Rochdale Borough Council

Number One Riverside Smith Street Rochdale OL16 1XU
Smith Street Rochdale England OL16 1HE GB

Rochdale Borough Council has the following markets: Car Boot sales, Rochdale Market, Christmas Market, Wedding Show 

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 detailed as a prohibited item in Rochdale Market trader’s terms and conditions (below). To date we have not dealt with any traders wishing to sell real fur products; however should this occur it would currently be at the discretion of the Market Supervisor.

Rochdale Market trader’s terms and conditions: “The sale of the following goods are prohibited: alcohol, live animals and birds, fireworks, firearms, replica and decommissioned firearms, combat knives, counterfeit goods or any other item deemed by the Market Supervisor as likely to cause offence or danger to the public”.
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 Allen Brett, Leader of the Council, email:


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