Broxtowe Borough Council

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Broxtowe District, United Kingdom
Westby Lane Kimberley England NG16 2SS GB

The Council runs several town centre markets, as well as regular craft markets in Beeston.

Here is Broxtowe 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

However, we have received no evidence 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 Tony Harper, Chair of Jobs and Economy Committee, email: tony.harper@broxtowe.gov.uk

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Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek 32.65 mi

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has the following markets: 3rd Saturday of the month is Leek’s Fine Food Market and every 1st Sunday of the month is the  ‘Totally Locally’ Sunday Supplement Market, Biddulph Artisan Market takes place on the First Friday of the month, Cheadle’s Weekly Outdoor 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:   Although we do not have a formal policy, this type of product would not be formally accepted on the market.  As a result of your correspondence relevant officers have been contacted to review this

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 Edwin Wain, Cabinet Member for Planning, Development and Property,  email: edwin.wain@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Buxton, UK 32.93 mi

High Peak Borough Council has the following markets: Glossop and New Mills

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. Officers are aware that the sale of real fur is prohibited.

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 Tony Kemp, Tourism, Regeneration & Licensing,  email: tony.kemp@highpeak.gov.uk

Lincoln LN1 1ZE, UK 34.1 mi

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

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Nuneaton and Bedworth District, United Kingdom 34.37 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:  Not to our knowledge

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 the Council at customer.services@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk.

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Lincoln, UK 34.49 mi

Lincoln City Council has the following markets: Lincoln Central Market &Lincoln Christmas 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:  Lincoln Christmas Market does not have any stalls that sell real fur but would be happy to consider your wording

They have now provided an update:

The application form for the Christmas Market now includes the following clause:

Please be aware that we do not allow the sale of real fur at Lincoln Christmas Market. Real fur means any animal skin or part attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state or the pelt of any animal killed for the animal’s fur. Real fur does not include materials clipped, shorn or combed from animals, fleece, sheepskin or shearling. We allow the sale of leather only where this is produced as by-product of the meat industry. City of Lincoln Council has produced an animal policy which can be viewed at by clicking here.

They have also confirmed they do not allow the sale of fur on the Central Market

The Council have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to join our Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Neil Murray, Portfolio holder for Economic Growth, email: neil.murray@lincoln.gov.uk

Marshall’s Yard Gainsborough Lincolnshire DN21 2NA 35.12 mi

West Lindsey District Council has the following markets: Gainsborough Market – Tuesday and Saturday, Events – 4 per 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:   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 Councillor Sheila Bibb, Role,  email: cllr.s.bibb@west-lindsey.gov.uk  or Simon Smoothey email: simon.smoothey@west-lindsey.gov.uk

 

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Cannock Chase District, United Kingdom 35.3 mi

Here is Cannock Chase 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 have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent a Fur Free Markets policy and contract to sign and adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Councillor Dianne Todd at dianetodd@cannockchasedc.gov.uk .

NG34 7TW 35.65 mi

Sleaford Town Council has the following markets: regular markets on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays in a small area called the Market Place in Sleaford.  On three single days during the year there are three other market events are held (Christmas, St Georges day and St Deny’s 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: Whilst there is no specific restriction in our request form for a market pitch we do not have traders who sell items like this. Our regular traders only trade in fruit & veg; flowers and plants; fish and furniture.

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 Kevin Martin, Town Clerk, email: kevin.martin@sleaford.gov.uk

Kesteven Street Sleaford Lincs NG34 7EF 35.72 mi

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

Sleaford Lincs NG34 7EF 35.75 mi

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

Civic Office Waterdale Doncaster South Yorkshire DN1 3BU 37.39 mi

Doncaster Council has the following markets: Doncaster Market, Mexborough Market, Rossington 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 do not currently have a rule that prohibits this.

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 Joe Blackham, Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene and Trading Services, email: joe.blackham@doncaster.gov.uk

Civic Centre Riverside Stafford ST16 3AQ. 37.55 mi

Stafford Borough Council has the following markets: Stone Farmers’ Market, Stafford Farmers’ Market, Stafford Wednesday Market, Victorian Christmas Market, St. Johns Indoor Market, Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival, Staffordshire Day Market, Stafford Makers Market, Stafford 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:  Although there is no policy/charter, traders are required to comply with the law in relation to the sale of fur, and custom and practice has developed in our permanent   markets to discourage the sales of fur.

Several attempts have been made to clarify the above information without success.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have refused to even consider our 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 Cllr F Beatty, Economic Development and Planning Portfolio, email: fbeatty@staffordbc.gov.uk

ST16 2DH 37.57 mi

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

 

Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HH 38.16 mi

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has the following markets: Bentilee Market, Fenton Market, Hanley Indoor Market, Hanley Outdoor Market, Hanley Sunday market, Longton Market, Stoke Market, Tunstall 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 exert commodity restrictions on our stall holders but subject to the products being lawful and within their prescribed commodity line, we would not proactively prohibit them being stocked.
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 Daniel Jellyman, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, email: daniel.jellyman@stoke.gov.uk

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Biddulph, United Kingdom 38.78 mi

The Council has a monthly artisan market and a Christmas 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 have a specific resolution which states: ‘this Council does not condone the sale of what it considers to be racist, offensive and/or inappropriate items at our Artisan Market.’ We have not had sellers of real fur on the market and we would use this resolution to ensure that such requests were managed appropriately.

They have additionally stated:

I can confirm that we do not permit the sale of fur and we intend to strengthen the wording accordingly.

 

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent our Fur Free Markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Chief Officer Sarah Haydon at biddulph@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom 40.07 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:  Some second hand items are sold on the antique market

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 John Williams, Portfolio Holder Town Centres, Property and Business , email: john.williams@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG 40.15 mi

Barnsley Borough Council has the following markets: Barnsley Central, Hoyland, Goldthorpe, Penistone, Wombwell

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. 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 Tim Cheetham,  Cabinet Spokesperson – Regeneration and Culture, email:  cllrtimcheetham@barnsley.gov.uk

Macclesfield SK10 1EA, United Kingdom 40.43 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall. WS1 1TP 40.7 mi

Walsall Council has the following markets: Walsall, Willenhall and Bloxwich markets.  Darlaston market is outsourced and run by a private contractor

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:  Whilst our current policy does not contain fur as a prohibited item, our list is not exhaustive and can be changed from time to time.

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 Christopher Jones , Portfolio holder, Clean and green, email: cllr.chris.jones@walsall.gov.uk

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Rugby District, United Kingdom 40.77 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 have no policy regarding fur sale, but we are not aware of any stall that sells fur.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Lisa Parker, Sustainable Environment Portfolio Holde, email: lisa.parker@rugby.gov.uk

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