Braintree District Council

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Braintree District, United Kingdom
Purls Hill England CO9 GB

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: We have nothing listed to stop them

The Council allows the sale of fur and have refused to even consider or look at the Fur Free Markets policy. 

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 Glencairn Cunningham; Email: cllr.jcunningham@braintree.gov.uk

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CO10 1TL 6.25 mi

Sudbury Town Council has the following markets: Twice weekly Market (run by Market Manager Mark Wilde), Christmas Fair (run by Town Centre Manager Ami Birrell)

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.

They have requested details of our Fur Free Markets scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Ami Birrell, Town Centre Manager,  email: ami.birrell@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk, Mark Wilde, Market Manager, email: mark.wilde@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk

 

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Borough of Colchester, United Kingdom 10.07 mi

Colchester Borough Council has the following markets: Colchester Market, they also license street traders.

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:  Since the start of 2018 Colchester Market and Street Trading has banned real fur products from being sold using this existing rule:

12.2 No goods may be displayed or sold which in the opinion of the Markets & Street Trading Manager are inappropriate, dangerous or likely to cause offence to other traders or members of the public.

At the recent licencing committee (21st March) which considered changes to our existing Market Regulations it was decided that an inclusion of a specific rule banning the sale of fur products (submitted as rule 12.6 under prohibited items) needed more consideration – this rule will be developed further and submitted to the next committee meeting.

Street traders cannot sell the following restricted items:

Real fur goods including hat bobbles

 

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr. Michael Lilley, Portfolio Holder for Public Safety and Licensing: cllr.mike.lilley@colchester.gov.uk .

CB11 4ER 16.73 mi

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

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Chelmsford, City of Chelmsford, United Kingdom 17.99 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:  I can confirm that we do not currently have any stall holders selling anything made from real animal fur.  A huge part of our customer base is made up of shoppers on a budget, so I am unsure if this would be a suitable product for the market, based on this factor alone.

 

The Council does not prohibit the sale of fur. It is worrying that the Council does not seem to realise that the majority of real fur on sale at markets is very cheap, often as cheap as fake fur, and imported from places like China where animal welfare is virtually non-existent.

They have, though, 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 Pauline Rider, Chelmsford Markets & Shopmobility Manager, email: pauline.martin@chelmsford.gov.uk

We also sent our information to Councillor Malcolm Sismey, Cabinet Member for Waste Management and Recycling, Member for Chetwood and Collingwood Ward South Woodham Ferrers

The response we received was:

My view on this subject is that the English law is the right vehicle to limit this sort of sale rather than by different local authorities taking their own route. I encourage you to pursue this issue via Members of Parliament.

CM1 1QH 18.02 mi

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

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Maldon District, United Kingdom 19.31 mi

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

Ipswich IP1 2BX, United Kingdom 22.71 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Ipswich IP1 2BX 22.71 mi

Babergh District Council has the following markets: Hadleigh 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:  Sheepskins , no specific agreements re animal products other than live animals but we have no stalls offering this kind of product

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 John Ward, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, email: john.ward@babergh.gov.uk  or Cllr Michael Holt, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, email: michael.holt@babergh.gov.uk

Suffolk IP1 2BX 22.71 mi

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

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Ipswich, United Kingdom 22.95 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:   Ipswich Market:
Only approved goods which are listed in the Market Regulations are allowed to be sold on the market. Real fur goods are not on this list.
Other occasional markets:
The Council is not aware of any traders selling real fur products at the occasional markets, however this is not something which is specifically asked.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr David Ellesmere, Leader of the Council, email; david.ellesmere@councillors.ipswich.gov.uk

CB1 0JH 25.78 mi

At a meeting of the Council on 18/10/18 a motion supporting a fur ban was passed with the following actions agreed:

    Accordingly Council resolves to ask the executive councillor to investigate the        legalities of:

  •  Prohibiting the sale of any product wholly or partially made with real animal fur  on Council owned land and at Council run or Council leased markets. This ban to cover such items as fur coats, vintage fur, fur shawls, garments with fur trim,  fur pompom hats, and fur accessories and trinkets. 

     And to look into

  • Supporting the Fur Free Markets campaign of the animal welfare charity, Respect for Animals, the UK’s leading anti-fur organisation,

     and

  •  Becoming a signatory to the initiative.

We ask our supporters to contact the Executive member Cllr Rosy Moore and encourage the council to join our Fur Free Markets scheme. rosy.moore@cambridge.gov.uk

 

Cambridge City Council has the following markets: Cambridge General & Sunday Market; All Saints Gardens Art & Craft 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 Rosy Moore, Executive Councillor for Environment & City Centre, email: rosy.moore@cambridge.gov.uk

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CO15 1SE 25.95 mi

Tendring District Council has the following markets: Tour de Tendring annual cycle ride and Clacton Airshow

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 planning.services@tendringdc.gov.uk

Civic Centre The Water Gardens Harlow Essex CM20 1WG 26.85 mi

Harlow Council has the following markets: Occasional Events and Street Traders.

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 would not wish to be associated with the sale of real fur.

The Council no longer manages a market but does licence street traders and would not issue a licence to persons selling fur.  This would be communicated to the trader on application for a street trading licence.  

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 Councillor Danny Purton, Portfolio Holder for Environment,  email: danny.purton@harlow.gov.uk

Shire Hall Castle Hill Cambridge CB3 0AP 27.13 mi

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

Council Offices, South Street, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BW. 27.57 mi

Rochford District Council has the following markets: Wild Woods Day

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:  Rochford District Council does not accept stallholders who advertise they sell fur, but we do not have a vetting system in place.

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 G J Ioannou, Executive Member for Enterprise, email: cllrgeorge.ioannou@rochford.gov.uk

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Brentwood District, United Kingdom 28.19 mi

Here is Brentwood 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 Policy

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 Olivia Sanders – Chair of Licensing Committee olivia.sanders@brentwood.gov.uk

Kiln Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1TF 28.81 mi

Castle Point Borough Council has the following markets: Castle Point Show annual 1 day event.

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 situation has never arisen.  No stall holders have wanted to sell real fur.

We have written to the council to explain that most fur on trading stalls is a trim on the main item and therefore would not be listed in their application.

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 Andrew Sheldon, Cabinet Member for Customer Engagement and Commercialism, email:cllr.asheldon@castlepoint.gov.uk

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