North Lincolnshire Council has the following markets: Scunthorpe Market, Ashby Market (Thursday’s Only), Brigg Market (Thursday and Saturday Only), Scunthorpe Christmas Lights Switch On and Brigg Farmers Market (Fourth Saturday of Every Month)
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: Currently we have no traders to our knowledge who currently sell real fur products. However, we would not restrict a trader in selling fur related products as this is not prohibited in our market charter. We have the right, as owner of the land/building, under the Market charter to restrict any goods being sold that is offensive to public taste. That being said this would not directly be instigated providing the fur products remained legal to be sold in the UK.
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 Rob Waltham, Cabinet Member for Place Shaping, email: firstname.lastname@example.org