Street Market.

LSD Promotions run the street market.  They have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Fireworks, Christmas and other events are managed through the Tamworth Borough Council Arts and Events team. Stands/stalls at the following events:  St Georges Day, We Love Tamworth, Outdoor Cinema, Outdoor Theatre, Fireworks Night, Christmas Lights

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:  LSD Promotions and Tamworth Borough Council are very committed to preventing the sale of fur on the markets. As far as we are aware there are no traders selling real fur in Tamworth.

We are seeking clarification from Tamworth Borough Council on their policy regarding the sale of fur at events managed by their Arts and Events Team.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steven Claymore, Portfolio holder for Regeneration,  email: steven-claymore@tamworth.gov.uk

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Chorley District, United Kingdom 40.8 mi

Here is Chorley 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 have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent a Fur Free Markets policy and contract to sign and adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Danny Gee, Portfolio Holder for Town Centre and Assets at danny.gee@chorley.gov.uk.

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Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, United Kingdom 41.25 mi

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 only reference to fur appears in Section 5 of our Animal Welfare charter. [This reads: ‘The Council will take account of animal welfare in day to day operations and decision making processes. This will be acheived by….opposing the use of fur’]

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Marion Atkinson, Cabinet Member- Regeneration and Skills, email: marion.atkinson@councillors.sefton.gov.uk

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