Shropshire Council

Shrewsbury SY2 6ND, United Kingdom
1 Preston Street Shrewsbury England SY2 5NY GB

Shropshire Council has the following markets: Market Drayton street and indoor Market, 

Shrewsbury Market – responsible for the permanent stalls located around the perimeter of the market floor and gallery

Ellesmere Market Hall – leased out to ‘All together Ellesmere’

LSD Promotions are contracted to run the Market Drayton market.  They 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 have a policy on this.

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

Yes, but this does not imply we will incorporate this wording into any of our agreements

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Charmley, Portfolio holder for Corporate Support,  email: steve.charmley@shropshire.gov.uk

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Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JA, UK 12.15 mi

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

Triangle House Union Street Welshpool, Powys SY21 7PG 17.7 mi

Welshpool Town Council has the following markets: Welshpool 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:   There is a rule of no real fur sold.

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 Robert Robinson, Town Clerk,  email: wtcouncil@btinternet.com

WV8 1PX 23.28 mi

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

SY16 4LP 24.91 mi

Montgomery Town Council has the following markets: very small market on Thursdays

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 any policies in place.

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 Councillor Mike Mills, Chair, email: townclerk@montgomery-wales.uk

 

 

The Guildhall Wrexham LL11 1AY 26.07 mi

Wrexham County Borough Council has the following markets: Butchers Indoor market General Indoor market Monday market (mobile market 1 day) Christmas Victorian market (1 day)

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 on smaller items.

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 Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, email: Terry.evans@wrexham.gov.uk

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Nantwich, United Kingdom 26.48 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.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting the Town Clerk at nantwichtc@nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Wolverhampton City Council 26.53 mi

Wolverhampton City Council has the following markets: Wolverhampton Retail Market, Bilston Retail Market, Wednesfield Retail Market & Wolverhampton Wholesale Market.  Outdoor Events Team also manage several fairs, festivals and other events within the City.

LSD Promotions is the Operator for all Occasional & Themed Markets within the City including; Farmers & Craft Market Dudley Street, Make It & Bake It Market Tettenhall, Bilston Sunday Market, Christmas Market Dudley Street.   LSD Promotions operate a strict No Fur policy and are members of our Fur Free Markets Scheme.

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’

The Markets Service are seeking the appropriate permission to signing up to the Fur Free Markets Scheme in the near future.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment,  email: steve.evans4@wolverhampton.gov.uk

ST16 2DH 26.7 mi

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

 

Civic Centre Riverside Stafford ST16 3AQ. 26.73 mi

Stafford Borough Council has the following markets: Stone Farmers’ Market, Stafford Farmers’ Market, Stafford Wednesday Market, Victorian Christmas Market, St. Johns Indoor Market, Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival, Staffordshire Day Market, Stafford Makers Market, Stafford 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:  Although there is no policy/charter, traders are required to comply with the law in relation to the sale of fur, and custom and practice has developed in our permanent   markets to discourage the sales of fur.

Several attempts have been made to clarify the above information without success.

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 Cllr F Beatty, Economic Development and Planning Portfolio, email: fbeatty@staffordbc.gov.uk

Brisco House, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY162BB 27.77 mi

Newtown Town Council has the following markets: A regular Tuesday Charter Market and an annual Food 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:   We do not have a policy that specifically states the sale of real fur, we do however have a policy that states :

“The Council will not permit the sale of any illegal, dangerous, or inappropriate products. The following, non-exhaustive, list of products, or product groups, is prohibited from sale at Newtown Charter Market;

 Guns, Replica Guns, Ornamental Swords and Knives (Except Kitchen Knives & Cutlery), Laser pens, Live Animals, Fireworks, Counterfeit Goods, Illegally Copied Videos, CD’s, DVD’s, MP3 disks & Computer Games, Drugs, Drug Related Products or Items Promoting the Taking of Drugs (inc. Legal Highs), Inappropriate or Offensive Products as deemed by Market Management

The Council reserves the right to amend the above list of products or product groups at any time.”

We sought clarification from the council if this would mean they would prevent the sale of real fur and they stated:

This would be a political decision that the Economy and Environment Committee  would have to consider on a case by case basis.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to send information on our Fur Free Markets scheme.

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 Richard Edwards,  Chair of Economy and Environment Committee , email: richard.edwards@newtown.org.uk  

25(A) Load Street Bewdley Worcestershire DY12 2AE 28.71 mi

Bewdley Town Council has the following markets: Riverside Market first and third Sundays in the month, bank holiday Mondays and at Christmas.

All are operated by LSD Promotions who 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:  LSD Promotions operate all of our markets.  We don’t have any specific policies on fur free, but we are of course pleased to use an operator who takes this issue seriously.

They are considering our Fur Free Markets Scheme documents.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Sharon Hudson, Town Clerk,  email:  townclerk@bewdleytowncouncil.org

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Wyre Forest District, United Kingdom 28.92 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 charter but the contract with market operators includes a provision: …The list of prohibited items is not exhaustive and Council reserves the right to prohibit the sale of goods if it deems it appropriate.

The Council allows the sale of fur, but will consider a Fur Free Market 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 Cllr Marcus Hart, Leader of the Council, email: marcus.hart@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

1 Chantry Court, Forge Street, Crewe CW1 2DL 29.62 mi

Crewe Town Council has the following markets: ad hoc occasional events.

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:  There is no policy on this.

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 P Minshall, Chair of Town Development Committee, email: cllr.b-minshall@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom 29.94 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:  Some second hand items are sold on the antique market

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 John Williams, Portfolio Holder Town Centres, Property and Business , email: john.williams@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

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Dudley council 29.96 mi

Dudley MB Council has the following markets: Dudley Market, misc. Teenage and Craft Fayres throughout the year.

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 management company confirmed they do NOT allow real fur to be sold.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Ian Kettle, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development,  email: Cllr.ian.kettle@dudleymbc.org.uk

Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HH 30.93 mi

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has the following markets: Bentilee Market, Fenton Market, Hanley Indoor Market, Hanley Outdoor Market, Hanley Sunday market, Longton Market, Stoke Market, Tunstall 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 exert commodity restrictions on our stall holders but subject to the products being lawful and within their prescribed commodity line, we would not proactively prohibit them being stocked.
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 Daniel Jellyman, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, email: daniel.jellyman@stoke.gov.uk

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