The Council runs the weekly markets in Hoddesdon town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays and Waltham Cross town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Here is Broxbourne 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 reserves the right to refuse to allow for sale any class of goods deemed illegal or unsuitable for sale on the markets and currently specifies in the market policy ‘counterfeit products; weapons; alcohol; tobacco, and any other product/service deemed inappropriate’. While we do not currently specify animal fur, our markets are under review and any information provided would be considered as part of this review.
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 Paul Seeby, Cabinet Member for Planning & Community Development; firstname.lastname@example.org (More details: https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/your-council/councillor/paul-seeby-flamstead-end)
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