Maldon District Council

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Maldon District, United Kingdom
22 Sea View Promenade Saint Lawrence England CM0 7NE GB

Maldon District Council has the following markets: Maldon Town Saturday & Thursday Market Burnham on Crouch Tuesday Market Promenade Park, Maldon, (Bank Holiday 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:   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 Sue White, Chair of the Community Services Committee, email: cllr.sue.white@maldon.gov.uk

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Council Offices, South Street, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BW. 10.7 mi

Rochford District Council has the following markets: Wild Woods 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:  Rochford District Council does not accept stallholders who advertise they sell fur, but we do not have a vetting system in place.

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 G J Ioannou, Executive Member for Enterprise, email: cllrgeorge.ioannou@rochford.gov.uk

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Borough of Colchester, United Kingdom 11.67 mi

Colchester Borough Council has the following markets: Colchester Market, they also license 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? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.

A:  Since the start of 2018 Colchester Market and Street Trading has banned real fur products from being sold using this existing rule:

12.2 No goods may be displayed or sold which in the opinion of the Markets & Street Trading Manager are inappropriate, dangerous or likely to cause offence to other traders or members of the public.

At the recent licencing committee (21st March) which considered changes to our existing Market Regulations it was decided that an inclusion of a specific rule banning the sale of fur products (submitted as rule 12.6 under prohibited items) needed more consideration – this rule will be developed further and submitted to the next committee meeting.

Street traders cannot sell the following restricted items:

Real fur goods including hat bobbles

 

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr. Michael Lilley, Portfolio Holder for Public Safety and Licensing: cllr.mike.lilley@colchester.gov.uk .

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Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, United Kingdom 13.76 mi

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has the following markets: Thursday general market and Saturday farmers and craft 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:   ‘Neither sell real fur to our knowledge’

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Marzia Abel, Town Centre Manager, email: marziaabel@southend.gov.uk

CM1 1QH 14.59 mi

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 14.65 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.

Kiln Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1TF 14.77 mi

Castle Point Borough Council has the following markets: Castle Point Show annual 1 day event.

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 situation has never arisen.  No stall holders have wanted to sell real fur.

We have written to the council to explain that most fur on trading stalls is a trim on the main item and therefore would not be listed in their application.

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 Andrew Sheldon, Cabinet Member for Customer Engagement and Commercialism, email:cllr.asheldon@castlepoint.gov.uk

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CO15 1SE 15.43 mi

Tendring District Council has the following markets: Tour de Tendring annual cycle ride and Clacton Airshow

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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting planning.services@tendringdc.gov.uk

Basildon Borough Council St. Martin's Square Basildon Essex SS14 1DL. 18.52 mi

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

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Braintree District, United Kingdom 19.31 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: 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

CO10 1TL 22.1 mi

Sudbury Town Council has the following markets: Twice weekly Market (run by Market Manager Mark Wilde), Christmas Fair (run by Town Centre Manager Ami Birrell)

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.

They have requested details of our Fur Free Markets scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Ami Birrell, Town Centre Manager,  email: ami.birrell@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk, Mark Wilde, Market Manager, email: mark.wilde@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk

 

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Brentwood District, United Kingdom 22.71 mi

Here is Brentwood 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 Policy

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 Olivia Sanders – Chair of Licensing Committee olivia.sanders@brentwood.gov.uk

Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR 26.2 mi

Medway Council has the following markets: Gillingham, Kent-Monday and Saturday, Strood, Kent-Tuesday and Saturday, Rochester, Kent- Monthly Farmers Market every third Sunday of the month

Festivals within the borough of Medway are managed by Medway Councils Events team.

Other events such as boot fairs, community events and Artisan Markets are managed through private organisers outside of the Local Authority.

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: In terms of animal fur as decorative flourishes, Medway Council makes the traders comply with the Textile Products (labelling and fibre composition)Regulations 2016 to have the products appropriately labelled. If traders fail to do this then a trader can commit a criminal offence. This approach is further enforced by stating that the failure to disclose the presence of fur is a potential criminal offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.  Furthermore the approach is solely based on the application of the legislation covering the description of the product and not the morality of their placement in the market place.

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 Mrs Jane Chitty, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation, email: jane.chitty@medway.gov.uk

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Sittingbourne ME10 3HT, United Kingdom 26.65 mi

Swale Borough Council has the following markets: street markets in Faversham, Sittingbourne and Sheerness

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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Mike Cosgrove, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, email: cllrcosgrove@swale.gov.uk

Ipswich IP1 2BX, United Kingdom 26.95 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Ipswich IP1 2BX 26.95 mi

Babergh District Council has the following markets: Hadleigh 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:  Sheepskins , no specific agreements re animal products other than live animals but we have no stalls offering this kind of product

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 John Ward, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, email: john.ward@babergh.gov.uk  or Cllr Michael Holt, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, email: michael.holt@babergh.gov.uk

Suffolk IP1 2BX 26.95 mi

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

Civic Offices, CO2 – 4th Floor, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL 26.96 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

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Ipswich, United Kingdom 27.2 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:   Ipswich Market:
Only approved goods which are listed in the Market Regulations are allowed to be sold on the market. Real fur goods are not on this list.
Other occasional markets:
The Council is not aware of any traders selling real fur products at the occasional markets, however this is not something which is specifically asked.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr David Ellesmere, Leader of the Council, email; david.ellesmere@councillors.ipswich.gov.uk

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