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: firstname.lastname@example.org