Charnwood Borough Council

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Charnwood, United Kingdom
264 A6 Barrow upon Soar England LE12 GB

Here is Charnwood 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:  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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr. Jenny Bokor, Porfolio holder, at cllr.jenny.bokor@charnwood.gov.uk .

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Leicester LE3 8RA, United Kingdom 6.16 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
115 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ 7.33 mi

Leicester City Council has the following markets: Leicester outdoor market, Beaumont Leys Market and speciality 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: The issue has not arisen previously but there are traders who sell knitted hats as described.

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 Paul Westley, email: Paul.Westley@leicester.gov.uk

LE67 3FJ 9.58 mi

North West Leicestershire District Council has the following markets: Coalville 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:   There are no legal requirements for the council to adopt a policy on this issue and the Council does not have a policy on the sale of real fur at its market.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to receive our fur free markets scheme information.

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 Tony Gillard, Portfolio holder for business, email: tony.gillard@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

LE13 1GH 10.82 mi

Melton Borough Council has the following markets:  is the owner of the cattle market but leases the market to Gilstream who manage the day to day running

All other markets within Melton Mowbray come under the ownership of Melton Town Estate (Registered Charity 222142)

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 specific restrictions on the sale of fur within the lease with Gilstream but happy to discuss their approach with them as we meet on a regular basis.

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 Mal Sheldon, Chair of Place Committee, email: msheldon@melton.gov.uk

Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 2DR 10.95 mi

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has the following markets: Supersonic Boom Annual Youth Festival

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:  Before a stall is booked to attend Supersonic Boom the nature, purpose and business of the stall is assessed regarding suitability, and I do not feel that a stall selling real fur items would be permitted to attend.

However they could not provide any evidence that they would know if fur was included in a vendors stock.

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 Mark Smith, Community Safety & Youth Coordinator, email: mark.smith@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Council Offices Desford Road Narborough Leicestershire, LE19 2EP 11.86 mi

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

Rushcliffe Arena Rugby Road West Bridgford NOTTINGHAM NG2 7YG 12.64 mi

Rushcliffe Borough Council has the following markets: Bingham market, Bingham farmers’ market, Sutton Bonington farmers market, West Bridgford farmers’ market, West Bridgford and Bingham craft market (management of all markets is contracted out).

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:  Not knowingly

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 A Edyvean, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business, email: Cllr.AEdyvean@rushcliffe.gov.uk

County Hall West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 7QP 13.56 mi

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

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Hinckley and Bosworth, United Kingdom 13.65 mi

The Council runs Hinckley Market.

Here is the 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 stall holders sell real fur.

 

The Council does not officially 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 Mike Hall, Leader of the Council, email: mike.hall@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk.

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Harborough District, United Kingdom 14.54 mi

The Council runs Harborough Market.

Here is the 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: There is no specific exclusion of the sale of fur, although we do not have any traders who have sought to sell such items.

The Council has no policy to prohibit the sale of fur should a trader wish.

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 Philip King, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: p.king@harborough.gov.uk

 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom 14.85 mi

Nottingham City Council has the following markets: Clinton Street, Victoria Centre, Bulwell, St Ann’s, Hyson Green, Bilborough, Clifton, Nottingham Car Boot at Colwick.

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:  When deciding whether to approve traders and what they trade, the council considers the ethical nature of the products. These considerations include the source of the product, whether or not the fur is a by-product and clear signage stating the origin of the product to the public.

The council can advise that a new policy is currently being drafted, subject to approval, for Nottingham City Council markets to become Fur Free in the future.

They have asked for our Fur Free Markets scheme information to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr david Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, email: dave.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP 17.44 mi

Erewash Borough Council has the following markets: Ilkeston Town Centre Market – Each Thursday and Saturday.  Long Eaton Town Centre Market – Each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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, as per charter.  Not currently covered in the market policy, although this is currently being re-written and will include reference to fur. The markets are inspected weekly and any selling fur should be noted and acted upon.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Councillor Michael Powell, Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning,  email: Councillor.Michael.Powell@erewash.gov.uk

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South Derbyshire District, United Kingdom 17.52 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 don’t preclude within the current arrangement.

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 Peter Watson, Chair of Environmental and Development Services Committee, email: peter.watson@south-derbys.gov.uk

Civic Centre Arnot Hill Park Arnold Nottingham NG5 6LU 17.7 mi

Gedling Borough Council has the following markets: Arnold Market, Arnold Carnival – craft marquee, 

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 DRAFT Trader handbook contains the following clause:

11.1 You must not sell stolen goods, counterfeit goods, unsafe goods, tobacco products (duty unpaid), unauthorised alcohol goods, offensive weapons, fireworks, legal highs, real fur, livestock and items of a pornographic or offensive nature. Any concerns or suspected breaches of this paragraph will be reported to Nottinghamshire Police and/or Trading Standards whichever is the most appropriate authority.

Please urge the Council join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration, email: cllr.jenny.hollingsworth@gedling.gov.uk

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