Epping Forest District Council

High Street, Epping CM16 4BZ, United Kingdom
323 High Street Epping England CM16 4BZ GB
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Chelmsford, City of Chelmsford, United Kingdom 15.35 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:  I can confirm that we do not currently have any stall holders selling anything made from real animal fur.  A huge part of our customer base is made up of shoppers on a budget, so I am unsure if this would be a suitable product for the market, based on this factor alone.

 

The Council does not prohibit the sale of fur. It is worrying that the Council does not seem to realise that the majority of real fur on sale at markets is very cheap, often as cheap as fake fur, and imported from places like China where animal welfare is virtually non-existent.

They have, though, 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 Pauline Rider, Chelmsford Markets & Shopmobility Manager, email: pauline.martin@chelmsford.gov.uk

We also sent our information to Councillor Malcolm Sismey, Cabinet Member for Waste Management and Recycling, Member for Chetwood and Collingwood Ward South Woodham Ferrers

The response we received was:

My view on this subject is that the English law is the right vehicle to limit this sort of sale rather than by different local authorities taking their own route. I encourage you to pursue this issue via Members of Parliament.

CM1 1QH 15.4 mi

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

Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6LA 15.42 mi

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has the following markets: Hatfield 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 is currently nothing to prevent stall holders from selling real 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 Roger Trigg, Deputy Mayor, email: roger.trigg@welhat.gov.uk

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London Borough of Camden, London, UK 15.62 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

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City of London, London, United Kingdom 15.75 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 15.9 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 16.03 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

Civic Offices Elstree Way Borehamwood Herts WD6 1WA 16.66 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

DA6 7AT 17.06 mi

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

Basildon Borough Council St. Martin's Square Basildon Essex SS14 1DL. 17.18 mi

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

Westminster City Hall 64 Victoria Street London SW1E 6QP 17.74 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 .

Civic Offices, CO2 – 4th Floor, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL 18.02 mi

Thurrock Council has the following markets:  Grays Town Centre market is currently operated by Geraud Market Management Ltd.  South Ockendon market is managed by the council’s Housing Department.

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 formal processes around monitoring this

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to provide our recommended policy wording.
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 Gledhill, Leader of the Council, email: rgledhill@thurrock.gov.uk. and Cllr Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, email:mcoxshall@thurrock.gov.uk

Dartford DA1 1DR, UK 18.19 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

Laurence House 1 Catford Road, Catford SE6 4RU 18.66 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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London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom 18.95 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

Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX 19.12 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

Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1HN 19.38 mi

Stevenage Borough Council has the following markets: Stevenage Indoor Market, Speciality Market in the Town Centre, Street Traders in the Town Centre. Christmas market in December.

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:  As far as we know (we have 48 traders) we have not got any traders in the Stevenage Indoor Market selling furs (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.). We would never knowingly agree to 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 Councillor Joan Lloyd, Executive Member – Resources,  email: joan.lloyd@stevenage.gov.uk

St Peters Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JE, England 19.63 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

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London Borough of Lambeth, United Kingdom 19.71 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

Civic Centre Station Road Harrow HA1 2XY 20.74 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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