Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Manor Square, Solihull West Midlands B91 3QB
2 Manor Square Solihull England B91 3PX GB

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

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Wolverhampton City Council 19.14 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

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Wyre Forest District, United Kingdom 20.09 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

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Hinckley and Bosworth, United Kingdom 21.55 mi

The Council runs Hinckley Market.

Here is the 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 stall holders sell real fur.

 

The Council does not officially 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 Mike Hall, Leader of the Council, email: mike.hall@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk.

25(A) Load Street Bewdley Worcestershire DY12 2AE 22.86 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

WV8 1PX 22.86 mi

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

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Cannock Chase District, United Kingdom 22.93 mi

Here is Cannock Chase 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 adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting  Councillor Dianne Todd at dianetodd@cannockchasedc.gov.uk .

Worcester WR5 2NP, United Kingdom 23.18 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Community Contact Centre Abbey Road, Evesham, Worcestershire, England WR11 4SB 23.37 mi

Evesham Town Council has the following markets: Evesham Street Market every Tuesday 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:   We don’t have a specific policy that I can refer too with regards to the sale of fur but I would think we would maintain the fur free commitment if our contract with LSD were to end.

They are considering our Fur Free Markets Scheme documents.

LSD Promotions no longer run this market and the council have been asked for clarification on their fur policy.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Stuart Carter, Town Clerk,  email: townclerk@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Worcester WR1 2EY, United Kingdom 24.15 mi

Worcester City Council has the following markets: Angel Place, ‘Upmarkets’, Riverside Artists Market, Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre and various festivals and fun days

All the main markets, the Christmas Fayre and some festivals are 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 FoI request:

Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? 

A:   ‘No’

We are seeking clarification from Worcester Council as to their policy for events not managed by LSD Promotions.

Please urge the Council to adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Chair of Place and Economic Development Sub-committee, email: lucy.hodgson@worcestercity.gov.uk or  Cllr Adrian Gregson, Vice Chair of Place and Economic Development Sub-committee, email: adrian.gregson@worcester.gov.uk

Pershore WR10 1PT, United Kingdom 24.15 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Council Offices Desford Road Narborough Leicestershire, LE19 2EP 26.53 mi

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

LE67 3FJ 27.61 mi

North West Leicestershire District Council has the following markets: Coalville 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 are no legal requirements for the council to adopt a policy on this issue and the Council does not have a policy on the sale of real fur at its market.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They did not respond to our offer to receive our fur free markets scheme information.

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 Tony Gillard, Portfolio holder for business, email: tony.gillard@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

NN11 4FP 28.15 mi

Daventry District Council has the following markets: a small market on the High Street which is operated on its behalf by Enterprise Managed Services as part of our Environmental Services Contract

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 specify either way

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 Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder, email: jmgilford@daventrydc.gov.uk

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DE14 9JG 28.59 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

Leicester LE3 8RA, United Kingdom 29.96 mi
This council has advised us that they have no responsibility for trading stalls at markets or other events.
Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 2DR 30.18 mi

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has the following markets: Supersonic Boom Annual Youth 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:  Before a stall is booked to attend Supersonic Boom the nature, purpose and business of the stall is assessed regarding suitability, and I do not feel that a stall selling real fur items would be permitted to attend.

However they could not provide any evidence that they would know if fur was included in a vendors stock.

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 Mark Smith, Community Safety & Youth Coordinator, email: mark.smith@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Civic Centre Riverside Stafford ST16 3AQ. 30.64 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

ST16 2DH 30.73 mi

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

 

Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF 31.08 mi

Malvern Hills District Council has the following markets: Worcestershire Farmers Market, Boffy Events Arts and Craft Market, Antique and Collectors 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 no specific ban on selling real fur at any of our markets, however we have checked and we are not aware or have been informed of any real fur products being sold at any of the markets operated on our behalf.

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 David Chambers, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, email: david.chambers@malvernhillsdc.net

 

115 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ 31.28 mi

Leicester City Council has the following markets: Leicester outdoor market, Beaumont Leys Market and speciality 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 issue has not arisen previously but there are traders who sell knitted hats as described.

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 Paul Westley, email: Paul.Westley@leicester.gov.uk

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