Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

The Braid, 1 – 29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ
10 Bridge Street Ballymena Northern Ireland BT43 5EW GB

Mid and East Antrim Council has the following markets:

Larne and Ballymena managed by Seven Towers Leisure Centre.

traders are present at the following events:

  • Art in the Park, Larne
  • Halloween at Carnfunnock
  • Christmas Market, Larne

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.


Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has no policy in place with regards to the selling of real fur items at its Markets.

There never has been any fur based products sold at the above events, although fur is not on the ineligible items list on stallholder forms.

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 Philip Thompson, Director of Operations – email: philip.thompson@midandeastantrim.gov.uk .

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