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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Dartford DA1 1DR, UK 40.64 mi

Dartford Borough Council has the following markets: Thursday and Saturday Market, Annual Dartford Festival, 3 day Christmas 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: We have no specific policies relating to the sale of fur.

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 Chris Shipham, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: chris.shippam@dartford.gov.uk

Alexandra House 10 Station Road London N22 7TR 40.95 mi

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

Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR 40.97 mi

Medway Council has the following markets: Gillingham, Kent-Monday and Saturday, Strood, Kent-Tuesday and Saturday, Rochester, Kent- Monthly Farmers Market every third Sunday of the month

Festivals within the borough of Medway are managed by Medway Councils Events team.

Other events such as boot fairs, community events and Artisan Markets are managed through private organisers outside of the Local Authority.

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: In terms of animal fur as decorative flourishes, Medway Council makes the traders comply with the Textile Products (labelling and fibre composition)Regulations 2016 to have the products appropriately labelled. If traders fail to do this then a trader can commit a criminal offence. This approach is further enforced by stating that the failure to disclose the presence of fur is a potential criminal offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.  Furthermore the approach is solely based on the application of the legislation covering the description of the product and not the morality of their placement in the market place.

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 Mrs Jane Chitty, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation, email: jane.chitty@medway.gov.uk

London N11 1NP, UK 41.13 mi

London Borough of Barnet Council has the following markets: Property Services lease land to is North Finchley Market, Lodge Lane N12

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 Dean Cohen,  Environment Committee Chair, email:  cllr.d.cohen@barnet.gov.uk

DA6 7AT 41.31 mi

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

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London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom 41.63 mi

Hackney Council has 6 street trading markets: Broadway Market – Run by the traders association; Chatsworth Road Market – Run by the traders association; Ridley Road Market – Run by the Council; Kingsland Waste Market – Run by the Council; Hoxton Street Market – Run by the Council; Well Street Market – Run by the Council

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 – there are no restrictions in our terms and conditions on the sale of real fur. We stipulate that all goods sold must comply with all sale of goods legislation. This would indicate that fur goods approved for import and sale by UK government can be sold.

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 Dan O’Sullivan, via email at Daniel.O’Sullivan@hackney.gov.uk

 

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Royal Borough of Greenwich, United Kingdom 41.85 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 do not have a policy or agreement to cover this subject.

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 Jackie Smith, email: jackie.smith@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Chicksands SG17 5TQ, United Kingdom 42.07 mi

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

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom 42.19 mi

The Council runs the folowing markets: Bethnal Green Road;Chrisp Street; Columbia Road; Roman Road; Whitechapel Market; Watney Street; Brick Lane (includes Sclater Street, Cheshire Street, Bacon Street); Petticoat Lane; Roman Road Square

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 do not have licence conditions that prohibits the sale of real fur.
Commodities are itemised such as ladies wear, men’s wear, childrens wear etc. If traders are offering for sale items such as fur bobble hats, fur key rings etc, it would not be closely monitored if the fur was synthetic or real.

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 Joshua Peck, Cabinet Member for Work and Economic Growth, email: Cllr.Joshua.Peck@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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London Borough of Islington, United Kingdom 43.14 mi

Islington Council has the following markets: Chapel Market, Whitecross Street, Exmouth Market and Archway, with other licensed pitches scattered sites across the borough.

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:   At a meeting on 09/09/19 the council passed a motion to ban the sale of fur.  We await written confirmation of the exact details of the ban and will update here when we have it.

 

St Peters Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JE, England 43.76 mi

St Albans City & District Council has the following markets: Charter Market (weekly; Weds & Sats); three annual festivals (Alban Weekend, Food & Drink Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-on Events); Christmas 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:   No.

The council has a written policy to enforce this but has not yet joined the Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Julian Daly, Commercial and Development Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.j.daly@stalbans.gov.uk

Long Stratton NR15 2XE, United Kingdom 43.84 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Civic Offices Elstree Way Borehamwood Herts WD6 1WA 44.01 mi

Hertsmere Borough Council has the following markets: Borehamwood Market – managed by Bray Associates

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 sale of real fur would be actively discouraged by the market management company.

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 Seamus Quilty, Environment and Transport Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.seamus.quilty@hertsmere.gov.uk

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Sittingbourne ME10 3HT, United Kingdom 44.37 mi

Swale Borough Council has the following markets: street markets in Faversham, Sittingbourne and Sheerness

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 Mike Cosgrove, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, email: cllrcosgrove@swale.gov.uk

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City of London, London, United Kingdom 44.38 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:  NO

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this- although we understand the Council is in the process of drafting an Animal Welfare Charter.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the Performance Management Officer,
Department of Markets and Consumer Protection, email: directorate.markets@cityoflondon.gov.uk

City Hall The Queen's Walk London SE1 2AA 44.4 mi

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

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Southwark Council 44.52 mi

Southwark Council has the following markets: East Street Market, Peckham, Southwark Park Road, North Cross Road Market, Canada Water Plaza (food market)

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 Council allows the sale of fur but it has 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 Ian Wingfield, Cabinet Member for Environment and the Public Realm, email: ian.wingfield@southwark.gov.uk

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London Borough of Camden, London, UK 44.57 mi

London Borough of Camden Council has the following markets:

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 no policies to cover this area so there are no restrictions placed by the council on these items, they are subject to any relevant laws that would be enforced by the police or trading standards as required.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not accept our offer to send them our Fur Free Markets policy for consideration.

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 Nadia Shah, email: nadia.shah@camden.gov.uk

Town Hall, Luton LU1 2BQ 44.92 mi

Luton Borough Council has the following markets: Luton Borough Council do not currently manage any markets. The Luton Market is operated by Town and Country Markets. Generally any fairs or festivals would be managed by Luton Culture and street trading / occasional street trading consents issued within the relevant consent area would be dealt with by Luton Borough Council Licensing Service.

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:   Currently no street trading consent holders are authorised to sell real fur. However at present there are no specific conditions listed on the consents preventing the sale if permission was to be issued. 

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 Tony Ireland ,Service Manager, email: licensing@luton.gov.uk

Laurence House 1 Catford Road, Catford SE6 4RU 46.03 mi

Lewisham Council has the following markets: Lewisham Market,  Deptford Market and Catford 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:   No stall holders have been licenced to sell real fur

However, when we asked for clarification:

Could you please clarify, if real fur was found on a trading stall would the trader be required to remove it?  I ask because most real fur found on markets is as trims e.g. the pom pom on a knitted hat.  The trader would list knitted hats or accessories on their application, not knitted hat with real fur trim.

The response we received was:

I just wanted to reiterate our response to point 4 of your FOI request

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 Paul Bell, Cabinet Member for Housing, email: cllr_paul.bell@lewisham.gov.uk

 

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