Oxford City Council

Oxford OX1 1BX, UK
136 High Street Oxford England OX1 4DN GB

Oxford City Council has the following markets: Oxford Covered Market, Gloucester Green Market, Arts Markets, Various Community Markets.

Gloucester Green Market is managed by LSD Promotions who have a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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 preclude any of these items specifically

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

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Mary Clarkson, Board Member for Culture and City Centre,  email:  cllrmclarkson@oxford.gov.uk

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Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ 39.1 mi

Warwick District Council has the following markets:

  • Leamington Farmer’s Market, Warwick Charter Market, Warwick Farmer’s Market, Kenilworth Weekly Market (let to CJ’s Events)

CJ’s Events are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.  This is what they had to say:

CJ’s Events Warwickshire is currently reviewing its policies. We’re pleased to have been approached by Respect For Animals to join the Fur Free Markets Scheme. Here at CJ’s Events Warwickshire we realise real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Although we encourage small independent businesses to sell exclusive products, we do not feel fur has a place at our markets or events and will work closely with traders to ensure no fur products are sold.

  • Leamington Seasonal Sunday Markets (let E.G. Skett)

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:  Neither contractor has stalls selling real fur, and although would not allow such a trader neither have published policies on the matter, and nor does it feature within the Market’s Policy of the District Council.  We would be happy to receive examples of policies and stall holder agreements.

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 Noel Butler , Business Portfolio,  email: noel.butler@warwickdc.gov.uk

Warwick CV34 4RL, United Kingdom 39.33 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 39.39 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

Council Offices Knowle Green Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB 39.41 mi

Spelthorne Borough Council has the following markets: Staines Market – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Staines upon Thames Day (June)

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:   Yes

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have refused to even consider our Fur Free Markets policy.

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 Nick Gething, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Compliance, email: cllr.gething@spelthorne.gov.uk.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom 39.51 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:   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

Civic Centre Station Road Harrow HA1 2XY 41.1 mi

Harrow Council has the following markets:

Thursday market  at Greenhill Way Car park operated by Countrywide Ltd 0800 358 3434  

St Anns Road temporary & regular stalls licenses  – Corporate Estates 020 8424 1081

French/German/festive markets – run by Market Place Europe: https://www.marketplaceeurope.co.uk/    Telephone: 0161 478 6060

Harrow Town Centre Business Improvement District ( BID) events – managed by Louise Baxter, E: louise.baxter@ha1bid.co.uk T: 020 8863 9933 W: ha1bid.co.uk 

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 has received the following statement from Market Place Europe who runs the markets on festive days at Harrow Town Centre:

We do allow the sale of sheepskin products and also at Christmas we allow our trader from Lapland to sell Reindeer hide. This is herded and grazed just as we do with sheep. However we do not have the Lappish trader attending Harrow. We do not permit any other sales of animal hide or fur.

We did not receive any information regarding any of the other operators.

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 Councilor Keith Ferry, Business, Planning & Regeneration, email: keith.ferry@harrow.gov.uk

 

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London Borough of Hounslow, United Kingdom 41.64 mi

London Borough of Hounslow runs Western International 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:   The Council does not have any policies/agreements covering this subject

The Council has also refused to even consider our Fur Free markets policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Leader of the Council, Cllr Steve Curran, email: Steve.Curran@hounslow.gov.uk

Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury. Gloucestershire. GL20 5TT 42 mi

Tewkesbury Borough Council has the following markets: Cotswold Markets at Spring Gardens

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 at the discretion of Cotswold Markets.

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 Rob Bird, Leader of the Council, email: Robert.Bird@tewkesbury.gov.uk

Runnymede Civic Centre Station Road Addlestone Surrey KT15 2AH 42.15 mi

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

GU21 6YL 42.26 mi

Woking Borough Council has the following markets: Market Walk, Mercia Walk, Woking Christmas Market, Woking Food Festival, Party in the Park

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 are not aware of any of the stallholders selling fur items.  There are no policies/agreements covering this subject.

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 Kevin Davis, portfolio holder for Economic Development, email: Cllrkevin.davis@woking.gov.uk

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London Borough of Ealing, United Kingdom 42.26 mi

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 specified in the license 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 Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of the Council, email: bellj@ealing.gov.uk

Civic Offices Elstree Way Borehamwood Herts WD6 1WA 42.8 mi

Hertsmere Borough Council has the following markets: Borehamwood Market – managed by Bray Associates

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 sale of real fur would be actively discouraged by the market management company.

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 Seamus Quilty, Environment and Transport Portfolio Holder,  email: cllr.seamus.quilty@hertsmere.gov.uk

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Bedford, United Kingdom 42.87 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.

Chicksands SG17 5TQ, United Kingdom 42.96 mi

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

Pershore WR10 1PT, United Kingdom 43.05 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Gloucester GL1 2TG, United Kingdom 43.1 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Herbert Warehouse The Docks Gloucester GL1 2EQ 43.19 mi

Gloucester City Council has the following markets: Eastgate Indoor Market, Kings Square Market, Farmers Market, Hempsted Meadow Car Boot and 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:  I’m 99% sure that we do not allow real fur in the market but will allow faux fur. We do not currently have any policies or agreements in place but would certainly welcome some wording to put onto our agreements.

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 Paul James, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy,  email:paul.james@gloucester.gov.uk

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London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom 44.14 mi

London Borough of Brent Council has the following markets: This authority currently does not manage any markets. It does allow use of its land for fairs and festivals. In addition, we regularly licence food and trading stalls on permanent or occasional basis. There are traders during Wembley event days as well. These are not outsourced or managed by another body. Impossible to list all the traders we licence. However, whatever the event the local authority does not allow sale of animal fur or any performing animal acts.

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 (see above)

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 Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Highways & Planning, email:  cllr.shama.tatler@brent.gov.uk

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Rugby District, United Kingdom 44.65 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

NN8 1BP 44.84 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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