Amber Valley Borough Council

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Amber Valley District, UK
23A Becksitch Lane Belper England DE56 1UZ GB

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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Derby, United Kingdom 6.41 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

Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP 7.8 mi

Erewash Borough Council has the following markets: Ilkeston Town Centre Market – Each Thursday and Saturday.  Long Eaton Town Centre Market – Each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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, as per charter.  Not currently covered in the market policy, although this is currently being re-written and will include reference to fur. The markets are inspected weekly and any selling fur should be noted and acted upon.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Councillor Michael Powell, Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning,  email: Councillor.Michael.Powell@erewash.gov.uk

Matlock DE4 3NN, UK 9.11 mi

Derbyshire Dales Council has the following markets: Ashbourne Market, Bakewell Market, Matlock 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:  If someone approached us asking to sell real fur products then we wouldn’t allow it, though I expect that some people who sell things such as bobble hats may be selling products with fur trim. 

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 Joanne Wild, Chair of the Community & Environment Committee, email: joanne.wild@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Matlock DE4 3AG, United Kingdom 9.28 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Broxtowe District, United Kingdom 9.28 mi

The Council runs several town centre markets, as well as regular craft markets in Beeston.

Here is Broxtowe 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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Tony Harper, Chair of Jobs and Economy Committee, email: tony.harper@broxtowe.gov.uk

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Ashfield District, United Kingdom 10.33 mi

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 join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Matthew Relf, Portfolio Holder for Place, Planning & Regeneration, Email: cllr.m.relf@ashfield.gov.uk

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South Derbyshire District, United Kingdom 12.03 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

Mill Lane, Wingerworth S42 6NG, United Kingdom 13.08 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom 14.12 mi

Nottingham City Council has the following markets: Clinton Street, Victoria Centre, Bulwell, St Ann’s, Hyson Green, Bilborough, Clifton, Nottingham Car Boot at Colwick.

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:  When deciding whether to approve traders and what they trade, the council considers the ethical nature of the products. These considerations include the source of the product, whether or not the fur is a by-product and clear signage stating the origin of the product to the public.

The council can advise that a new policy is currently being drafted, subject to approval, for Nottingham City Council markets to become Fur Free in the future.

They have asked for our Fur Free Markets scheme information to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr david Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, email: dave.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Civic Centre Arnot Hill Park Arnold Nottingham NG5 6LU 14.56 mi

Gedling Borough Council has the following markets: Arnold Market, Arnold Carnival – craft marquee, 

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 DRAFT Trader handbook contains the following clause:

11.1 You must not sell stolen goods, counterfeit goods, unsafe goods, tobacco products (duty unpaid), unauthorised alcohol goods, offensive weapons, fireworks, legal highs, real fur, livestock and items of a pornographic or offensive nature. Any concerns or suspected breaches of this paragraph will be reported to Nottinghamshire Police and/or Trading Standards whichever is the most appropriate authority.

Please urge the Council join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration, email: cllr.jenny.hollingsworth@gedling.gov.uk

Council Offices, Mansfield, Mansfield District, United Kingdom 14.86 mi

Mansfield District Council has 1 regular markets: Mansfield Market, and specialist markets throughout the year which vary on dates and frequency.

Here in Mansfield District 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 join the Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Stuart Richardson, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth  email: srichardson@mansfield.gov.uk

DE14 9JG 15.09 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

Rushcliffe Arena Rugby Road West Bridgford NOTTINGHAM NG2 7YG 15.39 mi

Rushcliffe Borough Council has the following markets: Bingham market, Bingham farmers’ market, Sutton Bonington farmers market, West Bridgford farmers’ market, West Bridgford and Bingham craft market (management of all markets is contracted out).

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:  Not knowingly

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 A Edyvean, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business, email: Cllr.AEdyvean@rushcliffe.gov.uk

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Chesterfield District, UK 15.4 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

County Hall West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 7QP 15.41 mi

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

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