Oundle Town Council

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Glapthorn Road Oundle England PE8 4JA GB

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

 

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Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP 48.5 mi

Erewash Borough Council has the following markets: Ilkeston Town Centre Market – Each Thursday and Saturday.  Long Eaton Town Centre Market – Each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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, as per charter.  Not currently covered in the market policy, although this is currently being re-written and will include reference to fur. The markets are inspected weekly and any selling fur should be noted and acted upon.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Councillor Michael Powell, Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning,  email: Councillor.Michael.Powell@erewash.gov.uk

Aylesbury HP20 1UA, United Kingdom 48.56 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Warwick CV34 4RL, United Kingdom 49.16 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
HP1 1DN 50.4 mi

Dacorum Borough Council has the following markets:

Dacorum Borough Council manage two markets, the management of which is contracted out to Saunders Markets Limited.

  • Hemel Hempstead Town Centre – weekly markets held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Hemel Hempstead Old Town Market – monthly market on the first Sunday of the month (excluding January & February)

We also organise two large annual events in Hemel Hempstead where a small number of trading stalls (predominantly food vendors) are permitted:-

  • Old Town Halloween Party
  • Christmas Live @ Hemel Hempstead

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: I have checked with our market operator and there have been no instances of any traders selling fur to date to their knowledge.  At present as long as traders are operating within the law they are permitted to trade.  Saunders Markets do not currently have a policy around fur but have asked to be made aware of information that is sent to us in respect of the same.

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 Graham Sutton, Planning & Regeneration, email: graham.sutton@dacorum.gov.uk .

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South Derbyshire District, United Kingdom 50.51 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 don’t preclude within the current arrangement.

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 Peter Watson, Chair of Environmental and Development Services Committee, email: peter.watson@south-derbys.gov.uk

SG13 8EQ 50.64 mi

East Hertforshire Council has the following markets: Ware Retail Market, Hertford Retail 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:  Eastherts council currently do not have a policy in place for the sale of fur at our markets and as far as we are aware none of our current stallholders sell any fur related product

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 Gary Jones, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economic Development, email: gary.jones@eastherts.gov.uk

Hertford SG13 8DQ, United Kingdom 50.76 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
St Peters Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JE, England 50.81 mi

St Albans City & District Council has the following markets: Charter Market (weekly; Weds & Sats); three annual festivals (Alban Weekend, Food & Drink Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-on Events); 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:   No.

The council has a written policy to enforce this but has not yet joined the Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Julian Daly, Commercial and Development Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.j.daly@stalbans.gov.uk

Lincoln LN1 1ZE, UK 51.12 mi

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

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Lincoln, UK 51.56 mi

Lincoln City Council has the following markets: Lincoln Central Market &Lincoln Christmas 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:  Lincoln Christmas Market does not have any stalls that sell real fur but would be happy to consider your wording

They have now provided an update:

The application form for the Christmas Market now includes the following clause:

Please be aware that we do not allow the sale of real fur at Lincoln Christmas Market. Real fur means any animal skin or part attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state or the pelt of any animal killed for the animal’s fur. Real fur does not include materials clipped, shorn or combed from animals, fleece, sheepskin or shearling. We allow the sale of leather only where this is produced as by-product of the meat industry. City of Lincoln Council has produced an animal policy which can be viewed at by clicking here.

They have also confirmed they do not allow the sale of fur on the Central Market

The Council have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to join our Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Neil Murray, Portfolio holder for Economic Growth, email: neil.murray@lincoln.gov.uk

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Cherwell, United Kingdom 51.59 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 don’t have a clause in our current market terms and conditions relating to fur. I’m fairly certain we don’t currently have any fur being sold on any of our markets, however I can’t see why we wouldn’t add such a clause to ban fur. I’m happy for you to circulate policy wording for us to look at.

The Council currently 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the Lead Member for Environmental Services,  Councillor Debbie Pickford – Debbie.Pickford@Cherwell-DC.gov.uk .

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Derby, United Kingdom 51.69 mi

Derby City Council has the following markets: Derby Market Hall, Allenton Market 

In addition they stated:  We manage and support several hundred fairs, events and festivals per annum.

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.

Please urge the Council to join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Robin Wood , Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture & Tourism, email: robin.wood@derby.gov.uk

Tamworth B79 7BZ, UK 52.5 mi

Tamworth Borough Council has the following markets: Tamworth Street Market.

LSD Promotions run the street market.  They have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

Fireworks, Christmas and other events are managed through the Tamworth Borough Council Arts and Events team. Stands/stalls at the following events:  St Georges Day, We Love Tamworth, Outdoor Cinema, Outdoor Theatre, Fireworks Night, Christmas Lights

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:  LSD Promotions and Tamworth Borough Council are very committed to preventing the sale of fur on the markets. As far as we are aware there are no traders selling real fur in Tamworth.

We are seeking clarification from Tamworth Borough Council on their policy regarding the sale of fur at events managed by their Arts and Events Team.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steven Claymore, Portfolio holder for Regeneration,  email: steven-claymore@tamworth.gov.uk

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Ashfield District, United Kingdom 53.58 mi

Ashfield District Council operate the following general retail markets: Hucknall outdoor market; Kirkby-in-Ashfield outdoor market;  Sutton-in-Ashfield outdoor market; Idlewells Market; indoor market at Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Here is Ashfield’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 authority do not have a policy which would prevent these items being sold.

 The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free markets policy, but adding: “on a no commitment basis.”

Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and join the official Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Councillor Matthew Relf, Portfolio Holder for Place, Planning & Regeneration, Email: cllr.m.relf@ashfield.gov.uk

DE14 9JG 53.59 mi

East Staffordshire Borough Council has the following markets: Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter

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 Cllr Colin Whittaker, Deputy Leader,  email: colin.whittaker@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

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Broxbourne District, United Kingdom 54.74 mi

The Council runs the weekly markets  in Hoddesdon town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays and Waltham Cross town centre on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here is Broxbourne 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:  The Council reserves the right to refuse to allow for sale any class of goods deemed illegal or unsuitable for sale on the markets and currently specifies in the market policy  ‘counterfeit products; weapons; alcohol; tobacco, and any other product/service deemed inappropriate’. While we do not currently specify animal fur, our markets are under review and any information provided would be considered as part of this review.

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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Paul Seeby, Cabinet Member for Planning & Community Development; cllr.p.seeby@broxbourne.gov.uk (More details: https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/your-council/councillor/paul-seeby-flamstead-end)

Civic Centre The Water Gardens Harlow Essex CM20 1WG 55.12 mi

Harlow Council has the following markets: Occasional Events and Street Traders.

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 would not wish to be associated with the sale of real fur.

The Council no longer manages a market but does licence street traders and would not issue a licence to persons selling fur.  This would be communicated to the trader on application for a street trading licence.  

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 Danny Purton, Portfolio Holder for Environment,  email: danny.purton@harlow.gov.uk

Manor Square, Solihull West Midlands B91 3QB 55.19 mi

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has the following markets:

Regularly held events include, but are not restricted to, the following: 

Markets delivered on behalf of Solihull MBC by an external provider include monthly Farmer’s Markets and Fine and Local Food Fayres, as well as a series of up to six craft markets throughout the year.

• Markets and other events organised in the town centre by Solihull BID.  These include a Christmas market, Jazz Festival weekend and BIG Taste weekend.

• Community events, funfairs and other activities held in the Borough’s parks.  The main annual events include the following:

1. Robert Wilkinson’s Funfair – held in Meriden Park over two weekends per year, usually during May and July.

2. Solihull Carnival – organised by Solihull Lions and which takes place in Tudor Grange Park on one day in June.

3. Bob Wilson’s Funfair – held in conjunction with the Solihull Carnival but over three days from Thursday to Saturday.  They also provide some rides for other community events, including Solihull Summerfest and Solihull Round Table Fireworks Display (see below).

4. Donkey Derby – organised by Shirley Round Table and held on a Saturday during June.

5. Race for Life – organised by Cancer Research UK one Sunday during June and held in Malvern / Brueton Park and finishing in Mell Square.

6. Shirley Carnival – organised by Shirley Lions and held on a Saturday during July.

7. Solihull Summerfest – organised by One Music Management on behalf of Help Harry Help Others charity and held in Tudor Grange Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

8. Dorridge Day – organised by Knowle and Dorridge Round Table and held in Dorridge Park on a Sunday during September.

9. Fun in the Park – organised by Soroptimists International and held in Tudor Grange Park one Sunday in September.

10. Solihull Round Table Fireworks Display – organised by Solihull Round Table and held on a Saturday in November.

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:   Solihull MBC complies with the law when determining the items traders are allowed to sell when on Council land.  It is currently not illegal for these items to be sold so the sale of these goods would be permitted.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider but stated:

Solihull MBC would not object to receiving copies of any information with regard to policy documents and stallholder agreements.  However, these would be received without prejudice.

There has been no further contact from the Council since this information was sent 31/01/18

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 Alison Rolf, Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Environment and Housing, email: alison.rolf@solihull.gov.uk

Council Offices, Mansfield, Mansfield District, United Kingdom 55.23 mi

Mansfield District Council has 1 regular markets: Mansfield Market, and specialist markets throughout the year which vary on dates and frequency.

Here in Mansfield District 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 have received no evidence of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this. The Council have been sent a Fur Free Markets policy and contract to sign and adopt, with no response so far.

Please urge the Council to join the Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Stuart Richardson, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth  email: srichardson@mansfield.gov.uk

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Amber Valley District, UK 55.89 mi

Amber Valley Council has the following markets:  Alfreton Indoor Market – Amber Valley Borough Council;

Heanor Market – Heanor Market Association (Heanor Vision); Ripley Market – Market Traders’ Association; Belper – Farmers’ Market (one for month) – Belper Town Council.

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: I can only comment for Alfreton Indoor Market and the Council do not currently have a policy in place for this type of product so there would not be any restrictions – although we have not been approached by any trader selling these items. The Council would be happy to receive a recommended form of words to include in policy documents and stallholder 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 an official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Ben Bellamy – Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Community Safety. Email: ben.bellamy@ambervalley.gov.uk

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