Newcastle upon Tyne City Council has the following markets: Grainger Market, Farmers Market, Quayside Sunday Market and Continental Markets currently contracted out to Market Place Europe.
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 stop them doing this at the minute
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 Ged Bell, Cabinet member for Employment, email: firstname.lastname@example.org