Sedgemoor District Council

Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR, United Kingdom
17 Chandos Street Bridgwater England TA6 3AR GB

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.

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Belvedere Road Taunton Somerset TA1 1HE 8.71 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 9.21 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
TA4 4QA 13.87 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

Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ, United Kingdom 14.94 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
BA20 2HT 19.85 mi

South Somerset District Council has the following markets: Yeovil Town on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. It is operated on the Councils behalf by MSD Markets Ltd.

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 would not accept anyone onto the market selling real fur and we would ask questions about the seller’s commodities before accepting them.

However, we are unaware of any official policy documents or guidelines to enforce this.  We have written to MSD Markets to ask for more information.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Councillor Val Keitch, Leader of the Council,  email:  val.keitch@southsomerset.gov.uk

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Mendip District, United Kingdom 21.31 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 .

Barry CF63 4RU, United Kingdom 22.17 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Cardiff CF10 4UW, United Kingdom 24.48 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 .
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Mid Devon District, United Kingdom 25.12 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:  There are no such items sold at the Market. We currently reserve the right to not allow products to be sold at the discretion of the Market Manager.

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 Richard Chesterton; Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, email: rchesterton@middevon.gov.uk

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East Devon District, United Kingdom 27.96 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:  The items for sale for one week on The Esplanade, Sidmouth must be specified in the application and officers conduct compliance visits to sellers. The items specified would not be approved with only handmade craft items being permitted.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the council, email: csc@eastdevon.gov.uk

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Bristol, United Kingdom 28.74 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

NP20 4UR 31.7 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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Bath and North East Somerset Council 32.89 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 35.98 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

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exeter city council uk 36.03 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 any conditions banning such items but we are not aware of anyone who does sell such things.

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 Rachel Sutton, cllr.rachel.sutton@exeter.gov.uk;

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Caerphilly County Borough Council 36.19 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.

Exeter EX2 4QD, United Kingdom 36.39 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
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