Northampton Borough Council

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Anglia Way Northampton England NN3 6NW GB

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 and they have refused to consider our recommended policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Jonathan Nunn (Leader of the Council), email: cllr.jnunn@northampton.gov.uk

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Northampton NN1 1ED, United Kingdom 2.71 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
NN8 1BP 8.01 mi

Wellingborough Borough Council has the following markets: Wellingborough market, grant street trading consent pitches, and are involved in organising some events – Party Weekend in Wellingborough, Waendel Walk, Christmas Lights Switch On.

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:  This is not specifically addressed in any policies.

The market regulations refer to the use of a stall on the market not being permitted for the sale of animals but not fur. 

At the application stage for pitches at events stallholders are advised that no real fur is permitted to be exhibited or sold and are asked to provide a list of all items to be sold with 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 Jon-Paul Carr, Chair of Development Committee , email: jpcarr@wellingborough.gov.uk

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Kettering, United Kingdom 10.5 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:   NO

However, there are currently no official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Portfolio holder Councillor Dearing – markdearing@kettering.gov.uk

Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD, United Kingdom 10.8 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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Daventry District Council has the following markets: a small market on the High Street which is operated on its behalf by Enterprise Managed Services as part of our Environmental Services Contract

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 specify either way

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 Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder, email: jmgilford@daventrydc.gov.uk

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Raunds, United Kingdom 14.91 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:   We do not have a policy on this, so would consider reviewing a policy

The Council allows the sale of fur but 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 Lee Wilkes Chairman of the Environment, Leisure and Recreation Committee,email: councillor@raunds-tc.gov.uk

Corby NN17 1QG, United Kingdom 16.48 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Kettering NN14 4LZ, United Kingdom 16.5 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ, United Kingdom 16.58 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
NN14 4JJ 16.65 mi

Information requests have been submitted to this council on several occasions without response.

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Bedford, United Kingdom 19.73 mi

Bedford Borough Council has the following markets: Wednesday Charter Market, Thursday Gourmet Food Market, Thursday Kempston Market, Friday Home & Garden Market, Saturday Charter 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:   We do not knowingly encourage the sale of goods containing real fur, however, it is impossible to inspect every single product line on offer. There is currently nothing within the market regulations to prevent the sale of these items. There is, however, a blanket ban on the sale of any animals.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Dave Hodgson,  the Mayor of Bedford and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Rural Affairs and Partnerships,  email: dave.hodgson@bedford.gov.uk

June 2018 – we have received an update from the Mayors Office:

the Council does not have a specific policy with regards to the sale of fur at our markets. However, we actively discourage the sale of fur and refuse permission if asked. We are currently revising our market regulations to prohibit the sale of fur on the markets, which is subject to member approval.

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Harborough District, United Kingdom 20.73 mi

The Council runs Harborough Market.

Here is the 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: There is no specific exclusion of the sale of fur, although we do not have any traders who have sought to sell such items.

The Council has no policy to prohibit the sale of fur should a trader wish.

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 Philip King, Deputy Leader of the Council, email: p.king@harborough.gov.uk

 

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Rugby District, United Kingdom 20.81 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: We have no policy regarding fur sale, but we are not aware of any stall that sells fur.

The Council does not prohibit 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 Lisa Parker, Sustainable Environment Portfolio Holde, email: lisa.parker@rugby.gov.uk

PE8 4JA 22.47 mi

Oundle Town Council has the following markets: A weekly market and a farmers market once a month and a Christmas 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 do not have a policy to cover this, however I am not aware of any of our stall holders selling items with fur trims. 
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 Emma Baker, Clerk to the Council, email: Emma@oundle.gov.uk

 

Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 2DR 23.67 mi

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has the following markets: Supersonic Boom Annual Youth Festival

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:  Before a stall is booked to attend Supersonic Boom the nature, purpose and business of the stall is assessed regarding suitability, and I do not feel that a stall selling real fur items would be permitted to attend.

However they could not provide any evidence that they would know if fur was included in a vendors stock.

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 Mark Smith, Community Safety & Youth Coordinator, email: mark.smith@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

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