North Somerset Council

Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ, United Kingdom
Walliscote Grove Road Weston-super-Mare England BS23 1UJ GB
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Cardiff CF10 4UW, United Kingdom 11.75 mi
The response to our original FOI request contained inaccurate information.  Thanks to Cardiff based supporters for advising us, we were able to follow this up with the council and now have accurate information to share with you.  Apologies to anyone who was previously mislead by this listing.
Cardiff Council has the following markets: Street Markets are brought into the city centre in the following periods:
⦁ St Davids Day – Duration one week.
⦁ Spring – Duration two weeks.
⦁ Summer – duration two weeks.
⦁ Christmas – duration four weeks.
     These are operated by Craft folk.
Cardiff Central Market operates year round housing a variety of independent and/or small businesses.  This is operated by Cardiff Council.
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: Cardiff Council are not aware of any stalls in any of the Local Authorities markets selling items of real fur. Cardiff Council are happy to receive any information regarding this.
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 Huw Thomas, Leader of the Council, email: huw.thomas@cardiff.gov.uk .
Barry CF63 4RU, United Kingdom 13.31 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR, United Kingdom 14.94 mi

Sedgemoor District Council has the following markets:  Weekly Friday Castle Market in Fore Street, Bridgwater. Yearly Bridgwater fair which runs for 4 days always starting on the last Wednesday in September.

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:   Not specifically prohibited  

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 Michael Caswell, Business and Development, email: michael.caswell@sedgemoor.gov.uk.

NP20 4UR 16.84 mi

Newport City Council has the following markets: Newport Indoor 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 don’t have a policy, or a form of words within the licenses or leases for those traders within the Newport Indoor Market.  We would be happy to be sent a form of words for inclusion in future agreements.

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 Mark Whitcutt, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Assets, email: mark.whitcutt@newport.gov.uk

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Bristol, United Kingdom 18.41 mi

Bristol City Council has the following markets: St Nicholas Market.  This consists of indoor resident traders and those that participate in our routine weekly outdoor Corn Street markets (Nails, Farmers’ & Street Food).  In addition there are annual/ ad-hoc events held in and around the market site.  
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 restrictions in place for the sale of real fur products. Currently we do not beleive any market traders sell fur items as part of their core offer, however we would have to perform a comprehensive market-wide audit to be totally sure. However, should we recieve information regarding sales of fur and there was concern over its importation or labelling then we would look at taking the appropriate action.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send 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  Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, email:  Mayor@bristol.gov.uk

TA4 4QA 19.52 mi

West Somerset Council has the following markets: Street Traders and temporary 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:  The council does not have a particular policy in respect of fur but one could be considered.

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 Keith Turner, Cabinet Member for street trading/licensing, email: kturner@westsomerset.gov.uk

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Mendip District, United Kingdom 22.27 mi

The Council runs the following markets: Wells; Frome; Shepton Mallet; Glastonbury.

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:  YES

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 Nigel Taylor; Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Community Health Services, email: cllr.taylor@mendip.gov.uk .

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Caerphilly County Borough Council 22.4 mi

Caerphilly County Borough Council has the following markets:

-Bargoed Spring Fair

-Caerphilly Food Festival

-Blackwood Beach Party

-Risca Summer Festival

-Caerphilly Big Cheese

-Ystrad Mynach Festive Fayre

-Bargoed Winter Fair

-Risca Winter Fair

-Blackwood Winter Fair

-Caerphilly Christmas Market

Here is Caerphilly County Borough Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur?

A: We do not knowingly accept stall holders who could sell real fur at our events

They also stated they:

would welcome your offer of guidance for our fairs and markets

They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Please urge the Council to adopt an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Sean Morgan, Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure, Sustainability & Wellbeing of Future Generations Champion, seanmorgan@caerphilly.gov.uk.

Belvedere Road Taunton Somerset TA1 1HE 23.08 mi

Taunton Deane Borough Council has the following markets: the council does not directly own or manage markets, but a street trading consent has been issued to the Council’s Business Development department who in turn allow street trading and event organisers to run markets, fairs, festivals in Taunton town centre throughout the year.

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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Patrick Berry, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Climate Change, email: cllr.p.berry@tauntondeane.gov.uk or Councillor Kelly Durdan, Licensing Committee, email: cllr.k.durdan@tauntondeane.gov.uk

Taunton TA1 4DY, United Kingdom 23.62 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Civic Centre Pontypool NP4 6YB 24.74 mi

Torfaen County Borough Council has the following markets: Pontypool Indoor & Pontypool Outdoor 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:   if a trader was selling a fur product we would ask them to remove it from sale

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 Gaynor Wakeling, Business Development & Markets Manager,  email: gaynor.wakeling@torfaen.gov.uk

County Hall, The Rhadyr, Usk, NP15 1GA 25.38 mi

Monmouthshire County Council has the following markets:  Abergavenny Market, Caldicot and Monmouth 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:  Monmouthshire County Council does not explicitly ban fur products within our market regulations.

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. Phil Murphy, Cabinet Member for Resources, email: PhilMurphy@monmouthshire.gov.uk .

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Bath and North East Somerset Council 26.81 mi

Bath & NE Somerset Council has the following markets: Guildhall Market, High Street

Here is the Council’s response to our FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? 

A:   ‘We would not knowingly accept any stallholder tenancy selling real fur products.’ 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 Charles Gerrish, Cabinet Member for Finance and Efficiency, email: charles_gerrish@bathnes.gov.uk

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Bridgend County Borough Council, Angel Street, Bridgend, United Kingdom 28.23 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:   This is not specified.

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 Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, email: Cllr.Charles.Smith@Bridgend.gov.uk

Cambrian Park Clydach Vale Tonypandy CF40 2XX 28.68 mi

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has the following markets:

Aberdare Festival, Big Welsh Bite, Tonypandy Christmas Event, Porth Christmas Event, Treorchy Christmas Event and Aberdare Christmas Event.  We also have two open air markets that trade weekly, however these are fully managed by M & B Markets under a Licence Agreement with the Council.  There is no reference to the selling of fur goods within the Licence Agreement.

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 information held on this matter.

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

Councillor Robert Bevan,Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development & Housing, email: Robert.Bevan@rctcbc.gov.uk

PO Box 1953 Bristol BS37 0DB 29.39 mi

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

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