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: firstname.lastname@example.org