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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Westminster City Hall 64 Victoria Street London SW1E 6QP 46.49 mi

City of Westminster Council has the following markets:

Sutton Ground SW1

Tachbrook Street SW1

Maida Hill W9

Church Street NW8

Berwick Street W1

They also approve a number of stand alone 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? 

A:  

There are currently no specific policies or standard conditions in relation to the sale of real fur.  This may be something that is considered in future reviews of the policy. There will be consultation on any future changes to the policy and I would advise your organisation to provide us with a response during the consultation period so that this matter can be taken into consideration.

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 Angela Harvey, Chairman of Licensing, email: angelaharvey@westminster.gov.uk .

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Huntingdonshire District, United Kingdom 47.07 mi

Here is the Council’s position 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, we do not allow the sale of real fur products on our markets.

However, we are not aware 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 Graham John Bull, Leader of the Council, email: Graham.Bull@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.

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Bedford, United Kingdom 47.62 mi

Bedford Borough Council has the following markets: Wednesday Charter Market, Thursday Gourmet Food Market, Thursday Kempston Market, Friday Home & Garden Market, Saturday Charter 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:   We do not knowingly encourage the sale of goods containing real fur, however, it is impossible to inspect every single product line on offer. There is currently nothing within the market regulations to prevent the sale of these items. There is, however, a blanket ban on the sale of any animals.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Dave Hodgson,  the Mayor of Bedford and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Rural Affairs and Partnerships,  email: dave.hodgson@bedford.gov.uk

June 2018 – we have received an update from the Mayors Office:

the Council does not have a specific policy with regards to the sale of fur at our markets. However, we actively discourage the sale of fur and refuse permission if asked. We are currently revising our market regulations to prohibit the sale of fur on the markets, which is subject to member approval.

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London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom 47.63 mi

London Borough of Brent Council has the following markets: This authority currently does not manage any markets. It does allow use of its land for fairs and festivals. In addition, we regularly licence food and trading stalls on permanent or occasional basis. There are traders during Wembley event days as well. These are not outsourced or managed by another body. Impossible to list all the traders we licence. However, whatever the event the local authority does not allow sale of animal fur or any performing animal acts.

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 (see above)

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 Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Highways & Planning, email:  cllr.shama.tatler@brent.gov.uk

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Fenland, United Kingdom 47.89 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 specific ban on real fur but all licenced traders under rule 29 of our Market regulations must have permission before hand in writing from the Street Scene & Markets Team Leader.

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 Peter Murphy- pmurphy@fenland.gov.uk

Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX 48.03 mi

Royal Borough of Kensington and ChelseaCouncil has the following markets: Portobello Road, Golborne Road.

South Kensington Farmers Market (Saturdays) (Bute Street) managed by LFM.

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 Will Pascall, email: Cllr.Pascall@rbkc.gov.uk

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London Borough of Lambeth, United Kingdom 48.13 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:   Our commodities structure does not include the provision of fur, therefore it is not permitted and a licence would not be granted.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting John Sylvester, Street Trading Licensing Officer, e-mail: jsylvester@lambeth.gov.uk

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London Borough of Bromley 48.35 mi

Bromley Council has the following markets: High Street Market (every Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

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 Peter Morgan, email: Peter.Morgan@bromley.gov.uk

Maidstone ME14 1XQ, United Kingdom 48.49 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Civic Centre Station Road Harrow HA1 2XY 48.98 mi

Harrow Council has the following markets:

Thursday market  at Greenhill Way Car park operated by Countrywide Ltd 0800 358 3434  

St Anns Road temporary & regular stalls licenses  – Corporate Estates 020 8424 1081

French/German/festive markets – run by Market Place Europe: https://www.marketplaceeurope.co.uk/    Telephone: 0161 478 6060

Harrow Town Centre Business Improvement District ( BID) events – managed by Louise Baxter, E: louise.baxter@ha1bid.co.uk T: 020 8863 9933 W: ha1bid.co.uk 

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 has received the following statement from Market Place Europe who runs the markets on festive days at Harrow Town Centre:

We do allow the sale of sheepskin products and also at Christmas we allow our trader from Lapland to sell Reindeer hide. This is herded and grazed just as we do with sheep. However we do not have the Lappish trader attending Harrow. We do not permit any other sales of animal hide or fur.

We did not receive any information regarding any of the other operators.

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 Councilor Keith Ferry, Business, Planning & Regeneration, email: keith.ferry@harrow.gov.uk

 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom 49.06 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 on selling real fur on Maidstone Markets

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  Heritage, Culture and Leisure Committee Chair,  Cllr David Pickett, email: davidpickett@maidstone.gov.uk

 

UPDATE:

Respect for Animals supporter and campaigner for animals, Tim Licence, saw our new fur free market campaign and took action.

“I thought I’d have a go at campaigning to get my local council to adopt the policies.

I set up a petition and wrote a blog to try and make this happen, while I am planning on asking a question at a future council meeting.

Any help, promotion and support for this would be very appreciated.”

Sign here, especially if Maidstone Borough Council is your Local Authority:

https://meetings.maidstone.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=17

Town Hall Hempstead Road Watford WD17 3EX 49.07 mi

Watford Borough Council has the following markets: New Watford Market – managed by Town & Country Markets (TCM) Ltd.

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: I have asked TCM whether they have a policy in place and they have said they do not have a policy as such. None of the traders at New Watford Market are currently selling fur products according to TCM.

We would be happy to review any Animal Welfare Charters and policy wording you could provide. Although no fur is being sold at New Watford Market, TCM have said they would welcome any suggestion for policy wording or stall holder agreement wording.
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 Iain Sharpe, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Development, email: iain.sharpe@watford.gov.uk

ME19 4LZ 49.6 mi

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has the following markets: one annual event – the Medieval Fair

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 these types of stalls only those selling food and toys. The Council has no written policy on 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 Councillor David Lettington, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Environment Services, email: david.lettington@tmbc.gov.uk

London W6 9JU, United Kingdom 49.77 mi

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council has the following markets:

North End Road SW6Lyric Square W6

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?

A:   Real Fur is not on our restricted list, but we currently do not have any traders selling this commodity.

The Council allows the sale of fur.  They did not respond to our offer to receive 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 Councillor Wesley Harcourt, Environment, Transport and Residents Services, email: wesley.harcourt@lbhf.gov.uk

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London Borough of Wandsworth, United Kingdom 49.83 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 would prohibit the sale of real fur items as long as such sales were legal.

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 Jonathan Cook, email: JonathanCook@wandsworth.gov.uk

 

HP1 1DN 49.83 mi

Dacorum Borough Council has the following markets:

Dacorum Borough Council manage two markets, the management of which is contracted out to Saunders Markets Limited.

  • Hemel Hempstead Town Centre – weekly markets held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Hemel Hempstead Old Town Market – monthly market on the first Sunday of the month (excluding January & February)

We also organise two large annual events in Hemel Hempstead where a small number of trading stalls (predominantly food vendors) are permitted:-

  • Old Town Halloween Party
  • Christmas Live @ Hemel Hempstead

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: I have checked with our market operator and there have been no instances of any traders selling fur to date to their knowledge.  At present as long as traders are operating within the law they are permitted to trade.  Saunders Markets do not currently have a policy around fur but have asked to be made aware of information that is sent to us in respect of the same.

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 Graham Sutton, Planning & Regeneration, email: graham.sutton@dacorum.gov.uk .

Dereham NR19 1EE, United Kingdom 50.02 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
CR0 8EA 50.09 mi

London Borough of Croydon Council has the following markets:

  • New Addington Market operated by Bray Associate’s every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Haynes Lane Market operated by the Crystal Palace Transition Team.
  • Clock Tower Market once a month – Station Road, South Norwood. Operated by local community group.
  • Occasional visiting (ie. Continental Food) markets North End, Croydon. Outsourced by Croydon BID to various operators throughout the year

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:  They are not currently included in a list of banned products. 

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. Hamida Ali, Cabinet Member for Communities, Safety & Justice, email: hamida.ali@croydon.gov.uk and Cllr. Chris Clark, Chair of Licensing Committee, chris.clark2@croydon.gov.uk

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London Borough of Ealing, United Kingdom 51.81 mi

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:   This is not specified in the license 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 the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of the Council, email: bellj@ealing.gov.uk

CT1 1YW 52.01 mi

Canterbury City Council has the following markets: Canterbury and Herne Bay General 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:  There are no policy documents specifically covering the sale of real fur, though we would be happy to consider it.
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 Colin Perris, Market Manager, email: Colin.Perris@canterbury.gov.uk

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